Everybody had a good chuckle when the cameras spotted Andy Reid in his Tommy Bahama drafting poncho during the first round of this year’s draft. Thankfully, local sports radio in Kansas City actually got around to asking Reid about it, because the world is much richer for Reid’s response.
“You know what, over on the Plaza [in Kansas City] there’s a Tommy Bahama shop,” Reid told The Program’s Soren Petro on Monday. “There’s a lady over there who took care of me, the manager of the store over there. She heard the story about the Tommy Bahama shirts and she sent that one over to me without any fanfare or anything. I appreciated that.”
“You wear them and you can hide cheeseburgers underneath and no one will ever know.”
Hide cheeseburgers? I thought Andy Reid was all about cheeseburgers for everybody.
I suppose that’s the sort of discipline you have to instill when coaching a new team. You withhold the cheeseburgers now, then reward the players with cheeseburgers when they do well.