Saturday, December 6, 2008

I am Plaxico. Plaxico is me.

This is awesome:

According to new details emerging about the accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound for New York Giant wide receiver schmuck-extraordinaire, Plaxico Burress---

The trainer told him (Antonio Pierce) to take Burress to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, about 20 blocks away.

The SUV sped to the hospital, arriving at 2:04 a.m. and Burress was registered under the alias Harris Smith. It’s not known why that alias was chosen.

Harris Smith??? That's me! That's my name---Kraig Harris Smith! I even went by "Harris Smith" for a few months my sophomore year in college in an ill-advised attempt to reinvent myself as someone not named Kraig Smith. Don't ask.

Update #1: The NFL has already moved to ban the sale of Harris Smith jerseys.

Update #2: Apparently my own alias is not considered as "tough-sounding" as Michael Vick's "Ron Mexico."


Anonymous Susan said...

Odd, isn’t it, seeing your name in print like that? Think how your sister feels having the now, infamous name Susan Smith. At least your reference is one that most people won’t connect… I wouldn’t have known that had you not written about it. But Susan Smith? A person who became famous for first claiming her two boys were kidnapped when in reality she buckled them in her car and pushed the car in to the lake for them to drown? Try living with a name like that. Especially try traveling for work to South Carolina when she was still in the news on a regular basis and having to use a credit card with my name. You’d be surprised that people actually mention the coincidence to me… as if I didn’t already know I have the same name as her. There’s even a Wikipedia entry with my name detailing her story. Yeah… I’m glad you’re excited. Me… I would have been happy to only have to deal with the many other people with the same name and not one who made it infamous by being a child killer.

December 6, 2008 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Kraig Smith said...

Wow, check out my big sis with the long, bitter rant. We ARE related!

December 10, 2008 at 8:56 PM  
Blogger lmha said...

You went by HARRIS? During sophomore year? OMG...

December 11, 2008 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Kraig Smith said...

How could you not remember that?!? You thought I was losing my mind.

December 11, 2008 at 1:47 PM  

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