Tuesday, September 18, 2012
LaMarr Woodley to appear on 'South Park'
By Jamison Hensley
Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley is going down to South Park, going to have himself a time. Well, you know how the theme song goes.
It seems from Woodley's Twitter account that he will appear on "South Park," the Comedy Central cartoon that is entering its 17th season. Either that, or he managed to get a cartoon likeness of himself with Kenny, Cartman, Stan and Kyle. You have to appreciate the Wolverine tattoo on his right arm. Nice touch.
"I've been a fan of 'South Park' ever since I was a kid," Woodley told Playbook, "so it'll be pretty cool to watch it and see a little cartoon version of myself."
There wasn't any indication of the plot line, but the Steelers lost to the Broncos in the playoffs last season and opened up the season in Denver this year. Several NFL players have appeared on South Park and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was mocked by the TV show in March 2010 after his off-the-field incident.
Woodley is the latest Steelers player to make headways into pop culture in recent years, from Hines Ward's turn in "Dancing With the Stars" to Troy Polamalu's shampoo commercials.
My hope is for Woodley to be joined by James Harrison in "South Park." Wouldn't it be appropriate if Harrison hit Kenny and was then fined by Roger Goodell?