Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Brunell May Opt for Agent of Righteousness

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Brunell May Opt for Agent of Righteousness

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Running off at the typewriter. . . . Frank Bauer, the agent for Mark Brunell ever since the Jaguars quarterback joined the league, wasn't a happy man when he learned recently Brunell is dumping him. Brunell apparently told Bauer he wanted to go in "another direction," and speculation is Brunell will sign with controversial agent Greg Feste, whose affiliation with the religious group Champions for Christ became the subject of an NFL investigation last fall. With the Christian influence growing stronger and stronger in the NFL, Feste is starting to make many established agents very nervous and very angry. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The sports-agent industry, in all its sliminess, could certainly use a little righteousness -- contrived or otherwise . . .

OK, all you futball aficionados who constantly claim that there are thousands and thousands of local fans who hunger to see world-class soccer: It's the USA National Team vs. the German National Team today at Alltel Stadium. Show up or shut up. . . . What David Duval does with a golf ball is the most beautiful presentation of a dimpled object since Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. . . . By the way, have you seen the new Slick Willie golf ball? A good lie guaranteed. . . . Lawrence Taylor is a pathetic excuse for a human being. He's a drug addict. He's a boorish bully and a blight on society. And, by all means, he deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Let the judges and juries decide who the good guys and the bad guys are. Let Hall of Fame voters decide who the great football players are. . . .

Walter Payton missed one game in 13 years of playing in the NFL. If only he had a liver to match his heart. . . . With the No. 1 pick in the 1999 NFL draft, I select Ricky Williams, running back, University of Texas. . . . Did you see Cher singing the national anthem during the Super Bowl? She was beautiful. Glamorous. And without the plastic surgery, she'd look like Martha Washington. . . . Joe Cowart, the most underrated man in sportstalk radio says: "Lawrence Taylor going from a crack house to the Hall of Fame is like Bill Clinton going from the impeachment proceedings to Mount Rushmore. …

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