Good thing Thomas is All-Pro linebacker


In a taped segment with HBO down in Davie last week, Zach Thomas, the Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl linebacker, hit a rough patch during the question and answer period.

The Associated Press
Published: Monday, September 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 1, 2003 at 12:17 a.m.
Zach Thomas spent four years at Texas Tech University. In the autumn, he would tackle quarterbacks and running backs. In the winter and spring, he would tackle the books.
Or so we thought.
In a taped segment with HBO down in Davie last week, Thomas, the Miami Dolphins Pro Bowl linebacker, hit a rough patch during the question and answer period.
Among the comical highlights was the straightforward: "What does D.C. stand for in Washington, D.C.?"
Thomas, at first, drew a blank. Then, after a pause, he replied: "District County."
The reporter then asked him: "Which weighs more: A pound of hair or a pound of pasta?" He answered "pasta."
Finally, when asked if he knew the name of the character who lives in a trash can on "Sesame Street" - Oscar the Grouch - he passed.
Perhaps he should get a mulligan on the Sesame Street issue since he doesn't have kids. But otherwise, he was laughably embarrassed with the entire process.
"Man," he said, "people are going to think I'm an idiot."
As long as he leads the Dolphins in tackles, like he did last year, here's thinking most Miami fans won't care.

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