Shady McCoy and Tre’Davious White Telling the Story of Vontae Davis Retiring At Halftime is Must Watch Funny
When I woke up four hours ago, the first thing I did as is tradition was evacuate my bowels from the evening before. Well, technically today it wasn't the first thing since I had to relive my days as a sub waiting for bathroom because my roommate was in the shower. When I finally got into my office just in the nick of time I opposite-of-perused all the various notifications I had amassed since my last visit three hours prior. I had nothing but options, but was drawn to my favorite of the mobile apps; Instagram. In a group chat there was a clip of Richard Jefferson and Gilbert Arenas talking shit to each other about the 2000-01 Arizona Wildcats just waiting there for me.
Originally this blog's intro was completely centered about how I saw this Vontae Davis clip when I officially started my day. I had everything typed intro wise. I was just about to say how I wanted to blog it earlier, but linking IG clips can be a bitch. I thought that was the clip sent to me in the GC, but upon further investigation to get the evidence needed for this blog; it's clear I misremembered.
It must've been the second video I watched while taking my morning meeting with Porcelain, Charmin, Greene and Brown. Could've just lied but hashtag good guy.
In case it's slipped out of your NFL memory.......
Week 2 of the 2018 season featured many notable match ups that I'm sure you could find in < 20 seconds of legwork on your end, but the one I remember the most is Bills-Chargers. That's because during halftime of that game (28-6 Chargers at the time) Bills CB Vontae Davis retired. That's right he just straight up retired AT HALF TIME. Said I'm good and dipped.
I remember a lot of people shitting on him. I probably did too, but after looking at this and taking five minutes to figure out why he retired; I actually respect tf out of this move.
As a former football player I will defend its importance to my grave. While violent and dangerous, the lessons it teaches you and bonds you make are unlike any other sports. I love the game. If I wasn't a bum I would've played longer. Those guys on those "special" teams are your brothers for life or until you beat them in the fantasy playoffs. PC culture and my own anxieties/fears make me worry about even joking about making fun of someone's voice, but fuck it, nobody reads this + we all know how life really goes. When you play sports (or are just a regular human) you make fun of each other for way worse. It's how you show love. Sure, I could've just said watch this clip, but I wanted to paint a picture for you during these trying times (tbh I'm sick of having to make a disclaimer. It should be assumed we all know wtf is going on. We can still try to laugh and exist)
I don't know what it is about Shady & Tre'Davious (my guy needs a nickname for typing sake) doing their Vontae's, but I have watched this no exaggeration a dozen times today and keep laughing.
I think with Chappelle's Show on my mind recently the fact that they both are basically doing a Tyrone Biggums impression makes anything fucking hilarious, but a behind the scenes look at one of the most bizarro moment's in NFL history is icing on the must watch cake. I love stories like this and the RJ-Agent 0 playful beef referenced mere sentences ago. Obviously I would rather there not be a pandemic rn, but if a side effect of it is more and more behind the scenes looks at hilarious stories from sports history then mad at me (not a typo) for trying to make lemonade out of rat soup.
P.S. Here's the Richard Jefferson-Gilbert Arenas story I'm talking about.