"His was a modest marriage proposal," SI recently reported of Jets receiver Wayne Chrebet, who one night in September lit a candle, took a knee, cleared his throat, gazed into the eyes of girlfriend Amy Wick and said the words she longed to hear: "So, do you have my back?"
Uncertain whether Chrebet was asking her to marry him or to frag Charlie for him the next time they're in Nam, Wick nevertheless said yes, suggesting that love not only is blind, but also has selective hearing. Makes you wonder, doesn't it, how other smooth-talking sports figures pop the question.
"You're the one I want to spend the rest of my week with."
" Herschel Walker loves you more than Herschel Walker can say...."
"May I have this lap dance for the rest of my life?"
"You make me dizzier man Jennifer Tilly huffing paint fumes in a centrifuge, babe. I need you like Jim Leyland needs a Nicoderm unitard, O.K.? Folks, my heart is beating faster than Buddy Rich backing up the Chipmunks. I'm shakin' like Katharine Hepburn playing maracas in the Kobe earthquake...."
"Let's have children right away; I'm famished."
"I've only felt this way 20,000 other times."
"My client has asked me to ask you to many him. You have until November 15 to counteroffer, after which we will open negotiations to any and all other interested parties...."
—Attorney for Alex Rodriguez
"Shall we conjoin in connubial congress?"