Wednesday, July 23, 2008

TBL interviews VY

Over at, they got a hold of Vince Young and asked him a few questions.
Some of the talk was about the new show, some it was a lot more interesting.
A couple highlights:

Q: Busy offseason for you - the shoe, going back to Texas to take classes … what’d you take?

YOUNG: Oh, it was busy. I definitely want to get my degree and send that message out to kids. I’m only one credit away and I’l be walking across that stage next May. I don’t understand how more people don’t want to go back - how can you sit in college all those years, make the grade, and not want to get a degree? It’s like you wasted your time if you don’t. I’m an education major, and I took lit classes and child development classes.


Q: That’s wild - you’re attempting to be a role model by getting an education and talking to college football players, and yet and the massive story about you this summer centers around a shirtless photo at the club.

YOUNG: That irked me a whole lot. I’m trying to build an image and be a role model that God wants me to be. I don’t understand what’s wrong with having fun with a lot of guys I haven’t seen in a long time. We had a couple drinks, but nobody drove home. Somebody must have wanted to make money, and they put the pictures out there. That comes with being an NFL QB, I guess. There were other football players there, but you won’t hear their names mentioned. But it was bad because I didn’t want kids and parents to see that stuff and say, ‘he’s not the right role model.’ That’s why I apologized. But I’m going to continue to have fun.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

VY Launches Signature Shoe

Vince Young is still banking on that 2006 Rose Bowl performance.
I mean, I love the guy, but his performance in the NFL hasn’t been good enough to earn him a signature shoe. Nonetheless, the Reebok VY Electrify launched today. It comes in both football cleat and trainer versions, and it can be had for a piddling $99.99.

Here’s what Vince said.
"I'm happy to be working with Reebok and Dick's Sporting Goods to launch my new cleat. I know it takes a lot of faith in an athlete for a company to create a signature product and I will do my best to make Reebok and Dick's Sporting Goods proud," said Vince Young. "As I say in the commercial; 'I play in the greatest football league in the world. Experience, ability, and intuition got me here and I'm better equipped now than ever.' This cleat is awesome and I can't wait to wear it when it counts - in September."
Yep, that sounds like the VY I encountered a corporate mouthpiece. And that's alright.

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