Howie Long: I'm A Ford Guy

Danny CarberryContributor IDecember 14, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - FEBRUARY 06:  FOX sportscasters Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson speak in the FOX Braodcast booth during the XXXIX Superbowl pregame show at Alltel Stadium on February 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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The popular former NFL superstar Howie Long told some industry folks at a swank Washington, DC party this past weekend that he has "Never stepped foot into a Chevy truck, nor will I ever." The Chevy pitchman who can be seen in a variety of commercials apparently appears to be more of a Ford Guy. Howie, who is also a host of the NFL on Fox spoke with some folks at the party and got into the detail on why he is a Ford guy.

"I like the Ford products and enjoy the new F150. Those Chevy's drive stiff and the only thing that I like stiff, is my Cosmo. My late father enlisted in the Army in June 1940 at the age of 15. He served as a medic with the 75th Medical Battalion entrained with the Fifth Armored Division throughout World War II; started his own business and raised seven children in a back of a Ford Truck."

The Hall of Famer Howie Long signed a three year deal with General Motors and Chevrolet. In the meantime he will continue be the spokesperson for Chevy Trucks and Chevrolet.

During the party, former NFL lineman Harry Mislap approached Long in a drunken stupor and went on a truck bender and eventually had to be escorted out of the party. Mislap seemed to be enamored when he approached Long stating:

"Howie, As one defensive lineman to another, Please listen to me. I have a great idea for Chevy trucks. We need a truck for big guys. At 6′-4″ I’m on the small side of big guys, but I can’t sit with my knees 6″ above my hips. I can’t wear my Raider hat. My line of sight is 2″ below the sun visor. We need a taller/longer truck cab. More head room, & more leg room. I’d like to look out of the middle of the windshield, not the top 2″. I don’t need a crew cab or a extended cab, but I would like some storage space behind my seat. I don’t need a back door to access this space, just flop forward seats. A 12″ space would be enough for my gym bag, fishing/hunting stuff, or my wife’s grocery bags."

Long did not quote on this encounter and continued to mingle with the affluent party goers as he sipped Original Coors from a frosty mug.