Roddy White comes across better with words, not Tweets

Hello, world. It's me, Roddy White. Just kidding.

Hello, world! It's me, Roddy White! I was just kidding!

The day after his name became the two most hated words in New Orleans since “last call,” Roddy White played it perfectly.

He laughed. He cracked jokes. He admitted he goofed and apologized to all who want to dunk him in a pot of gumbo.

When asked if he planned to launch any more missiles on Twitter this week, he responded: “No. I’m done for the week.”

Then after a smile: “Tuesday, I will Tweet.”

Oy.

Say this for White: While several athletes or celebrities would’ve avoided the media Thursday or launched into a tirade about how something they said or did (or Tweeted) was somebody else’s fault, the Falcons’ wide receiver handled things like he graduated with honors from the school of public relations.

To New Orleans residents and Saints fans he might’ve offended: “I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to offend anybody with that stuff, especially the city of New Orleans. Some people just take things out of context. That’s not where I was aiming at.”

As to whether he sometimes regrets things he says on Twitter or his video blog: “Um, yeah. A couple of times. I wish I wouldn’t have said [perceived derisive comments] about [the Saints] winning the Super Bowl and [the city]. I really didn’t say anything about the hurricane but they took it that way. I wasn’t trying to say anything mean about the city. I’m a football player and this is a sports topic.  Everybody took it like, ‘He hopes the city of New Orleans dies or something.’ I mean, come on, are you serious? Seriously? That’s not me.”

White’s not a vicious or mean-spirited guy. He has some goofball in him. That’s both one of his charms and, in the case Wednesday, something that makes you slap your forehead occasionally.

He jumped the rails Wednesday and he knows it. Trent Dilfer, a former NFL quarterback and ESPN commentator, said some things and White reacted with a humorous assault on Twitter. (”No chance in hell the Aints come into the dome and win once trent dilfer.”)

The Saints’ Will Smith, taking exception to the “Aints” comment, fired back. Then White fired back just a little too much. The comment he regrets the most: ““The grace of god gave them [that] championship so [the] city wouldn’t fall apart and now they think they’re hot [stuff] …”

New Orleans residents took it as a slap at the city being left in ruins following Hurricane Katrina. They returned fire on Twitter, bombarding @RoddyWhiteTV with some of the most vile and profane comments he had ever seen.

In the overwhelming  understatement of the day, White said: “They don’t like me over there,” adding that he’s glad Monday’s game against New Orleans is a home game because, “They [Saints fans] would probably throw some things at me. That would be bad.”

He lamented that some fans on Twitter took his comments way too serious, saying, “They took it to a whole nother level. [But] I guess you get what you deserve when you say stuff.”

For Falcons management and coaches, this was a rare firestorm in a pleasantly quiet season. They would prefer things be kept low key. It’s one of the characteristics that has helped this team to a 12-2 record.

Still, some teammates had some fun with the story. Tony Gonzalez, who dresses a few cubicles down from White, joked: “It’s just like boxing. We’re promoting the fight. Roddy’s promoting the fight. He’s our Don King.”

Actually, that wouldn’t be a bad career option for White. Probably better than politics.

101 comments Add your comment

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 23rd, 2010
1:45 pm

White didn’t write this. Billy White Shoes Johnson Did.

Who Dat Nation

December 23rd, 2010
1:46 pm

Monday is coming, The saints will destroy the dirty pigeons from the dirty south

Who Dat Nation

December 23rd, 2010
1:46 pm

Go Saints!!!

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 23rd, 2010
1:49 pm

Roddy White read what Billy “Whiteshoes” Johnson wrote for him. We have seen what Roddy tweets like. There is no way Roddy has such a good command of the English language. LOL.
How many tweets do you think Roddy will make about football now?

KimZ'spackage

December 23rd, 2010
1:52 pm

Go Saints Fans, back to NOLA and take a Illegal Mexican with you. That is your parting gift after the Monday night beatdown the Falcons are going to put on the Flower-de-Leaf’s.

Poppa Falcon

December 23rd, 2010
1:54 pm

Classic Hate Week between Falcons & Saints. No need to apologize for ANYTHING, in my humble opinion.

Steve

December 23rd, 2010
1:57 pm

Who Dat? Nice grammer/English. I forgot the “people” of New Orleans are not educated.

