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2013-02-14 10:26:13 AM
JJ Watt's head is very tiny.
 
2013-02-14 10:28:42 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-14 10:44:34 AM
So your average big guy playing basketball has big-time knee problems, and the article writer suggests that he would be a good defensive lineman? He'd be kneecapped on every play, his career might last a year, and that's assuming he somehow survived high school and college.

There's a reason that 7-footers don't play football.
 
2013-02-14 10:48:26 AM
I have a picture somewhere of a friend of mine with George Muresan.

It is comical, even though my friend is about 6'2".
 
2013-02-14 11:04:32 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: So your average big guy playing basketball has big-time knee problems, and the article writer suggests that he would be a good defensive lineman? He'd be kneecapped on every play, his career might last a year, and that's assuming he somehow survived high school and college.

There's a reason that 7-footers don't play football.


The article writer didn't suggest it, Watt did.  He take a lot of shots to the head this year?  Yao's standing reach is listed at 9'8 though so he would be a hell of an obstacle until foot/knee problems did him in (2 drives tops).
 
2013-02-14 11:23:43 AM

you have pee hands: Yao's standing reach is listed at 9'8 though so he would be a hell of an obstacle until foot/knee problems did him in


*cough*pad level*cough*
 
2013-02-14 11:29:10 AM
bhcompy JJ Watt's head is very tiny.

l3.yimg.com

Might be, but it seems to me that Watt's head is normal, while Yao Ming's head is huge. He actually looks to be photoshopped with a fathead on him here. Either way his head appears to be swollen. I read an article about Ming that said he was forever whanging his head into things because he was so tall, maybe he just whanged it into something right before they took the photo.
 
2013-02-14 11:34:52 AM
Jeez. JJ Watt was making a joke. Yao would be hilarious to watch as a defensive lineman swatting at passes. And JJ also knows that Yao is just the wrong size to be an NFL player because it's not all about height.

Just chuckle and move on.
 
2013-02-14 12:18:00 PM
I've eaten egg rolls bigger than you.
 
2013-02-14 12:41:13 PM
I'd like to see a normal sized person standing with them, just for comparison's sake.
 
2013-02-14 12:52:01 PM
So...is it proportional to his body?
 
2013-02-14 01:04:46 PM

Jubeebee: I'd like to see a normal sized person standing with them, just for comparison's sake.


yeah having a 5'11" 200lbs guy next watts would be good.  dude would look like a child.  never mind a 5'3" 120lb woman.
 
2013-02-14 01:06:04 PM

js34603: So...is it proportional to his body?


Absolutely. There's a reason why he had to marry a 6'3 woman.
 
2013-02-14 03:01:24 PM

Broktun: I have a picture somewhere of a friend of mine with George Muresan.

It is comical, even though my friend is about 6'2".


He sat about six rows in front of me at a Wizards game. He still blocked my view.
 
2013-02-14 03:01:50 PM

A Fark Handle: Jubeebee: I'd like to see a normal sized person standing with them, just for comparison's sake.

yeah having a 5'11" 200lbs guy next watts would be good.  dude would look like a child.  never mind a 5'3" 120lb woman.


If you feel like going through Watt's twitter feed, yesterday he posted a side-by-side of the Yao/Watt picture with a Watt/normal guy picture.

Also, lighten up dudes.  Sometimes famous sports figures of a given city will hang out and then post pictures online and make jokes.
 
2013-02-14 03:06:42 PM

logggur: If you feel like going through Watt's twitter feed, yesterday he posted a side-by-side of the Yao/Watt picture with a Watt/normal guy picture.


I just found that because of your post. Normal guy is a head shorter and half as wide as Watt.
 
2013-02-14 03:21:39 PM

Jubeebee: I'd like to see a normal sized person standing with them, just for comparison's sake.


Here is a picture of Watt with Ellen Page ...

media.culturemap.com

...and here is that same pic resized and placed over pic with Yao:

i1222.photobucket.com


/Google has Miss Page listed as 5'7"
//I'm bored today.
 
2013-02-14 03:29:14 PM

js34603: So...is it proportional to his body?


sites.google.com

/ sites.google.com
 
2013-02-14 03:48:19 PM
It's probably just the law of averages, but does Houston have a penchant for likable athletes?

But I'm bored, so can you name a city/region with more likable, well-known athletes?

