Thursday, July 15

Robert Smith tells all

That's my sensationalist title, anyway. Remember the stud running back for the Vikings who retired at the the top of his game after the 2000 season? He's written his biography: 'The Rest of the Iceberg: An Insider's View on the World of Sport and Celebrity'. It's going to be published on-demand, and I'm sorely tempted. Seems like he really has his head screwed on straight:

  • "Our society needs to stop focusing on athletes as role models or as being heroes."
  • He keeps in touch with a few former teammates, but he rarely pays attention to the NFL. He's more concerned about getting people to look past the tip of the iceberg - hence the book's title.
  • "They'd rather take the shortcut and take what you hear and believe at face value," Smith said. "It's easy to do, but it can be very misleading."

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