Posted by Josh Katzowitz
After having both knees replaced, former Bengals RB Ickey Woods sat down with the Fort Worth Star Telegram to talk about how Woods was an ‘80s icon (Woods says he doesn’t consider himself one), if Cris Collinsworth is a better WR or a broadcaster (Woods says it’s the former), and about how he coaches his ex-wife on a women’s football team.
He also was asked about today’s TD celebrations, and the man who made famous the Ickey Shuffle isn’t impressed by today’s players.
“The entertainment or the things that they're doing now is more me-oriented,” Woods said. “They're geared more for the player than the fans. My thing was geared toward the fans. I never did it on the road. I always did it at home. It was something for our fans to enjoy, something to keep "The Jungle" rocking. Guys now, I think they're more into me-me with the Sharpie, the cellphone.
“I wasn't out to taunt anybody. I was just out to have fun and let our fans have fun.”
Hmm, take a look at the below video to see if Woods was actually team oriented during his Ickey Shuffle celebrations (before I looked at the video, I didn’t think so, but I guess he kind of is, especially running to the sideline to perform to avoid a celebration penalty).
On a serious note, Woods is also promoting the Jovante Woods Foundation for asthma research and asthma awareness (16-year-old Jovante, Ickey’s son, died last year after an asthma attack).
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