Funny story on Deadspin involving alleged "cockblocking" by Manningham while a student at Michigan. My favorite part of it is when Alan Branch steps in to "protect" Mario: "Watch yo'self." Deadspin is such an f'ing cesspool.
Mario Manningham story on Deadspin
Deadspin should stick with posting penis shots of Brett Favre and leave the "Yeah brah, I totally got roosterblocked by Manningham in college" to legitimate news sources like the Freep.
This...is exactly one reason why I kept my distance from athletes. I know most are good dudes, but uh, I didn't even want to open myself up to being in a situation like that.... I don't want a reason to not like players on the team.
On the flip side, during orientation, in '02 I thought i was an OG hanging out with 3 girls at the union (went to an all boys HS, so at the time, even talking to a girl was a blessing), when all of a sudden LaVell Blanchard walked by... they seemingly lost interest in me REAL fast. For the record, I wasn't cuckolded though...he was actually a very, very cool dude.
+1 for using "OG" and "cuckolded" in the same post.
As a counter to the cock blocked story. My freshman year I was sitting in my dorm playing WoW and suddenly I realize this massive football player is looking at me. I was thinking "Oh hooray I'm dead". Instead he just stares at me for a moment and goes "You a tank?" "Yes my main is a pally tank." "We could use a tank, would you like to join our guild?"
So I ended up in a 25 man group anchored by a group of Michigan athletes. They were cool guys and actually set me up with a cheerleader at one point. Also it was awesome when they'd get video game rage because with their strength they'd break entire futons on occasion.
1) If you were going to tell us who it was, you would have already, yeah?
2) A cheerleader AND a GSI?
By set I mean introduced us and that one went no where fast. I give them credit for trying, but the that girl and I were on entirely differently levels. We had a few drinks, a number of blank looks when she brought up pop culture things or I brought up academic things, and then I went back to trying to pick my GSIs up.
And the rest is Korean folklore!
I have no comment on the Manningham thing, but if you're bored, click the link and read the second post (the one by Patrick.).
That's the funniest thing I've read in a long time.
I smiled at the Alan Branch-related anectdote. Laughed out loud at the second entry. Good shit.
Reluctantly, i went back and read it... you're right... it's certainly the best thing i've read in a while..surprisingly it's on deadspin.
I look forward to these. They should hire Patrick as a writer.
This is way better than if Manningham was on Meatspin.
This whole article is hilarious. And that does seem like a Mario thing to do.
I never understood why college ladies loved taking their men to parties where they knew former boyfriends were going to be. I had that happen once or twice and it always ended poorly.
Never had to stare down a football player, though.
They were both boinking her and Mario was pissed, as most people would be when he found out his bitty was not swinging as hard as he would have liked. Cockblocking is when you tell a girl your boy is trying to hit that he is knocking da boots with someone else or that he is a PE or that his shit is not up to snuff. I am sure there are a ton more examples but getting punked out by a football player for tagging "his" chick is not one of them, that is just nature.
But obviously she was not his girl. He was trying to "cuff" the chick thinking she was his alone but little did he know she was spreading her love around campus.
"his" girl. Mario thought she was being faithful and responded by punking out the deadspin narc (as so many of us would have). This is still not cockblocking though. Cockblocking comes out of spite, jealousy or envy. Mario was just protecting his house.
Sounds like she had a double-move to rival Manningham's.