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Wile_E_Coyote
09-30-2005, 05:49 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2005/09/30/boomer_grigsby__rookie_diary8/
Rookie Diary
Week Four Ė September 30, 2005
Well itís now Week Four of my NFL experience and the coaches have already told us that weíre not rookies anymore. Itís time to stop acting like rookies and we no longer have that excuse. Weíre veterans by this time and we have to step up. Weíre playing Philadelphia this week and theyíre a really good team, everybody has to step up their performance from last week and play a better game.

Weíre coming off the Denver loss, which was rough. That was my first experience losing in the regular season. We lost in the preseason, but to me losing is losing. Itís awful and it drives you to improve. Kansas City is blessed with so many veterans and such a good coaching staff that theyíre able to make sure we respond in the right way. At least thatís the way itís been on the practice field this week. I think weíve got a better chance of bouncing back because of those guys.

Being at home this week is huge for us too. We have such an advantage playing at Arrowhead and itís a fact that home teams in the NFL have a substantial advantage.

I think the thing that gets to a player more than anything after a loss is when you look at your own personal performance. The loss itself is crushing, but knowing you could have helped more is unsettling. I had a game in college once when I had 26 tackles and we lost. The most memorable missed tackle of my entire career was in that game. I missed a tackle on the goal line and they scored. So I had 26 tackles in the game and we lost, but if Iíd have had 27 weíd have won. So if you lose and you personally felt like your performance contributed to the loss, thatís when it hits you the most. But going back to work and bouncing back is party of being a professional.

So far this season Iíve been a bit of a homebody. I bought a house recently and itís kind of been a lot for me to handle. Itís not that the house is too much, but every day when I walk in and look around at everything itís almost bare. I donít own anything. In college I lived in an apartment for three years, but they were always furnished, so I never had to buy furniture.

I got a big kick out of my parents coming down and telling me that I had a nice house and everything. But I donít know how I really feel about it. I look around at some of the nice things I have like the house and my new truck and I almost feeling guilty, like I should give the truck back and go back to my college car. Thereís nothing wrong with having some nice things, but I know that I have to stay grounded. It wasnít always this way and it wonít always be this way.

Getting here wasnít not easy. But itís a lot easier than staying here. They say the NFL stands for Not For Long and thatís the truth. Youíre really just renting your seat here.

Itís weird for me to think that I play for money now. I would never say that the reason I play is for the money. I probably would have left college and played for whatever a starting salary is at a normal job. If I werenít in the NFL I would probably be playing in Canada or the Arena League just because I love the game. I play the game because of what it brings, the fellowship of your team and how you can build a Band of Brothers. The relationships that you build in football can last forever.

We got back crazy late from Denver after the Monday night game. We landed around 2:30 or 3:00 in the morning. We got Tuesday off, but we were expected to lift and workout or watch tape, but then we got right back to it on Wednesday, so it took a day or two to get your body clock back on schedule.

One last thing I want to say is that itís fun meeting people in the public and seeing fans who recognize me. The people of Kansas City have acted so generous to me that it brings joy to me to see how much of a kick I can get out of somebody. Just yesterday I met a little girl who was wearing a Chiefs cheerleading uniform. Her parents recognized me and they told me that she had Chiefs Day at her school where all the kids come in Chiefs clothing. It still amazes me how die-hard and loyal people are to this team. It makes me love being here even more.

I've been getting some fan mail addressed to Mr. Grigsby. I appreciate the respect, but Iím pretty much just Boomer. I donít think Iíll ever go by Mister in my life. So all of you Chiefs fans can feel comfortable calling me Boomer.

Next week weíve got a bye so Iím taking a break from the Diary and heading back to Illinois. But be sure to check back the following week before we play the Redskins.

I got some heat for closing last weekís Diary with the female line from Anchorman (Thanks for stopping by). So this time Iím getting it right!

You stay classy Kansas City.

Boomer

***straight hits with DJ***
real media player required

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2005/09/30/straight_hits_with_dj/

CosmicPal
09-30-2005, 06:03 PM
I got a big kick out of my parents coming down and telling me that I had a nice house and everything. But I donít know how I really feel about it. I look around at some of the nice things I have like the house and my new truck and I almost feeling guilty, like I should give the truck back and go back to my college car.

Too bad all the players don't share the same sentiment.

I can see Boomer becoming a coach some time after his career is over. Not a head coach, but a position coach.

Iowanian
09-30-2005, 07:50 PM
Again...I can't wait for Sandy Eggo Week.

the signoff...

"this is boomer grigsby...Go F yourself sandy eggo"

LiL stumppy
09-30-2005, 10:28 PM
LOL.I love this guy.More poeople need to think the way he thinks.

Dunit35
10-01-2005, 01:13 AM
Again...I can't wait for Sandy Eggo Week.

the signoff...

"this is boomer grigsby...Go F yourself sandy eggo"


hahaha..nice

Mr. Rat Fink
10-01-2005, 01:43 AM
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Itís weird for me to think that I play for money now. I would never say that the reason I play is for the money. I probably would have left college and played for whatever a starting salary is at a normal job.


Upon reading this, Boomer's agent broke his hand punching a wall.