Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Entry #28: Good to be 5-3

How's it hanging jabronis? TC here in the midst of his birthday week to bring you laughter, joy and good tidings from my Cheesecake Factory suite this afternoon. We had so much fun on Monday, that an executive decision was made to make TC-Mas a full week holiday. Therefore, I woke up in my Georgetown estate this morning, got carried to my bathtub/pool, cleaned, dried, dressed, and into my horse and carriage for my parade down Wisconsin Avenue. After waving to the dozens of fans that lined the streets, I was dropped off at my favorite CF. So here I am, being spoon fed my soup du jour, fork fed my Boston House Salad to celebrate my heritage, finger fed my edamame, and straw fed my Typhoon Punch.

First and most importantly, I want to thank you all for the birthday greetings, phone calls, emails, fan mail, and scantily clad photos. It means a lot to know how appreciated I am in the city of Washington as my free agency looms a few months away.

Secondly and even more importantly, I have an announcement to make. Your favorite blogger, quarterback, confidant, best friend, idol and part-time model, TC will be on Triple X Radio here in Washington DC with Bram Weinstein and Dexter Manley at 7:45pm, Friday Night, November 9th. We'll talk a little, laugh a little and cry a little so be sure to check it out as TC makes love to your ears. ESPN Triple X radio is 730 on your AM dial, but for those of you lucky enough to have FM, we're talking 94.3 or 92.7.

Ok, on to this past week's game. I got to New York a little early since the Giants had a bye week which meant I could hook up with my old roommate from Michigan, Amani Toomer. After a few wild nights in the Meat Packing District, I realized I needed some rest before the beginning of my birthday week. There's no reason for me to have been bruised and battered for my bday, especially when we're playing the 1-7 Jets, so Uncle Joe gave me the week off. It's hard to believe that none of our electrifying WRs has scored a TD this season, but I guess my presence is starting to be missed. After I hit Brandon Lloyd in the back of endzone during week 2 of the preseason, I was sure he was due for a magical year. Anyway, clearly something is wrong with our offense, and I'll be sure to analyze the tape as soon as my birthday week is over. On a positive note, fellow Wolverine David Harris had 24 tackles and was hitting everything in sight, so I was forced to wear a helmet on the sideline and protect my lovely wife Andrea.

So there you have it. I look forward to this week's game against the Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles and speaking with you all directly this friday. Until next time, this is TC signing off.

Todd Collins


Monday, November 5, 2007

Entry #27: Merry TC-Mas!

Hey friends, TC here with a very special blog entry. It's hard to believe that it's been 36 glorious years since I dove out like Pete Rose, but here I am. I'm still in New York at my penthouse suite at the W Hotel, but Amani Toomer is coming over soon to kick off the festivities which begin here but conclude in DC after a party on my private jet. There's no need to leave the bed this morning as the Cheesecake Factory has sent 4 of their finest waitresses to personally serve me for the day. It's not even the afternoon yet and I'm on Birthday Cheesecake #3. Only 33 to go!

As you have previously read, TC is an American and world historian and scholar. With November 5th being so special, I thought I'd let you know what other glorious things have happened on this holy day.

First, there are many other famous people that I will certainly be celebrating with tonight. One of my favorite American actors and second favorite fried chicken chain restaurant founder, Roy Rogers was born this day in 1911. Wonderful musician, man, husband and father, Ike Turner was born on the same day as yours truly in 1931. A personal favorite of mine because of his wonderful high harmonies, flawless mini 'fro, and ability to get famous without ever writing a song, Art Garfunkel was born in 1941. Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits was born in 1947. Mr. Noone holds a special place in my heart for it was his songs "Something Tells Me I'm Into Something Good" and "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" that I enjoyed many special nights in my back seat with 11th grade bombshell Nicole Brown. God waited until 1952 before unleashing the brilliance that is Bill Walton, who is without a doubt the best Deadhead basketball player to have evvveeer played. Bryan Adams graced us on this day in 1959 and it was at the age of 10 where he got his first real six string in the Summer of '69 and fell in love with some chick on his mama's porch. Funny enough, rock n roller Ryan Adams also shares the same birthday in 1974. Other notables who did not quite do enough for me to make this list are - Jerry Stackhouse, Johnny Damon (who would have made the list had he not ditched my beloved Red Sox), Javy Lopez and Alexei Yashin.

November 5th is quite special because it was the day that my favorite President, James K. Polk was elected in 1844. If it weren't for Polk, you could kiss Texas, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming goodbye. What a visionary that man was. It was in 1872, that Susan B. Anthony defied the law and voted in an election for the first time. Ms. Anthony was fined $100, but it was her great act which is credited as the start of seeing women as a real person, rather than the 2/3 of a person they were considered before. FDR was elected for a third term in 1940, going the extra mile and working over-time just like TC.

There you have it ladies and gentleman. November 5th is a very special day. I'll be back in a few days with my weekly American Football update from the past week. But in the meantime, have a very special TC-Mas, and I hope you leave some milk and cookies for Collins Clause as he delivers your goodies tonight.

Todd Collins


PS - Before I forget. Yours truly is gonna be on ESPN Triple X radio with Bram Weinstein this Friday night around 8pm. Make sure to tune in as TC grooves you with his soothing sounds.

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