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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Retweet of the Day - August 8, 2013

Houston Texans defensive end and reigning Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt has seen his stock skyrocket in the last year. After a solid rookie season in 2011, he exploded with a 20.5 sack season, helping the Texans win the AFC South for the second straight year. Watt is a rock star in the city of Houston.

Besides being a freak on the gridiron, he's appears to be a good guy. Among other acts of giving back to the community, earlier this year, Watt "married" a little girl who was a Texans fan in a mock ceremony, far above and beyond what the most involved athletes do for children. Inevitably, this legend in his current home town is growing with exponential speed.

Recently, the NFL (a.k.a. the No Fun League) continued it Draconian crack down on anything that makes the players look like human beings with emotions as opposed to robots. The league banned spiking the ball in the end zone after a touchdown and sack celebrations in an effort to reduce taunting. Watt, of course, is famous for his post-sack salute. Watt says it is a tribute to American veterans.

Here's one Tweeter's perspective on the situation, from Chivesology (‏@ChivesMcGee): 

"NFL: Saluting celebrations will be a 15 yard penalty. JJ Watt: Too bad, I’m doing it anyways. NFL: Ok saluting celebrations are cool."

He even takes his hat off (after taking the QB's head off) before he salutes. What a great American!

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