Now I am not going to pretend that it's not cool of Eddie Lacy to jump into a kid's tricycle race for a good cause. I am not going to pretend like that little girl volunteering to push him around the track wasn't one of the most adorable things I have ever seen. If you didn't let out an audible "awwww" when you saw that then your heart is colder than Lambeau Field in December. I am saying that as a Packers fan this should have made you break out in a cold sweat. If I had an active interest in the health of Eddie Lacy I would rather see him get gang tackled by a bunch of 350 behemoths then hope on a bike built for a 5 year old. Actually, if you listen really closely I think you can actually hear his agent's heartbeat. NFLers don't have the best history with bikes of any kind.
It sounds silly, but that's how injuries happen. That's how end up on the list of athletes that have hurt themselves doing seemingly harmless shit. Don't believe me? Ask AJ Burnett who bunted his way to a broken orbital bone because he's not used to bunting. Ask Sammy Sosa who strained his back sneezing. How about Job Chamberlain's famous trampoline experience, or Lionel Simmons and his tendinitis from playing video games? Lacy has spent his entire life getting tackled, or at the very least breaking tackles. His body is used to that. That big ball of muscle isn't used to bringing his knees up his chin with a pair of handle bars snuggling up against his genitals. That screams pinched nerve. Someone get Eddie Lacy off that bicycle before he ruins someone's fantasy keeper league! Or don't. Hell, I'm not a Packers fan. Plus, if there is a thing I learned about myself today it's that I can't get enough of little white girls pushing big black men on undersized bikes. As you were Eddie, as you were...