Week 12 is in the books and a lot of good-looking dudes became warriors over Thanksgiving weekend. We saw the clash of the Titans take down the Colts, as a young, yet heroic Marcus Mariota led his team to victory.
The Oh so dreamy Jimmy Garoppolo finally got into the game for San Francisco and marched right down the field to score his first touchdown as a 49er.
And finally, Blaine Gabbert, doing his best Ron Jeremy impression with the ridiculous porn stache, led the ailing Cardinals over his former suitors, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But none of these admirable men made the cut when it comes to the prestigious honor of the Al Dente Dude of the Week.
For week 12, this honor was bestowed upon a Purple People Eater.
The Week 12 Al Dente Dude Of The Week: Everson Griffen
Everson Griffen combined for 4 tackles and 2 sacks with a forced fumble in a Thanksgiving victory over their division rival Detroit Lions. Those 2 sacks bring his sack total to 12, which is tied for the most in the NFL. He leads a Vikings team that sits atop the NFC North at 9-2.
Aside from his disruptive play on the field, Griffen shocked the world with something that he was thankful for on turkey day.
Who doesn’t love a feel-good story during the holidays? If you’re still looking for names here are a few to (Christian) Ponder: Blake, Peter, Eddie, Forrest, or my favorite EG 2 Sticks.
DOB: December 22, 1987
Place of Birth: Avondale, Arizona
Weight: 273 Pounds
College: University of Southern California
40 Time: 4.59 seconds
NFL Draft: Round 4, Pick 100 (2010)
NFL Team: Minnesota Vikings
Griffen was the highest-ranked prospect to come out of the state of Arizona since Terrell Suggs. He has been described as, “one of the rare physical freaks that only come around once in a blue moon” – Wikipedia.
For any single ladies out there, Griffen is a married man and they just had their third child, as stated earlier, on Thanksgiving day. With biceps the size of a mack truck, and moves silky and smooth, Griffen personifies the definition of “Dude.” Keep terrorizing quarterbacks, embarrassing offensive linemen, and flexing your way as a household name.
Congratulations Mr. Griffen, on earning the ever prestigious Al Dente Dude of the Week!