Again on my way to the trainwreck that are my fantasy sports franchises, I caught this on Yahoo:
A fellow named Rick Ruiz, Woodson's wine-making partner, is calling Woodson a hero after he helped him escape a house fire over the weekend. From a report at Cheesehead TV:
“He’s a hero if you think about it,” said Rick Ruiz, director of operations for TwentyFour wine. “He actually woke me up, told me to get up.”
“I kind of just laid down, and Charles and I were just kind of hanging out there chatting about trying to figure out where that smell was coming from,” said Ruiz. “It wasn’t heavy at all in the beginning. It was just very light. I dozed off for a minute and Charles woke me up saying, ‘We gotta go. There’s a fire here.’”
Woodson and Ruiz were up late watching a Charles Woodson highlight tape from 1997, when he won the Heisman.
Yawn. Just Charles Woodson being Charles Woodson here. Win defensive player of the year, make some wine, pop in a highlight tape and save people's lives from a raging inferno. Ho-Hum. Nothing to see here. I'm honestly shocked that this fire had the balls to even attack Woodson. You think you can sneak up on a guy who intercepts passes in his sleep? Pfft. If you're wide receiver in the NFC North how are you feeling about your chances of beating Woodson in one on one coverage after reading this article. FIRE couldn't beat him. How in the world does Sidney Rice stand a chance. In fact what are the chances this fire was set by Brad Childress? 100-120%? Nice try Brad, now go back to waiting next to your cell phone for Brett to call you when he needs a ride to training camp in September.
Also this article proves just how awesome it is to be a world class athlete. When Charles Woodson has friends or family over he can just pop in highlight tapes of his Heisman season, or playing in the Super Bowl with the Raiders (which is an amazing tape if only to see the Raiders playing for a championship), or highlights of last season when he was named the top defensive player in the league. You know what I've got in terms of home movies? My first communion video which may be the last time I wore a tie, my 8th grade graduation video where I'm rocking braces with cake stuck in them, and my college graduation video where I embarrass myself and others as I trip up the steps to get my diploma. So yeah I'd say advantage Woodson there. Whoop! I almost forgot about the bowling instructional video I made for my English class junior year of high school! You've never seen a man sweat so much while doing so little. Your move Woodson. Your move. Bonus word: woodson
PS: I think I had roughly 9 heart attacks when I saw "NFL Star escapes house fire" and saw Woodson's picture on the article. If I'm the Packers front office I'm locking Woodson in a padded room until training camp starts. Call me crazy but I'm not feeling too comfortable with Brandon Underwood as a starter if Woodson is recovering from burn injuries. Now if partying it up in Wisconsin Dells while potentially harassing strippers was at stake, Underwood is my man. But in terms of covering Calvin Johnson? Woodson every day of the week.
Double PS: Football needs to start yesterday.