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Anthony Adams announces retirement in entertaining fashion

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Defensive tackle Anthony Adams was never a Pro Bowler, but his retirement announcement is still one of the more memorable ones we’ve come across.

Adams, who played nine years in the NFL after the 49ers made him a second-round pick in 2003, made a YouTube video to officially announce the end of his NFL career. It’s well-produced with tongue firmly in cheek as Adams tries to interest several media outlets in covering his big announcement. After that fails, he winds up at a mostly empty White Castle where disinterested customers are treated to a faux-press conference.

In between, Adams sings a little Justin Timberlake and puts together a performance that might speak to a future in show business. His football future was pretty much decided for him when he sat out the 2012 season after the Bears didn’t bring him back after the 2011 season.

The video runs four-and-a-half minutes, which is probably four minutes and 29 seconds more than you’ve spent thinking about Adams this offseason. It’s funny enough to be worth the time, however, and we wish Adams plenty of success in his next endeavors.

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22 Responses to “Anthony Adams announces retirement in entertaining fashion”
  1. tennis22drew says: Mar 24, 2013 9:55 AM

    Good luck AA- my wife and I used to laugh at the videos you made for the 49ers website with Mike Adams

  2. kegowhisky says: Mar 24, 2013 10:00 AM

    That was awesome. Someone ought to hire that guy!

  3. qbofthenever says: Mar 24, 2013 10:01 AM

    All his videos are pretty damn entertaining…and he was nice player for the Bears for a couple years. Seems like a great guy.

  4. louiespoon says: Mar 24, 2013 10:01 AM

    Somebody get this guy in the broadcast booth….

  5. bearfan3454 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:06 AM

    Double A I see Hollywood in your future. Thanks for the free entertinment. Also, a great Bear, did your job and had fun.

  6. beauregard says: Mar 24, 2013 10:07 AM

    Entertaining video. Good luck to him.

  7. jeffsnow7 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:13 AM

    Entertaining…. That was a great video

  8. higgy5353 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:13 AM

    Great guy and great video.

  9. uwsptke says: Mar 24, 2013 10:14 AM

    I wish more guys did stuff like this. I love how he was filling out an application at the end.

  10. earpaniac says: Mar 24, 2013 10:16 AM

    Thanks for the memories Spice!! Bear fans will long remember you. And btw, check out some of the other videos he’s made. The Free Agent ones are hilarious.

  11. voiceofsweetness says: Mar 24, 2013 10:16 AM

    Good Luck AA. always were a class act.

  12. pinion8ted says: Mar 24, 2013 10:17 AM

    Watched it, Anthony. Too funny!

    Good luck in your retirement.

  13. elmaxoh says: Mar 24, 2013 10:37 AM

    ESPN need to hire this guy he’s funny as hell !

  14. monstersofthemidway545051 says: Mar 24, 2013 10:54 AM

    Got to love AA. If you liked this video you need to check out his free agent ones from last year. A player favorite and fan favorite while on Da Bears. Best of luck with post NFL life.

  15. andrewfbrowne says: Mar 24, 2013 11:03 AM

    Whit cassel that was hilarious.

  16. barometerrrrising says: Mar 24, 2013 11:18 AM

    That was great, the last 5 seconds are priceless. Best of luck to you, AA. Keep the sense of humor and you will go far.

  17. floriostoupee says: Mar 24, 2013 11:26 AM

    excellent. who wouldn’t love seeing this guy on sundays from the booth?

  18. jmorand47 says: Mar 24, 2013 12:09 PM

    Absolutely a classic!! AA, that was awesome!! Best of luck in your future endeavors.

  19. icardfan says: Mar 24, 2013 12:12 PM

    Love it. Enjoy your retirement Spice! Whit Cassell should throw him a huge retirement party. You can’t buy pub like that? You listening White Castle?!?

  20. longsufferingbillsfan says: Mar 24, 2013 1:13 PM

    That was hilarious. Hope he got the job at White Castle.

  21. doe22us says: Mar 24, 2013 3:01 PM

    Sweet and nice.

  22. larryboodry says: Mar 24, 2013 7:49 PM

    Awesome…I just checked out his YouTube page…Dude is hilarious…He was also entertaining and knowledgeable when appearing on CSN Chicago’s Bears postgame show.

    Someone at FOX or CBS needs to hire Anthony Adams.

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