Clay Matthews could definitely steal my girlfriend and probably yours too, bud. Upon scheduling this interview, my girlfriend did a quick Google search to put a face with the name.
As images of “The Clay Maker” flipped across her iPhone, she said, “Wow. This guy is a complete stud.” The accompanying far away look in her eyes told me all I needed to know; that if given the chance, she would shed me the way Matthews sheds opposing double teams.
Aside from getting the ladies flustered off the field, Matthews has established himself as the best pass rusher in the NFL, thanks to a successful start to his career that rivals any linebacker in NFL history.
In five seasons, Matthews has made the Pro Bowl four times, been selected as an All-Pro twice, been named NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 and won Super Bowl XLV.
I was fortunate to speak with Clay about his career, his lineage and the Campbell’s Chunky “Sacks for Soup” campaign.
Talk about the partnership with Campbell’s Chunky Soup.
For the past year I teamed up with Campbell’s Chunky and created the “Sacks for Soup” campaign. For every sack that I was able to get last year, Campbell’s Chunky donated 2,000 cans of soup; 1,000 to a local Green Bay food bank and another 1,000 to the opposing team’s city. To date, we’ve donated over 40,000 cans of Chunky soup. For every sack, they also donated $1,000, so we were able to get around up to $20,000 for my foundation (CM3 Charitable Fund), so it’s been a fantastic campaign; one that not only provides for myself, but gives back in the process of doing so.
What’s your favorite kind?
My favorite kind thanks to the Green Bay weather and obviously a play on the Packers is the Hearty Cheeseburger. They’re all fantastic, so it’s hard to choose, but just like on the commercial, I like the Clam Chowder and the Spicy Quesadilla as well. They’re all really good, so I have to say all three.
I thought they’d make you a special kind called “Bear Chunks” for the way you’ve annihilated Chicago Bears quarterbacks in your career.
I’m willing to try! I don’t know if it would be a big seller, but I’d be all for it.
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TAR is a texturizing hair product with a medium hold from New York Streets. And being from the streets of NY, it comes with a neck tattoo and a knife. I’m just kidding, those are sold separately. If you do rock a neck tattoo and a knife, “Go Ahead – Be Free,” which is what New York Streets is all about.
The first thing I noticed was the color of the product. The steel gray color reminded me of paint. And for the canvas of your head, isn’t your hair essentially paint, anyway?
Hair is ultimately a reflection of the person who owns it, and how you style your hair says a lot about your personal brand and how you interact with the world.
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When I sat down to write a review on Coobie Seamless Bras, the first thing I did was open the catalog. But with all these hot babes in bras, I didn’t get much “research” done. It reminded me instead of my youth, covertly scouring the JC Penny circular in the Sunday newspaper and heading directly to bra ads.
Having never worn a bra in my life, I ordered one from Coobie and gave it to my girlfriend. Here are the thoughts of an expert:
“I have to say there is little to no better free gift to receive in the mail than a bra. As we know bras can be one of the most expensive parts of a woman’s wardrobe. And even though Coobie Bras are affordably priced they feel just as good, if not better, than a bra that you (a broke girl like me) would spend her semi-annual bra allowance on. Not only is the Coobie bra an awesome price ($22), it is also an awesome fit. ”
Coobie’s one-size fits almost every body from 32A to 36D. They also offer a Full Size version for sizes 38-42D. The Full Size version is two dollars more, retailing at $24.
“With that being said I will gladly acknowledge the Coobie Bra as one of the most comfortable bras I have ever worn. It is super versatile in what it can be worn under. From a basic tee to a dressy blouse, this seamless bra does exactly what it is supposed to.”
The Coobie bra’s mortal enemy is the “uniboob” that can be created by a typical sports bra. Coobie makes a shapely silhouette without compromising support.
“There is a sense of rebellion and freedom in letting the girls hang out, but the typical price to pay for being so free is soreness from gravity doing its job. And if you are classier than I, and always keep your girls in check, than I’m sure you can attest to the pain that an ill-fitting bra can create. ”
“I also realized, during the trial run of the Coobie Bras I received, that it makes up for needing to wear a camisole under the ultra-low cut shirts as well as dresses that scoop down low in the armpit. So there you have it, there’s your freedom without being too free.”
