Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Oh Lloydy

There's been a Brandon Lloyd citing! And no, I don't mean that long bomb thrown just too deep that slipped through his fingers on Sunday. It looks like B-Lloyd just couldn't stand not being talked about - I guess he doesn't read the Washington Post - so he had to say something...stupid. Apparently, the second-year Skins bust insinuated that former Cowboys QB and current FOX analyst Troy Aikman is gay. http://deadspin.com/sports/troy-aikman-is-all-man/brandon-lloyd-thinks-troy-aikman-listens-to-coldplay-311302.php (Note the photo of him from his college days at Illinois, scoring one more TD than he has in two seasons with the Skins.)

In a radio interview with the Sports Junkies, Llyod said the following:

B-Lloyd: "If you're listening to a guy like Troy Aikman, and you're a fan and you don't really know much about football, then I'd see why you're confused. ... There's no such thing as an easy catch in football. Theres no such thing. ... I don't believe Tory Aikman anyway. He wasn't man enough to admit his personal life situation as a player."

Junkies: "Do you know that that's true?"

B-Lloyd: "I'm speculating, just like he speculates."

Junkies: "I knew he was queer!"

Ummmm, yeah...So I've been sticking up for this guy for a while now in the heat of all hate spewed his way for his lack of productivity here in DC. Yeah he's got issues and he has yet to show anything more than the slightest hint of the big-play ability he displayed with the Niners. I maintain that if the Skins are going to keep paying him, they might as well put him to use. Throw him the ball a few times (he's been targeted, what, thrice all year?) and see what happens. Worst case scenario he drops it or tips it up for an int. - something none of Washington's other star receivers have ever done, right?

As far as this little ill-conceived outburst goes, the kid wants to be an R&B artist (ala Ron Artest?), plus he's a receiver, which automatically makes him diva eligible. Dumb comment. Sure, maybe Troy is gay, I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibility, but calling someone out because you're frustrated with your own situation on the field (Aikman is an analyst, he's trained and paid to spew nonsensical opinion, much like me...minus the pay...and much of the training is just a waste of airtime).

You can listen to the full radio interview here and decide for yourself just how big of a knucklehead this character is. http://podcast.wjfk.com/wjfk2/716583.mp3\

- The Tar Heel


The Friendship said...

Lloyd is such a clown. I don't know how you can say he had big play ability in San Fran. He never broke more than 750 yards in a season or more than 50 catches. It doesn't matter if your average yards per catch is around 14 if you don't catch the ball that often. He's a waste of space in our spread when you put him against Moss, Randle El, Cooley and even McCardell.

We should not play him, he does not do the little things that keep him in the ballgame like run good routes, make good catches, run block, or hustle in any sense of the word. We can afford to eat the salary.

If you need more thoughts go back to http://dcsportsclowns.blogspot.com/2007/10/not-buying-brandon-lloyd.html, which The Hokie wrote after Lloyd's first appearance on the junkies.

Not to mention, it turns out he's homophobic. That's just ignorant in this day and age.

DMG said...

Yeah, the reason we haven't seen Lloyd produce is because he hasn't been targeted enough. I bet if he were in the starting lineup he would put up stellar numbers, maybe like 23 whole receptions for 365 yard (thought a touchdown would be too much to ask). Oh, no, wait that's what he did last year, when he was in the starting lineup and had the worst season for any starting wide receiver in the history of the NFL.

DMG said...

I think it's worth noting too that Aikmen probably isn't gay, given that he has a wife and three kids

The Friendship said...

Whatever, He's a Clownboy and has three rings. I don't have a lot of sympathy for him.

DMG said...

First off I wasn't trying to draw sympathy for Aikman, although I have it for him after his 10 concussions. But that's really not the point. Doing what Lloyd did is essentially about as mature as a 6th grader calling their teacher 'gay' for critiquing their essay.

DMG said...

Unrelated but I dug this up from an article about Lloyd from last December:

"I never regret anything I've ever done," Lloyd said after meeting with Gibbs. "I've made some pretty good decisions in my time, and nothing so bad that I would regret it. It happened, and I've got to own up to it and move on.

"I've had this personality since I was, like, 5 years old, and I never thought it was a problem," Lloyd said. "If I thought it was a problem, I would have changed it 20 years ago."