So apparently Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson told reporters today that over a summer party in SoBe with a bunch of Dolphins players, he challenged Ted Ginn Jr. to a footrace, and Ginn ducked out on the challenge.
How do I know this? Because my Twitter feed and news feed went apeshit the minute Johnson told everyone about it in his weekly player conference call. Omar Kelly , Ethan Skolnick, Edgar Thompson, Armando Salguero, Mike Berardino, Jeff Darlington, Jorge Sedano, David Neal…. all ran to their tweeting machines like reporters used to run to phone booths back in the 40’s whenever news broke. They all tweeted the Johnson story at the same time. It made my brain bleed. And, just as quickly, they posted about it on their respective news outlets’ websites.
At a pool party last summer, Johnson said Ginn and Dolphins LB Joey Porter said Ginn could beat him.
“I said, ‘Let’s go,’” Johnson said.
Johnson said he walked down to Ocean Drive to run, but Ginn never showed up.
Johnson said Ginn told him he’d race him the next day, but Ginn never called. They haven’t spoken since.
We are shocked — SHOCKED — that Ted Ginn wouldn’t show up for a race when challenged. Also, we know Johnson would likely smoke Ginn in a 40 yard dash race of some sort. However, pit the race on a football field going sideline to sideline, then it’s no contest. No one runs to the sideline faster than Ted Ginn Jr. GERRRR—-ZZZZZOINKS!!!!!