Former Giants teammates, Phil Simms and Lawrence Taylor, could not possibly be any more different from each other. Which makes their friendship and genuine fondness for one another all the more entertaining.
Simms probably has hundreds of LT stories, but his favorite goes a little something like this.
It's 5:15 a.m. and Taylor decides he wants to go golfing. So naturally, he calls up the Simms household, chats up the missus for a moment, and then gets on the line with a very grumpy quarterback to see what can be done about getting him a tee time.
Taylor: MAN! What is it with you white people? You're always sleeping!
Simms hops out of bed to start making calls and LT hops in his car and eventually heads over to his house. Mrs. Simms is eager to make Taylor breakfast when he arrives around 7 a.m., decked out in black leather pants.
Taylor: You got a golf shirt that goes with these?
Simms: (Mentally slaps himself in the forehead, finds LT a golf shirt)
Taylor: (Starts swinging around Simms' clubs) Yeah…these will work. You got me set up with a tee time, right?
Not only did Simms get Taylor a tee time at his golf club, he even talked the manager out of enforcing the dress code, which presumably precluded leather pants. LT had a great day on the course and Simms never saw his shirt or bag of clubs again.
You can watch Simms tell the whole story by clicking here. It's the most likable this dude has ever been.