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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

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Since the days of Broadway Joe Namath, quarterbacks have been the glamour guys of the league.  it's not at all unusual to see an NFL quarterback on the cover of a magazine like GQ or Esquire.  And when advertisers want a pitch man, it's the quarterback they call first.  They're stylish, handsome, and ladies everywhere swoon for them.  On Sunday afternoons, they're the stars of the show that everyone is watching.

 

And then there's the middle linebackers :unsure:

 

Dick Butkus wasn't exactly somebody you'd go to for style tips. Ladies weren't swooning over pictures of Jack Lambert (though dentists might have).  And if you were an advertiser, you probably didn't want to use a picture of Mike Singletary's eyes to show your product, unless you were advertising a horror movie.  With these guys, nobody was expecting them to look good.  They essentially had one job: hit people very hard (and they were good at it).

 

So with that in mind, I give you Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly.

 

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I'm amused that the Panthers right now have a stereotypical "odd couple" in the leaders of their offense and defense.

 

Jordan Gross asked Newton about how he picked out his gameday outfit.  Cam talked about starting with the shoes and tailoring around them.  He talked designer labels, fashion and style (which anyone would tell you he's got plenty of, along with tons of charisma). 

 

When Gross asked Luke what kind of shoes he wore on gamedays, Kuechly responded "brown ones".

 

Call me crazy, but I love that we've got the whole 'fashion plate / lunch pail' dynamic between the guys at the center of their respective units.  It's been true of a lot of great NFL teams of the past.  I'd love it if our "odd couple" led this team to that same kind of greatness, and it'd be fun to watch along the way.

 

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#2 Argus Plexus

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:43 PM

I can't wait for three or four years from now when this team is going hulk smash



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:52 PM

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How beastly is it that Luke is one of the few players in the NFL that can make Cam look normal-sized?

 

Also, the obscene number of women I meet that lust after Kuechly tells me he doesn't fit the "ugly mofo" linebacker mold.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:57 PM

I wouldn't say no



#5 Mr. Scot

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:00 PM

How beastly is it that Luke is one of the few players in the NFL that can make Cam look normal-sized?

 

Also, the obscene number of women I meet that lust after Kuechly tells me he doesn't fit the "ugly mofo" linebacker mold.

 

Wouldn't call him ugly, but he's not exactly a male model either.

 

He's definitely no fashion plate, and I doubt he cares to be.

 

But heck, even on the football field, Newton looks stylish, while Kuechly simply looks violent.  Newton has his 'Superman' and his 'First Down' things, which are cool.  On the flipside, I doubt you'll ever see Luke doing a 'sack dance' (unless you count him screaming and pounding his chest as 'dancing') :lol:



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

When Keek smashed that little Ravens receiver to the ground with a slight push, I think I heard a few women moan and climb the wall.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

Wouldn't call him ugly, but he's not exactly a male model either.

He's definitely no fashion plate, and I doubt he cares to be..


Luke is actually in high demand with the ladies.
But I agree with your premise.

#8 Mr. Scot

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:09 PM

Luke is actually in high demand with the ladies.
But I agree with your premise.

 

 

My game buddy's teenage daughter - a much better judge of male attractivemness than I - finds Cam handsome, Kuechly 'okay'.

 

Granted, she's a teenager (16, to be exact) and to be fair, she thought Jimmy Clausen was cute :unsure:

 

Wouldn't surprise me to see ladies in the stands at a Panther game with signs that said "Luke, sack me" :blink:

 

 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:16 PM

My game buddy's teenage daughter - a much better judge of male attractivemness than I - finds Cam handsome, Kuechly 'okay'.

Granted, she's a teenager (16, to be exact) and to be fair, she thought Jimmy Clausen was cute :unsure:

Wouldn't surprise me to see ladies in the stands at a Panther game with signs that said "Luke, sack me" :blink:


I know if this guy who takes pics of models in Charlotte, rumor has it some of those ladies are quite smitten with the Keek

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:20 PM

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Wouldn't surprise me to see ladies in the stands at a Panther game with signs that said "Luke, sack me" :blink:

 

 

 

MISTER SCOT MADE A SEX JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:21 PM

I know if this guy who takes pics of models in Charlotte, rumor has it some of those ladies are quite smitten with the Keek

 

I could see that.  His being a star player certainly doesn't hurt :lol:

 

Off the field, Newton looks like a movie star.  Kuechly looks like a really large accountant.

 

I definitely wouldn't call him ugly though.  The point was more that their personas are definitely a contrast, and one that fits well with NFL history.

 

 

MISTER SCOT MADE A SEX JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I didn't realize how that sounded till after I posted it :unsure:
 

 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:25 PM

They should do a buddy cop movie.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:26 PM

They should do a buddy cop movie.

 

Maybe one of our resident Photoshoppers can do a "Lethal Weapon" type poster :lol:



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

I went to the Panthers radio show when Kuechly was on it.

 

First of all Kuechly was one of the nicest players I've ever met. He just doesn't come off as a jock at all.

 

Second, the women representation was much higher than normal. Especially women ages 17-25. And they were all dressed to the nines, not your typical old Panthers tshirts. Kuechly was well mannered and not flirtatious with them.



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:33 PM

I thought that Gross interview with Kuechly was pretty funny. Basically everything he owns was given to him for Christmas.




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