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Lions Norwegian YouTube Kicker Learned English Listening to Wu-Tang Clan

You could make a strong case that “Up From the 36 Chambers” is the greatest rap album of all-time (it ranks #2 on my All-Time list behind Biggie’s “Ready to Die”), so consider me a fan of kicker Havard Rugland who said he learned to speak English by listening to the WU, according to the Detroit Free Press. “The first day we’re hanging out in the hot tub, right?” guard...
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August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

We Tang taught 'Kickalicious' English

Having trouble learning English? Step to the Wu. Detroit Lions kicker Havard Rugland is Norwegian, and discovered he could learn English by listening to the Staten Island-based rap outfit The Wu-Tang Clan (caution; this is a rap video, so proceed accordinly). "The first day we're hanging out in the hot tub, right?" guard Rob Sims told The Detroit Free Press . "...
Via Fox Sports
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions guard Sims prepared all year for 49ers matchup

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Detroit Lions offensive guard Rob Sims has been pointing to Sundays matchup against San Francisco defensive tackle Justin Smith since the day the NFL schedule was released. It is one of the main reasons why Sims, in his seventh year in the NFL, gained about 15 pounds during the off-season. Sims couldnt handle Smith a year ago in the 49ers' 25-19 victory in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions fully aware of rival talk

For better or worse, the Detroit Lions have the attention of their NFC North Division rivals. The Lions are well aware of what's being said about them, according to offensive lineman Rob Sims, and they apparently plan to address it at the appropriate time on the field. First it was Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings, who told the NFL Network earlier this summer, Theyre a very...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions’ Rob Sims bulks up to 315

Rob Sims is a starting guard for the Detroit Lions who played last season at 300 pounds. However, he has bulked up this offseason to 315. Often when offensive linemen gain a significant amount of weight in the offseason, it’s a bad thing, but while Sims acknowledges this will hurt his quickness, it sounds like it was done with the blessing of the coaching staff. ProFootballFocus...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions' Sims put on weight to go from good to great

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Detroit Lions offensive guard Rob Sims has put on weight to go from good to great. Sims said he has gained 15 pounds this offseason, hoping to increase his power after weighing less than 300 the past two years with mixed results against bigger players such as Minnesota's 311-pound defensive tackle Kevin Williams. '&...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Sims adds weight to block better

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions offensive guard Rob Sims doesn't recommend it for anyone at home, but he intentionally gained about 15 pounds during the offseason and is now tipping the scales around 315. "There's no need to have a 9-to-5 (job) and carry this kind of weight," Sims said. "There's no reason to be this heavy other than to play football...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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