Monday, October 12, 2009

monday morning football

I think I want to start doing football posts every Monday morning. Not necessarily a reflection on the weekend's games [mostly because as of right now, I don't have much good to reflect on over here...] but just random stories about football. Keep an eye out for these suckers.

Today's topic: Owen Schmitt, starting Fullback, Seattle Seahawks.

I like him for a couple reasons: He's from NoVA, he crushes face masks, he sports a mohawk, and oh yeah... HE'S A MOUNTAINEER!!

I also like him because he does crazy things like what he did yesterday to get his team pumped up.

What man in their right mind would bloody himself like that before having to play football?! Well, Owen would. He said it didn't even hurt. He's a freakin' monster.

It worked, though!

"That was, man, gruesome but beautiful at the same time. I don't know if that's possible. But that got us going. Myself, D.D. Lewis, we were sitting there saying, 'That's a mad man right there. That's a guy you want on your side.' A man willing to bloody his own face, you know how much he's willing to put on the line."
-Seahawks Lineback Lofa Tatupu

We could totally use someone like him in Washington. I'm sure he wouldn't mind coming back this way. He could get the team pumped up, do ridiculous things, but never get a bad rep. Class act.


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