Instagram isn’t just a fad. NFL players have taken to the social media tool, posting photos of their off-the-field exploits and hobbies during their downtime. So we here at FOXSports.com present our Instagram Power Rankings, where we count down the top 10 images from the previous week. Let’s get to work. — Sid Saraf
Former Celtics star Paul Pierce sent out this picture of him posing with Tom Brady with these words: "#THANKYOUBOSTON" Check out Tom in the photo. I think that's at least four hairstyles ago. And do I spot a receding hairline? Maybe "wonderboy" isn't so hot after all, just sayin.' Who am I kidding ... yeah, he is great. Dammit.
Do you remember Coy Wire? The linebacker and special teams stalwart who trucked fools for the Bills and Falcons? Well, he's doing stuff for FOX Sports 1 now. "Time to have fun... #FoxSports1 Get some." Oh, what a coincidence ... an Instagram featuring FOX Sports 1 makes a top 10 list on FOXSports.com? Shameless self-promotion? You're absolutely right. Moving on!
The Seahawks safety went through a lot of effort to get this. "One day at the pool.... Took us a million tries but we did it. @whiteboy_nick @bee_ohh" It took you a million tries to get this? That sucks! Do you remember Point Break? They shot this scene below and it didn't take Kathryn Bigelow nearly a million tries to get the shot: Come on, Kam. Try harder next time.
Here is Chris Johnson. Titans running back and apparent lover of cigars. "I'm smoking that if we win the Super Bowl the whole cigar" OK, first of all, that's not a cigar. That's some kind of science experiment that went horribly awry. Look at that thing. It's a friggin' bat. Have you ever smoked a cigar? Normal-sized ones take like 30-60 minutes. The monstrosity that CJ2K is holding would take a week to smoke. Where's the art in that, huh? Anyway, rant over. Let's move on ... and get used to Chris' face because you're gonna see it again later.
What is that ... a foot? WTH?! "What do you call these things?!?!? -- besides horrible" Yeah, the Patriots safety has a good point. Those shoes are tragic. Who wears those, besides middle-aged mathematicians or english professors? Gross. Cover your feet up if you're going out in public.
Oh, good lord! More feet?!! "Cleaning up the hooves...camp starts in a week." That does it. This has to stop. I get that we live in the 21st century and that the gender lines are blurred and don't matter anymore. But I feel that males are way too comfortable with exposing their feet these days. Would JFK prance around getting pedicures? Would Teddy Roosevelt? Would you see Don Draper settling in for a mani/pedi? What's that? I don't care if he's not real! Gaaah, this is a disgusting time we live in. By the way, I'm not being an ass ... I use a lot of hair product and I could actually see myself getting a facial someday because my skin gets blemishes. I'll even read my fiancee's Cosmopolitan that she leaves lying around. I'm no stranger to watching "Giuliana and Bill." So, don't tell me that I'm not "with the times." But feet are sickening. Stop it! Stop it!
Awww, look at that little punum! Don't you just wanna squeeze that little guy? "Lil homie..." That's right, Darnell. That is your little homie that I'm sure you love showering with affection. I'm sure that little tiger licks your face and frolics in your lap. And guess what? In three years that same little face is gonna be smeared with your blood after he eats your face without remorse!! Enjoy the fun while it lasts ... don't say I didn't warn you.
Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick
Seahawks Nation, you have a problem. What team do you have above all else? The 49ers, right? Then, what in the world is your young quarterback doing? Is Russell Wilson "Kaepernicking?" "And yes that was after a TD throw on @kaepernick7 during our #madden25 commercial! @eamaddennfl" OK, fine. I'll allow it this time. By the way, Go 'Hawks!
Well, this week is all about Chris Johnson. Here he is checking in again at No. 2 in the countdown. Why did I include this shot? Is it because he's sitting on the hood of his brand new Maybach? Is it because he matches his pair of hideous green shoes with a less ugly green shirt? Is it because of his caption that he posted along with this photo: "#ANIMAL #GUCCI" Actually, it's a package deal. All three made this Instagram a memorable one.
Hey, it's Chris Johnson again! You're witnessing history here, folks. CJ2K is the first person to get three images in a countdown and he also takes home the title for this week. OK, now to the winning photo. I don't know what in god's name he's sitting on right there. It looks like a motorcycle, a riding lawnmower and a speeder bike from Return of the Jedi had a baby. I'm getting road burn just looking at it. "Candy red can am on 20inch forgiatos wit a luv ya on #KEMPS" Didn't understand a word of that. Alright, I think we're done here. See you next week!