What does a pro-football player, like Bronco's Nate Irving, do with his downtime when Super Bowl XLVIII is only days away? Play Pokemon, duh.

As reported by Stu Woo for the Wall Street Journal, Irving is clearly the nerdiest member of the Broncos.

In his free time, Irving tends to his two pets, male and female bearded dragons he calls "the big man" and "the little girl," and plays videogames. A lot. On Tuesdays, his day off, he plays "Call of Duty" with a college classmate from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from noon to 7 p.m., taking a break in between to eat and watch game film with other linebackers.

He packs his Nintendo handheld videogame [sic] system on road trips so he can play "Pokemon" on the planes and buses....

Unfortunately, the piece sounds a little derisive, and the blurbs by some of his teammates shows him to be a bit of an outsider.


So, here's a shout out to Irving: keep up your nerdy ways! You have our support!

...BTW, what is football?


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