Steve

December 23rd, 2010
1:57 pm

Herschel Talker

December 23rd, 2010
2:03 pm

FIRE MARK RICHT

Who Dat Nation

December 23rd, 2010
2:04 pm

Steve

December 23rd, 2010
1:57 pm
Who Dat? Nice grammer/English. I forgot the “people” of New Orleans are not educated

Please learn how to spell dirty pigeon

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 23rd, 2010
2:04 pm

“BEST ARTICLE – EVER”!

Inside Sports: Michael Vick 2.0

By Earl Austin Jr.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:08 PM CST

The resurrection of Michael Vick’s professional football career seems to reach new levels of amazement with each week.

About a month ago, Vick put on a Monday night performance of the ages in leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a victory over the Washington Redskins. In that game, Vick accounted for six touchdowns in the first half in a breathtaking display.

Vick may have topped that performance last Sunday, when he led the Eagles to a thrilling come-from-behind 38-31 victory over the New York Giants in a NFC East showdown in New Jersey. The Desean Jackson punt return for a touchdown at the end of the game grabbed most of the headlines, but it was Vick who engineered an improbable rally from a 28-7 deficit in the second half.

Since coming back from his two-year prison term for his dog-fighting escapades, Vick is playing quarterback at an even higher level than during his days as an Atlanta Falcon when he briefly became the face of the NFL with the “Michael Vick Experience.” He is a candidate for the league’s Most Valuable Player award and the leading vote getter for the Pro Bowl.

How is this all possible? For one thing, Vick admits that he is taking his craft more seriously.

The other factor which cannot be denied is that for the first time in his career, Vick has a stable of big-play offensive weapons to play with. He has two prime-time young receivers in Jackson and former Mizzou star St. Louisan Jeremy Maclin, plus a top young running back in Lesean McCoy. You combine that with Vick’s exciting and creative style, and you have one of the league’s most explosive offensive units.

The fact that Vick has enjoyed this much success with all of these weapons at his disposal has proven a point that I’ve been harping on for years about gifted African-American quarterbacks.

For years, we’ve seen these gifted brothers such as Vick, Donovan McNabb, Randall Cunningham, the late Steve McNair and Vince Young have to do it alone. All of these guys are spectacular game-breaking quarterbacks who can make plays as runners as well as passers.

Because of their ability to make spectacular plays and improvise on offense, their respective organizations would do very little in the way of getting them some top players to play with. Everyone marvels so much at their ability to make remarkable plays with their legs that they figure they do not need too much help for the team to win.

In turn, I think these men would get short-changed in terms of respect and perception around the league as to how good they really were. That’s really bad. You could name the number of All-Pro caliber receivers these quarterbacks have had to throw to through the bulk of their careers on one hand, combined.

However, when allowed to have a top receiver (or two) at their disposal, these men flourished. Cunningham was the whole show for much his time in Philly. When he was a veteran reserve quarterback in Minnesota in 1998, he took over for an injured Brad Johnson. The Vikings’ offense had multiple stars such as receivers Cris Carter, Randy Moss, Jake Reed and a great running back in Robert Smith. After being out of football two years earlier, Cunningham enjoyed his best season, with 34 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a passer rating of 106.0. He led Minnesota to a 15-1 record and a then-record 556 points scored.

For years, McNabb had to toil in Philadelphia as the sole source of offense. When the Eagles would always fall one game short of the Super Bowl, McNabb took all of the criticism. The one year McNabb had an All-Pro in Terrell Owens to throw to, he set new career-highs and the Eagles went to the Super Bowl. McNabb threw for 3,875 yards, 31 touchdowns and only eight interceptions with a passer rating of 104.7. Had T.O. not been such a fool and gotten himself run out of town, there’s no telling the damage they would have done together as a combo.

Now, you see Vick enjoying the same success. He has thrown for 2,755 yards with 20 touchdowns and only five picks. He can still make those great individual plays, like he did in Atlanta. The difference now is that he can do those things when he wants to, not because he has to. In Atlanta, all he had basically was a tight end in Algee Crumpler. It’s a little different now in Philly.

