Training camp is still a week away, and meaningful football is six weeks out. You’re mad, lost, and scared. You assume that NFL players do things to prepare for the season. Things like run, lift weights, and eat apples. Like your kindergarten scrapbook that’s filled with sand and stick men, our Offseason Scrapbook will track the travels and trials of NFL players through their social media rantings during this time of freedom.
Since I’ve started doing these offseason scrapbooks, I’ve read more athlete tweets than I’d ever like to admit. Like any sect of society, some of these guys are blithering egomaniacs, while others just seem to be normal dudes. Most NFL players aren’t much different than their non-athletic counterparts: they tweet about their kids, cars, workouts and meals, but they just happen to drive Bentleys, work out harder than you could ever imagine, and eat $100 dollar steaks.
One of those twitter “good guys” is Reggie Bush. Bush, who’s coming off his best season as a pro (he broke the 1,000-yard rushing barrier for the first time), doesn’t choke his twitter page with egotistic, barely legible cursing and unnecessary beefs with “haters”. Instead, he keeps everything on the positive, giving his non-offensive opinions on food, movies, and travel.
The first thing I noticed about Bush is that he really digs McDonalds McGriddles. Which means that I have something in common with a high level professional athlete. Not a love for McGriddles (those things evacuate my colon in record speed), but we both love to fuel our bodies by eating high-octane garbage. He even shows Thomas Edison-level innovation by creating his own McGriddle when he finds out a McDonalds in Vienna doesn’t have them on the menu.
Wait…did I just read that right? He was all the way in Austria and still had to answer the call of the McGriddle? That’s a commitment to the golden arches that I haven’t seen since Jason Alexander had hair and was pimping McDLTs.
Bush also has a love for cinema, and sometimes he watches something a little more modern…
So that’s offseason Reggie Bush, a guy who loves to inhale fast food, watch comedies, travel the world, ponder the origin of French fries,and seemingly be an all-around decent human being.
Did I mention he loves cramming fast food down his gullet?