Nolan Ryan, Biggio/Bagwell/Berkman, Hakeem, Yao, Barkley, JJ Watt, Andre Johnson...
 
2013-02-14 03:49:59 PM
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot happened to Ellen Page? Did she get a role as Justin Bieber?
 
2013-02-14 03:54:45 PM

star_topology: It's probably just the law of averages, but does Houston have a penchant for likable athletes?

But I'm bored, so can you name a city/region with more likable, well-known athletes?

Nolan Ryan, Biggio/Bagwell/Berkman, Hakeem, Yao, Barkley, JJ Watt, Andre Johnson...


One of these things is not like the other...

/Don't get me wrong, I have much respect for the guy, think he was an amazing pitcher, and laughed my ass off with the Ventura thing...but isn't he generally regarded as something of an asshole?
//Not Roger Clemens levels of asshole, but maybe like Ozzie Guillen levels...
///Could be wrong, I've certainly never met the guy
 
2013-02-14 03:57:35 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Jubeebee: I'd like to see a normal sized person standing with them, just for comparison's sake.

Here is a picture of Watt with Ellen Page ...



...and here is that same pic resized and placed over pic with Yao:




/Google has Miss Page listed as 5'7"
//I'm bored today.


You totally got me with that one, you farker. I spent a good five minutes comparing pictures of Ellen Page and the one you posted. They look eerily similar with glasses and hat thrown in the mix.
 
2013-02-14 04:52:12 PM

Jubeebee: I'd like to see a normal sized person standing with them, just for comparison's sake.


i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-14 04:52:28 PM

star_topology: It's probably just the law of averages, but does Houston have a penchant for likable athletes?

But I'm bored, so can you name a city/region with more likable, well-known athletes?

Nolan Ryan, Biggio/Bagwell/Berkman, Hakeem, Yao, Barkley, JJ Watt, Andre Johnson...


An interesting recent example: Ron Artest.  People around here loved him while he was in town.  Most people I know still have a soft spot for him.

As far as an area with more likable athletes...  Houston is sort of unique in that it has all the major sports, doesn't get the same national media attention as LA or the northeast, and hasn't achieved dominance enough in any individual sport to incite "haters".  Even the most dominant teams ever fielded by Houston were overshadowed by the most dominant teams of whatever era they were in/their massive choking efforts.

For example:

Early 90's Oilers
'86 Rockets - and their subsequent execution by the NBA
Mid '90s Rockets and being overshadowed by the Bulls.  FWIW, as a huge Houston fan I think this is totally justifiable.  It just sucks that people frequently forget how good Olajuwon was because so much time is spent reminiscing about Jordan.
'86 Astros
Late 90's to  2005 Astros

Well, now I'm depressed.  At least we'll always have that first couple of years of T-Mac.
 
2013-02-14 05:25:28 PM
Longyao is long.
 
2013-02-14 05:30:01 PM

varmitydog: Might be, but it seems to me that Watt's head is normal, while Yao Ming's head is huge.


If either of them is out of proportion, I'm betting it's the guy who is one of the tallest people on earth.
 
2013-02-14 05:52:10 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: So your average big guy playing basketball has big-time knee problems, and the article writer suggests that he would be a good defensive lineman? He'd be kneecapped on every play, his career might last a year, and that's assuming he somehow survived high school and college.

There's a reason that 7-footers don't play football.


The amount of force you experience when hitting the ground is not linear to your height.  It is actually a geometric ratio wherein a five footer will hit with something like half the force of a six footer and a quarter of the force of a seven footer (or something like that - perhaps not that geometric, but you get the point).

I am 6'2", and I can assure you that falling hurts.  A lot.
 
2013-02-14 08:35:54 PM

star_topology: It's probably just the law of averages, but does Houston have a penchant for likable athletes?

But I'm bored, so can you name a city/region with more likable, well-known athletes?

Nolan Ryan, Biggio/Bagwell/Berkman, Hakeem, Yao, Barkley, JJ Watt, Andre Johnson...


Even first-rate assholes act like good citizens when they play here.  Artest, Carl Everett, Eddie Griffin are all guys who were dicks before or after they got here, but really good guys while in Houston.
 
2013-02-14 09:23:20 PM
Yao could play tight end all day long if his knees were made out of adamantium, or even devonium, for that matter.
 
2013-02-14 11:13:08 PM
 
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