10.01.2009

Sterling Sharpe, 1990 Score (Football Friday No. 15)

Name: Sterling Sharpe
Team: Green Bay Packers
Positions: Wide receiver, Rocket man
Value of card: One background from an Atari football video game
Key 1989 stat: 134 times impersonating Elton John
Sterling Shatner sings: She packed my pads last night, preflight. Zero hour, nine a.m. And I'm gonna be high as Brett Favre by then.
I miss the Earth so much. I miss my wife. It's lonely out in Green Bay, on such a timeless flight. And I think it's gonna be a long, long time till a touchdown brings me round again to find I'm not the man they think I am at home. Oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man.
Rocket man, burning out his fuse up here alone.
Lambeau ain't the kind of place to raise your kids. In fact it's cold as hell — and there's no one there to raise them if you did. And all this science, I don't understand. It's just my job one day a week. A rocket man, a rocket man. And I think it's gonna be a long, long time...
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