Top 5 NFL Hairstyles

P1040296So this is how it all pulled together, I can’t believe it was four weeks ago now. I’m still practising with my hair, found another couple that look easy. Anyway, this is the premise for a quick look at the weird and wonderful hairstyles of the National Football League.

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 5. Long Hair. About a year ago it started to get quite popular to follow the likes of Argentina with long hairstyles. The first thing I will say is just imagine the sweat. The dreads maybe not so much, but that Green Bay Packer there, it looks matted already. However, as most of an American Football match consists of standing around rather than running, maybe it’s not too bad but I’m sure that helmet doesn’t help.

named one of the Hottest Football Players of the NFL by cosmo... go RED! #ginger Definitely NOT a Bengals fan, but do enjoy watching him play!

4. Ginger. I think in the US it’s not such a curse to have ginger hair. So I just had to point out this guy, Andy Dalton, Cosmo says hot, I would say not.

3. Rainbow. You get massive hats, vuvuzelas, and curly wigs in all sorts of colours at the European football, mainly in the UK, and maybe the not-so-.great footballing nations like Switzerland. Ok, so I have in the past been known to dye my own hair, pink, purple, white blonde – for music festivals – in Germany. I’ve also been known to paint a Mexican flag on my face to support them at the Olympics last year :

olym But this Sea Hawks fan I guess doesn’t have a day-job, or a wife, or a mirror…

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2. The Rookie Mistake.  Oh Tim Tebow, this is brilliant / horrendous. Firstly, I hate any form of hazing, no matter how light-hearted or traditional or whatever. I hear it’s used for fraternity houses in the US, and Oxford University have had some bad press about it in the last few years too. So apparently in the NFL, players are kidnapped for where ever they feel safe, and taken to somewhere and had things done to them. This is the Bronco’s excellent example :

1. Antonio Garay. San Diego Chargers, enough said :

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Top 5 NFL Bad Boys

So today’s Daily Prompt is about breaking the rules. I’ve done a lot of minor things, forgot to pay for things in shops, ran a red light, marijuana yoghurt. I think the most, was when I was 15, I once climbed a gate and trespassed on a Spanish football pitch for a bit of a party. The security guard came and we all ran as fast as we could back to the gate, it felt exhilarating!

Here is my Top 5 NFL rule breakers off the pitch ::

5. Name : Ryan Leaf Current Team: In Prison (Retired from Seattle Seahawks) Crimes : Drug abuse, burglary

Imprisoned in 2012 for burglary, theft, and possession of dangerous drugs. Stealing prescription painkillers, cancer whether benign or malignant does thing to you. Still – not cool Mr Ryan Leaf.

4. Name : Plaxico Burress Current Team: Pitsburgh Steelers Crimes : Unlawful carrying of a handgun, dangerous driving, writing off a lease-car

Old Plaxico wins on variety of crimes, injuring a woman by dangerous driving, he was also leased a car in return for a publicity contract for a garage, but basically wrote off the car and didn’t bother to turn for up any publicity events. The most serious though is this handgun business, it was just tucked into his jeans, started sliding down his leg and as he tried to save it, accidentally pulled the trigger and shot himself. The hospital didn’t alert the police as per normal practice for this, and they found out his gun license had expired three days previously to the incident, so, off to prison he went…

photocantfind3. Name : Michael Vick Current Team: Philadelphia Eagles Crimes : Supply of banned substances, marijuana use, dog fighting (28.08.2013 WordPress can no longer find my photo)

There appears to be a ring in the NFL. Seventy dogs were seized in 2007 at Vick’s home in Virginia. High-stakes gambling, end cruel execution of dogs were reported to have been carried out in the name of sport – needless to say he was sent to prison.

2. Name : Ray Lewis Current Team: Baltimore Ravens Crimes : Murder

Back in 2000, Lewis and some friends started a fight at a party in which two people were stabbed and killed. The suit he was wearing that night was never found, which all points to guilty – but then he basically sold his friends out saying they did it, in exchange for murder charges being dropped against him. Dirty bastard.

1. Name : Rae Carruth Current Team: In Prison (Carolina Panthers) Crimes : Murder, murder, murder

This guy is the worst, in my opinion. In 1999 he hired a hit man to kill his girlfriend and their unborn child. Cherica Adams was shot four times from a parked car by a hitman. She survived and told the police everything, then fell into a coma, and the baby is born by caesarian, with cerebal palsy. Carruth then pays a 3M USD bail out, on the condition of Cherica or the baby dying. So a month later she dies – at this point Carruth, this low life shit of shits, goes on the run! Found in the boot of a car outside some motel, apparently hiding in his car for days. He was charged but spared the death penalty, because he didn’t deal the fated blow himself. All because, apparently, she she refused to abort his baby.