Ah, freedom. Freedom of expression is what Japanese “Manga” comic artwork is all about. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection of t-shirts, tanks and v-necks from SZAMERA successfully merges Manga artwork with the visceral feel of graphic art.
SZAMERA features images of fictional caricatures that encompass visions of everything from action-adventure, sci-fi, mystery, sports and comedy, with an array of temptingly erotic, bad ass and sexy cartoon girl graphics with titles like, “Angel Demon”, “Car Girl”, “Gun Girl”, “Bikini Girl”, as well as “Hit Man”, “The Warrior”, “Rock Boy”. Each piece is designed for wearable versatility that is the essence of the graphic t-shirt.
My favorite shirt in the collection was definitely “Gun Girl” seen above. Aside from the cool imagery, these shirts feel awesome.
The quality is evident from the second you open the packaging and feel the texture. which is a mix of 100% cotton, to cotton and spandex blends, depending upon the shirt you choose. The shirt wraps itself around your torso without feeling tight, and moves with you without stretching out and getting loose.
To order your choice of SZAMERA Manga T-shirt, check out the website at www.szamera.com.
In addition to the seamless bra, Coobie offers a full line of women’s products, from leggings to panties, which you can read about via their website.
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Monday – time to spend eight hours with people you wouldn’t normally give eight seconds. Who would you kill for an Irritation-Free Monday?
Whoa, that answer came out of your mouth way too fast. Now that you made it all weird, let’s quickly switch gears to what DOVE Men + Care can do for you, within the confines of the law.
Instead of punching that guy in your office who says “TGIM” every Monday morning, get your revenge by entering the DOVE Irritation Free-Monday contest. The winner gets their choice from one of six #badass prizes (Sorry, murder for hire is not one of them, you freak.) below:
1) Installation of a luxury nap room in your office.
2) Food truck bonanza at your place of employment.
3) Personal trainer and a home gym.
4) B-ball irritation therapy, which consists of DOVE installing a full basketball court in your office parking lot.
5) $5,000 to start your own business.
6) A traffic free commute via a helicopter ride to your office.
Ever since I saw the first Old Spice “Mom Song” video, I have been praying to my non-denominational Spray God every night, asking (begging) that one of the smell technicians at Old Spice reach out to me for a product review of their new Re-Fresh Body Spray. In the meantime, I used an old bottle of Fiji shower gel to feel like I was part of the movement, to show I was “down,” i.e. the way gang members have to “do dirt” to be accepted into a particular gang or sect. And it paid off.
Old Spice reached out, but just like in gang life, they wanted something from me. Even though I killed that drifter (needlessly, as it turned out) to peg my “real-a-meter” into the red, what they really needed from me was to recruit more members who cover their members in body spray. After all, 67% of guys who use body spray aren’t using it correctly.
I blame AXE for the cavalier spray techniques that have been developed, because after those ads, you thought the only way to apply body spray was via Spray Cloud. I seriously didn’t think “too much” existed in the body spray vernacular.
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Sebamed first hit store shelves in the 1960s, which makes it about twice as old as Sabretooth, famous archenemy of X-Men character Wolverine. Maybe if Sabretooth used Sebamed, his pH levels wouldn’t be so out of whack and he wouldn’t be as vicious. He would at least have better skin.
The surface of the skin is covered with a hydrolipid film called the acid mantle that is slightly acidic (pH 5.5). The acid mantle is essential for supporting the barrier functions of the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. And you thought the acid mantle and stratum corneum were obstacles you encounter during the Tough Mudder.
“Acid mantle? Stratum corneum? What is all this stuff, Paul? The active ingredients in Sebamed sound like something straight out of X-Men. But it’s just another facet of aging, and as you age, you start to care about stuff you never thought you would. Like warranties, APRs and how rezoning of the local school district may impact what school your daughter attends. You also want to avoid crow’s feet and other examples of skin pushed to the limit without the intercession of a tender hand. And that is where the tender, caring, nurturing hand of Sebamed makes the difference, just like the tender hand of Professor Charles Francis Xavier aka Professor X.
