NFL Season is about to begin in August and Sundays will be heaven for us admirers of big and husky uniformed gladiators. Can someone start the often-neglected offensive/defensive linemen fantasy draft already? If there was such a thing, St. Louis Rams’ Richie Incognito will definitely be my number two pick for Center. Who’s my number 1 Center you eagerly ask? Oh, come on, it is no contest…
I tend to find connections in everything; I then tend to create meaning from such connections (yes, I subscribe to the school of Roland Barthes). It’s a “hobby” of mine that I tend to do a lot. Here’s a sampling of what happened in my bear-filled brain when I did my own research about these 5 football players…
I posted about Brett Romberg, but I did not know him; however, xibearix did and he led me to a full-blown photo that I once ripped apart from a dentist’s office.
Tommy then researched about my mistaken Texas Longhorns theory (about Brett Romberg’s university) which led him to another Brett: Brett Valdez. Both are just spectacularly beefy. Brett Romberg is now with the St. Louis Rams while Brett Valdez works for a company called RAM Financial Group.
Ram is a type of animal that gets hunted. Brett Valdez has a passion for hunting and fishing and is the Director of Community Development for TexasHuntFish.com
Brett Valdez graduated from the University of Texas, along with two other woofy football players: Kasey Studdard and Justin Blalock. Kasey and Justin were 2 of the 7 Texas Longhorns selected by pro-football teams from the 2007 NFL Draft.
Brett Valdez and Justin Blalock would hunt together.
While Kasey Studdard was inadvertently hunted by an amateur paparazzi with a drunken Vince Young:
Being involved in a highly-publicized sport, such as pro-football, these athletes will be scrutinized by the media and public. Brett Romberg, for example, has been compared to the late Chris Farley (and in a non-flattering way). Luckily for me, that message board compared another beefy bear, Orlando Pace (also with the Saint Louis Rams) to a babyface rapper/singer. I then researched more about Orlando Pace which led me to this set of awesome photos, specifically the first one… (I wonder why?) ^_^
Okay, so it’s actually NBA Playoffs Fever (prediction: Lakers vs. Pistons and Lakers in 6!*), but I still miss the football bears. Here’s the husky Richie Incognito of the St. Louis Rams. Unfortunately, he had a season-ending injury and hopefully he’ll be good to go by next season.
And here’s Mr. Incognito teasing me with his right and left armpit, then completing the one-two punch combo with a shot of his beefy belly. FATALITY! Incognito WINS!
[* Well, I love the Pistons, and they’ve been dominant this season; however, I’m such a diehard Kobe fan that my prediction is based purely on bias.]