Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Participate in a Fun Drill Requiring Ice Water and No Shirts (Video)

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Sure, focus is a big part of being a football player, especially a receiver, but at what cost? Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach Mike Pope thinks that the cost is more than the players’ dignity, apparently. And also, homoeroticism is a small price to pay for focus.

Pope took some time in training camp to graciously ask the tight ends to remove their shirts, then gently, softly, dribble ice water down their lower back as they attempted to make catches. The idea being that getting dowsed with ice water is pretty damn distracting, and that playing through it increases one’s focus.

I get the logic. I just don’t have to like the result. Form your own opinion a couple minutes into this video:

I don’t have much else to say, other than…gross. Couldn’t he just blow a loud whistle or something while their shirts are still on?

Hat Tip – [Deadspin]

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