Sure wish I could have thought of this one. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk stirred it up this morning when readers awoke to news that Jason Taylor would announce his retirement on tonights episode of “Dancing With the Stars“. To pursue dancing as a proffession no less.
The Palm Beach Post is reporting that the news sent media guys into a frenzy this morning while bunched together in Palm Beach for the owners meeting. Apparently none of them know how to check the calendar. Yes, it is April Fools.
Another web site, the Viking Update, ran with it stating that this retirement would surely mean that the Miami Dolphins would be drafting Virginia DE Chris Long. Apparently they fell for it hook line and sinker. But they were not the only ones.
Accross message boards and fan forums threads declaring the report were met with “please tell me this is a joke!” responses. PFT has since run a retraction to the story declaring it an April Fools prank. Hats off to the PFT team for coming up with a solid joke to start off the month…too bad they had to actually retract it, although in a way, it makes it that much funnier.