NFL Conference Championship Stars as Westminster Dogs

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIJanuary 19, 2012

NFL Conference Championship Stars as Westminster Dogs

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    Special guest David Frei joins us today to compare our favorite stars in the sport of pro football to man’s best friend.

    In addition to his duties as the face and voice of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Frei is a former PR Director for the San Francisco 49ers and Assistant PR Director of the Denver Broncos. Frei still wears the ring from the “Orange Crush” Super Bowl team.

    Westminster opens just eight days after the Super Bowl at Madison Square Garden (watch it on USA Network...or I'll find you), so it seemed timely for Frei to apply his unique knowledge of both subjects to correlate top players in action this weekend to our purebred friends in terms of form and function.

    Mr. Frei, the floor is yours. 

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady: Australian Shepherd

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    "Striking appearance with great eyes and beautiful coat. Athletic, intelligent and confident."

New England Patriots WR Wes Welker – Brittany Spaniel

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    "Small, athletic, trustworthy and dependable. Can run all day long."

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski – Bull Mastiff

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    "Large breed with solid build and short muzzle. Self-assured, proud and obedient."

Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice – Doberman Pinscher

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    "Elegant athlete in tight-fitting wrapper."

Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin – Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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    "Official dog of Maryland. Without peer as a hunting partner."

Baltimore Ravens OL Marshall Yanda – Tibetan Mastiff

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    "Huge working dog and defender of livestock. Toiled in the armies of Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun."

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore – German Shorthaired Pointer

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    "High-energy athlete who does it all. Muscular, enthusiastic and focused."

San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis – Alaskan Malamute

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    "Powerful, team-oriented working dog with great endurance and versatility. Loyal to a fault."

San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree – Vizsla

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    "Tireless, lightly-built sporting dog, both smart and fast.  Name in Hungarian means alert and responsive."

New York Giants QB Eli Manning – Border Collie

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    "Leads (herds) his flock up and down the field, smart, athletic, fluid and determined. Totally focused on the job at hand."

New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs – Rottweiler

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    "Powerful, intelligent, agile, intense, intimidating and courageous."

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz: Whippet

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    "Feisty, prey-driven, fast, champion athlete of the dog world."