Who We’re Buying a Beer For…. Robert Griffin III
Planting the Seed of Soccer Across America: Danny Beerseed
You'll probably have to go back to never to find a time when both the number one and number two picks in the National Football League Draft were self-declared fans of the other football. But number one pick Andrew Luck, whose dad used to own and run the Houston Dynamo, and number two pick Robert Griffin III, spotted rocking the new USMNT stripes in D.C., have made football-passion a part of their lives. The football, you know, where they actually use the foot to play the ball.
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Luck's love of soccer was well documented on the eve of the NFL Draft, but Griffin III, the 2011 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback of out of Baylor showed his true colors at his future home FedEx Field (He was drafted by the Washington Redskins) when he took in the American's 4-1 loss to Brazil. Griffin III met the National Team in the locker room before the match and given his own U.S. jersey by capitain Carlos Bocanegra to sport on the sidelines.
There he met U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, tweeted out pics of the game, posed with a few players like the non-rostered Jozy Altidore and U.S. Soccer staff members, and even met USWNT legend Mia Hamm.
Not only has RG3, as he's know, repped U.S. Soccer he's also gotten in on the local soccer scene. D.C. United star (and league MVP) Dwayne DeRosario welcomed Griffin to their city in a video after the draft last April and the club sent over a United jersey as well.
So a beer for Robert Griffin III. If you're a fan of the other, American football in addition to soccer now you'll have to root just a little less harder against the guy. If you're a Redskins guy (or girl) go nuts.
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