Come the end of summer, all eyes in America start to focus on the upcoming NFL season, or at least that is what the major networks are hoping. Long Island City is no exception, as the multi-region makeup of the neighborhood is exhibited by all the different jerseys sported here on Sundays in the Fall. Anyone who has lived in a tower for a few years, has heard the roar of another apartment in the middle of the afternoon (or evening), indicating a touchdown, interception, or big stop has occurred. So we thought it was a good time to check in with former NFL running back and fellow LIC resident, Tony Richardson, to get his perspective on the game and the upcoming season.
Tony spent a whopping 16 years in the league. As a fullback, he punched holes for the likes of Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Larry Johnson, Priest Holmes, and Marcus Allen. In addition, he played for Auburn during their undefeated season in 1993. Nowadays, the four-time Pro-Bowler calls Long Island City home. When I first met Tony earlier this year Continue reading