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Category: Offbeat Stuff

Nov.
15th

Nolan dressing up for Hawks

Niners coach Mike Nolan might be planning to wear a Reebok-designed dress suit on the sideline Sunday. The league’s apparel contract with Reebok forces coaches to wear Reebok-issued clothing on the sideline. Nolan and Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio have wanted to wear old-school suits instead, a la Tom Landry. This AP story explains the compromise.

Nov.
14th

Diaper duty: Tobeck has played sick before

Tobeck Robbie.jpgDEPENDS2.jpgRobbie Tobeck has played through all sorts of injuries this season and in years past. He had elbow surgery during training camp. He sprained a knee against Oakland. There probably isn’t a body part that hasn’t been injured during the 88-game starting streak that ended against the Rams on Sunday. Playing through pain is one thing. Playing when you’re too-weak-to-make-a-fist sick is another. They gave him IVs on Sunday morning in a last-ditch effort to get him ready, but there’s not much a guy can do if he’s having trouble getting out of bed.

Which reminds me of a hilarious story about the time Tobeck played against the Redskins after having been sick all week. Steve Raible told the story in the book I helped him write a few years ago. I’ve pasted a few passages below.

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Nov.
8th

Case of mistaken identity?

FARRELL.jpgRaiders DE Tyler BraytonKIKI2.jpgOn a side note, Tyler Brayton looks a bit like Will Farrell and very much like former NBA star Kiki Vandeweghe to me. I knew he looked familiar when I saw the mug. A better pic of Vandeweghe might make it a match. That’s Brayton on the far left. Or is that him on the right? We try to keep the blog informational, but this was bugging me today and it’s good to finally have closure. Tyler Farrell? Kiki Brayton? Must be time to call

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Nov.
6th

An insider’s look at Tom Jackson

Dave Boling checks in today with the type of column I’ve tried to get him to do more often: a first-person account that lets people know a little bit about himself. Dave’s internal I-am-not-the-story meter is a good thing in our business. It’s just that sometimes he takes it to hilarious lengths. He is the type of guy who would listen to some guy ramble about how cool it was to meet Jack Lambert without mentioning that, once upon a time, he actually spent four quarters lined up against the future Hall of Famer. Dave is just so weary of writers injecting themselves into stories that he won’t do it almost no matter what. Which brings us back to Dave’s column for today. It’s a look at ESPN’s Tom Jackson, the former longtime Denver Bronco who played with Dave at Louisville a couple years ago. For a look at Tom Jackson the NFL player, I’ll pass along an anecdote from Steve Raible’s Seahawks book.

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Nov.
2nd

Halloween pics: Tobeck as Holmgren

10 31 2006 Tobeck as Holmgren2.jpg10 31 2006 Tobeck as Holmgren.jpgWe finally scrounged up some pictures from Grant Wistrom’s Halloween bash. As noted previously, center Robbie Tobeck took first prize with his Mike Holmgren costume, going so far as to shave his goatee into a moustache. Thanks to the guys at KISW for letting me post this here. Click on the picture at right to see even more shots, including one of Marcus Trufant as Hugh Hefner. You just gotta love Tobeck’s nerve on this one. He’s been around 14

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Oct.
20th

Josh Brown: Raising the bar

Josh Brown Graphic.jpgI had fun in the locker room this week asking players to name which teammate cleared 6-foot-8 in the high jump while in high school. Kelly Herndon and D.J. Hackett had heard the story before, so they correctly singled out kicker Josh Brown.


“He can kick, he can jump. Man, we might want to put the ball in his hands. Might need to start calling him ‘Slash.’ ” — CB Marcus Trufant, on Josh Brown


Others seemed shocked. Marcus Trufant joked that the Seahawks might want to start using Brown the

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Oct.
8th

Nothing like some BBQ burger soup

The Milford (Mass.) Daily News checks in with Matt Hasselbeck’s mom, Betsy, for a story about their involvement in those familiar soup commercials (she apparently struggled delivering a line about Chunky’s BBQ burger soup, which sounds like something I might have liked when I was single). From the story: “For (Betsy) Hasselbeck, the most surprising aspect of the shoot was the royal treatment received by the stars. ‘There was a guy named Tom, and his entire job was to hold the tray of soup when we weren’t filming so I didn’t have to,’ Betsy Hasselbeck said. ‘I was blown

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