I saw this book, LT & Me: What Raising a Champion Taught Me about Life, Faith, and Listening to Your Dreams, sitting in the book store yesterday. It’s written by Loreane Tomlinson, mother of San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson. The book insinuates that LaDainian Tomlinson is a champion.
The thing is, he’s not.
He’s never won a Super Bowl. In fact, he’s never even played in a Super Bowl. I’m sure he’s watched one, but who hasn’t?
If he’s never won a Super Bowl, why is his mother identifying herself as the mother of a champion?
In case you’re wondering, LaDainian Tomlinson didn’t win a championship in college either. He played college ball at Texas Christian. They’ve never won the national championship.
Maybe he won a championship in high school. If that’s the case, why isn’t he wearing his high school jersey instead of his San Diego Chargers jersey?
I’m not trying to knock LaDainian Tomlinson. I think he’s a fine NFL running back – as long as he’s playing in the regular reason. In the postseason, he tends to disappear, unless the TV camera pans the bench.
He’s just not a champion. I don’t see how his mother can write a book where she claims that she raised a champion.