Young is having similar issues in Tennessee, although some of his are self-inflicted. Had the Titans brass found him a couple of big-time receivers to throw to, we probably wouldn’t be having all of these problems.

It goes to show, when given the offensive weapons around them, these black quarterbacks are just as capable of putting up the same numbers as the Tom Bradys, Peyton Mannings, Kurt Warners and Drew Breeses of the world.

The next great one on the horizon is Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton of Auburn. He is sure to be a high pick in next spring’s NFL Draft. Hopefully, when he gets his chance at the next level, he will have guys at his disposal to help him shine and not just have himself to rely on like his predecessors.

Brutally Honest

December 23rd, 2010
2:06 pm

What in the hell does the 2003 Kansas City Chiefs have to do with the 2010 Atlanta Falcons.

Trent Dilfer is a member of the unfortunate segment of the populace.

ATL Live

December 23rd, 2010
2:12 pm

hahahaha! the S’aints, what a lackluster ensemble from the city to the dirty dirtiest of southern people. Welcome to our house you losers. We will dominate, this is our year, redemption is here. Did N’orleans folk really think they would win a championship without the Birds getting their fair share? One hit wonders down there. We are beginning a legacy here, with multiple championships to come. Choke on some voodoo bones and get swept out by the oily tide.

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 23rd, 2010
2:13 pm

Philadelphia Eagles: Why Michael Vick Is a Clear-Cut MVP Winner

By Dominic Perilli (Featured Columnist) on December 23, 2010 586

What defines an MVP? The MVP is what its real title suggests—the most valuable player on the field.

As of right now, the two favorites for the MVP race are Tom Brady and Michael Vick. I will agree that Tom Brady is an outstanding quarterback. However, he’s a product of the Patriots’ offensive system. Bill Belichick and fellow coaches have an offense in place that allows Brady to thrive; the same is true for Michael Vick but not as extreme.

The difference, in this case, is that Vick is asked to do so much more than Brady. The Eagles don’t have a million bubble screens or short plays with which they can utilize small, quick receivers. Danny Woodhead and Wes Welker are not, by any means, possession receivers. They are guys that take advantage of blocking to get down field.

The Eagles have a “west coast” offensive system that is pretty much a mixture of the Saints/Patriots offense. The Saints use an offense that is primarily passing and they stretch the field with intermediate to long throws.

What do the Eagles have? They have some advanced screens and intermediate to long throws.

What I am trying to explain is tough to put in to words.

Michael Vick is asked to go through progressions, dodge defenders and use his feet when nothing is available down field. He is also doing all of this with receivers who haven’t yet matured to the level of “get open if my route is dead.”

Vick is the master of improvisation.

Tom Brady performs in a system with plays that almost guarantee a receiver to be open. He is also playing behind an almost all Pro Bowl offensive line. If the line breaks open, Brady is as good as sacked. However, the whole goal of the Belichick system is to completely deny defenders enough time to sack Brady.

The amount of things that Michael Vick can do with his arm and feet truly trump Tom Brady. If anybody is to be crowned an MVP in New England, it should be Bill Belichick.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m in no way, shape or form denying the great talents of Brady.

Imagine Tom Brady or Michael Vick going to the Carolina Panthers. Who do you think would give them a higher chance of winning right away? I say Vick.

If you think Brady, sorry to disappoint you.

“AMERICA HAS SPOKEN” :)

Reid Adair

December 23rd, 2010
2:14 pm

It was taken completely out of context, by the media and especially by the Saints “fans” who have bombarded Roddy White, other Falcons players and Falcons fans with tweets and comments filled with profanity, homophobic slurs, racial slurs and threats of physical violence.

I’ve talked to Saints fans who took no offense to White’s tweet. They knew was he meant – as many of us did. It wasn’t a TweetGate, and it wasn’t a firestorm; his own teammates have said it wasn’t a big deal, as evidenced by the various comments reported from multiple outlets in the past hour or two.

Those Saints “fans” who were offended will get over it – at least, one day.

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

December 23rd, 2010
2:18 pm

great he owned up to his mistake and didn’t deny it now do all of the talking on the field.

