I know we’re in a dying industry here at the ol' paragraph factory, but as long as there are players who move around as free agents there will be a use for newspapers.
Case in point: When Keith Bulluck wanted to reach out to the fans in Nashville he took out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of The Tennessean thanking them for “10 great years.”
“No matter where I am now, just being there for 10 years and that organization giving me the opportunity to play in this league, drafting me number one back in 2000, that’s very special,” Bulluck said today. “Those fans are great fans. You know, I still get embraced by them even when I went back to move my stuff, you know, seeing those people there. So I think I owe that to them and maybe even then some. But to learn, to know that it’s football season, and yes I have moved on, and that I’m just thankful for all the memories, the good seasons, the bad seasons, and my last little farewell. Now I’m a New York Giant, and I’m ready to embrace this situation.”
Incidentally, there was a report in the very same edition of The Tennessean today that said that the Titans wanted to re-sign Bulluck and would have had be been a little more patient and not jumped at the offer from the Giants.
So he may have said “Thanks” to the Titans fans, but apparently his answer to the Titans themselves was “No thanks!”