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  1. OldEnglandPatriot

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    It's not unheard of for soccer players to smoke a little bit, former Italy striker Gianluca Vialli being one example.

    So I just wondered, are there any or many NFL players (now, or in the past) who are known to smoke? I'm not talking smoking of the Ricky Williams variety, nor of the occasional victory cigar, but honest-to-goodness cigarette smoking.
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    #24 Jersey

    I cant name any.
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    I can think of one boxer..Mayorga.Hows he doing lately by the way?
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    Coaches used to smoke on the sidelines. When you see those old film clips it's shocking to see them puffing away.
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    Why was my post edited?
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    It wasn't. Check the date on it. It's a bug that pretty much everyone has gotten over the past week or so.

    Check out Hoodie's post just above yours:

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    It wasn't, it's a message board problem that randomly says it's been edited by a random person. Seriously.
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    O thanks for the clearup.
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    I've seen Sebastian Janikowski smoking butts before. But he's a kicker. And a Raider so not sure that counts
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    He's a massive drinker but not a big smoker.
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    Bethel was smokin when he returned that Kickoff againts the Colts a few years ago.

    This thread must mark the official start of the offseason.
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    Not sure what he is but I have seen him in person on two separate occasions smoking cigarettes. Mind you both times he was standing in front of a bar, and he has a couple DUI's not to mention the time he passed out face first on the dance floor of a club and was found to be in possesion GHB, so yes he is probably also a massive drinker.
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    You have to remember back in "those days" it was viewed as the normal, "manly", and expected thing to do......very few gave it a second thought.
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    It's tobacco...

    Warren Sapp will often have a big fat dip in his mouth when doing lockerroom interviews. This is the best pic I could find...[​IMG]
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    Well, I thought it might be interesting. On the face of it, soccer is not an ideal sport for smokers (yes, I know, there is no ideal sport for smokers!) given that it entails fairly constant running for two 45 minute periods. On the other hand, maybe smoking is more detrimental for athletes engaged in a more 'explosive' sport like football, with a lot of standing around but a need to be quick in short bursts.

    At the same time, soccer scouting isn't generally as scientific as in the NFL. I imagine that if a highly-rated draft prospect was known to smoke a little then many teams would automatically eliminate him from their thinking... But if a talented soccer player smoked the odd cigarette, many teams would overlook it (whilst of course encouraging him to stop, no doubt).
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    Ernie Zampese - the guy was a smokestack. You could barely make him out through all that smoke up there in the coach's booth.
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    Some sort of weird mojo going on around here. I've seen plenty of posts "edited" by someone other than the original poster. Heck - look at mine above. We've either got a bug in the program, some jack@ss screwing around, or bored moderators.

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