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Sometimes in the office, it’s difficult just to survive. For instance, when a hooded gunman is stalking your beloved “cube farm” with an AK-47, like in the picture above; we’ve all been there. Or, at least felt like it, thanks to a tight deadline or when we’ve mistakenly hooked up with a female co-worker on a whim the night before.
Even on days when you aren’t cowering behind a formica tabletop to save your hide, just getting to work on time can prove difficult. When running late for work, it’s easy to overlook personal grooming and hygiene in order to be on time to the office. Reviews, meetings, plans, and interactions also have a way of rearing their head at inconvenient times. In order to prepare for wildly unexpected situations, 800razors.com, the burn-free razor company, shares its office survival kit.
1. Cut Those Hairs Down to Size – A few unruly neck hairs or a missed patch on your upper lip will have guys sweating bullets that someone will call them out for their missed razor stroke. A silky smooth razor with a thick lubricating strip in your desk, such as a razor from 800razors.com, will keep you razor-burn and hair free.
2. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff – Body odor can eat at you and the noses of your work neighbors. Instead of worrying about stress sweats, grab your deodorant and rub it on, in private, of course.
3. Brush Away that Garlic Breathe – Oral hygiene plays a huge role in office interactions. While it may be a better idea to avoid potent foods that leave you gassy, having a new toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss is your best secondary line of defense.
4. A Pair to Spare – A sweaty summer day, a stressful meeting, or an untimely rain storm all have ways to make a disaster out of our outfit! Keep a pair of extra socks, underwear, or a t-shirt nearby to keep you feeling fresh and looking neat.
5. Dab It On – An accidental spill of coffee or food has a way of throwing off a guy’s appearance and mojo. Instead of soaking your clothing in the bathroom sink, keep a Tide To Go or other stain removing stick readily accessible to get your look and your attitude back into tip-top shape in no time.
Seventy-eight percent of guys experience shaving irritation, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. As readers know all too well, this manifests in many different ways – Redness, flakes, razor burn, dryness, sensitivity – But what they likely don’t know is there’s one factor to blame for all of these problems, and it’s both surprising and preventable: It’s an off-balance pH. (Dust off that 8th grade science class vocabulary!)
Guys’ skin performs best at pH 5.5. At this slightly acidic pH, the skin’s barrier is optimized to seal moisture in and keep irritants out. But the soap, hot water, abrasive towels and harsh chemicals involved in the daily shave (and daily workout, daily shower, etc.) can raise skin’s pH as high as 9 or 10, causing dryness, breakouts and all those dreaded irritations.
This science has inspired the dermatologist-developed skin care brand Sebamed to launch NEW pH balanced grooming products for men, including an after shave balm and deodorant balm, formulated at exactly pH 5.5 to balance skin after each shave to solve these concerns. Free of soap, alkali, gluten and parabens, these new locker-room essentials will keep even the most sensitive skin smooth and soothed.
There’s only so much we can control. And one of those things we have no control over is whether or not we develop a receding hairline or a bald spot.
But what we can control is how we handle it. That means saying no to the comb over like Bill Murray in “Kingpin” or wearing an endless array of hats to cover our ongoing hair loss.
It is what it is and if you’re comfortable in yourself, the ladies will respond, bald spot or no.
They always do.
In an era where men’s body wash gels have taken over, Duke Cannon’s Big Ass Brick of Soap is truly that; it’s a big piece of soap that has a big “D” (imprinted on it, you perv). As Steven Tyler crooned, “Suck on my big 10 inch!” on the Aerosmith classic, “My Big Ten Inch,” he could’ve easily been referring to the big 10 ounces that comprise the girth of Duke’s Big Ass Brick.
As I removed one of the five product offerings from its sheath, I was assaulted by the fragrance of Accomplishment. But it was a good, enjoyable assault.
On the box, it claimed the scent was inspired by “Drinking a fine scotch in a wood-paneled den.” And by god, IT DID! It really smelled like that. Nice work, smell technicians.
My Special Lady commented on the scent multiple times over a period of three days. At first, she said it smelled “feminine.”
So to prove it wasn’t, we had sex. Day two came along and this time she said she “really liked it.” So, we had sex. On day three, we had sex and she asked me to always wear Duke Cannon and she would “Always love me.” I said, “Hell nah, biatch.” Sometimes (all the time), you gotta let the hen know who the rooster is.
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