Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Ware: Who is Willis Reed?
By Tim MacMahon
IRVING, Texas -- DeMarcus Ware's performance in Saturday's win over the previously undefeated New Orleans Saints led to comparisons to some of sports' most inspirational returns from injury.
Just don't expect Ware, who had two sacks and forced fumbles six days after being carried off on a stretcher due to a strained neck, to weigh in on the conversation.
Ware offered a blank stare when Willis Reed was mentioned.
"Who?" Ware said. "If somebody asks me something about the history of the NFL, I'm still learning."
Actually, Reed is an NBA Hall of Famer best remembered for gutting it out with a torn thigh muscle in Game 7 of the 1970 Finals. Ware promised to Google Reed and get back to us on the subject.