Thursday, May 9, 2013

Gurley and Marshall: separate, equal and intertwined

This piece by Aschoff is not very well written (and fwiw, Gurley used twitter to help the ESPN writer correct a thing or two), but it tells us in more detail what a lot of us already suspected: our star tailbacks are splendidly dull.
We’re both smart enough to the point that we know what not to do so that we won’t get in trouble,” Marshall said. “I feel like we’re mature enough. Anything could happen being at the wrong place at the wrong time, but we try to stay out of certain situations.” 

Instead, they choose cinematic situations. The two usually spend off nights (when they don’t have football, studying or tutoring) going to the movies or rummaging through the $5 movie bin at Wal-Mart. 

Some gems include “Superbad” (Gurley’s favorite), all three “Rush Hour” movies, “Scarface” and “Blow.” The two even went to the theater and saw “The Call,” starring Halle Berry, and “Olympus Has Fallen” on back-to-back nights. 
That's a far cry from their predecessors, and their predecessors before them. Which is what makes it so refreshing to read about a couple guys that could get into any trouble they wanted, yet still prefer to walk the straight and narrow.

Jimmy Williamson must be furiously scratching his head.