So, unless you have been living under a rock you know there is an NFL Lockout going on, that players and teams are not allowed to have any contact with teams and that there is no football happening right now -- or for the foreseeable future.
Tom Szibokowski of the Baltimore Ravens is spending his time boxing. Chad Ocho-whatever he is calling himself these days is trying out for an MLS team. I even read that at least a couple of practice squad guys are playing in the Arena Football League this spring.
So, how are members of the New York Giants spending the lockout? Well, we know new daddy Eli Manning is spending his time changing diapers. Maybe Eli can learn to treat the football with as much care as I'm sure he treats his baby girl when he cradles her in his arms.
What about some of the other Giants, though? Well, here are a few tidbits.
- Running backs Danny Ware and Ahmad Bradshaw have turned to modeling. Yes, modeling. The pair will model at the Dressed to Kilt charity auction on April 5. I wonder which of them will look better in a kilt, or if either of them will look better than 'Real Housewives of New York' star Bethenny Frankel. Yes folks, this is what is has come to.
- Defensive tackle Chris Canty has been honored as 2011 NYC United Way Man Of The Year for his community work. Canty runs his own charitable foundation. Turns out Canty is a good football player and a better man.
- In case you didn't know, offensive tackle Will Beatty is a fashion buff. Beatty, in fact, is launching the William Beatty Apparel Company this fall. Beatty is all over Facebook and Twitter if you are interested.
- Other Giants who are all over the social media scene are Shawn Andrews, Terrell Thomas and Steve Smith.