Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Nick Barnett is cooler than I thought

I've always liked Nick. I've even defended his swordplay antics to friends, even though I know it's pretty ridiculous. Now don't get me wrong, actual swordplay is obviously very cool. Whether it's an old school broadsword or an even older schooled samurai they're all pretty amazing in my eyes. I mean, they're swords. There's something terrifying about them because there is no mystery as to what they're intended for, they're pointy and they are really, really good at separating parts of you from other parts of you. So yeah, anyway, I like swords.*

What I was trying to get to is that while real swords are cool, pretending you have a sword is another thing entirely. It's tough to defend these sorts of actions. Although, to be honest, when compared to things like Jared Allen's cowrope deal it's impossibly cool. Pretending to have a sword out is kinda childish... but fun. Pretending to rope cattle is um, what exactly? Pretending to work? With large animals? I don't get it. I'm guessing it's a metaphor for Jared's obvious infatuation with 80s hair metal band Poison. I think we all agree on that don't we?

I signed up on the Twitter last year because I needed something inconspicuous to read while pooping at work. Twitter on a blackberry is pretty much perfect for that scenario. In case you were wondering. I can't be the guy who brings in the paper, or prints out an article on company paper, that's just bad driving. My goals were pretty limited as far as Twitter goes is what I'm trying to say, but I gotta' say I'm digging it. Nick Barnett is one reason why.

His tweets aren't amazing or anything, but they're consistent, they're funny and they give us a small insight into a player's mind. I dig it. For some reason he sends tweets about waking up every morning, he apologized for his late hit out of bounds in the colts game a week ago and he seems to have a great attitude.

Some of the other players have some entertaining stuff too. I'm following most of the guys on the team. Rodgers is interesting when he actually posts something. Clay Matthews is good too. I'm not gonna lie, I have no idea what's going on with Jermichael Finley's tweets. It's like walking into the middle of a conversation at a party. It's loud, it's confusing, and I just sit there stupidly taking it all in.

Nick is cool. Let's support him. Check out his website. There's a t-shirt in it for you if you've got $10 and would like to look 1% cooler than you normally do. It's also good superbowl hype and who doesn't enjoy that sort of thing? So check it out.

mf nelsen

* I realize Harry Potter fans are probably all confused with the whole sword diatribe. They can suck it. I grew up watching lightsabers, conan the barbarian broadswords and martial arts movies (even the American Ninja series, and it obviously sucked). You can't possibly expect me to be impressed by a couple of dorks pointing twigs at each other. Get a real weapon. Crazy kids. And get off my lawn.

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