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'Full-figured' players pan new unis

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08:06 AM ET 10.03 | What looks great on Larry Fitzgerald or Reggie Bush doesn't exactly work for some of the NFL's, ahem, larger fellas. "I hate them. They are built for thin guys," said Alex Boone, a 300-pound starting guard for the San Francisco 49ers. "It makes me look like I have big old love handles." After a decade of wearing Reebok-made jerseys, NFL players this year switched to Nike. ... "I don't really care for the new jerseys," said Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Terrence Cody, who is 349 pounds and 6 feet 4. "I feel like they should put different material in for the big guys." Boone, who complains that his stomach hangs out the bottom of the jersey, said it makes him feel self-conscious. "It makes me look fat," he said, "and I'm not fat."

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October 3, 2012  08:10 AM ET
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Full Figured?

Go figure.

October 3, 2012  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Go figure.

calling Victoria's Secret!

October 3, 2012  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Full Figured?

Politically correct term for FAT!!

October 3, 2012  08:21 AM ET

They probably charge the same for each uniform, regardless of size. So, of course they hate suiting up the big guys.

They need to charge the NFL by the square yard. It would be a great Boone to the athletic wear industry.

And think of how much the LFL could save by making the uniforms smaller and tighter. The only football in America where less coverage is better.

October 3, 2012  08:22 AM ET

switch to black since it's supposedly 'more slimming'.

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October 3, 2012  08:30 AM ET

You are a very large man, playing a game, and making a pile of cash. Who cares what you look like?

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October 3, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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umm,....i'm still waiting to see a ((bulge))......!

umm...that's because you have little joey at home...!

October 3, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Uuughh.. You're over 300 lbs. Sorry dude, you're fat. You're strong and could whip me in a 40 yard dash, but still...

October 3, 2012  08:42 AM ET
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umm,....i'm still waiting to see a ((bulge))......!

Hmmmmm....does Nike even make a codpiece? Perhaps there's an untapped market.

October 3, 2012  08:42 AM ET

Not fat, just fluffy.

October 3, 2012  08:52 AM ET

I hate them. They are built for thin guys," said Alex Boone, a 300-pound starting guard for the San Francisco 49ers. "It makes me look like I have big old love handles." ..as he devours 5 Wendy's triple Bacon cheeseburgers....

October 3, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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You are a very large man, playing a game, and making a pile of cash. Who cares what you look like?

Exactly! You could trot me out in a pink uni and skirt but if you pay me what these guys make I would be totally fine with it.

October 3, 2012  08:53 AM ET

10LBS of bologna in a 5LB bag........:)

October 3, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Your not Fat, Your Pants are Too Small, kinda like your thoughts!

October 3, 2012  09:04 AM ET

When you play for the Niners, what else do you have to complain about? The offense is firing on all cylinders, the defense just pitched a shutout and the coach has everyone fired up in a positive way. You're paid big money to play a game in a really beautiful city, too.

Lay off the Rice-a-Roni.

October 3, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Well, maybe Nike should outfit the cheerleaders next.

 
October 3, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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10LBS of bologna in a 5LB bag........:)

doesn't take long for that to stink!

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