Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chris Cooley, Other Athletes are Awesome

This anything new to me, but With Leather's recent feature on Chris Cooley's blog really prompted me to express how cool of a guy Cooley seems to be.

Ufford on WL makes essentially the same point, but #47 not only posts pictures of his hot wife to-be (the lovely lady on the right), but is completely straightforward in sharing information. He even was pretty cool about his team spending a second round draft pick on an additional tight end - something other players wouldn't take too kindly:

"As a player I feel like you can never discount having the best 11 guys on the field, so if two tight ends makes up the best 11 guys I'm all for it. I will do everything I can to help Fred become the best football player for the Redskins and I think he will do a great job."
I think my infatuation with the guy is a combination that the internet can put people on the same level - several athletes blog, and it not only gives you an insight into their personality, but puts out information that wouldn't be found on a national news source. Donovan McNabb, Donte Whitner, and Keith Rivers all blog at Yardbarker. This has been a great tool for McNabb, who often has to address his mothers' comments to clear the air - instead of getting second hand rumors that he's unhappy, fans can get his take straight from the quarterback.

In short, whether you're a fan of the Redskins or not, you should check out Chris Cooley's blog because he's the shit. If you want to find out more about certain professional athletes, not just limited to the NFL but other leagues (Gilbert Arenas had/has a blog), the best place might not be the media, but the players themselves. Go out there with your cybermachete and explore blogfrica - you'd be surprised what you'd might find.

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