Football players (and coaches and front-office people) say the darndest things
Training camps are open! It's time for rookies to report, for butts to get patted, for (video) games to be played, for chicken to be consumed (in Charlotte, not in Ann Arbor), and for all hell to break loose in Dallas.
There is no theme or trend in the quotes this month, so here is a picture of Graham Gano, who kicks balls really far even when he's not on the clock.
This month: salty quarterbacks, salty coaches, salty pass-rushers, and some sweet rookie dance moves.
Most NFL conversation in April focused around the draft, but there was still time for the Dalai Lama, varmint tracking, sneakers, inappropriate funeral proceedings, and making fun of nerds.
This month: surprising combine performances, good and bad; bizarre questions from prospect interviews; and reaction to some of the biggest moves in free agency.
It's combine time, which means NFL discussion is focused on the usual matters: cryptocurrency, Flat Earth conspiracies, fake IDs, and malt liquor.
The Super Bowl, of course, dominated conversation this week, but people were also talking baseball, engagements, and asparagus.
It's Super Bowl media week, which means once again, reporters are trying to get meaningful answers out of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick -- and failing.
Yes, the Senior Bowl is going on, and yes, the XFL is coming back. But mostly everyone is just talking the Patriots, the Eagles, and the Super Bowl.
This week: celebration, prognostication, education, penetration, animation, and an unusually high amount of profanity. Oh, and of course: Skol!