Bill Bavasi Signs Edgerrin James
SEATTLE – In what was later described as a tragic end to a foolish bet, Edgerrin James is now a Seattle Seahawk. The deal was the brainchild of the Hawks “GM for a Day” Bill Bavasi, who won the temporary honor in a wager with regular Seattle GM Tim Ruskell. “I bet him that he couldn’t fit his head through the bars on my staircase,” recalled a regretful Ruskell, “Those things are only like 3 inches apart. I still can’t believe he managed to do it.” But do it he did, and now the Seahawks have a new man in the backfield. “I’m thrilled to add Edgerrin James to this team,” said Bavasi, “Edge has been great with other teams, so it only stand to reason he’ll be great with ours!” Bavasi later lamented the fact that he only had one day in office, stating that he was also interested in signing LB Derrick Brooks, WR Marvin Harrison, and former CB Terrell Buckley. In the end, all Ruskell could do was apologize to fans; “We’re just going to have to move on, what’s done is done. I’m sorry I made the bet, it was obviously a stupid thing to do; although, if I’d won Bill Bavasi would be dead and everything would still be alright."