We’re trying to scale back some of the Seinfeld references because, after all, the show has been off the air for nearly a dozen years and the early seasons are starting to look like they were made in the ’70s or something.
So we won’t mention any possible comparisons between an offseason race that was supposed to go down between Titans running back Chris Johnson and Dolphins receiver Ted Ginn, even though there might be a couple of episodes that might contain some similarities to this specific situation.
Johnson claims that talk of a race against Ginn started while Johnson was attending during the offseason a party with other NFL players, including Ginn and Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter.
“Him and Joey were talking about how he could beat me,” Johnson said Wednesday. “When it came down to it, he was a no-show. . . . We were going to race down Ocean Drive. I walked down to the street, and he never showed up.”
Asked whether he’s faster than Ginn, Johnson said it’s “not even a legitimate question.”
Johnson also boasted that he would beat Usain Bolt “in the 50.”
We’ve got a feeling that Bolt wouldn’t be a no-show for that one. And Ginn might be willing to fire the starter’s pistol, which would be acceptable. As long as he doesn’t drop it.