It’s fitting, we suppose, that during this constant airing of grievances by the NFL and its players, an incoming rookie has performed an unprecedented feat of strength.
Blaine Sumner, who played college football at the Colorado School of Mines, reportedly bench-pressed 225 pounds a whopping 52 times on Monday at his Pro Day workout.
That’s three more than the Scouting Combine record of 49, set this year by Oregon State’s Stephen Paea.
And, of course, it remains meaningless unless and until the NFL incorporates the bench press into the official playing rules.
But any post that isn’t about the lockout is a welcome oasis in this desert of decertification and litigation. So thanks, Blaine, for giving us something to write about.