Posts Tagged ‘Women

30
Apr
09

For The Ladies: The NFL’s “Hottest” New Prospects

2009-draft-3001I love football. I have since I was 5 years old, but back then it wasn’t because I was fawning over 22 muscle bound men running around the football field (although I was told that I had a crush on Redskins Wide Receiver Gary Clark when I was just a youngin’, *smile*). But seriously, I truly do love the game and everything involved with it. The exciting bone crushing hits, the big plays, the fine details and intricacies of the game, the planning, free agency, the drafting of new players; everything. And there’s nothing like tailgating on game days will your fellow fans and then being a part of thousands of other screaming fans who have the same passion for something else as you do. However, the great thing about being a female and loving the game of football, is that the sport itself isn’t the only fun part. I know I’m not the only chick who has noticed that there some dudes who play the game that are incredibly handsome and so well put together, that you just want to thank their mamas for birthing them, lol. I know there are tons and tons of women don’t understand football and believe that its pointless, boring and stupid, BUT I bet they know who Tom Brady and Reggie Bush are……and I am willing to bet that gives them a little incentive to sit down with their significant other to watch just a few minutes of Sportscenter while they try to pretend that they want to “learn” a little bit more about the game, lol. The 2009 NFL Draft took place last weekend and with it infused a brand new crop of eye candy for us ladies who genuinely know and enjoy the game or the ones who now have a “new found interest” in the game, lol. Now, I realize that the older I get, the younger the new crops of NFL draftees get, but hey these guys are men now—they’re still beyond legal and I have every right to look. ;). I feel its my duty to make a note of some of the newest players that caught my eye who we’ll being seeing on Sundays and Mondays (can’t forget Thursdays and Saturdays) and maybe this will be a spring board for some women who are non-fans and even haters of the game to give it a chance. Maybe? So here we go, in alphabetical order….10 of the NFL’s newest crop of honies.

nfl_gu_crabtree2panel2_jp_5765Michael Crabtree (WR) Texas Tech -San Francisco 49ers10th overall pick

To be honest, its not even Mike’s looks that gets him on this list, but his confidence. Sure he has a nice kool-aid grin with pearly whites, a fresh look and a keen sense of style, but he really thinks he could sell fire to a person living in hell. Crabtree was arguably the most polished and complete of the wide receivers  in this year’s NFL draft, but was the second receiver selected behind Darrius Heyward-Bey out of Maryland. The 49ers were more than thrilled to have this playmaker fall right into their lap at the 10th pick. I’m sure we’ll see more of Michael’s smile right as he’s discussing some game winning touchdown reception on ESPN and the NFL Network.

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p-harvin52Percy Harvin (WR) Florida -Minnesota Vikings- 22nd overall pick

For all the gluteus-maximus admirers out there, you’ll love Percy Harvin. Oh yeah, he’s pretty good at football, too. Harvin can do it all. On the field, that is. Ladies, stay with me here. He can line up at receiver, return kicks and even shows up in the backfield occasionally. His speed and quickness are his greatest assets. Unfortunately, Harvin is coming into the league with a little bit of a black cloud hovering over him, as he reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine, underwent ankle surgery last fall and is said to have attitude problems. Sounds like the perfect guy for those of you that love “bad boys”. Hopefully he’ll stay out of trouble because he’s too cute to have his personality and behavior make him ugly.

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rashad-jennings23Rashad Jennings (RB) Liberty –Jacksonville Jaguars250th overall pick

I watch a lot of college football, but don’t see a lot of football games featuring Liberty, so I honestly never heard of Rashad Jennings until draft weekend. He has one more fan now though. *Smile* Rashad was drafted in the 7th round by the Jacksonville Jaguars, so chances are he may not even be a Jag by the time this season begins. However, this offseason, Jacksonville released long time veteran RB Fred Taylor, so they need more bodies to help Maurice Jones-Drew carry the load. At 6-1, 234, Jennings sure looks to have the body to withstand the punishment running backs take on usually. See for yourself.

