Shirley, You Jest…

…if you think bringing Josh Shirley onto the UW football team is a bad idea. Shirley is a powerhouse outside linebacker/pash rush specialist who fills an immediate need in the Husky defense.

Josh Shirley is suing NBC over their show Law & Order claiming it is the trademarked names of his left and right biceps.

The #12 OLB in the Class of 2010, Shirley was kicked off UCLA’s football team last month for his involvement in a purse-stealing incident along with Shaquille and Paul Richardson. Reports make it sound like Josh used bad judgment, but was mostly in the wrong place at the wrong time.

While it’s a little peculiar that Coach Sark would kick a player off the team one day (Kavario Middleton) and sign a player that had been kicked off another team the next day, the two situations are quite different. Not to dump on the kid, but all indications are that Middleton had a poor work ethic, a lack of commitment to the program, and some issues with drug testing whereas Shirley has a great attitude and a clean background except for this recent dust-up with law. And if Kavario is offered a second chance at another school (hell, even at UCLA – I’d take that trade talent-wise), you can bet your sweet ass TheDawgDude would want him to get his shit together and fulfill his potential (assuming he isn’t a Duck).

Ultimately, I have faith in Sarkisian’s ability to judge character and if he is comfortable with adding Shirley, so am I.

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3 Responses

  1. Did you scoop the story?

  2. Haha, I wish. I got the info from Bob Condotta's UW football blog.

  3. Maybe it's just my prematurely degrading eyesight, but it appears that his left bicep ripped his cutoff shirt. Keep in mind that the cutoff is explicitly designed to allow breathing room for swollen muscles. If this is the case, there can only be two logical explanations. First, that when he flexed, two hands came out of his bicep to tear the shirt and punish it for not bowing in subordination. Or, barring that, the shirt tore itself out of utter terror. I'm leaning towards the latter.Damn it feels good to be a Dawg.

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