Befuddled Brad Blanks Doesn’t Recognize New York Jets Star Robby Anderson

August 19, 2019
Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets

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By Brad Blanks

I was standing on a New York City red carpet waiting for Samuel L Jackson to walk down for a chat. Hanging out minding his own business was a young guy with one cool looking hair cut. It was sticking up in all directions and I thought to myself, “I’ve got to talk to this guy!!” Usually, cool folks with whacky hairdo’s are a fun chat. 

I immediately asked him, “What is your occupation?” I was excitedly taken aback when he said: “I play in the NFL.” He then went on to tell me that he was Robby Anderson of the New York Jets, a third-year Wide Receiver, who many are saying this is going to be his breakout year. He was a fine guy and a little confused by the use of the word “Lads!” 

In my days of interviewing people on red carpets, I have made the mistake of not knowing who I was chatting to many times. You just got to roll with it! I once called Ellen Pompeo from Grey’s Anatomy, Kathryn Heigl. That didn’t go down too well! 

Robby Anderson seemed like he didn’t mind too much. And he now has a new fan in me! I’m going to draft him in my fantasy league. But come someone please tell me how he gets his hair to pop back to this look after he takes his football helmet off?