Usually when players are asked the question, "You just won the Super Bowl, what are you going to do next?"
They respond with "I'm gong to Disney World!!!"
I've always suspected they didn't mean it, where paid to say it, or just felt pressured into conforming to society's demanding expectations.
For the first time, I'm convinced an athlete was generally excited about going to Disney World. In fact, this You Tube Clip was cut short.
The extended version of Eli's quote was this:
"I'm going to Disney World! Thanks for finally taking me mom. I wanna go to Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Magic Kingdom in that order! Than, I gunna watch the fireworks over Cinderella's pretty castle thing. Oh mom, thanks for letting me go finally. Just me and you though. No Dad, Pey, or Coop"
During an interview the day after the Super Bowl, a reporter asked Eli what he'd do if his mom didn't actually take him to Disney World. Eli didn't respond with words. Instead, he pointed down to the shirt he had on at the time. (see below)
I don't know why I enjoy poking fun at good old Eli, but I can't help myself. Really, I'm glad he was able to win and give everyone who doubted him a big middle finger, but for whatever reason, I see him as a big eight year old.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Posted by Log at 11:08 AM