B's "mancrush of the week"

23 Jun

harris.jpgMy mancrush radar went haywire this past weekend when I heard Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris offer this refreshingly humble quote when speaking of his new $40 million contract:

“It was the principle of the whole deal. I wanted this deal done because the NFL gave me a price tag. I don’t believe any NFL player deserves the amount of money that we do get. But in the business that we’re in, they give us tags and say, ‘This guy’s worth this, this guy’s worth that.’ We play a game — a kids’ game — and get paid a king’s ransom.”

Kids’ game, king’s ransom: love it. And when I dug a little deeper and found out a few more things about the man

This is a guy who spent the recent off-season visiting U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf, meeting with the Nigerian president, donating $165,000 of equipment for the new Tommie Harris Center in his hometown of Killeen, Texas, raising nearly $500,000 with two golf outings and escorting a high school girl to a prom in Chicago to promote abstinence.

He is the national spokesman for Prevention of Child Abuse America. Last year, Harris also reached out to the family of a boy shot on the South Side, went on another humanitarian trip to Africa and set an example that frankly too few Bears Pro Bowl players have set lately.

…Well, that was enough for me. Tommie Harris, take a bow. Release the balloons from ceilings and cue “It’s Raining Men,” because you, kind sir, have been deemed B’s mancrush of the week.

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3 Responses to “B's "mancrush of the week"”

  1. Cool Rut June 24, 2008 at 7:33 am #

    He didn’t tap the high school chick? What’s wrong with him. Must be gay.

  2. Gates June 24, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    The whole time I was reading this I was thinking “wait, didn’t that guy get arrested like three times?” But then I remembered that was Tank Johnson. Good to know, thanks.

  3. Ghost61 June 25, 2008 at 3:05 pm #

    How’d you like my trick?

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