Former New Hampshire tight end Scott Sicko got calls from five NFL teams to come to their camps as a free agent. He turned them all down, deciding to pursue his PhD instead since he wasn’t drafted. And a nation wept with joy over one man’s choice to put education over the opportunity to play pro football and, presumably, nail copious amounts of whores. And then he changed his mind.
There was nothing complicated about his change of mind, he said — just a couple of persuasive coaches for the Cowboys. Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and tight ends coach John Garrett both talked to Sicko on several occasions over the past 48 hours and convinced him to give pro football a chance.
“Over the last couple of days I had a few conversations with the Cowboys and I talked to my agent a couple of times,” Sicko said. “They made me feel good about giving football a chance and that it would not ruin my plans for the rest of my life. Basically, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I realize I can probably do both and still accomplish my career goals.” –SI.com.
Suck it, education fans. Being in an NFL training camp might suck, but going to class to learn will always suck more. Glad to see the kid come to his senses and strike while the iron is hot, instead of wondering about what might have been ten years down the road. Even Tebow wasn’t dumb enough to try that, and he went to Florida…