Welcome To Internet Immortality, LeGarrette Blount
So much for that Heisman trophy campaign. I’m not sure if this is the way you wanted to go about it, but thanks to last night’s unadulterated brilliance, LaGarrette, you are now an Internet superstar. Every sports show, site and blog in the free universe pretty much leads with your knock out blow delivered to Byron Hout. It doesn’t help matters when, after running your mouth about payback the entire week, you finish with negative five yards on eight carries; although, I suppose that adds something to your ever-growing legend.
What, exactly, besides “you choked,” I’m not sure, but it does add something. With that in mind, please don’t come whip my ass as well. Anyway, as for your legend, a quick jaunt around my RSS reader this morning found these gems:
Erin Andrews’ Return to the Sideline Overshadowed by LeGarrette Blount’s Punch-Out of Byron Hout — you know you did something big when you outshine EA’s return to the sidelines.
Mind you, these are just sports blogs. I haven’t even sampled the mainstream media for this post, but rest assured, Blount is represented here as well. It’s funny how one punch can overshadow the story about just how poor the Oregon Ducks looked on offense in Boise last night. Sure, some lip-service will be paid here, but all everyone is really concerned with is Blount’s finishing move.
It’s just too bad he didn’t do anything on the field to back that kind of misdirected anger up. Enjoy the spotlight, LaGarrette, because it’s yours for the rest of today at the very least.