Herschel Walker is fighting on this weekend’s Strikeforce card, but you wouldn’t know it from the amount of media attention his return is being given. This is somewhat surprising, considering the hoopla surrounding his MMA debut. But I guess when the promotion is basically offering up the same thing as before – Walker vs some can – it’s hard for anyone to get hyped. Especially when Herschel is talking about much more interesting future possibilities:
“I’ve told everyone that at 50 I might try football again to show people I can do that,” Walker said on Monday during a conference call to promote his upcoming fight. “I want to be the George Foreman of football, come back and do that one more time.”
Walker, a former Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Bowl running back, has two destinations he says he would consider for a possible NFL comeback.
“The two teams I would come back to play for are Minnesota or Atlanta,” Walker said. “It would probably be Atlanta because that’s home for me.
“I’m a Georgia boy. That’s just home.”
Even more exciting: I doubt the NFL would follow Strikeforce’s lead and only pit Walker against a group of handpicked suckers from outside the league.