The Reason B.Lloyd is So Big
While people will wonder about the new and enlarged Brandon Lloyd, he already posted one explanation for his size on his Training Camp Journal, which really ought to be called a blog. Here Lloyd is describing the main part of his training regimen, which was eating:
* My breakfast would consist of a 16-ounce T-bone steak and 10 egg whites. That would be the meal I'd eat before I'd train.
* Right after I'd train, I'd eat two chicken breasts and 8-10 egg whites.
* After that I'd eat fish-maybe 12 ounces of Ahi Tuna, broccoli and a baked potato.
* My fourth meal would be chicken, broccoli, and a baked potato.
* My fifth meal would be a lamb chop or rack of lamb.
* And finally my sixth meal would be fish again.
The tough thing about eating like that is if I ate my breakfast too late or if I didn't eat my in-between meals in time, then I'd be up late trying to finish eating. Seriously -- there were a few nights when I'd fall asleep on the couch while trying to catch up with my eating.
Hey honey, you should go to bed, I'll be up in a minute, I know it's late, I know, but there's this lamb chop I just haven't been able to get to yet, and there are a few egg whites I've been meaning to take care of and, no, don't wait up for me, I'll turn the lights off.
Anyhow, then this morning the Baltimore Sun did the blowout feature on the massive piles of training camp food, to wit:
One week into their 2007 training camp, the Ravens are well on their way to consuming an estimated $150,000 worth of food that included some 600 rotisserie chickens, 3,200 steaks, 5,000 eggs, 6,000 cookies and 12,000 servings of frozen yogurt....
When the Ravens hold a special theme night, such as Friday's "Maine Event," when lobster and other seafood was on the menu, [caterer David] Dopkin sees old habits take over.
"If they have ... fried shrimp, they're eating 35 or 45 in addition to the lobster," Dopkin said.
"Maine Event." Those crazy footballers. And before you start saying "well no wonder so many of these football players wind up with health problems," bear in mind that 3,200 steaks divided by 85 or so players only equals, let's see, 37 or so steaks per person. Right. So that would be 141 servings of frozen yogurt per person. When the Ravens say they've established a culture of winning, they aren't kidding. Get it? Culture?
Other things you should know from Brandon Lloyd's journal:
* "When I walked out of the door my 1-year-old was like, "Bye, da-da,' and...my eight-week-old was crying because he wanted breast milk. So my wife and I shared that sentimental moment this year."
* "As I do every offseason, I was back in the studio recording my second musical project. The working title for this project is self-titled "B. Lloyd." In the five months I was in Arizona, I recorded 14 songs in Arizona with a phenomenal, up-and-coming producer "Jiggolo."
The most fun I had creating a song was one named "Heavy...." "Heavy" features a Phoenix rock band, The Funk Junkeez. I met these guys and we promised we'd do a song together and it turned out to be the most fun I had recording a song."
Go check out the band (actually known as "the Phunk Junkeez"). I'm hoping to land an exclusive interview with the Phunk Junkeez at some point.
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