Ladies the 2012 NFL Football season is quickly and sadly coming to a close. This Sunday marks the end of an exciting football season that brought us many new and fresh faces along with some oldies but goodies. So in the spirit of the game I’m featuring players from both the Ravens and the 49ers! First I’m featuring the Ravens and next the 49ers. Ladies, this competition is just as fierce as the one that will be on the field this Sunday! In order to do these fine men justice, each team gets their own profile. You have to wait until Sunday to see them at the same time. Trust me, ladies when the game starts your eyes will know where to look, lol!! These cuties are bringing their “A” game! This has once again been such a pleasure and an honor to bring to you each week the best and the finest the NFL has to offer. Thank you for your loyal reading, viewing, voting and especially for those who leave comments! The comments are more than just feedback. They are what connect us as a community. Sometimes people read the comments and then comment on the comment. They are funny, insightful and even outrageous on occasion, but they keep me going and are my inspiration. Ladies, thank you once again and as always…..ENJOY!!!
Ladies, I’m starting this pick off with one of my favorite positions!! Dennis Pitta just jumped on the screen with an old fashion “Batman” style *POW!* *BAM!* and left me breathless!! Selected by the Ravens in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft out of BYU, Pitta has quickly made himself a top choice for Ravens’ QB Joe Flacco. Not bad for a player that was an invited walk-on to his college team.
Before he arrived at BYU, Pitta was a skinny kid with good hands who loved playing football. This Eagle Scout was named a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete his senior year of high school so he had many options. As a freshman he was moved from receiver/cornerback to Tight End and position stuck. By the time he left BYU he held the school’s career receiving leader with 221 catches in four seasons. Pitta was selected First-team ALL-MWC in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2009 he was also named a Consensus All-American. He also ended up with an even sweeter gift, marrying the sister of his BYU quarterback.
Checking out Dennis’s post-season production, it’s easy to see why he went from third string to starter. He made a a key catch on third-and-13 in OT against the Broncos to help the Ravens keep the ball. In the next game he scored the go-ahead touchdown against the New England Patriots just one play after making a catch and being hit hard by Jerod Mayo. Checking out those chiseled features, it’s also easy to see why he made the Super Bowl Cutie list!! The height, the eyes, the body, rugged good looks and ohhhh the smile are the features that stand out to me! Pitta looks like he could jump off the field onto the pages of GQ, or into a pair of jeans with no shirt hauling a bale of hay. He is just beautiful and so is the way he moves on the field.
Ray Rice #27 • Running Back
Great things come in small packages, like jewelry and the Baltimore Ravens’ 3X Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice. Since he came in the league, Rice has rocked the NFL! He’s like the Looney Tunes Tasmanian devil spinning and untouchable . He runs around defenses leaving them dizzy and confused, avoiding tackles and find the open hole. One look at his bulging thigh and calf muscles explain his dexterity…Good lawd, Tina Turner and Serena Williams would be jealous over these legs, lol!!
Ray’s career records reflect what our eyes can see. Rice scored 33 rushing TDs, 6 receiving TDs and has rushed for more than 5, 500 yards.
This past season in Week 12 he was selected the AFC Offensive Player of the Week and earned the GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week. If a single play in a single game could possibly make a season, then Ray Rice can claim that honor. His 30-yard run on 4th and 29 against the San Diego Chargers allowed the Ravens to kick a game tying field goal and eventually win the game in overtime.
Ray Rice doesn’t have to work overtime to get on the Cuties list. That pretty skin and easy going smile. The little guy also has a huge heart. Eight-year old Ravens fan Gianna Hoddinott and her family lost everything in a devastating fire two weeks after Christmas. Her classmates wanted to help, donating money and wearing purple and Ravens gear on Fridays even if they weren’t fans in support of young girl. Ray heard about it and arranged a Purple Pizza Friday with team t-shirts and foods for every student. Now if that doesn’t melt your heart, I don’t know what will.
He reminds me of dulce de leche cake, just caramel and dreamy! Unfortunately for opponents’ defenses Rice’s skills as a rushing back make him a nightmare to cover. Hopefully for the Ravens fans, Ray has one more incredible play in him just in case the team needs it.
What do you know about Joe???? Actually the question is why I didn’t know Joe!!! Who knew that he was hiding his fineness under that helmet and those eyebrows? For the longest time I couldn’t get passed the thick eyebrows or that every picture seemed to have him totally expressionless. For someone who is addicted to pretty eyes and a smile I was bewildered and conflicted about adding Joe Flacco to the “Keshi’s Cuties” list. I always said “he’s cute but….”
Well my mind has been changed and I see the light, and his eyes finally, lol!!! OMG Joe Flacco’s eyes are BEAUTIFUL!!! Then I discovered that he has dimples…..well sell the farm girls, I’m officially buying into the “Joe Flacco is HOT” stock!!
It seems that I’m not the only person who is finally buying into the Flacco stock. The media, sports analysts and sports talk show hosts have been roasting him since he expressed that he was worthy of the “elite QB” tag assigned to Peyton, Brady, Brees and Aaron Rodgers. *Side note: some are still not convinced about Eli, even though he has won more Super Bowl rings than his brother Peyton.* What else does a QB have to do?
Flacco has a monkey and burden on his back. He walks in the shadow of other QBs in the league and his team’s defensive unit. The Ravens are known for their defense. They won the only Super Bowl without an offensive TD. The task for Flacco has been to prove that he get the Ravens to the big dance through the combined strength of the offense AND the defense. After effectively leading the Ravens to playoff wins over two “elite QBs” (Peyton and Brady) it’s seems that the monkey is loosening his grip. If the Ravens win on Sunday all doubt will be removed as to the level of Flacco’s abilities as a QB. For me, however, there is one title he’s already earned – no need to wait until Sunday. I have NO doubt that Joe Flacco is hot, hot, hot and deserves to be on the Keshi’s Cuties list!!