Josh Freeman’s Eventful Night

May 22nd, 2010
Hey Rah, you better make sure that kid Freeman starts checking his tires. If he pulls the same stunt on gameday as he did tonight, youre gonna get the Ziggy... bay-BEE!

"Hey Rah, you better make sure that kid Freeman starts checking his tires. If he pulls the same stunt on gameday as he did tonight, you're gonna get the Ziggy... bay-BEE!"

Some of the heaviest of heavy hitters in the world of sports descended upon Sarasota last night.

There was Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo, Magic Johnson, Derrick Brooks, Doug Williams, Roy Williams, Erin Andrews, Tommy Lasorda (but not Jack Clark), Isiah Thomas and more. These heavyweights were in Sarasota to help raise funds for the Jimmy V Foundation at the Dick Vitale Gala.

Seems a certain second-year Bucs player was also invited to rub elbows with the elite: Josh Freeman. But the Bucs quarterback seemed to be late, and not fashionably. Joe knows why.

Among the elite was one of the nation’s top investigative sports journalists, Joe’s good friend and former colleague Brett McMurphy. An avid Twitterer, McMurphy documented the goings-on last night at the gala and explained why Freeman was running late.

Flat tire.

@BrettmcmurphY Bucs QB Josh Freeman late to Dick Vitale gala. Had a flat tire but fixed it himself. Hopefully Bucs offense doesn’t breakdown this year.

Wow. Multi-million dollar quarterback not only drives himself to a soiree like that, but changes his own tires? Hope he’s got a good dry cleaner.

7 Responses to “Josh Freeman’s Eventful Night”

  1. RustyRhino Says:

    Way to go Josh, keep being humble and work your way to being a person and an NFL player wo is respected for doing things like the rest of us. Working hard, putting in the extra time to get better. I must say i am impressed with the way this man carries himself, not full of himself (not yet) and being personally responsible for his actions. Sure still early in his career but the signs are there that he will be a good role mode.

  2. big007hed Says:

    I like that his head didn’t get bigger with the money and stuff……. One reason is b/c it wouldn’t fit in a helmet anymore lol i kid

  3. Outside01 Says:

    Hope Josh doesn’t ever lose his humble nature.

  4. Kevin Says:

    Way to go Josh! Dont ever become a Prima Donna…If u ever feel like your losing your way just look to Brooks or Alstot…thats if they are even allowed in the stadium without buying a ticket. Go Bucs!

  5. topdoggie Says:

    Hey Josh I live in Sarasota/Bradenton. If you ever get another flat here just call. I’ll help you change your tire.:)

  6. thomas Says:

    Yoy guys are all pathetic. You turn this guy being late to a charity event into some sort of indication as to his qb ability – embarrassing.

    Stop digging for clues that he is the next montana. that evidence will only be available on sundays.

  7. Hatey 80 Says:

    He had a flat? I thought we were done using retreads?