Eddie George Staying Active

Eddie George still hasn’t officially announced his retirement, although he’s been pursuing other activities since he last played. Besides his restaurant and landscape business, Eddie’s been doing TV work, most recently as an analyst for the Ohio State/Florida national championship game.
George has also become involved in politics, as a protege of Nashville Vice-Mayor and mayoral candidate Howard Gentry. Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed George to Get Fit Tennessee, a new statewide campaign to increase awareness of health and fitness.
Monday night he took to the stage in a theater production of God’s Trombones. And he wore a robe, not a dress.
Eddie’s not the first Titan, nor the second, to try his hand as a thespian. Tight end Erron Kinney was cast to wear a dress and play “Mother Ginger” in the ballet The Nutcracker. When Erron had to withdraw due to injury, his backup, Ben Troupe, filled in for him.
Troupe took a lot of good-natured ribbing from his teammates over that one.
I’m not a theater, opera, art museum, or other type of patron of the so-called fine arts. I like Eddie, but had no desire to see him on stage. If Eddie worked hard at this, like he does everything else, I have no doubt he did very well.
And for the record, I didn’t go see Troupe in drag in The Nutcracker either. But some film of it was on the Titans’ TV show, Titans All-Access, last year. Pretty funny stuff.
God’s Trombones was performed as a charity benefiting a youth performing arts school, and as the culmination of local events commemorating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

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