I was probably as happy as anybody, maybe even more so, when Arian Foster's hamstring injury that he was dealing with appeared to have been fully healed on Saturday night. I haven't mentioned this in this space yet (I think), but Foster and I are scheduled to do some radio every week, noon to 1:00 p.m. Tuesdays, during the first hour of my show.
The show will originate from various local establishments throughout the season (a traveling circus, if you will) and will be broadcast nationally on Yahoo! Sports Radio and locally on 1560 The Game. It should be fun for fans and very good for my show, what with Arian being really awesome at playing football and all.
So, yeah, I'm really happy Arian Foster appears to be healthy -- as a fan of his, a fan of the Texans and a radio host.
Understand that my show appears to have sprouted the weeds of what appears to be a show jinx. Like last season, Texans linebacker David Nixon had to jump in for spot duty when DeMeco Ryans went down with his Achilles tear in the Chiefs game. He registered nine tackles, was the star of the game, appeared on my show the next day and was then cut on Wednesday.
Also, former Texas Tech and now injured Pittsburgh Steelers running back Baron Batch appeared on my show (great kid, by the way) the day he arrived in Pittsburgh for training camp. He reportedly looked fantastic the first couple days, but tore his knee up on like the third day of camp and is now done for the season.
So if something bad happens with Arian Foster this season, you Texan fans needn't find me to hit me. I will be home punching myself in the face.
Now, the purpose of this blog post today is to very briefly remind everyone that Madden 2012 will be released on August 30 (next Tuesday). I know many of you do not need to be told this, that you treat it like a national holiday of sorts. But just to get you even more fired up, the makers of the game have various players talking trash, including Foster himself.
The videos range from funny...
....to really funny...
...to HYSTERICALLY FUNNY**...
(** Ray Lewis frightens me so I am not going to say his video is anything less than hysterically funny, even if some of YOU (not ME) think it's a little boring.)
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Tim Tebow telling somebody they're "awful" is the equivalent of any of us dropping a 36-letter, four-word bomb on somebody. Hope he washed his mouth out with soap, said a few Hail Mary's and circumcised a few babies to make up for it.
Listen to Sean Pendergast on Yahoo! Sports Radio (Sirius 94, XM 208) and on 1560 The Game, and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SeanCablinasian.