Monday, December 26, 2011
Jersey Monday: Ricky Williams
Before I get to tonight's jersey -- the final entry in this run of Monday Night Football jerseys for the 2011 NFL season -- I wanted to share a bit of information about my jersey collection.
I picked up another new jersey this past weekend, and though it's not on the photo gallery yet (nor are the last 4 or 5 jerseys I bought... I'm way behind on my picture-taking), which means that the tagline for this recurring feature is even less accurate than it was before. When I started doing Jersey Monday way back in January of 2010, I added the tagline "Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile."
Well "more than 150" is still technically true, but it's not really accurate. After this weekend's purchase, I'm now up over the 190 mark, and at some point in 2012, I'll pick up my 200th jersey. So we've got a couple more years of this feature to go.
I don't know what number Ricky Williams was in my jersey collection, but I can safely say it was much, much smaller back when I got this one. I was a college sophomore at the time, and Ricky was a rookie with the Saints. His career in New Orleans didn't go quite as planned, nor did his NFL career as a whole, but somehow Ricky Williams ended up with some really good career numbers. He needs just 19 yards in next week's season finale to become the 26th player all time with 10,000+ rushing yards, and his 66 rushing touchdowns are currently tied with Fred Taylor for 32nd.
Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 190 of them, that could be awhile. For the remainder of the NFL season, Jersey Monday will feature one of the teams playing on Monday Night Football.