Bear in mind when everybody clutched their pearls after Ricky Williams mimed smoking a joint on the sidelines of a Miami Dolphins sport? It aged about in addition to the “a school scholarship is greater than sufficient compensation for pupil athletes” argument. Not solely would America be richer had it taken Errick Miron’s endorsement of weed severely in 2004, there could be loads much less non-violent offenders nonetheless in jail, and fewer professional athletes hooked on opioid painkillers.
We are able to debate the well being dangers of smoking weed all we wish, however the much less incentives for creating wealth off privatized prisons the higher. And it’s manner higher various to cope with the aches and pains of professional soccer, particularly concussions.
That additionally goes for pressured interactions with unlicensed drug sellers. I’m too outdated to be soliciting 20 luggage from white guys with dreads, or pretending to be mates with folks as a result of they know any person who is aware of any person who makes month-to-month journeys to Colorado.
Whereas clearly I’ve been working remotely from Florida for too lengthy (why weed isn’t authorized right here I don’t know), it’s clear that Miron was onto one thing.
Now, in the event you’re questioning “Who’s Errick Miron?” It’s Ricky Williams. He modified his title a yr and a half in the past to replicate his start title (Errick) and to create extra “intimacy and belief” along with his spouse, Linnea Miron, by adopting her final title.
Speaking on the ever-progressive Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz, Miron detailed why he opted to pivot from a moniker that he used throughout his rise to fame as a Heisman Trophy winner and NFL operating again to at least one that’s not a self-absorbed publicity stunt like Enes Freedom or Chad Ocho Cinco.
“I’ve discovered that that’s been actually highly effective in creating ease, intimacy and belief in my relationship,” Miron mentioned.
“I believe it’s cool. It’s someplace the place we will each win.”
Errick didn’t even tweet about it, or announce the change publicly. He solely acknowledged the title swap after an interviewer observed that his title on Zoom didn’t learn “Ricky Williams.” (Aspect observe: If an individual legally adjustments their title, don’t repeatedly discuss with them by their earlier title a number of instances all through a narrative. Sure, I believe Enes Freedom is a moronic moniker, too, but when his dumb ass needs to go by that title, it’s solely truthful to grant his want — and nobody mentioned you may’t name him Freedom facetiously.)
The plain tackle that is some kind of macho “I’d by no means undertake my spouse’s final title — and even hyphenate it” line of considering. Society dictates that wives take the husband’s final title for the sake of bloodlines or legacies or some shit as if the way forward for the crown relies on delivering a son. Forgive me if I’m not precisely offered on Gary Podlaski’s must protect his household lineage of top quality plumbing for low costs.
Miron additionally isn’t involved about his enterprise struggling as a result of he’s not Ricky Williams.
“To me, this makes the story of Ricky Williams extra fascinating,” he mentioned.
The opposite profit, other than the couple that Miron outlined, is now Linnea not needs to be often known as “Ricky Williams’ spouse” as is usually the case for spouses of high-profile folks. I’m not saying that she gained’t be known as Errick Miron’s spouse, I’m simply saying that when folks utter “Errick Miron” hopefully they’ll be reminded that Linnea is his spouse as a result of Miron is her final title.
Additionally throughout his chat with Le Batard and Stugotz, Errick mentioned he had been mulling this determination for some time.
“One thing I’ve been interested by and speaking about, and I lastly went by means of the steps. It was fast and simple, and it felt actually significant,” Miron mentioned.
(His inspiration got here after studying loads about his marriage by means of a relationship-astrology class with Linnea, and on the checklist of issues Errick Miron would do, a relationship-astrology class is correct under him providing astrology readings on his web site and proper above his natural wellness enterprise.)
I don’t suppose a husband taking his spouse’s final title will catch on in the identical trend as legalized marijuana, however who is aware of. He’s been forward of the curve earlier than.
And for these of you asking if I’d try this if/once I get married, I deserve every part — good and, most notably, unhealthy — that comes with my title.