Those Houston folks sure do like to eat.
Philly.com Eagles man and blogger Sheil Kapadia, doing his due diligence on the Eagles’ newest linebacker, stumbled across this oft-heard line on NFL.com.
From a 2009 video where DeMeco Ryans was wired for sound, the then Houston Texans linebacker said the following:
“You with my baby? Let’s go Eat!”
“I’m telling the guys, Let’s Go Eat. Let’s go make big plays. Let’s play our kind of ball, let’s go dominate.”
Now, I’m not one for conspiracy theories (I am), but DeMeco’s NFL.com interview was from 2009, nearly two years before our other by-way-of-Houston athlete, Hunter Pence, uttered the same phrase after a Phillies win last July. What’s more, Pence’s ex-girlfriend, Lindsay Slott, was a Texans cheerleader during Ryans’ best seasons in Houston. Small world.
Nonsensical catchphrase conspiracies aside, Ryans seems like a cool guy and a leader. Video here (:59 for the fun).