It's a shame the NCAA won't let athletes get paid, because Rob Lunn would be a fine addition to the team here at The Sweep. The UConn defensive tackle's blog, Thoughts From A Fat White Guy, is consistently one of the best written pieces of sports media on the Interweb.
Much to the chagrin of the UConn press corps, Lunn scored an exclusive, Coach Randy Edsall-approved interview this week with Notre Dame transfer Zach Fraser, the man who will take over for injured starter Tyler Lorenzen when the Huskies face North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Saturday. Though most of Fraser's answers are "No comment," Lunn does deliver this gem of an exchange:
FWG: How do you feel knowing that former QB DJ Hernandez forces his girlfriend (now fiancee…congrats, Jennifer) to read him this blog every night (as a bedtime story)?
ZF: Kinda sad…and creepy.
FWG: Who would you say is the cutest member of the defensive line?
ZF: Probably Rob Lunn.
FWG: Oh, stop it. With these scrawny arms?
ZF: They're not scrawny….they're nice.
In my favorite post, Your Questions…ANSWERED, Lunn lets his readers in on a little secret about linemen. Despite their girth, they typically have smokin' hot girlfriends. Lunn even posts a photo of his own lovely lady as proof. He then posits a theory that "Bar Darwinism" -- Lunn's term, so give him credit when you repeat this, boys -- forces fat guys to adapt. As a former lineman who landed a smokin' hot wife, I can attest to the fact that Lunn is absolutely correct about why most linemen outkick their coverage when it comes to the mating dance. Because they don't have the chiseled features of their skill-position colleagues, linemen must find other ways to make themselves attractive to the opposite sex. This typically results in an enhanced sense of humor, an ability to converse about a broad range of topics, occasional acts of chivalry, and, in some cases, improved table manners.
Lunn, whose father, Robert, is a State Supreme Court justice in New York, told ESPN.com this week that he plans to attend law school when he finishes playing football. Hopefully, Lunn will change his mind and consider writing for a living. He has a rare gift.
Just so long as he doesn't take my job.