"Smile" was a mysterious album produced and recorded by Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys long ago that never got distributed by Capitol Records. It allegedly was the Beach Boys' greatest musical achievement. For some reason it got hung up in contract disputes and red tape. Brian Wilson's declining health at the time did not help.
"Smile" was also once a great defensive end and speed rusher who played for Michigan and briefly for the Philadelphia Eagles. He got derailed by some weight issues and also extended rehab time away from the game due to microfracture surgery.
But unlike the Beach Boys', Brandon Graham's "Smile" is back in distribution.
Brandon Graham can smile again...drafted #1 by the Eagles in 2010 (10th overall) out of Michigan, 6-2, 265, it looked like his career was headed nowhere coming out of a disastrous year in 2011.
Graham came through with 2.5 sacks in Thursday night's 34-13 loss to ...