Christine Michael, former running back for Texas A&M, put on an absolute show at the NFL combine. The freak athlete “was the top performer in the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle among running backs.”
I know what you’re thinking: “Who the hell is this chick? And why didn’t she receive more carries at Texas A&M? And why is there a girl trying out for the NFL? And how’d that chick get arms that big?” All totally legitimate questions. Get ready for a curveball here, though. Christine Michael, pronounced like another girl’s name in Kristen, is not a girl. He just has a girl’s name.
As the tale goes, his parents were expecting to have a baby girl. Her name was to be Christine (Kris-teen), but then BOOM, a little muscle-bound baby boy popped out and they were like, “Eh, fuck it. Let’s just keep the name.” Or something like that.
It’s not as cool as Johnny Cash’s version, but from the looks of young Christine, growing up with a girly name possibly had similar effects. But I digress.
Some former questions about Michael’s playing time at A&M, or lack thereof, are beginning to be answered. Michael found himself in Coach Kevin Sumlin’s doghouse during the season — only given 88 carries all senior year — leaving the fans wondering what the deal was and clamoring to see this thoroughbred tearing up defenses.
Evidence from this week would indicate a complete lack of responsibility, some laziness, perhaps some entitlement, and definitely some immaturity issues.
He overslept and missed two team interviews, according to Gil Brandt.
How are you going to let that happen during the most important job interviews you will ever have in your life? And with a potential seven-figure payday waiting on you? What a travesty.
[via SB Nation]
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