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72577785LB014_Cal_USC_8_07_15_AMRey Maualuga (LB) Southern California– Cincinnati Bengals33rd overall pick

Mr. Maualuga might not be a fan of this comparison because he says he’s his own man, but whenever I see this guy, I think of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. The similarities are all there and apparent. Both Rey and Troy attended USC and are of Samoan descent. The feature that sets these two apart from the rest, is their long, wavy hair that every women either wants to touch or is jealous of, lol. Rey was selected in the second round by the Cincinnati Bengals and is expected to come in and make an immediate impact on the Bengals D. Not only does Rey resemble Troy in the looks department, but they both play with an enormous amount of energy and sacrifice their own bodies, just to destroy someone elses.

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MAYBIN 1004 JRHAaron Maybin (DE) Penn State – Buffalo Bills-11th overall pick

Speaking of bodies…. good Lord, have you seen this mans? Some might think I’m being partial by adding Aaron to this list because he played his high school football in the same county that I went to school in, but check out his photos to see that he does indeed belong. Folks question his ability to help the Bills defense right away due to his lack of college experience, but his speed and explosiveness at defensive end should prove to be a problem for opponents in 2009. I wish him well because he is a home boy—and because maybe if he gets more recognition, he’ll get asked to do a few magazine spreads, shirtless. 😉

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knowshon51Knowshon Moreno (RB) Georgia – Denver Broncos-12th overall pick

Knowshon is much better looking than his name sounds. He’s got the look of an up and coming entertainer, but is better known as a tough, hard working, elusive runner who was extremely productive as a Georgia Bulldog. He’ll be joining a crowded backfield in Denver, but has the upper hand on becoming the outright starter for the Broncos. Check out the guns in his combine work out pictures. Its already hard enough to breathe the thin air in the Mile High city; Knowshon may knock out a few more women once he walks past them.

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orakpo31Brian Orakpo (DE) Texas -Washington Redskins-13th overall pick

Ok, ok. So I’m a Redskins fan and this COULD be a homer pick. Or maybe it isn’t. Brian Orakpo is a monster and fills a much needed position on the Redskins defense. In his senior year at Texas, he won the Bronco Nagurski award which is given to the nation’s best defensive player; the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the top defensive end; and the Lombardi Award, given to the best lineman or linebacker. But is there an award for the nation’s best body? Maybe I should establish some type of award. I’d gladly spearhead the event and hand out awards. *Smile* And no—now that he’ll be living in the DMV area, I will not be stalking him

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sanchez22Mark Sanchez (QB) Southern California- New York Jets- 5th overall pick

Mark is the young, rich and classically handsome quarterback who you just know got all the girls in high school and most definitely gets all the women now. He’s got the smile, inviting disposition and the media loves him. As the 5th overall pick in the draft, he’ll be the face of the Jets and is expected to be the franchise QB. Even Redskins Owner Dan Snyder developed a man crush on him, lol. For the good of my team, I was totally against Mark coming to DC, but it wasn’t because I thought he was ugly or anything.

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kory-sperry1Kory Sperry (TE) Colorado State –Signed with San Diego If you haven’t been able to tell already, I’ve got a thing for nice smiles. That’s the reason Kory Sperry is on the list. He’s another guy I haven’t heard much of, and apparently I am not alone seeing that he went undrafted last weekend, lol. Kory had to overcome a season-ending ACL injury in 2007, but returned to the field in 2008. He did sign on with the San Diego Chargers after the draft was over, so only time will tell if he’ll be able to crack the 53 man roster with the Chargers.

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Michigan Football Media DayMorgan Trent (CB) Michigan – Cincinnati Bengals -179th overall pick

Morgan Trent is the 3rd diamond in the ruff player to make this list. Morgan was draft in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Bengals and will join his fellow Wolverine Alum Leon Hall in the secondary. He was a corner in college, but could change to the safety position in the pros. He is coming from a big time football program at Michigan, but wasn’t a much heralded prospect because of early struggles in his collegiate career. That’s ok Morgan, you’re highly rated on my list and that’s all that matters. 😀

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16
Apr
09

Lyrical Insomnia

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Have you ever listened to a song, and wondered if the artist was perched on a tree outside your window when they wrote it? That’s where I am right now. A female friend told me to check out the song Someone, by Musiq Soulchild. She had blasted it a couple times that day and figured she’d drop some much needed R&B in my life. As in most cases like this, I already had that particular album, but never really listened to it. Man, I wish I had listened to the song before now cause it’s left a brotha’s mind in knots.

