Fallen Fantasy Football God LaDainian Tomlinson Possibly Headed to the Jets

In Fantasy Football leagues all over the nation, overgrown manchildren covet the chance every August to be the first to pick from their choice of NFL players to play on their make-believe team for very real money that their spouses probably don't know they're spending. And for the last three years, the person they picked was running back LaDainian Tomlinson.

Last year, the 30 year-old Tomlinson had the worst season of his career with the San Diego Chargers, who dropped him. Today, he's meeting with the Minnesota Vikings. And if they don't take him, according to ESPN, he's supposedly headed here.

Tomlinson met with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. There's a chance he could sign with the Vikings and cancel his Jets interview. There's no way the Jets could use Tomlinson like they did Thomas Jones, a physical specimen who will turn 32 in August and was released last week for financial reasons. Jones was a workhorse last year, rushing for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Tomlinson is worn out.

Oh, stop with that. If it's anything to you, LT, you get to leave beautiful, Sunny San Diego for nine-out-of-twelve-months dreck shit weather that's New York, and the lifestyle that comes with it. Granted, being a football player in New York presents unique challenges, but the halftime shows are apparently a sight to be seen, and the Jets enjoy serving as a great place for aging athletes to get a few rocks off and bounce. Perfect match, no?

[fkamer@villagevoice.com]


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