In the most recent Sports Illustrated, one of the “Where are They Now” stories was about former NFL MVP and kicker Mark Moseley of the Washington Redskins.
There was a little snippet about about how he wasn’t the typical kicker, that he was more apart of the team, and in another book, article, etc, I read where the HOGS and Riggins were proud of his ability to drink beer, and he wasn’t shunned like a lot of kickers were/are.
The piece explained that defensive tackle Dave Butz, who used to scare small children and quarterbacks, Moseley and Redskins QB Joe Theismann would
carpool, well vanpool (Butz had a Chevy Nomad) together on game days. Moseley would ride shotgun with Theismann sprawled out on the bench seat going over the game plan and according to Butz looking at “People” magazine and the “Wasthingtonian” “to see if he was them”. Butz would seek out roadkill on the road and thought the thump-thump was good luck. Well, he was a mean and nasty defensive tackle.
Gotta love the ball-busting 35 years later.
On and as a Warren Zevon fan, the authors description of the now 70-year old former kicker of, “His beard is trim, his face tan, his silvery, swept-back mane “Werewolves of London” perfect”. was a nice surprise. Theismann added some ball busting of his own saying, “You won’t find a hair out of place” and calling him “Mark the Mannequin”. Gotta love former teammates