GT Alum

December 23rd, 2010
2:22 pm

I don’t have any problem with trash-talking, but it’s not like this is the first time Roddy’s gone a bit overboard. If he isn’t a bit more prudent, one of these days, those penalties he’s been getting is going to cost this team a game. When that happens, it won’t be all fun and games anymore.

awesompt

December 23rd, 2010
2:24 pm

Way to go Roddy! You guys are 12-2…..you’ve earned the right to talk some smack! Just make sure that you back it up Monday night, or you’ll look like a real smuck. I’m not scared though. Take the Falcons plus 6 and send the Aints crawling (not marching) in to Hartsfield for a long flight home. And Who Dat….last time I looked, New Orleans was further south than Atlanta. So if Atlanta is dirty…..Orleans is filthy? Was that your point, bro?

Matt "CHOKE" Ryan

December 23rd, 2010
2:25 pm

“ALL SPORTS POWER POLLS”:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news/story?page=cspr/

“AMERICA HAS SPOKEN – AGAIN” :)

Doug

December 23rd, 2010
2:26 pm

Roddy, don’t become Ochocinco who talks better that he plays. Keep your mouth shut and do your talking with your performance on the field. Don’t give the Saints any more incentive than they already have. Look to Gonzales and Warrick Dunn for how to act ON and OFF the field. You hurt your team with this garbage.

Dominic Perilli

December 23rd, 2010
2:27 pm

I’m the Chief Editor of Philadelphia Eagles Talk, a total homer, and a complete D-bag- so No, America has not spoken. Just another loser with a Mike Vick Mancrush.

JSS

December 23rd, 2010
2:28 pm

“taken completely out of context”
Nope, this is what happens when you have no idea what “context” means… Roddy has been running around all season pretending to be T.O. Lite in terms of jawing on the field and off… Now, like John Rocker before him, he shoot it off and is now feeling the wrath… Games are for the field, the Atlanta vs. New Orleans rivalry was once a good natured thing… Some of racist and socio economical warfare going on here is blogging bush league… Oh, that is what the “Bird Cage” is for!!!

awesompt

December 23rd, 2010
2:29 pm

Matt “choke” Ryan…..seriously? Go get a job….or least your own blog. No body here cares, bro. Vick is the past. Brady will win the MVP because Vick will always be dirty laundry. Why you people support a man who admitted that he didn’t study and willingly hurt our team is beyond me. Oh…I forgot….he’s black. That means it’s not his fault, right? Absolutely stupid. The man under center right now is 10 times the QB and man than Vick ever will be. Oh yeah….he’s actually a very smart guy too. Guess that’s three strikes for Vick, huh?

West Coast Bias

December 23rd, 2010
2:30 pm

Why Roddy? Don’t you know this silliness always end up badly? I hate to say but take the Saints in this one. Hopefully, the Falcons will take care of business next week to secure homefield.

Rich T

December 23rd, 2010
2:34 pm

I love what Roddy White brings to this team, but I do think he crossed a line in some of what he said.

Overall, I think he is going to one day be compared to guys like Moss, Owens, Ochocinco, etc., as a wide receiver. I only hope that when compared to them as people, he can be called the classy one of the bunch.

The Falcons have maintained a low profile, prompting some to call them boring. I’ll take a winning team that is boring over a team of personalities that can’t get out of their own way. I hope the recent rash of personal fouls and highly publicized tweets aren’t going to hinder White or the team going forward.

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Twine Prode and others. Twine Prode said: Roddy White comes across better with words, not Tweets – Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog): http://bit.ly/fb1T0Q [...]

Chris

December 23rd, 2010
2:46 pm

To be honest I’m tired of the Hurricane Katrina, Woe-is-Me attitude from New Orleans. Was a tragedy? Absolutely! But you don’t have to remind the rest of the country about it every time your city has a short coming. I’m sorry but New Orleans wasn’t really all that great of a city to begin with. Yes, you guys love your Saints. I can appreciate that as a sports fan. But they are not your be all, end all saving grace. In fact, if it wasn’t for the tragedy of Katrina uniting your city the Saints would probably have moved to San Antonio. They were very successful there during the rebuilding period of the Super Dome. Ownership wanted out of the city before the storm. They stayed because it would have been PR suicide to move the team after the devastation. Again, don’t get me wrong. I have great sympathy for the people of New Orleans. However, your hour of need is over. It’s time to move on and to stop using Katrina as a crutch for everything wrong in your city.