Maybe “knots” is a bit over dramatic, but it’s damn near close. When I listen to music, the beat or lyrical content has to be on point, if not, I’m not feeling it. By lyrical content I mean, thought provoking lyrics that bring you inside the artist’s mind, and prompt you to “compare notes” so to speak, with your own life. I’m sure any man like me who hasn’t had much success when it comes to love, or even kats that have already found that special lady, can really identify with this song.

Here are the lyrics that really stood out to me the most.

  • See I always hope for a woman that’s so sure, emotionally secure, with spiritual faith. – If I’ve given you the pleasure of getting to know the real me, then you know how strong I feel about my relationship with the big man upstairs. The problem I often find with women is that they’re either spiritual weaklings, or just “go to church”. I’m not the church every week type, and can count on my hands how many times I go in a year. So when I ask a woman how she feels about God, and her response is, “I go to church.”, I’m out. Cause any true believer of the Word knows that spiritual growth starts in your own private time, and church is more like icing on the cake. The answer I’m still waiting for is, “I love the Lord, and can’t imagine where my life would be without him.” It’s emphatic and shows how confident she is in her faith and herself.
  • A woman that I can trust with all of my secrets, and even listen to all of my issues. – I trust about as often as I change dogs, and I’ve only had 4 dogs in my lifetime. So to say that I have trust issues is an understatement. I’ve seen where trusting the wrong women has gotten friends and male family members of mine. They’re broken-hearted, single, and either owe their ex’s alimony or child support. I’m not looking to follow in their footsteps so I have to trust selectively. But like every man out there, I’m looking for that woman who can break through the wall I have surrounding me.
  • Someone who will put up with the things, loving me can bring, but still be there to see us through. – Let me bring you inside my head for a moment. I’m a bit apprehensive when it comes anyone, especially women. Blame it on my upbringing, or past endeavors of the heart. But dealing with me is like driving backwards in traffic, one misstep and you’re royally screwed. Yes, I’m an ass sometimes, but I openly admit that. However, I don’t play games, but I will test the hell out of a woman. It’s never on purpose but I tend to push away them away just to see if they’ll stick around. I’ve had a couple who’ve let me know that they weren’t going anywhere, and that’s what I’m looking for.
  • All that I hope for a friendship that’s so pure, a girl I can talk to bout, whatever is on my heart. – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone tell me that they could never date a friend, yet they want their significant other to be their friend once the relationship is serious. Those same people are single again after their plan blew up in their faces. If I can’t be friends with a woman from the start, I’m pretty sure things won’t work out. There’s a level of familiarity when you date a friend, and the potential to love that person is there because you know them & they know you so well. And the fact that you can talk to them openly is a major plus. Why waste time getting to know a stranger, when you can skip that process by dating someone who you don’t have to wait to bare your soul to.
  • A woman who bares her soul, who is willing to let go. That wants me to lead her but knows how to take control. – I have this thing about a woman not holding back with me, before I’ll return the sentiment. But you do have those women who are only as open as you are, and that’ll never work with me. And I could take the 2nd half of this lyric from a sexual perspective, but I wanna look at it more from a teamwork standpoint. The success of a team is based on how well the pieces compliment each other. I don’t know everything, and I’ve never claimed that I did. Having a woman whose strengths compensate for my weaknesses, seems ideal to me. As a man I want to take charge of most situations, but as a real man, I have no problem deferring to my woman when it’s in our best interest.

As you can tell, “Someone” really got the gears in my mind turning. It’s had somewhat of a double edged sword effect for me. While I wanna believe there are women out there that fit the description in the song, I know I’m gonna find myself using the lyrics as a checklist for women past and present in my life. It might be a good thing, then again it could be utterly terrible. No matter what, I’m gonna continue to be so crunk, yet so humble. And when that “someone” does come, I might keep her around.

For your listening pleasure……