Despite the tribal tattoos and physical comparisons to a Jersey shore beach-goer, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jason Babin is actually a brilliant guy, however his newest idea may have many thinking otherwise.
The 2011 Pro Bowler is the same guy that just spent 12 days in Cold Bay, Alaska hunting bear to come home without the bear he wanted.
A delayed flight from Alaska to Philadelphia caused him to miss organized team activities (OTA's) last week.
To describe him as an extremist would an understatement.For his latest adventure Babin wants to run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain this July. No, this has nothing to do with Babin's 'bucket list' but more to do with the stamping of his 'figurative man card' as he describes it as a 'rite of passage'.
The easy explanation for the nine-year veteran to want to do such a thing is that he is nuts, to say the least. Or he is quite simply a thrill seeker. But there can't be any way the Eagles led by the conservative Andy Reid would let such a thing go down right?
The running of the bulls is an ingrained tradition in Europe but it is not exactly safe. Some have endured injuries and few have even died partaking in the event.
No way could a man making upwards of $5 million a year be permitted to put his life on the line for a rush that can be easily be done when his playing days are over.
But in Babin's defense he has this whole thing mapped out like a Monday afternoon film session.
"Everyone thinks it's dangerous and hazardous, but it's not if done correctly and soberly...Bull's can't turn the corner on cobblestone, so as long as you're on the inside you're going to be alright, I broke down the tape already."
Well we hope you have the X's and O's down Jason, but just for the record bulls range anywhere from 1,100 to 2,200 pounds not exactly an offensive lineman...and you can't exactly bring pads to Pamplona.