NFL First Down Marker Guys Are For Real

JoeSportsFanSenior Analyst INovember 4, 2009

NFL First Down Marker Guys have always been moderately mockable, simply because the only time they get television face time they’re either running onto the field, lugging an obtrusive device that’s attached to a chain…or they’re getting absolutely obliterated by an arrant sideline tackle.

On top of that, they’re not part of the authoritative game crew.  Poor guys never get invited to a booth review or referee pow-wow.  First Down Marker Guys are slightly above Ball Boys on the sideline hierarchy and they’re bound to be replaced by some snazzy laser system sooner or later.

That’s why they need an image enhancement.  Something that says, “Take us seriously, or else”.

Terry knows what I’m talking about.

Fantastic form, Terry.

Arm extended, slightly higher than a 90 degree angle to naturally expose some tricep and sleeve rolled up to expose some barbwire ink.  Very nicely, done.

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