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Brandon Allen’s hand-stretching worked, his hands are still teeny though

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OK, we promise, as soon as we finish with this one, we’ll be done talking about hand size. At least until the next hand-size story that amuses us.

But the drastic measures taken by Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen have worked.

According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, the massage therapy Allen received seems to have done the trick, as his hands which measured 8 1/2 inches at the Senior Bowl have grown to 8 7/8 inches when measured here at the Scouting Combine.

Getting an extra 3/8 of an inch of hand size in a month is impressive, regardless the technique.

Although the quick turnaround also brings to mind more questions. Has anyone heard from the Guyer Institute, since we’re here in Indianapolis? Was his masseuse using any special oils, such as deer antler velvet spray?

And if Allen’s drafted by a cold-weather team, will he experience shrinkage? Or does the Ideal Gas Law apply to fingers?

These are important questions, and we vow to get to the bottom of it.

Either that, or realize that the guy who was measuring at the Senior Bowl might have some questionable hands of his own.

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22 Responses to “Brandon Allen’s hand-stretching worked, his hands are still teeny though”
  1. patsfan says: Feb 25, 2016 1:16 PM

    If it lasts more than four hours, he should see a doctor.

  2. pocketsstraight says: Feb 25, 2016 1:18 PM

    dummy shouldn’t have publicized it. Now everyone knows his real hand size, and how he manipulated the system…

  3. marvsleezy says: Feb 25, 2016 1:20 PM

    The gain doesnt mean as much to me when you learn how he did it. Will it last? Will it mess with this mechanics? Ill take someone with naturally large hands if I really think its that crucial.

  4. laserw says: Feb 25, 2016 1:20 PM

    All those inches.

  5. kurdishpats1 says: Feb 25, 2016 1:22 PM

    So…..does this work for any muscle?

    Just asking…

  6. bmacwillconn says: Feb 25, 2016 1:24 PM

    This topic sounds like something that originated on Gronk’s party cruise.

  7. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Feb 25, 2016 1:24 PM

    What else can this method “stretch”?

  8. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Feb 25, 2016 1:25 PM

    I’m asking for a friend.

  9. ragnarthemagnificent says: Feb 25, 2016 1:34 PM

    I guess his massage therapy has a happy ending?

  10. remstar10 says: Feb 25, 2016 1:38 PM


  11. buckstalion12965 says: Feb 25, 2016 1:55 PM

    I wonder if his ‘stranger’ is more satisfying now.

  12. richmondbolt says: Feb 25, 2016 1:58 PM

    I was in the pool!

  13. unbridledsexy says: Feb 25, 2016 2:05 PM

    And it’s the off season…

  14. 2since96 says: Feb 25, 2016 2:06 PM

    Hand size does matter, just look at Teddy B…dude has to wear gloves and still can’t get a tight spiral going…meanwhile Arod is throwing bullets with a ball covered in olive oil and KY.

    It’s not the only thing that matters, but I see why teams would shy away from QB’s w/small hands.

  15. sb44champs says: Feb 25, 2016 2:12 PM

    He’s not a grower, he’s a show’er

  16. bobthebillsfan says: Feb 25, 2016 2:23 PM

    This is not new medicine – every guys knows that massaging muscles makes them bigger (for a while, at least). Why wouldn’t it work for hands (for a while,at least).

    This got me thinking, does the hand that does the massaging get bigger? We could be on to something here…

  17. weepingjebus says: Feb 25, 2016 2:27 PM

    Quarterback needs growth
    But nature has no answers
    Call Peyton’s health clinic

  18. northpackalacky says: Feb 25, 2016 2:28 PM

    Why didn’t he refuse to have his hand measured at the combine, and instead state he would stand by his hand numbers at his pro day?

  19. levanderwilliams says: Feb 25, 2016 3:57 PM

    Paging Mr. Allen,… Burger King is on line 2.

  20. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 25, 2016 4:15 PM

    Brady’s hands are on the smaller side but he has fat fingers.

  21. beavertonsteve says: Feb 25, 2016 4:24 PM

    It would have been easier and more effective to just sneak in the Hand-a-nator before the measurements. He probably could have pulled off an extra two inches.

  22. rainbowpowerbottom says: Feb 25, 2016 7:51 PM

    Top notch story. Bravo👍

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