Later this month, some NFL team is going to draft former Buckeye WR Brian "Howdy" Hartline. Several NFL draft experts even go as far as predicting he will go in the first day.
Think Wes Welker with puppet strings.
Chances are (oh god, please let it be the Browns) someone is going to give this former popular TV marionette a chance to make money catching passes that Terrell Pryor could not deliver to him in Columbus. Hopefully which ever team takes him will have a training class on what not to do when a digital camera is pointed at you.
>>>>> This image first surfaced yesterday by the always entertaining Busted Coverage. Now there are plenty of other blogs commenting on his NFL training methods.
However, here at the Spawn of MZone we just don't take things for face value. We like to dig deeper into the story to really understand what is going on with this image.
As I was looking around for more information on this - I ran into this photo from the 2008 Touchdown Club of Columbus banquet dinner. Yes, in case you are keeping score: same girl, same dress, same suit/shirt/tie combo. The future Mrs Hartline (Lindsay) must have decided to change her hair in the car driving over to the banquet hall and Hartline decided to put one of his Big Ten Championship rings onto his pinky.
If you have ever attended any of these type of "end of season" events you can can't blame the guy for wanting to have a little fun with his fiance before sitting on uncomfortable metal folding chairs, eating rubber chicken, and drinking lipton green tea from a plastic bottle.