Jesus Fucking Christ, Ricky Williams

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He's like in INDIA now. Who HASN'T failed a piss test on vacation in India?

TOMBOT, Tuesday, 21 February 2006 20:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I just don't understand why poor Ricky doesn't realize he's a huge target and he should just, like, refrain. Yes I know everyone else does it. Everyone else isn't being targeted like wild boars for crying out loud.

Allyzay Rofflesberger (allyzay), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 15:38 (twelve years ago) Permalink

BUY PISS FROM SOMEONE CLEAN, RICKY. duh.

hstencil (hstencil), Wednesday, 22 February 2006 16:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I am thinking that my first solo album will be called Ricky Williams Is A Dumbass.

Dan (Burning Up The Charts) Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 23 February 2006 00:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

My high school team beat Ricky's high school team 10-0 in the city championship. We held him to negative yards, if memory serves. Thus began his illustrious career.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Friday, 24 February 2006 06:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/sports/football/22williams.html?hp

on the one hand, i really respect the guy for following his own path, on the other hand jesus fucking christ ricky williams

PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 13:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

i like this:

Distancing remains difficult, though, as N.F.L. drug testers report to the Williams home three times each week. His children are friendly with the tester and look forward to his visits.

he just sounds like a hippieish, nice dude. the part about helping a stewardess wash dishes was pretty cool.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 July 2009 13:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

Jesus Fucking Christ, I Love Ricky Williams

<3 <3 <3

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 17:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

"As part of his image makeover, Williams hired a financial adviser, and he receives an allowance, which he spends mostly on books."

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 17:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just seems like he went the wrong way careerwise and it's fucked up his life in the weirdest way.

PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 17:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

See, I read it a little differently. He was always a weird dude. Depressive. Introspective. Over-open. Never figured out how to feed the press clichés to keep them from getting a taste for blood.

His life was always weird for a major-sport star (vis. helping with the dishes), and it's fucked up his career in the weirdest way. He doesn't quite fit in with the pack, and it makes him a bit of a target. Esp. for doughy sports-beat reporters who like to wring their hands over teh weedz.

Like I said a few years back, if a guy's going to carry the ball 35 times every Sunday, I have exactly zero business giving a shit whether he prefers a J to a cocktail every now and then.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 18:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Best analog I can think of would be Brian Williams/Bison Dele (RIP).

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 18:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah, same kinda dude f'sho.
Honestly, I'm all about this guy getting to blow trees all day. But if you make a contract with people who are paying you literally millions and millions of dollars, you should be aware of the few things you shouldn't do to jeopardize that... or else steer clear of that career.

PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 19:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

Totally not arguing with that part ;-)

As a pragmatic business/career matter it's pretty self-sabotaging... just I can see why the self-sabotage, esp. at the time what with fucking Wannstedt actually honest to god trying to, like, kill you in a losing effort week in and week out...

Especially when, and this was also a Brian Williams thing, you're sort of a smart guy and have been encouraged by the same docs that supply your depression meds to actually achieve some perspective and since you're sort of a smart guy you actually can do this, achieve some perspective, and so you sort of do perceive the game as Part Of This Complete Life, as opposed to the singleminded, all-encompassing ontological absolute it has to be if you're going to maintain anything resembling your competitive edge. Vis it's the game rewards smarts but not introspection.

Anyhoo if there had been a great national "Really, Ricky?" over his occasional blazing vs the the great national "OMGz0r REEFERZ TEH CHILSDRENS!!!" I'd be a lot more mellow about the whole thing.

Still love him forever, like I love NFL.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 19:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Maybe the best thing is that he seems to be setting realistic and wholesome goals in his own life: two more years as backup and then a life as in holistic medicine sounds much better than kung fu wandering weed icon or shrinking violet sportstar.

I'd love for him to have an inexplicable breakout season.

PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 20:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Maybe the best thing is that he seems to be setting realistic and wholesome goals in his own life: two more years as backup and then a life as in holistic medicine sounds much better than kung fu wandering weed icon or shrinking violet sportstar.

Better than being shot by your mistress, amirite?

Batsman (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 23 July 2009 13:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Who sets that as a goal?

Lisa Simpson = a fictional bitch (HI DERE), Thursday, 23 July 2009 13:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

mcnair was all like, 'i think i can make this happen...'

"he said...all things passantino the night" (omar little), Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

that's totally been the plot of at least two movies and probably a half-dozen eps of CSI et al.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 23 July 2009 17:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

"these puncture wounds were produced by an extraordinarily fine needle, almost a filament, perhaps of the type used for acupuncture... and note how precisely the wounds are located at critical nexi in the victim's energetic meridians. dude's chi wouldn't have known what hit it."

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Thursday, 23 July 2009 21:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

the comparison made to LT makes sense to me, cuz they both have a certain wounded quality to them. LT strikes me as a guy who'd love to just play golf and live in anonymity for the rest of his life - he doesn't want to be LT anymore, just lawrence.

ricky getting teams to buy into that holistic shit is probably a long shot, but getting players into it shouldnt be hard - athletes will try pretty much anything

the shitbirdification of america's youth (cankles), Friday, 24 July 2009 03:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

<3

jØrdån (omar little), Saturday, 21 November 2009 01:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hell yeah.

We really need him AND Ronnie, tho.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 21 November 2009 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

people are surprised by his performance but i think the guy has been so rested (lol) over the past several years that it makes sense to me. plus i think he's just a natural.

jØrdån (omar little), Saturday, 21 November 2009 01:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, yeah. Talent isn't the issue with Williams, and never has been.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 21 November 2009 01:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

Ricky definitely has not lost his burst, which with many great 32 year old backs that is long gone.

earlnash, Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

the only issue with Williams was that Dave Wannstedt tried to kill him and the NFL can't handle a little weed

<3 <3 <3

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP1a2ieq5Us

jØrdån (omar little), Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'd love for him to have an inexplicable breakout season.

― PLEASE SIT TIGHT WHILE WE MAKE NEW ARRANGEMENTS (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, July 22, 2009

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES???

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7631/rickywilliamsstudyin.gif

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

the only issue with Williams was that Dave Wannstedt tried to kill him

Many a promising career has been killed by the well-intentioned, but TERRIBLE, "Coach" Wannstedt.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 21 November 2009 02:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

i do believe in miracles!

fifteen minutes of iguana time famous (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 21 November 2009 06:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

Always loved his running style, hope to see him break out again. Thinking about Ricky always makes me think of Cecil the Diesel. He coulda been great if he wasn't such a fuckup.

He admits he broke into the home of a married woman that he knew from the gym, but said he only wanted to watch her sleep.

Fetchboy, Monday, 23 November 2009 14:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYsjAQG6LLs
seems like life worked out okay for ricky
wtf at SI trying to be VICE lite tho

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 15 July 2016 16:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Kyle Turley at 16.43, seeming a lot more together now that he's smoking weed

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Friday, 15 July 2016 16:16 (two years ago) Permalink

Missed three seasons in his prime and still rushed for 10000 yards for his career.

earlnash, Saturday, 16 July 2016 02:50 (two years ago) Permalink

congrats SI for the shocking reveal that he's a pro-marijuana advocate and shitty father/husband

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Saturday, 16 July 2016 03:49 (two years ago) Permalink


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