- George Will
Question: Where can you go to get both shrimp and pancakes?
Question: What will Texas defensive back Michael Huff buy when he signs a multi-million dollar contract after being drafted into the NFL this Saturday?
There's no question that Michael Huff's plan on how to spend his signing bonus is a little unusual. But a man wants what he wants.
Michael Huff accompanied his friend and Texas teammate, Rod Wright, on a recent shopping spree. They ended up at the most predictable place two future NFL draft picks could ' a Hummer dealership.
Huff, however, declined to buy anything. With Saturday's draft nearing, he has his sights set on something even bigger for his first purchase as a professional football player.
"I have to buy an IHOP," he said.
Some soon-to-be millionaires might dream of buying a house. Huff, a safety who was last season's Thorpe Award winner as college football's top defensive back, dreams of buying a breakfast chain.
"I might even change it," he said, "to International Huff of Pancakes."
It's a safe bet that Huff soon will have enough money to do pretty much whatever he wants.
. . . Huff, a 6-foot-1, 205-pounder with speed and the versatility to play anywhere in the secondary, has been projected as a possible top-10 pick. Some mock drafts even have projected him to go before Young.
This is my favorite line:
"They have shrimp and pancakes," Huff said. "I think most people don't know that."