Tom Brady is notorious for doing everything he can to gain a competitive advantage. He relentlessly studies film. He commits to pliability. He refuses to eat tomatoes. Depending on who you ask, he may have conspired to deflate some footballs. Now we have one more thing we can add to the list of ways Brady stays at the top of his game: Mopping up his center's butt sweat. Not only is the New England quarterback and six-time Super Bowl champion understandably grossed out by the general idea of sticking his hands in the general vicinity of a pound man's moist undercarriage, but it's also a practice that can have a negative effect on his in-game performance. It's not an issue that's exclusive to Brady of course, as other QBs have also discussed how it can effect the way they play. Just last month, Kirk Cousins talked at length about the very damp caboose of his new rookie center.
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It's a slap, not a grab. There's a difference there. Grabbing another man's nipple and twisting it would probably seem weird to someone unfamiliar with the practice, but to many American young men it's just a funny and painf Grabbing another man's nipple and twisting it would probably seem weird to someone unfamiliar with the practice, but to many American young men it's just a funny and painful prank. An ass grab on the other hand, would definitely be weird. I don't think that would typically be met with a positive reception. Bottom line though, I suppose it's just because it's a tradition. We start doing it and seeing it on TV and stuff from a young age, so it doesn't come across as strange.
It's simple: Touching sweaty butts leads to wet hands, which lead to bad passes
The Carolina Panthers walked away from Sunday's divisional-round playoff win over the Seahawks less than pleased with their performance down the stretch. After a dominant first half that saw the Panthers intercept Russell Wilson twice and pound Seattle on both sides of the ball, the Seahawks dug into their bag of tricks to pile up 24 unanswered points, echoing previous games this season that saw the Colts , Packers and Giants storm back against Carolina. Fans with their butts tight. But we kept playing. The Panthers did enough to fend off the loss, but it was concerning to see Carolina give up chunk plays through the air over the final two quarters. After churning out yards to just 17 for Seattle at one point during the first half, the Panthers were outgained yards to 82 the rest of the way. We can't relax, we have to continue to attack.
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