Archive for Thursday, February 1, 2007

Edwards won’t watch

February 1, 2007


— While the Bears and Colts do battle in a historic clash between black head coaches in Sunday's Super Bowl, Herm Edwards may be all alone in a nearly empty movie theater.

Or maybe the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and close friend of Lovie Smith and Tony Dungy will seek out some quiet room to read a book. He could be at the office going over tapes of college players who have caught his eye, or listening to music or taking a nap.

One thing's for sure. He will not be watching Smith's Bears and Dungy's Colts decide the championship of the NFL. After thinking about it, he has decided to remain true to his long-standing personal vow to boycott all Super Bowls until the next one he gets to take part in.

There have been reports that Edwards would break down and watch, or even be at the game because his two close friends will be the first black head coaches to get their teams there.

"Bad information," he said Wednesday with a grin. "I'm not going."

He was at the Super Bowl site in Miami earlier in the week, throwing Smith and Dungy "plenty of softball questions" while interviewing them for a television network. But as soon as he could, he headed back home to continue getting the Chiefs ready for free agency and the April draft.

"I saw my two guys. Gave them a big hug," he said. "It was a lot of fun. I'm going to watch the national anthem. I'm going to watch those guys and the national anthem."


mseybold 10 years, 11 months ago

He may not see a Super Bowl ever again.

brett conrad 10 years, 10 months ago

Show me a good loser and I will show you a LOSER. [Herm Edwards]

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