It's The Humidity...
Allen Aldridge, an eight-year NFL veteran who played for the University of Houston, shocked the Texans today by announcing his retirement.
I can't say I blame him. The last couple of weeks, it's been brutally hot in Houston, which must be considered training camp hell. I've had the A/C cranked and have emerged only long enough to walk the dog.
Then again, you'd think the guy would last at least a week of training camp.
So, how weird is it for a team that has yet to have a game or scrimmage to announce a player retirement?
BTW -- hope you Texans season ticket holders are ready for the heat. You didn't think Bob McNair was going to air-condition your ass like that weenie Drayton McLane, didja?
(Update) Larry comments, via email:
Maybe they'll retire his number, too.Ha!
[Posted at 00:05 CST on 07/26/02] [Link]