Friday, October 26, 2007

Culture shock

This weekend, the NFL is sending two teams to the United Kingdom for a regular season match-up: the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants.

In a recent interview about his upcoming trip across the pond, Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder had this to say:
I couldn't find London on a map if they didn't have the names of the countries. I swear to God. I don't know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that. I know London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That's the closest thing I know to London. He's black, so I'm sure he's not from London. I'm sure that's a coincidental name.
When reminded that his teammate, receiver Marvin Allen is from London, Crowder replied,

He's from London? I don't want to say he didn't look the part because that's a stereotype, but he didn't look the part. I heard him talk, and I thought he had a recorder and was just mouthing.
Crowder also reportedly asked for a translator for his trip. It’s clear his partial education at the University of Florida has only gotten him so far. I’m happy that he finally gets this chance to study abroad.