Tuesday, May 13, 2008

aesthetically detrimental

In a New Yorker profile of Tiki Barber, the pro football player discusses his injuries, some of which, I got the idea, have resulted in chronic pain (certainly true of many another pro baller).

”I have this huge scar on my hip that’s just starting to heal,’ [Barber] said. “It’s under my pants. I take my pants off after the game and I have this laceration on my hips, and I’m, like, how the fuck did that happen, you know? But that’s just football. It’s aesthetically detrimental.”

I like that phrase, “aesthetically detrimental.”

Of course, considering the beefcake shot that illustrates the article one’s curiosity is piqued. Show me your scars, Tiki.

source: The New Yorker, January 29, 2007

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