“It’s hot. It’s hard being big. Your thighs is rubbing. I need some powder.”
-Chris Baker, defensive tackle, Washington Redskins
Internet sensation, Redskins DT Chris Baker, unofficially endorses body powder. What does it mean?
At a time when new offseason football stories start to slow down, one football player’s fondness for a particular type of body powder has become a prominent story on the worldwide web. Maybe sportsbook bettors are simply bored, waiting for the season to begin. Or sometimes, perhaps even YouWager’s most dedicated NFL football wagering fans needed to be reminded of simple truths about the basics of the game.
First, it involves really big men, and they sweat. A lot. Imagine how much a 333 pound, 6-2, defensive tackle perspires.
Chris Baker, posting pictures on instagram, decided to be clear about it. It was more than 90 degrees at the Redskins camp in Maryland, so Baker made what became, his own commercial for his favorite brand of powder. According to a YouWager news source, Baker put up a shot of Gold Bond Powder and said, “This right here is a big man’s best friend in the summertime.”
While Baker’s enthusiasm for a type of powder reminds us that even before the 2013 NFL football betting season gets underway, the sport still involves some very hard, physical work, it does make some YouWager bettors wonder about the use of space in new stories right now. No news of RG3’s knee? Is Geno Smith going to be a starting quarterback for the Jets? What kind of offense will Chip Kelly run in the NFL? No matter, what kind of powder does Chris Baker use? Some YouWager bettors might think it’s silly.
Chris Baker, an NFL analyst at YouWager reminds us, is a nose tackle or defensive end for the Washington Redskins. After the 2009 NFL Draft, Baker was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and the Hartford Colonials. Baker was signed to the practice squad of the Miami Dolphins in October of 2010. On September 5, of 2011, the Washington Redskins signed Baker, and in December of 2011, Baker was promoted to the active 53-man roster.
For those YouWager bettors unfamiliar with the product, Gold Bond powder is a popular brand of over-the-counter skin care products produced by the Chattem company of Chattanooga, Tennessee, now owned by Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical corporation. Athletes use Gold Bond powder to help with moisture, odor, and irritated skin. Originally, consumers only used the powder on babies or skin injuries. Promoting the use of Gold Bond powder in sports turned the company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise, YouWager’s source reports.