Star Athletes Need to Be More Like Johnny Depp

Joe WillettSenior Writer IJune 5, 2008

I was watching a re-run of the MTV Movie Awards this morning (don't judge me, there is nothing on daytime TV) and besides Adam Sandler's hilarious self-loving song, I also noticed Johnny Depp receive two awards.

Now I am not going to sit here and tell you how dreamy he is because honestly, I don't get it, but for some reason, the ladies love him.

During both of his speeches, he didn't get out more than three words at a time because the screams from the ladies were relentless.

Now as I was initially watched this with his dumb, cocky smile (shown above), I thought, "What a cocky, lucky, son of a ( expletive)."

But as he recieved his second award, I realized something as the ladies cheered him yet again.

Certain star athletes can take a page out of his book.  Just let the fans cheer, say a few words here and there, and don't say anything too stupid.

Hell, if Johnny Depp can do it, it can't be THAT hard.  The first athlete I would like to do this is Chad Johnson.

The guy is so talented, he can just let his play speak for itself.  I'm not saying don't dance, because 99% of people love it, and that would make the cheers even louder.

He spent the entire off-season demanding a trade, before he finally said that he would be in Cincy by the end of the month.

Now, if he had just said very few words while everybody adored him, he would be coming into camp ready to play without any ill will from the coaches or players.

Next player, Jason Taylor.

He's been kind of demanding a trade without demanding a trade and saying he will settle for Miami and really just pissing off new Miami management.

But he was the most beloved player in Miami before this whole debacle, and if he had just done his dancing, apologized for not being in camp early, and gone back into his role as a clubhouse leader, everything would be fine.

And to those who don't think that they can be quiet without hundreds of fans yelling constantly, just hire a hundred people to sit in the back of the press conference room that will start to cheer if they sense you saying something stupid.

Say you want to demand a trade, but you really don't have that much leverage, they start to yell as soon as you start to bad mouth the management.

Anyway you spin it, these guys need to "Just Shut Up."

I'm Joe W.