Sat, 17 November 2007
I ran across this really, really cool story on the New York Times web site.
It seems that Harvard University linebacker Noah Van Niel shows signs of being more than just an NFL draft pick or a commentator on a sports channel. This guy can SING. The video linked here shows a typical locker room session that has a surprising ending.
No, not that kind of ending...
I remember a time not too long ago that a guy who dared to show off a singing talent like this would face risks ranging from being called the "f" word to outright violence. The fact that a girlfriend is mentioned in an article on Noah speaks to some underlying prejudices toward creative men, but at the same time, I applaud the Times for at least giving him a much-deserved spotlight.
Fortunately, Noah is only the recipient of some mild ribbing from his team mates and coach, and the sing-along toward the end is encouraging (not to mention, strangely hot).
Stories like this give me hope.
Category:Extras -- posted at: 10:13am EDT
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