I’ll tell you, after posting the “Evaluating Alex Ovechkin’s torso” item last month, I sort of decided in some back hallway of my brain that I’d try to get out of the “posting photos of athletes and ask readers if they look a bit too hefty” business. I mean, that’s not a particularly noble pursuit, and regardless, subsequent Ovechkin photos have seemed to reveal a very trim man who likely was just slouching during his infamous Steve McQueen video shoot.
And yet I just can’t quit this stuff, not when evaluating Rex Grossman’s torso preoccupied the D.C. Internet world for a few minutes last Friday. And the topic spread, as evidenced by Yahoo!’s item (“Rex now has the legs of a center, and not one of those taller, longer zone-blocking centers” and 106.7 The Fan’s podcast page (three LaVar and Dukes segments on the topic Rex Grossman looks overweight at Redskins training camp”) and headlines like “Rex Grossman looking fat at Redskins training camp” and “Rex Grossman is a fat sack.”
Jeez, Internet. That’s not very nice. All based on one photo from one man’s Comcast SportsNet feed, seen here? This requires a whole lot more Rex Grossman images.