Which came first ... The Kardashian Break up or the Bush break out? It's almost impossible to say. But like any good fantasy owner would do, I'm dead set on uncovering the truth.
Reggie Bush, a bit like his ex girl Kim, gets a lot of media coverage for not really having done much to entertain the world since the early days. Kardashian has a sex tape, Bush had a Heisman (note tense). And for a while things were going pretty well. Bush got drafted and got to be a supernumerary on a Super Bowl-winning football team. Kim continued to get whatever exposure her oddly shaped glutes would allow her.
But at some point we realized that Bush's Magazine Cover to Touchdown ratio* was completely out of whack and so they split. Bush may have thought he was freeing himself up to focus on his stats. but in reality, he could never get Kardashian out of his head.
Bush was obviously heartbroken. Who wouldn't be? His 2010 season reflected his pain and he finished with fewer fantasy points than Chester Taylor. Reggie hoped to find new life in Miami but a combination of his lack of talent and heart, and the addition of an average rookie to compete with him made him pretty much useless. I know because I drafted him and even started him a few times.
But then on Oct. 30 Bush recorded his first 100 yard game of the season, and as far as I can tell, his professional life.
The very next day Kim ends her marriage. A union that could not outlast the NBA lockout. Why?
Obviously the sight of Reggie Bush running unimpeded for the first time since he was returning punts as a rookie made her remember why she fell in love with him in the first place: The NFL is just more popular than the NBA. Even in LA.
Reggie Bush owners can only hope that Bush remains inspired by his chance to rekindle his affair with Kardashian and continues to post above average, if not earth-shattering statistics. I bet if he finds the end zone this weekend Kim might give him a second chance. I know I would.
*Tom Brady's MCTD ratio is still fairly heavily weighted toward touchdowns, but let's face it, wearing man uggs around town isn't helping his tough guy image.