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Ex-Lion Bubba Baker: “I have a man crush on Ndamukong Suh”

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Al “Bubba” Baker, a former Lions defensive tackle who was the defensive rookie of the year in 1978, is in love.

Baker told the Detroit News that he swoons when he watches Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, saying that he only wishes he could have had Suh’s talent.

“I have to admit I have a man crush on Ndamukong Suh. I’ve already told my wife,” Baker said. “If I had a body like that, I’d still be playing. There’s no one single human being that can block Suh. He doesn’t exist. King Kong, but he’s retired.”

Baker was the most important member of the Lions’ vaunted “Silver Rush” defensive line, but he thinks the current defensive line is more talented than the one he played on.

“I think we all have seen what they’ve assembled here, and the front that they’re in, they have an opportunity to do something,” Baker said. “I think these guys have the ability to break any record we ever had as the Silver Rush — by far.”

Baker has said in the past that he likes the way Suh plays and doesn’t like the way the league office has tried to rein Suh in. And it seems that no one can rein in Baker’s enthusiasm for Suh.

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7 Responses to “Ex-Lion Bubba Baker: “I have a man crush on Ndamukong Suh””
  1. elwaysagenius says: Jul 31, 2013 7:00 PM

    Riley Cooper doesn’t.

  2. funktron2x says: Jul 31, 2013 7:12 PM

    if you haven’t seen photos of suh at camp, do so. he might be slimmer in the gut than eddie lacy despite 50+ pounds on him. scary.

  3. lks311 says: Jul 31, 2013 8:35 PM

    By the way, for those who don’t know (or don’t care to know), Al Baker holds the unofficial Rookie Sack record of 23 (or 21.5…depends who’s counting). Seriously, a man among boys.

  4. akezmoh says: Jul 31, 2013 9:14 PM

    Suh is a massive talent, but at this point he is good, not great…his head is too full of himself. Takes a long time to forget the Marcus Vick style stomping on a player image

  5. stephenolszewski says: Jul 31, 2013 9:39 PM

    Al Bubba Baker is a nice guy met him at my internship once and talked to me for quite a while about football

  6. abninf says: Jul 31, 2013 9:59 PM

    “If I had a body like that, I’d still be playing. ”

    The advances in HGH and PED’s have been amazing.

  7. igocommando says: Jul 31, 2013 10:28 PM

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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