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Some players think the Nike Jerseys make them look fat

Some players think Nike uniforms make them look fat Posted by Mike Florio on October 4, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT
AP Every husband inevitably gets the question from his wife. In some cases, the question is asked routinely. Possibly daily.

But now the tables have been turned, at least among some NFL players. In major cities throughout America, large men are modeling their football uniforms and asking their wives, "Do I look fat in this?"

According to the Wall Street Journal, plenty of players have come to the conclusion that, yes, they look fat in this. And they don't like it.

"I don't really care for the new jerseys," Ravens defensive lineman Terrence Cody said. "I feel like they should put different material in for the big guys."

49ers guard Alex Boone was defiant. "It makes me look fat, and I'm not fat," Boone said. (He tips the scales at 300 pounds. Apparently, it's water weight.)

But Boone has corroboration. The sight of him in the Nike jersey elicited a Kramer-style response. "It looks like you ate a small baby," Mrs. Boone said. (And, of course, she now calls her husband "Dingo.")

Players also complain about the performance of the jerseys when wet, something that inevitably happens due to rain or sweat.

Or, possibly, their own urine from the laughter sparked by seeing a player who looks like he ate a small baby.

I gotta admit , the Nike Jerseys arent too "big guy friendly" ...I am 6'4 and weigh 245 lbs, I am by no means a "fat guy" ...but the Jerseys do hug your upper body and more slim cut than the Reebok jerseys , I wear a XXL , but the Nikes feel like they are a size smaller, so my advice for the bigger fellas...get a size bigger than you usually wear

I know it's no big deal for a guy thats 5'9 and weighs 150 LBs , but when you are a bigger dude, a little bit of extra room makes all the diffrerence in the world I can relate to the big guys not being too thrilled about the Nike Jerseys
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Of course Florio conveniently fails to mention that Alex Boone is also 6'8''.

He is one of the tallest linemen in the league and also one of the lightest.
Fat guys worrying about looking fat.
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