Found January 23, 2013 on
Purple Jesus Diaries:
No, silly, not a DALLAS Cowboy (Although I wouldn't really mind if he was), I'm talking about a real Cowboy. A Western, gun totin', cowboy boot wearing, Django Unchained lookin', steer wrastlin' Cowboy. Jerome Simpson, Minnesota Vikings receiver (for the time being, anyway) has developed a surprising affliction for the rustic wear.
And I have no real idea why.
These photos all come from his Instagram account, where he's certainly shown an appreciation for flair and randomness. It's not Michael Beasely level randomness, but it's still enough to make me like him as a person probably a lot more than I ever have as a football player. Dropped passes anyone?!
As best I can tell, this all started about a week ago when Jerome went shopping for the outfit you see below:
A week ago would still put this new Cowboy fascination past when the movie Django Unchained was released, which began (rekindled post-Blazing Saddles?) the Black Cowboy p...
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