Eight or nine years ago, when Mike Piazza was still a Met, he ripped into Keith Hernandez after Mex said some particularly harsh things about his old team. I don’t remember Piazza’s words exactly, but they were along the lines of, “After I retire, I hope I don’t come back and feel the need to slam people.”
Enter: John Riggins and his video.
Riggins was a great running back. Brilliant, often. But watching him in the above clip, placed before a pile of wood, snidely ripping Jim Zorn and his old organization … well, it’s sad. And sorta pathetic. It’s akin to when a team is struggling and a bunch of former players make a bid to take over and “bring the pride back.” They believe their own hype, too, only the joke is on themâ€”nobody would seriously consider hiring them for the gig. Just as no one would consider hiring John Riggins.
Truth be told, Jim Zorn looks like a bad hire. He’d never coached, and his team looks listless and hapless. But even if Zorn never wins another game, he’ll never reach the depths of ol’ Riggo.