Ok I did a bit of research on this, mainly Wikipedia, and this blog here : Bleacher Report. And oh my god there are so many bad boys in the NFL!  Also worthy of note are :

  • Travis Henry – Drug trafficking. Katherine: What about – Travis Henry? Daniel: He used to play for the Broncos Katherincita. That is different. What did he do I can’t remember? – Cocaine, actually, Daniel, cocaine…
  • Bill Romanowski – Head-butting, punching. Not only off pitch too, he ripped off the Raiders’ Marcus Williams’ helmet in 2003, and punched him so hard it crushed his eye. They were on the same team! Roid Rage or not, this guy is a first class knob.
  • Shawne Merriman – Domestic Violence. In 2009 he was charged for choking and imprisoning his former girlfriend at his own home.
  • Albert Haynesworth – Fighting. Another one to throw his fists around too easily.
  • Donté Stallworth – Manslaughter. Apparently drunk driving, speeding, flashed his lights to warn him (which in this country means, go and thank you), and ploughed into him anyway. He killed a construction worker on his way home. Oh dear Donté Stallworth.

Cardinals at 49ers – Top 5 moments

5.  The walk. We parked quite far away, so had to walk through the crowds and soak up the atmosphere. By the time we arrived we proper smelt of barbecue smoke, and didn’t buy a hundred t-shirts. Wish I’d bought a flag on the way though… Anyway, in 2014 the 49ers are moving to a new stadium even further outside the city, we saw the building site a few days later in the way to the outlet at Milpitas, at the moment though they play at Candlestick Park ::

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4. We get the tickets, exciting times! No different to any other tickets, they scan them and check your bag and you’re golden. Make sure you have cash, and your ID with you though, because I (at nearly 30) got ID’d for buying two Coors Lights, at $18.00 (£11.00). Another tip – get in early, the queues for the shop and the bar were enormous.
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3. Play starts. And goes on for hours. Seriously. Three hours. The photo below is the touchdown celebration in the 2nd quarter. Again, I’m sure my Mexican got fed up with all the questions, and it’s a lot more difficult to keep an eye on what’s happening without the TV drawing the lines on for you. You need to keep a careful eye on the men with the bright orange markers, or as I call them – the Lollipop Men.

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2. The teddybears come out! Daniel’s dad bought us girls a teddy each, cue distraction! At least it was sunny 🙂

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1. The score. They won, the 49ers won. I know I was only a fan for a day, but I was genuinely pleased that they won. A fantastic day out, and I managed to stay awake for it. They actually won 27-13, after the Broncos won against the Kansas City Chiefs, putting both the 49ers and the Broncos top of their divisions, and through to the play-offs. We then went to the Olive Garden to watch the Dallas Cowboys game, who lost and out of theplay-offs unfortunately, but it was a brilliant day all round.

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Top Five Novelty NFL Christmas Presents

If like me you are starting to panic a little bit with Christmas shopping, I’ve come up with my top five novelty NFL gifts for any hardcore fan :

5.  NFL Monopoly
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In the UK this will set you back about £90 on Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk).  No customer reviews, neither on the US site, so what does that tell us? Instead of Chance and Community Chest you draw National and American cards, you buy the teams and the rest of the general rules of Monopoly. Not my favourite game, mainly because my Mom wins every time and I can’t be bothered anymore. But one for the board game geeks – if like me you’ve got about six or seven different editions, from Aston Villa to Barcelona streets, you might find a pang of “I kind of need that”.

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4. NFL beach shoes

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For the woman in your life? The Arizona Cardinals seem to want to bring the beach to you with these wedges, $65.99 (£40.90) from www.nflshop.com. These look a bit hardcore for me though, a 4 inch heel and I’ve never been comfortable in wedges. Still, look forward to an all-year-round Summer in these shoes!

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3. NFL Beer Cooler

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Now this is actually a good idea from www.bedbathandbeyond.com, selling at $55.99 (£34.70), you can keep up to 10 cans cool in here, perfect for a picnic, Sunday night game, or just a normal Tuesday morning if you live in the scabby flats at the back of ours. The blurb does say outdoor concerts, but you can’t really take your own beer in here in the UK, so stick to popping it down your pants there!

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2. NFL Tape Measure

Who wants to spend $17.99 (£11.20) on a tape measure? It’s www.fanzz.com, that’s who! They really do sell it too : “You can measure with style and pride with this Officially Licensed 25′ Pittsburgh Steelers Tape Measure decorated with a hand crafted Pittsburgh Steelers Team Logo. This is a great gift for any Pittsburgh Steelers fan!” This puts me in mind of those Cath Kitson flower hammers…

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1. NFL Keyboard

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 How much do you need this?! Again, www.nflshop.com, for $69.99 (£43.40). I have several internal conflicts here, it’s a keyboard – I have a laptop, and it’s the Patriots – as my Daniel once said “Hate is a really strong word Katherincita, and I don’t hate anything, but I really hate the Patriots!”