Minnesota Vikings' Ray Edwards turns ...

Minnesota Vikings' Ray Edwards turns to boxing to protect himself f...

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 21, 2010, titled Minnesota Vikings' Ray Edwards turns to boxing to protect himself f.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Show him the overhand right, Ray. Ray Edwards bounces around an octagon cage, his left jab lightly pounding the gloves of trainer Jeff Warren until the real thunder comes from across Edwards' lengthy chin hair.

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A different view

Odessa, TX

#1 Sep 21, 2010
And we thought Morneau had long term effects from a concussion?
fake

Des Moines, IA

#2 Sep 21, 2010
ray edwards has made millions of dollars, he doesnt need to protect himself financially, unless he spends money like water. he is already set for life if he used it wisely.
What The F

Big Lake, MN

#3 Sep 21, 2010
you don't just become a professional boxer in 18 to 24 months .... especially if you've never even boxed before .... he will get his rear handed to him .... and that tackle of Brees behind the line of scrimmage was a run by Brees , therefore it is not a sack .... don't the Viking coaches have other things to worry about other than sending film to the league begging for a lame sack
Seriously

Las Vegas, NV

#4 Sep 21, 2010
What The F wrote:
you don't just become a professional boxer in 18 to 24 months .... especially if you've never even boxed before .... he will get his rear handed to him .... and that tackle of Brees behind the line of scrimmage was a run by Brees , therefore it is not a sack .... don't the Viking coaches have other things to worry about other than sending film to the league begging for a lame sack
That's 18 - 24 months from NOW. How long has he already been training before now?

Besides, how many elite heavywights can you count right now? Boxing is dead.
What The F

Big Lake, MN

#5 Sep 21, 2010
I would have to contact my nephew on the length of his training .... he came into the gym my nephew trains / boxes out of and had never boxed before in his life .... it was after last season was over sometime because he told the guys at the boxing facility(different one from which he is now at)that he wouldn't sign his contract until near the final day(which he did)he had to sign it .... Again , having NEVER EVER having boxed before he will get his rear handed to him .... it won't even have to be an elite heavyweight .... besides either of the Klitschko's would destroy him if he wanted to step into the ring with an elite heavyweight ....Edwards would be dead or close to it.... seems you don't know much about boxing neither .... and to really fill you in on how difficult it would be to walk in off the street and be a competitive fighter I have an example ....Boogy was sparring with a guy from their gym down in Eagan at Boogy's gym and the guy weighs about 165 lbs .... Boogy is close to Edwards size and weight .... he caught Boogy with a few shots and the Boogymen graciously called it a day .... and Boogy actually boxes
Bobby Riggs

Lakeville, MN

#6 Sep 21, 2010
Maybe he can fight Andy Kaufmann or myself. I am 6' 205 with 85 street fights under my belt! 85-0. I am 20 years older, but, if I am guaranteed $100,000 and $500,000 for a win, call me. "The Irish Stallion" You may see how over-rated coddled pro football players are!

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Sep 22, 2010
Ray does not have worry about suffering further brain damage, the damage has already been done
MMA fighter

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Sep 22, 2010
Bobby Riggs wrote:
Maybe he can fight Andy Kaufmann or myself. I am 6' 205 with 85 street fights under my belt! 85-0. I am 20 years older, but, if I am guaranteed $100,000 and $500,000 for a win, call me. "The Irish Stallion" You may see how over-rated coddled pro football players are!
-----Dude stop dreaming 85-0, I don't believe you can bust a grape in a fruit fight
Bobby Riggs

Lakeville, MN

#9 Sep 22, 2010
MMA fighter wrote:
<quoted text>-----Dude stop dreaming 85-0, I don't believe you can bust a grape in a fruit fight
Pretty impressive, 85-0. You can't believe it, that doesn't surprise me. In your world, MMA stands for My Mommas Arse.
ty b

Circle Pines, MN

#10 Sep 22, 2010
he is a good guy vikings got to keep him
rockies2

Boerne, TX

#11 Sep 22, 2010
Stick with football! Keep getting those sacks, and the money will come
dieter

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 22, 2010
Bobby Riggs wrote:
Maybe he can fight Andy Kaufmann or myself. I am 6' 205 with 85 street fights under my belt! 85-0. I am 20 years older, but, if I am guaranteed $100,000 and $500,000 for a win, call me. "The Irish Stallion" You may see how over-rated coddled pro football players are!
It is better when you are humble about your accomplishments, if they are true at all. Now, go back to clean the bathrooms at the Dome, you know... in case THEY don't call you.
MN Guy

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Sep 22, 2010
fake wrote:
ray edwards has made millions of dollars, he doesnt need to protect himself financially, unless he spends money like water. he is already set for life if he used it wisely.
What's wrong with planning for the future? Sounds smart to me. There are all sorts of stories about former pro athletes that are broke. Even if Ray doesn't make money boxing, it shows that he understands you can't play football forever.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Sep 22, 2010
MN Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
What's wrong with planning for the future? Sounds smart to me. There are all sorts of stories about former pro athletes that are broke. Even if Ray doesn't make money boxing, it shows that he understands you can't play football forever.
maybe he could go back to school, and be a lawyer or doctor, im sure he graduated at the top of his class
Warren Sapp

Brooksville, FL

#16 Sep 22, 2010
There's no way Ray Edwards will ever be able to fart as loud as I can.
Skeptical

Homer, NE

#17 Sep 23, 2010
Call me a skeptic, but I doubt that they're trying that hard to find sparring partners for big Ray. We have a couple of pretty good professional heavyweights in MN with Joey Abell in Champlin and Raphael Butler down in Rochester, either of whom could probably blow big Ray up effortlessly. Or maybe someone less skilled like Boris Shishporenak, he's from Blaine.
Ray Fan

Rochester, MN

#18 Sep 29, 2010
This guy is bright and well-spoken, independent of being an outstanding athlete with a killer work ethic ... many have gone thru law school with (far) fewer credentials. MN Guy is on the $$, Oxboro.

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