Stronger than steroids…
Giants Player’s Record Season Attributed To Honeymoon Phase Of Marriage
We’ve always heard that it’s best to abstain from nekkid time with significant others prior to sporting events to maximize performance…but for Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara the exact opposite seems to be true. Since the devout Catholic and former virgin got married, teammates say his game has been better than ever. Via DailyMail:
New York Giants’ cornerback Prince Amukamara is enjoying his best season yet – and defensive back Antrel Rolle thinks he knows why.
Rolle told NJ.com that it’s no coincidence that Amukamara, a devout Catholic who previously said he would abstain from sex until marriage, is playing so well just months after getting hitched.
‘He’s married, so he’s (enjoying some things that he wasn’t experiencing before he’s married),’ he said.
‘For a man, that could definitely help him out… He walks around with a little more swagger, which is something that we need, which is something that we love.’
Whatever the cause, it’s paying off. In four games, Amukamara, who was picked in the first round of the 2011 draft, has already set a career high with two interceptions, as well as 25 tackles.
‘When he goes out there playing, you definitely see him being more aggressive, capitalizing on his opportunities and he’s accepting challenges. He’s winning those challenges,’ Rolle said.
His coaches said that the 25-year-old has shown steady improvement in his four-year career.
‘Prince is a young man who’s improved year in and year out,’ coach Tom Coughlin said last week. ‘And he’s improved this past year to this point.’
He would not say outright that having sex was responsible for his latest boost.
‘He’s just developing more as a man and accepting challenges and being the dominant player that we need him to be that we know he’s capable of,’ Coughlin said.
Amukamara, who hails from Nigeria, has always been open about waiting for marriage before having sex. He also does not drink alcohol.
In an interview with Muscle & Fitness last year, he revealed that his clean lifestyle led some of his teammates to call him ‘the black Tim Tebow’ after his fellow Christian NFL player.
Cute story from a happy couple! Good to see a little positivity in sports for a change after the last few weeks…