Captain Morgan’s spice rum is some of the best stuff on the planet. For me, I go with the Captain’s Reserve, and mix if with ice cold Coke out of a can. Has to be a can, and has to be cold already, otherwise it tends to get a little flat for some reason. Maybe it’s just me, but that is how I roll up here in PA. After I have some Captain, it can start to get a little nutty, because you can’t have a Captain and not do the Captain. Whether you are at the bar striking a pose, or at home nekid in the mirror, the pose is always the same.
Some people are doing their Captain in other situations. Anyone who watched last Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and Eagles should know what I am talking about. Eagles’ tight end Brent Celek caught a touchdown pass, and he proceeded to do the best celebration in the history of ever. He broke out his Captain. Problem is, it looks like Captain put him up to it. Apparently Captain Morgans has some sort of viral ad campaign going where they are donating $10K to the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund every time a player in the NFL is seen on camera doing their respective Captain during the regular season, and $25K in the playoffs with a whooping $100K for any Super Bowl Captains.
The NFL does not look kindly on this, and has officially banned the Captain. The NFL wants Captain Morgan to pay them for ad spots, not pay a fund that is non-profit and benefits retired NFL players who are not getting the help they need from the league. No one does a worse job of taking care of it’s retired employees like the NFL does, but I’ll have to side with the league on this one. If they do not put their foot down here, what is next? Will players find unique ways to advertise for other products? You bet your sweet ass they will.
So Brent Celek, I would like to thank you for giving us your Captain. Unfortunately it will be the only Captain we get to see, but pure genius should be appreciated for what it is. It is a shame that the NFL can’t work something out here, because the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund is a wonderful entity that does terrific and much needed work. So while I agree with the NFL on this, I also send out a big, resounding “Awe, come on!!!”