During his time with the Pats Vince Wilfork was one of my all time favorite players, I had his jersey, I wanted to wear #75 in HS because of him. Even with him gone I still love him, because he'll always be one of the my all time favorite athletes. Oh yeah and because he is size of a cruise ship.
Last year during Hard Knocks it was tough to see him in those ugly Texans' uniforms with JJ Watt but at the same time, it was just nice to see and hear from the big man again. It was an amicable divorce between Vince and Pats, I'd say 85% of fans have no bad blood with him. I said as long as he doesn't sign with a team I hate I'll still love him, while I don't like the Texans it sure isn't as bad as the Jets, Ravens, Steelers or Broncos. You gotta remember Vince was on the Pats from 2004-2014, other than Brady until he left he was the most tenured Patriot, I grew up with this man, I've known who he is longer than I've known most of my friends. I even made a painting of him for art class when I was in high school, I love Vince Wilfork.
Well even though they'll be no Vince on Hard Knocks, us Patriot fans that miss big old Vince will still get to see more than enough of him as he is going to be featured in ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue. For those of you who don't know what it is, basically they take naked pictures of elite athletes with something from their sport covering their junk or crazy dark lighting to show off how insane their bodies are without it being considered porn. Recently Prince Fielder was featured, but fuck Prince Fielder, he's not 1/2 the fatlete icon that big Vince is. He doesn't have the heart and personality. Nope not at all.
So whenever this mag comes out you'll get to see top physical specimens like UFC fighter Conor McGregor, Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, WNBA star Elena Della Donne (who for someone in the WNBA is about as close a 10 it gets) and oh yeah and this guy too
Vince Wilfork is a National Treasure. One part hall of fame caliber defensive linemen, thirty parts lovable goofy fat guy. Not a ESPN the Magazine guy at all anymore but I'll have to pick this up just to see what they do with #75.
P.S. Here's the painting...Still have it, not bad for a 17 year old doz who was/is also the world's most unartistic person