Before closing twitter yesterday, I saw Marcus McNeill (who I still follow for some reason) tweet something out.
Wow— Marcus McNeill (@MarcusMcNeill73) March 28, 2013
Professional athletes tweet out "Wow" without explanation all the time. I usually take it as them commenting on a girl or sending a message to somebody. I closed Twitter and went about my day. Here's what I came back to:
The #Chargersare moving along without me.. what gives??— Marcus McNeill (@MarcusMcNeill73) March 28, 2013
Dont call it a comeback #staytune— Marcus McNeill (@MarcusMcNeill73) March 28, 2013
Marcus then proceeded to retweet a large number of fans that were begging him to return to the San Diego Chargers or congratulating him on already returning. This morning, Marcus continued with the teasing:
Oh my goodness! Marcus McNeill is returning! Let's all freak out!
The ex-Chargers left tackle created his own social-media stir this week, suggesting he will attempt a career comeback. The two-time Pro Bowler retired after the 2011 season amid recurring spinal issues.
Alvin Keels, his agent, settled the confusion via text Friday morning.
He was asked if McNeill is planning a return to the game.
"No, he's not," Keels said.
First of all, a quick congratulations to Michael Gehlken, who is absolutely killing it as Baby Fox.
Second, damn you for teasing us Marcus!
Third, I guess it wasn't much of a tease. His neck/spine is in tatters and he hasn't played football in years. It's not like signing Marcus McNeill would be a replacement or an upgrade of Jared Gaither.
We can all go back to living our boring lives now.