NFL defensive star admits to being comic-book geek

November 25, 2009 at 8:48 am by Terez in Chicago Bears, Lance Briggs

Whats up Terez...I am waiting for you to come out with your own comic book..

Whats up Terez...I am waiting for you to come out with your own comic book..

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, 29, may be the most nonchalant comic book geek in the world, understandably oblivious to the taunts and snickers that greet your average, physically less-intimidating hard-core enthusiast. So there was Briggs at Challengers the other night, prowling its aisles, stooping to examine a cover, then adding it to the expanding mound of $3 issues he was gathering beneath his arm, his eyes never leaving the racks. He’s a big reader of “The Darkness,” “New X-Men,” “Pitt,” “Silver Surfer.” His total bill, a couple of hours later: $154.54. Reginald Sampay, a friend of Briggs who runs the athlete’s Briggs 4 Kidz outreach program, said if you’re off the field and around Briggs long enough, you can’t help but get drawn into comics: “Because if you’re not, you’re left out of the conversation.” How serious is he? So serious that, later, he agreed to sit in the back of the store for an hourlong interview with “Around Comics,” a weekly podcast hosted by similarly dedicated Chicago comic book fanboys, including Katers and Chris Neseman, one of the organizers of the Windy City Comicon. — Chicago Tribune

I knew he could read offensive schemes..but I had no idea he could actually read..-TO