16 Jul 2008
Chris Hanson, you now have company in the Woodchoppers' Hall of Fame:
Backup Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh McCown may want to stick to throwing footballs and stay away from chain saws.
McCown needed six stitches to the index finger on his right hand a couple of weeks ago when he was injured while he and his brother, Luke, were cutting firewood.
Josh McCown told Tyler television station KETK that he was holding the firewood and his brother, a backup quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, made the mistake of cutting his finger instead of the firewood.
I'm picturing the McCowns as Virgil and Turk Malloy to Hanson's Danny Ocean, but maybe that's just me. What this means in football terms is that Josh has throwing hand issues just before a training camp battle with John Beck and Chad Henne in Miami. Meanwhile, Luke will be challenging Jeff Garcia for the starting job in Tampa Bay.
The moral is always the same: Be on the right end of the chainsaw.
12 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2008, 4:29pm by Cyrus
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