Matt "Choke" Ryan

December 23rd, 2010
2:51 pm

I do Loves me some Michael Vick,,,,

Benjamin

December 23rd, 2010
2:53 pm

I’m surprised the Vick apologists are still out in full force, three years later. Let it go.

Matt Ryan is the present and future of this football team, and he’s young and great. Looking forward to many years with a guy who won’t jeopardize our franchise with criminal acts.

Vain Jangling

December 23rd, 2010
2:53 pm

This just in . . . Roddy White just tweeted, “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat.” Unfortunately, the only person who has any idea what he’s talking about is Rex Ryan. Film at eleven. Oy indeed.

Michael "Choke" Vick

December 23rd, 2010
2:54 pm

Well Vick better play well and make lots of money,, he is in some serious debt,,,,

JSS

December 23rd, 2010
3:00 pm

@ Benjamin…
When did Falcons cut Babineaux?

Earl Austin Jr.

December 23rd, 2010
3:05 pm

Why thanks Choke

GT Alum

December 23rd, 2010
3:11 pm

Michael “Choke” Vick -

If you like that article, you should love this one – Matt Ryan has surpassed Drew Brees

KimZ'spackage

December 23rd, 2010
3:12 pm

Vick had enought money to buy his WIFE TO BE a $90k Porsche for he birthday. Hey Mike I think she could make do with an American Made Vet. You could send the other $40k to your DEBTORS.

JSS

December 23rd, 2010
3:13 pm

Wow, let me get this right… We (the residences of Georgia) have Historic markers from the Tennessee border to the South Carolina border commemorating the destruction of our precious Southern way of life… But certain bloggers are tired of hearing that the people of the Gulf Coast especially those from New Orleans losing theirs and few thousands human lives… How dare they!!!

GT Alum

December 23rd, 2010
3:13 pm

Oops, copied the wrong poster’s name. Well, Michael “Choke” Vick and Matt “CHOKE” Ryan can both enjoy that article.

JSS

December 23rd, 2010
3:16 pm

“residents”

Chuck Sheen

December 23rd, 2010
3:19 pm

Falcons will crush the Aints in the dome monday night. Count on it

Worm

December 23rd, 2010
3:21 pm

Michael Vick was the dirty bird-Roddy is TweetyBird!

birddawgbill

December 23rd, 2010
3:44 pm

“Choke” that first article was accidently a perfect example of why Brady is the MVP. The article made a point of how those QBs couldnt acheive much without a star receiver. Look what Brady is doing without a star receiver or RB. At least McNair had Eddie George, in Atl. Vick had Dunn. Dont get me wrong I like Vick and I’m glad he is having the season he is having. He paid his debt but you always talk about how the Falcons Wronged him. I think Vick himself would correct you on that. He has admitted he didnt study or practice hard in Atl. But even though Im a Vick fan I will say this Defenses are starting to figure him out again. Take away 8 minutes in the NY game and he was shut down. NY got to Lacksidasical and he took over. Warren Sapp said Rush 3 Spy 1 drop the rest and you can shut him down. And if you force him to go left then the pass becomes a non issue. I believe He will figure it out but come Playoff time he will look normal while Brady will continue to prove hes the MVP>

how2fish

December 23rd, 2010
3:45 pm

matt you choking ryan you ….http://www.ajc.com/sports/brady-passes-vick-to-785645.html

GT Alum

December 23rd, 2010
3:56 pm

Worm -

Lol. That’s a great nickname. Fits in this situation, too. “Did I do daaat?”

mikeDW

December 23rd, 2010
4:12 pm

I thought it was all in good fun…hope to see the Falcons win.

