I was walking to work this morning, and parked right there, on Madison Avenue, was a bright orange Lamborghini.Â
Three thoughts immediately flooded my mind.
1. Who owns that sort of car?
2.Â WhoÂ parksÂ it on the street?
3. Why bright orange?
Well, I got two quick answers from the Arizona Republic.
A white Lamborghini sits outside the Cardinals’ hotel. It’s a symbol of freedom, wealth and power. It is a statement from Edgerrin James, who is not coming back to Arizona for the final year on his contract.
But he’s sure going out in style.
“My first time seeing it was the day we got here,” James said. “I kind of learned how to drive it and everything on the fly.”
The arrival of this vehicle says something. It was purchased in Miami last week, reportedly paid for in cash, and shipped to Tampa for this grand occasion. It was a present from James to himself on finally reaching the NFL’s biggest stage.
The timing is obnoxious and spectacular.
This vehicle is his Super BowlÂ trophy. It is on display for the world to see, and the message is simple: Now that James has arrived back home, with that car and these Cardinals, no one can say his time in Arizona was a failure. No one can throw dirt on him now.
Â The orange thing is still a mystery though.