Sport

(Denver) Broncos could be next stop for SBW

Sonny Bill Williams
Sonny Bill Williams Hannah Johnston - Getty Images

I'VE never been much of a fan of Sonny Bill Williams. In fact I can't really stand any player who thinks their sport owes them a living. When Williams walked out on his Bulldogs contract, I felt very strongly he should be banned from the NRL for life. I haven't changed that view.

Having said that, I accept clubs are businesses and they will do what they think is best for their club, both on and off the field.

With that in mind I am still trying to figure out why the Roosters think signing sport's biggest gun-for-hire is a good thing. A close friend of mine Danny, who is married to a distraught Roosters fan, put it even better than I can on a Facebook post this week.

Enjoy. "Wow Roosters - now I've seen it all. Signing a player to a one-year contract who hasn't played league for five years, has just come out of shoulder surgery and is in the press conference with his arm in a sling. He can't participate in pre-season training because he has a boxing match scheduled and also a contract with rugby to fulfil (that and the fight should help his shoulder recover)."

The player states he doesn't even want to play NRL and prefers union but is honouring an agreement. He states he's only going to play one year and doesn't think he'll go well in the forwards as he hasn't played there for five years. The CEO thinks he is the highest paid player at the club but looks puzzled like he has no idea and states he "hasn't seen the whole salary package" then goes on to say "I'm not sure how much we have left in the cap".

I don't know about you but I was imagining Benny Hill music playing during that press conference.

I can only see one possible way the Roosters will be able to look back at the end of the 2013 season and be happy with this bizarre signing. Try this. Sonny's shoulder recovers and he somehow manages to avoid injury in his heavyweight boxing bout.

He then manages to summon up enough enthusiasm to turn up to training before surprising us even further by competing in the forward pack. Somehow the Roosters perform beyond all expectations and make the Grand Final. Sonny Bill plays his heart out, wins the Clive Churchill Medal and the Roosters win the grand final.

Sound good? Well it should because anything short of that is an abject failure. But even if this unlikely miracle does occur, Roosters fans should prepare themselves now for the inevitable.

The one-year-wonder will most likely grab his "Clive Churchill", run off the stage, get into a limo and nick off to his next one-year-deal playing NFL for the Denver Broncos.

Well why not? They have plenty of cash to waste.

Topics:  nfl, opinion, sonny bill williams, sydney roosters




Six injured in three car pile up

Paramedics on scene of peak-hour multi-vehicle prang

Man accused of indecently assaulting health worker

A view of the Ipswich Hospital from the corner of East and Court Street. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times

It's alleged the attacker threatened the woman with a knife

Woolworths latest: Uncertainty hangs over Ipswich site

NSW and Victoria to be hit by retrenchments

Latest deals and offers

Harry's MasterChef exit makes way for all-Noosa grand final

Harry Foster congratulates MasterChef finalists Elena Duggan and Matt Sinclair after a closely-fought semi-final.

YOUNG Rocky-born cook now working in his dream job in Tasmania.

Kim Kardashian West bemused by selfie 'drama'

Kim didn't expect her naked selfie to cause the stir it did

Alicia Vikander hasn't been home since Oscars

Alicia Vikander "hasn't been home" for nearly nine months.

Tom Hiddleston not worried about relationship attention

Attention doesn't bother 'authentic' Hiddleston

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field to expand family?

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field want more children.

Licking incident bars Ariana from performing at White House

Ariana Grande has been blocked from performing at the White House

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles