Aren’t you? The Giants won the Super Bowl, Peyton Manning was fired from the Colts and Tim Tebow is a Jet. Drew Brees had a slight contract dispute and Wes Welker didn’t get the long-term contract he was looking for (but who’s surprised about that, really). Lots of changes taking place in the world of American football.
But this Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game with the Saints versus the Cardinals (no fair telling who’s going to win that one) kicks off a new season of any given Sundays. Will Peyton Manning get crushed in Denver or will he be able to pull out a ring? I mean, Tebow got the Broncos to the playoffs last year, so it’s not like they’re not a good team.
Enough with the football chat, I could go on forever, tell you about my fantasy league and why I think Matt Stafford is fantasy gold this season. But you don’t want to hear that. What you want to see is some American football hotness.
This is not my personal list, although I do have some favorites! See if you can guess who!
Brian Urlacher may be getting a little old for football, but the 6’4″, 258-lb linebacker certainly doesn’t show it on the field. He takes them down to the turf, even returning a fumble off of Michael Vick for a 90 yard touchdown. Elected to the Pro-Bowl eight times, Urlacher has proven he’s not just another hard body, although we appreciate him just so.
Peyton Hillis, a Razorback running back from University of Arkansas, has had quite a career in the NFL. First, a member of the Denver Broncos (where he had a stellar season), where the other Peyton is currently residing, he went to the Cleveland Browns, was voted to the cover of Madden and promptly had the worse season. Switched agents, pulled hamstrings and, gasp, got married. He is now with the Kansas City Chiefs and I have my fingers crossed that his 6’2″ 250-lb power running back will post the numbers he had his season with the Broncos. You’re awesomely cute, Peyton, but don’t mess up my Fantasy team, please?
Adrian Peterson, running back for the Minnesota Vikings is all that he’s cracked up to be. A former ProBowl MVP, this 6’1″ 217 lb specimen set an NFL record for the most rushing yards in a single game, in his first season as a Viking. But you don’t really need to know that, right? Just take a look at the picture and enjoy.
The Terrible Towel town, Pittsburgh, is the football home of this next lovely fellow. A safety with the Steelers, Troy Polamalu was a first round draft pick in 2003 due to his stellar college career at the University of Southern California. Making interceptions, tackling and rushing, this guy does everything but kick and pass. Gorgeous hair too, his Head and Shoulders commercials are legend..
For you poor, poor Jets fans, don’t fear. You have a cute quarterback. Not a very good one, but a cute one and that counts for something. Mark Sanchez. He, like Polamalu, also attended the University of Southern California and was the second quarterback drafted in the 2009 draft. At 6’2″, 225, he’s rather short for a quarterback, with his Giants’ counterpart being 6’4″, the average height for quarterbacks, he still manages to make quite a few good games, to the extent of beating Peyton Manning and the Colts in the 2011 AFC Championship game. Good quarterback, needs a better O-line. But, he can always fall back on his looks!
There you have it folks, some of the NFL hotties that are on the field today. Granted there are tons more, but I just wanted to give you a sprinkling. If you have one, list your fave NFL hunk in the comments.