Thomas Jones Can’t Get Enough “Golden Girls”

Pro athletes have some unusual habits - and sometimes they don’t even involve drugs or hookers. Take New York Jets RB Thomas Jones, for example. Lost in all the hubbub about Brett Favre was the fact that Jones had a breakthrough season for the Jets, leading the AFC with 1,312 yards rushing. So what’s his secret weapon? How about four feisty blue hairs named Blanche, Rose, Sophia and Dorothy.

Golden Girls and Thomas Jones

As Jones explained to NEWSDAY, his favorite way to unwind is to sit on the couch and watch the ‘Golden Girls’ marathon. Yes, that “Golden Girls”: the mind-numbingly insipid 80s sitcom starring Betty White as a simpleton, Bea Arthur presaging Felicity Huffman’s turn as a transsexual in “Transamerica” and Rue McClanahan as a whore. Personally, I prefer reruns of “Wings” but that’s just me. But for Jones, the show reminds him of simpler times:

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