Adventures in Instagram: Arian Foster Misses Andre Johnson
Do we all miss Andre Johnson? Sure.
Would life be much more pleasant if Andre Johnson were a part of it? Of course. Andre Johnson is one of those things that always make every wacky scenario they're involved with better. Like pizza or midgets.
But he's not here. Well, he's here, like here in Houston, but he's not here, like here in our sports life.
For now, Andre has only missed voluntary events, but once he starts missing mandatory events like training camp, it'll get real. For now, for most of us, the pain isn't really acute.
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But then again, most of us aren't Arian Foster.
Foster is one of the dwindling number of veteran Texans who've been around for four or five years now. In fact, from the team that took the field in Arian Foster's pro debut in late 2009, the only Texans still here are Duane Brown, Chris Myers and Brian Cushing.
And, yes, Andre Johnson.
That's it. Those four guys. It tells you everything you need to know about the brevity of most NFL careers, the turnover in the Texans organization, and the quality (or lack thereof) of the first few drafts of the Rick Smith Era.
So Arian misses his buddy. But thankfully, in this day and age, there are plenty of ways to let Andre know. Yesterday, Arian Foster chose Instagram to convey this message....
Okay, that's pretty damn funny.
There's only one problem: The lyrics to the song, a fabulous Motown ditty called "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," by the Temptations, go like this:
I know you wanna leave me, but I refuse to let you go If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy, I don't mind coz' you mean that much to me
I can see it now -- that first line triggering hours of mindless debate on the "shows built around mindless debate."
Arian Foster posted a song on Thursday in tribute to Andre Johnson, and in it, the first lyric claims that he knows Andre wants to leave him. It appears that Arian Foster knows of Andre Johnson's plans, and he definitely does NOT want to be a Texan.....your thoughts....is Andre Johnson on his way out???....713....572....
Seriously, this is one of the funnier ten-second hits on social media that I've seen this week. Kudos, Arian Foster. Your Twitter and Instagram accounts continue to be worth every penny it costs to follow them!
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