Crowder learns that he won’t need translator in London

Posted by Andy Durham on October 26, 2007 at 10:33 am under Professional | Read the First Comment

We often get mail from our readers and here’s one that came in this morning and we had to get it up in hurry. You may find this interesting. This work was composed by Tim Graham and comes to us from the files of NotJimMelvin.

Maybe he was joking, but gregarious Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder confessed today he didn’t know until Tuesday that people spoke English in London.

Crowder, a former Florida Gator and Atlanta native, apparently isn’t sure where the plane is headed when it takes off this afternoon for Sunday’s game against the New York Giants in Wembley Stadium.

“I couldn’t find London on a map if they didn’t have the names of the countries,” Crowder said. “I swear to God. I don’t know what nothing is. I know Italy looks like a boot. I learned that.

“I know (Washington Redskins linebacker) London Fletcher. We did a football camp together. So I know him. That’s the closest thing I know to London. He’s black, so I’m sure he’s not from London. I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.”

When reminded Dolphins practice squad receiver and NFL Europe veteran Marvin Allen is from London, Crowder’s standup routine didn’t miss a beat.

“He’s from London?” Crowder said. “I knew he was from over there because he talks funny. I was surprised (when they met) because — I don’t want to say he didn’t look the part because that’s a stereotype — but he didn’t look the part. I heard him talk, and I thought he had a recorder and was just mouthing.”


  • NotJimMelvin said,

    I found this on the drudge report, which linked to the dolphins blog.

    I couldn’t stop laughing. “I’m sure that’s a coincidental name.” TOO FUNNY!