Chattanooga Chuck

December 23rd, 2010
4:12 pm

“the Atlanta vs. New Orleans rivalry was once a good natured thing… ”

I always thought it was until I began reading internet message boards. Saint fans, for the most part, have a wild, irrational hatred for all things Falcon. I never thought we or our team were worth hating. I certainly never thought the Saints were worth hating.

dbird1

December 23rd, 2010
4:17 pm

“Choke”, what a loser. what band wagon are you hopping on next. got to back the flavor of the month huh. what happen to your boy-love of Flacco? Hope you and Joe Tess enjoy your sleepover tonight

Disgruntled Falcons Fan

December 23rd, 2010
4:27 pm

This blog entry is DRIVEL. Quit apologizing for this IDIOT. It was all in good fun, huh? Making fun of a team that just won the Superbowl and a city that just survived the greatest natural disaster in the history of our country? He’s a MORON. News flash…this guy was a FIRST round pick and only started to play LAST year. The Saints have a guy named Marqus Colston who has better hands and more 1,000 yard seasons and he was picked in the SEVENTH. I’m a Falcons boy but I gotta say, anyone who is not TERRIFIED of the Saints is OUT OF THEIR MINDS. They are battle tested and lethal on defense. And Roddy the IDIOT just gave them that little extra push. The Saints secondary is healthy this year (unlike last year when we “almost” best them). And by the way Roddy, you may not like Trent Dilfer but he does have something you DON’T…A Superbowl RING.

Happy Saints Fan

December 23rd, 2010
4:32 pm

Hilarious!! This guy has not won ANYTHING, and he is calling our boys out? Really? Dude, you must be kidding. The Falcons are very good, very balanced this year. Hats off, but seriously…this was the stupidest thing you could have done. Lots of people say that professional athletes don’t need bulletin board material to get motivated but that is garbage. Guess who the two best motivators are out there in the NFL coaching world? Bill Bellicheck and SEAN PAYTON. Roddy will not score this Monday…guaranteed. he may be helped off the field in a stretcher after he gets knocked the $%&# out by Sarren Sharper or Jabari Greer but that is about it. Come on Falcons fans, tell me your hearts didn’t sink a little when you heard about these stupid comments? You know what you were thinking, don’t you? Ohhhhh mannnn…I wish that moron would just keep his mouth shut. HAHA. Too late. Cat’s outta the bag. Roddy’s gonna have trouble tweeting with a broken WING!

ATLFalcons3Eva

December 23rd, 2010
4:34 pm

Jeff,

I will say it again as I’ve said on many blogs around the sports nation about what has been re-tweeted and posted regarding Roddy’s comments.

What Roddy White said does has some a bit of truth to it. Consider this:

1.) Prior to Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans (or rather the Saints Fans) were absolutely on the brink of “falling apart” because of the threats that the team owner (Benson) was absolutely going to move his team way from New Orleans. For you revisionist, all you need to do is read the articles regarding the team/city/owner in the year prior to Katrina hit.

The owner was very upset at the city for not wanting to build a new stadium and the team was losing money. To Roddy’s point, but for the Hurricane (an act of God, though bad as it was), and because of the NFL Commissioner Taglibue (and the sympathy and prayers of a merciful and sympathetic nation,) New Orleans as we know the team to be, would not have won the Superbowl. Had the team left prior to the hurricane, and with no team there, New Orleans would be a ghost town.

2.) To Roddy’s other point, the team, (and especially the saints fans), seem to forget that it has only been a few short seasons the Saints were the low team on the totem pole. A team of bags-over-our-heads-saints struggling to win with (Brooks, Delhomme and company). Their one Super Bowl win last year does NOT make them Kings of the NFL World. It does not put them on the same level as the Steelers, Cowboys, Patriots and 49er’s, but more on the same level as the 1970 Kansas City Chiefs – One title does not a dynasty make. So for Will Smith and the Saints players to take offense to it shows me their insecurities about THIS YEARS TEAMS.

My point is, what he tweeted is should not be taken as seriously as these clowns (particular media folks like your self and hyper sensitive fans) who seem to prefer “all the talking be done on the field and leave the trash talking out”.

Atlanta Falcons were /are pretty boring as it is, a little light heart banter by Roddy hardly constitutes anything of significance or that will harm our chances of wining one way or another.

Besides, where would you and other media outlets be without such tweets and statements from players? Would you rather he said the same old boring stuff that hardly gets a buzz / or national attention? I think not.

WHODAT

December 23rd, 2010
4:34 pm

Roddy, do you have a ring? Do you even have the NFC South wrapped up yet? Wow. Talk about letting (very little) success get to your head. Say hello to Mr. Jenkins, Mr. Porter, Mr. Greer, and Mr. Sharper. Please have your stretcher ready and the injury cart gassed up. Dope.