12 January 2012

Justin Verlander: NOT Helping Midwestern Stereotypes

As I mentioned earlier today, a lot of the country thinks all Midwesterners are many things (simple, monster truck enthusiasts, Nickelback fans). One of those things is 'overweight'. Detroit's Justin Verlander is not helping.

Here's what he said on Conan last night:
Verlander: "The night before, as you can tell from my amazing physique, I eat Taco Bell."
Conan: "You eat Taco Bell the night before you pitch, every time?"
Verlander: (looks toward camera) "Yes, the night before every start. You're welcome, Taco Bell."
Verlander then went on to say that his meal was the "Same thing every time. Three crunchy taco supremes, no tomato. Cheesy gordita crunch. And a Mexican pizza, no tomato."

See, that's the difference between the Midwest and the West Coast. Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants can eat three Double-Doubles, two fries and a milkshake from In-'N-Out and he's considered "totally rad, brah!". Verlander gets a nice snack before a big game and all the sudden, he Mr. Tubby. Midwest Guy.


(Jumps on couch, fist raised)

(Sits back down to catch breath)
(Eats Slim Jim)


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