I played line in my younger years; therefore, have an affinity to linemen on both sides of the ball. Last August, as I was keeping tabs on the Colts training camp, I made the prediction to a friend at work that Ed Johnson would eventually go to a Pro Bowl. I thought, "this guy's going to be on the team a long time, I should buy his jersey."
I received the jersey in late August. Ed and his traveling bong show get kicked off the team a few weeks later. I said, "I just wasted over 100 bucks." Mookie gets picked up and what a surprise when I see he's wearing 99. I think I was the only guy at the Luke wearing Mookie's jersey last year. I was hoping he and Ed would strike a deal so that Ed was back at 99 but what the hell. Looks like I'll probably get another year out of the jersey. Maybe they'll become the "Johnson Wall" extending the life of my jersey for several more years.