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Brad Culpepper Pro Jock + Survivor Contestant

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe Strummer, Oct 4, 2013.

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  1. Joe Strummer

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    I couldn't remember this guy as a NFL player.
    "Dante" Culpepper was the only name I could remember.
    As I'm looking up Brad's NFL stats --
    I thinking...."Gee, for his size he must have been a Def. Back."
    On the show...he's trim + ripped....but doesn't outsize some
    of the other guys, on the show.
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    His bio :
    U of Fla academic all American....etc....
    9 yr NFL pro.......
    DEFENSIVE LINEMAN at 6'1'' - 275 lbs....:eek: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Tampa Bay had a former player Coursian (sp?)or something like that -
    who admitted after playing that he "juiced" his @ss off.
    That guy's size was exactly the same size as Culpepper.
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    The bio also stated :
    Brad is currently at 180 lbs +
    is involved in education of the 300+ lbs current NFL players -
    not to be that heavy.
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    Wow.....
    I was at a College Hall of fame induction and saw a former
    defensive tackle for NY Giants speak.
    The guy was still 6'5''......but was thin as a rail...and he played
    at 285 lbs. --- he was probably 190 lbs.
    He even mentioned it in his speech.
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    My point is......who thinks the NFL doesn't have a "juice" problem ?
    Anybody ?
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    I did serious weight lifting in my twenties - for about 5 yrs straight -
    I lifted every other day -- never missing a day......
    I got ripped as hell !....all my barbell weights increased ---
    my bench press total went sky high.......I NEVER "juiced"....
    I gained 3 LBS !!!!! body weight = 3 LBS !!!!!!!!!
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    The NFL does a GREAT JOB of claiming they don't have a problem.
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    And the funny thing was in the last episode of SURVIVOR -
    Brad almost got knocked of the floating raft by Gervais -
    as they did the Mano y Mano "cushion push" off the raft.
    Brad should have gone on a "Juice Cycle" for the show !:evillaugh
     
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    Some of the smaller guys are making the best D linemen- look at Jared Allen. He is really not that big, just upper body strong and extremely quick.

    I haven't watched Survivor this year, but that Culpepper guys wife was on it a few years ago, and I remember her being very hot. And when they said on there whos wife she was, I too couldn't remember the guy.
     
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    Funny, I thought the same thing, that he was way too small to be a D-Lineman. It was driving me crazy because I knew the name but could not quite place him. I thought he might have been a Quarterback, but no, I'm sure I would have remembered that.

    Finally, I gave up and Wiki'd him and sure enough, a D-Lineman! So, I have to agree that he was for sure "juicing" during his playing days.

    I met Gene Upshaw at The Hacienda in 1980. That man was huuuuge!!! I can't imagine Culpepper going up against a guy that size.
     
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    I'm guessing his biggest advantage was that O-linemen couldn't get low on him. Being only 6'1", he could get leverage on taller guys.

    I think steroids are kind of a thing of the past, that players are realizing there are better alternatives, such as HGH. With the attention concussions are getting, players are realizing the long term affects playing in the league will have on them. They are no longer saying "that won't happen to me". They all played with Junior Seau and don't want to be The Next Guy. Troy Polamalu (sp) has donated his brain to Boston College for study when he dies. These players are aware of the gladiator results of a long NFL career. Some will dismiss the risks for the hope of huge paychecks, some will look forward to a quality life with less money.

    Culpepper won't last in Survivor. Maybe make the beginning of the jury. Maybe.
     
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    When we moved to the Bay Area (Pleasanton) in 1975 from Ohio, we lived 3 doors down (super large lots on Foothill Rd.) from Gene Upshaw. That 1st summer he and some of the other Raider lineman put in a fence on their own. They used the old style post-hole diggers where you slam the tool into the ground, pull it apart and take some dirt out of the hole when you lift-up. These guys were ALL 6'5" plus and just massive muscle... I mean HUGE... as I recall those holes were dug in no time!!!
     
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    I'd pretty much agree with Terry. I'm sure there are always going to be a few but the HGH is a much safer (I think?) alternative today...plus the league is checking. I like to think that most guys even though it could be a big pay increase, are smarter/more educated thses days and realize how much it cuts your life short and they'd like to live past 45.

    I've always been a gym rat but in a more moderate way, especially since I'm knocking on the door of 60. I will say that the gym I went to in Seattle when I was in my 30's had quite a few guys that competed and the only way you get that really seriously ripped look w/o steroids is diet and we're talking the kind of diet that can only be sustained for short periods of time just prior to competition. So.....if I see a few of these guys that are so ripped that their veins are popping out and their muscles look like an animal under their skin trying to get out, do I think they're juiced? Yep.
     
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    Troy Palamalu has never been the same since
    his concussion a few seasons ago.
    He was out almost a season I think ?
    When he returned --
    I saw him duck his head on ballcarrier - at the goal line -
    missed the guy.
    I noticed it in "real time" - then watched the replay...yup !
    He ducked.....wanted no part of a head on.
    The announcers didn't say anything --
    if they did notice -
    they were probably thinking the same as me -
    "Poor bastard probably shouldn't even be playing."
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    I guess I should have stated "PED's" instead of steroids.
    HGH ....steroids....etc.......I lump them all together --
    but technically.....yeh - there's a difference...I guess.
     
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    SPOILER ALERT!!!!

    Ha, Culpepper got it stuck up his ass last night. ROFL!!:poke:
     
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