Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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It must be really, really tough to be a retired athlete. I mean, one day you’re on top of the world, making millions of dollars, with tens of thousands of fans cheering for you. Your off days are spent watching tape of sports; your nights are spent partying around town and living the life.  And on weekends, or in the offseason? Party boat time.  But once those days are over, it’s gotta be tough to fill your time. That’s why Fred Smoot has apparently decided to take up professional tailgating with Redskins fans.  Smoot, who recently held an “ask me anything” Q&A session on Reddit that included plenty of Love Boat references, is now openly asking for invitations to fan tailgates around Redskins games this season. This can only end poorly. Let’s be honest – if not for the Love Boat scandal, Smoot’s career would’ve been pretty nondescript. Nine seasons, 385 tackles, 21 INTs. Not terrible, but certainly not headed for Canton anytime soon either.  Unless there’s a damned big lake out there somewhere.  So maybe professional tailgater Fred Smoot can extend his 15 minutes for a few more seasons.  Maybe he’ll play some parking lot pickup football, drink some beers, [...]
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