by Nkeshi Free
Ladies it’s that time again. The smell is in the air and my heart’s beating fast. Crisp green grass, frost on the ground, brats on the grill, and lawn chairs in parking lots mean only one thing… yep, it’s time for football!! Preseason is underway and it’s time to for the fourth year of Sideline Pass’ Cutie of the Week! The freshmen class of newly drafted players has hit the ground running, and I’m in hot pursuit to bring you the 2012 Rookie Cuties. Ladies as always, you know what to do…ENJOY!!!! — And VOTE!
This week’s cuties:
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts #7 • Quarterback
Luck is in store for the ladies of Indianapolis, and those who follow the cuties!! For the third year in a row the number one draft pick is hot both on and off the field!!! Since so many people have fun and puns at my expense because of my last name, I’m going to enjoy writing about this cutie! Andrew Luck of Stanford was the first pick of the 2012 NFL Draft going to the Indianapolis Colts. Right now this franchise needs some “luck.” After losing one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time in Peyton Manning to a neck injury for the 2011 season, the team record was a miserably 2-14. Owner Jim Irsay cleaned house, from the top down, including releasing Manning and with the first pick of the draft selected Luck. The accomplished quarterback is a two time runner-up for the Heisman Trophy, winner of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Walter Camp Player of the Year, 2011 Orange Bowl MVP, and record holder for numerous Pac-12 and Stanford single season and career records.
Now that he’s in Indianapolis, I’m sure there are plenty of interested fillies waiting to roam the range with this new Colt. Standing at an impressive 6 ft 4 in, this fine young thing is going to turn into a stallion real soon. As my loyal readers know, I’m a sucker for tall men, baby faces, dimples and a beautiful smile! Well, as “Luck” would have it, the new starting quarterback for Indianapolis, is so beautiful that he just galloped away with mine and the hearts of women across the country!
Morris Claiborne, Dallas Cowboys #24 • Corner Back
Okay ladies! This former LSU Tiger just roared onto the rookie scene! The Cowboys’ first round draft pick of 2012 was selected to the ALL-SEC first and second team, won the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the year’s best defensive back and was a unanimous first-team All-American. With those arms, beautiful chocolate skin, banging body and focused intensity that just takes one’s breath away, Claiborne deserves to be selected in the 2012 first round cuties!! These shots of him at the combine are pure poetry in motion. Every muscle on his body is in perfect harmony, moving with a dedicated purpose. Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan hopes that Claiborne, a cornerback, will add a much needed deep threat to the Cowboys’ secondary. While an injury kept him out of the first preseason game, he earned kudos in his first start against the Chargers with two tackles. One thing’s for sure Claiborne’s has definitely tackled the hearts of female fans.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins #17 • Quarterback
This rookie pick has a unique switch factor. Drafted 8th in the first round by the Miami Dolphins, this golden boy will blend in nicely in the Sunshine State. While Tannehill is the first QB taken in the first round by the Dolphins since the great Dan Marino, he’s receiving as much attention for his pretty wife Lauren, as he is his football skills. This is rather amusing as the female fans are enjoying his looks as much as his playing, lol. What female doesn’t want brains and brawn? Tannehill, not only graduated with a degree in biology, he was a three-time First-team Academic All Big-12, and NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award winner. In fact, before he was drafted, Tannehill planned to become an orthopedic surgeon after he graduated. After the up and down path this former Texas A&M Aggie experienced to become the eventual starting quarterback, it was smart to have a back-up plan. After red-shirting his freshman year, Tannehill was the number three quarterback his sophomore year and was moved to the wide receiver position. While he set school records catching, Tannehill was determined to play the quarterback position. By the 2011 season Tannehill won the position, starting all 13 games, including the 2011 Meineke Car Care Bowl. Yet despite his obvious athleticism, Tannehill will have an uphill battle to prove he’s ready to make the transition from college to pro football quarterback. In the meantime, I and millions of women will sit back and enjoy the view.