Is this what deja vu feels like? When I heard Titans running back Chris Johnson say that he thought he could beat Usain Bolt in a race this morning, I thought, "Wait, didn't he already say that, like, two years ago?" Turns out, he did. But, now that CJ has more or less faded into the background in the NFL after a pretty horrendous 2011-12 NFL season, he's talking about it again. Forget that Bolt set a new Olympic record earlier this week in the 100m final. He still thinks he could take him in a race.
"I feel like if I would have kept training for track I'd have a chance," he says, "but I play football and he runs track, so it's totally different. I think I could still probably beat him in the 40. If I actually trained for the distance he trained for, I think I'd have a chance."
Uh, no, you don't. But, then again, who really cares? You already talked about this two years ago, and Bolt even agreed to race you. And, guess what? You never raced him. So, call us when you've got a date for the race in place and then we'll listen to what you have to say. Cool?
[via Pro Football Talk]