6 Halloween Costume Recommendations for NFL Players
Halloween is only a few weeks away, and nothing says you're in the festive mood for the holiday like a great costume.
While there's always different reasons for liking a costume, the best costumes usually boil down to one similar trait: creativity.
It's easy to buy a prepackaged costume, but it takes real dedication and holiday spirit to think out a unique costume idea.
Here are Halloween costume recommendations for seven NFL players.
Peyton Manning: Frankenstein's Monster
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning's game is so technically sound, one can wonder if he was made in a lab. What if it were Dr. Frankenstein's lab?
Needless to say, given Manning's current injury woes, I would not be surprised if the operating room where Manning underwent surgery to repair his injured vertebrae looks similar to Frankenstein's lab.
Chad Ochocinco: Ghost
Chad Ochocinco thought he would be getting the rock often as he transitioned from the Cincinnati Bengals to the New England Patriots. Instead, it appears he's getting the rock equivalent of reception opportunities.
Donovan McNabb: Austin Powers
Hollywood continued producing sequel after sequel of the Austin Powers franchise, even after many of the jokes that made the first movie a success became pretty tired.
The 2011 season hasn't gotten off to a great start for Minnesota Vikings veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb. Coaches have suggested he go back to the fundamentals after short-arming several mid-range passes. When asked about changing his mechanics, McNabb responded with a blunt "No."
Asking a veteran quarterback to change his mechanics? Not groovy baby…yeah.
Joe Flacco: Bert (Sesame Street)
I don't think anybody will raise an eyebrow to this suggestion.
Tom Brady and Wes Welker: Batman and Robin
The pairing of Batman and Robin is more than a sum of two individuals. The two complement each other well, making life miserable for bad guys like the Penguin and the Joker.
It's obvious that the dynamic between the New England Patriots Tom Brady and Wes Welker is one of the most exciting in the game. The two complement each other well, making life miserable for opposing defenses.
Jay Cutler: No Costume
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler gets a lot of guff from those who complain that he doesn't have a whole lot of charisma in speaking to fans and the media. Just play along, man, they say. Don't be such a debbie downer. It would make things so much easier.
Likewise, every Halloween party always has one person who doesn't show up in costume. Which then leads to a conversation like this:
Party-goer: Hey. What's your costume?
Guy without costume: Um, I'm myself
Party-goer: You should've done something, man. Why did you have to be such a debbie downer?
The Halloween moral: Even if you don't like costumes, just play along and wear something. It makes things so much easier.