You guys remember Jeremy Bloom, right? The former Olympic freestyle skier, the former fashion model, and the current Pittsburgh Steeler and Smokin’ Hot Burgher?
You don’t? Tsk. Let me remind you:
(Also, I’d like to take a moment to sum up why you see lots more Smokin’ Hot MALE Burghers than you do female ones here at The Burgh Blog. First and foremost, it is because the local sports teams are mostly made up of men, giving me a large pool from which to choose. And second, it is because I am a heterosexual female. There you go.)
Anyway, Jeremy got to let a bit of his personality shine in the first part of his Q&A on Steelers.com and I will say this, while Jeremy may not be the most well-spoken, grammatically correct athlete that ever did live, the boy managed to make me laugh.
And football players almost never make me laugh. This dates back to high school when I would try to have a conversation with a football player and my face would look like this.
In fact, when me and my self-united husbands are having imaginary brunch, David is always making me laugh with his big giant words and his silly monologues, and Matt kills me with his, “What do you get when you cross a dinosaur with fireworks” joke (it’s all in the delivery). But Daniel? He’s pretty to look at and he’s very useful when I need a pigeon kicked into next Thursday (Would you look at that bastard fly?!) but he doesn’t much make me laugh.
I don’t think Ben Roethlisberger could make me laugh if he put on a tutu and tried to dance Swan Lake with a leotard-clad Skippy Skeeve.
I might be exaggerating.
Anyways, Jeremy Bloom is kinda funny!
The first thing that I do is read the kickers alignment. Most kickers and punters have a pre-snap indicator that tells you what direction they are attempting to kick the ball.The second thing I do is read the spin and arch of the ball. This tells you how deep and what direction the ball will go. The third thing I do is catch the ball and run like a prosecutor that is being chased by eleven convicts.
It’s just so random! I love that. Not chased by the devil or some other cliche. A prosecutor chased by convicts.
From SSgt Justin Podomnik, Tyndall Air Force Base Panama City, Florida: What is the most important thing you have learned from being injured that you could pass on to others in the same situation?
Jeremy Bloom: First and foremost thank you for you service to our country. You men and woman are true heroes and your fearless commitment to our country inspires me …
Awww. I love that, because I personally take every chance I can to thank the men and women in the service. It has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with what Jeremy just wrote.
Training your eyes to pick up fast moving object is very important in any sport. There are many ways that you can do this.The next time you play catch close one of your eyes while standing on one foot. Or purposely blur your eyes and try and catch the ball. These exercises can help your peripheral vision, balance and your depth perception. But if the ball hits you in the face don’t blame me.
Has anyone self-united to this guy yet?