Friday, September 4, 2009

Kerrzy's Notebook: How to Make the Cut

With training camps around the NHL set to open in the coming weeks, it's about to get stressful for players "on the bubble" of their respective clubs.

If you happen to be one of those guys, here's something you might want to try!

Meet Chicago Bears wideout Devin Aromashodu - a football player on the brink, duking it out with about six other players for a spot on the team's opening day roster, at a position that was a huge question mark for the team going into camp.

Aromashodu, who's name is as tough to type as it is to say, took a very different approach from his training camp counterparts when it comes to endearing himself to the Chicago coaching staff. NBC Chicago sums it up pretty well when they say "nothing says 'don't cut me' like a bouquet of roses."

That's right - the 25-year-old sent flowers to each one of his coaches, "to keep me in mind," as he was quoted as saying. Brilliant!

Imagine that, in a sport as macho as football, a guy tries to get the upper hand on his teammates by sending them flowers. Will it help his chances? Tough to say.

NBC Chicago doesn't seem too optimistic about the upcoming season, saying "when all is said and done, it really doesn't matter which Bears wideouts make the cut. They're all horrible."

Ouch!

You know, while we're on the topic of athletes and flowers - one thing I find quite funny about the Olympics is this: no one looks more awkward with a bouquet than a big rough hockey player!

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