So, Was ESPN’s Merril Hoge A Male Stripper In College?
We're not exactly sure what to make of this. Sports + babes blog of note Busted Coverage has dug up some scarcely seen YouTube footage of ESPN analyst (and former NFL running back) Merril Hoge saying he stripped for bachelorette parties, and "did things," while attending Idaho State in the '80s.
1) It is entirely possible that Hoge is joking. All of this was said during a "The Roast of Merril Hoge," so maybe, overcome by the comedic atmosphere, Hoge went with the whole "stripper" thing as a means to reveal the shirt he was wearing underneath his suit (the shirt was from an FM radio station he has ties to in Pittsburgh). If it was a joke, it was delivered in the most deadpan way possible.
2) Hoge has recently criticized Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. Despite his criticisms being pretty well-reasoned, Hoge has found himself in the middle of a bit of a mini media firestorm, because people really, really like Tim Tebow. Hence the type of increased attention that would turn up a video such as this.
So. Was the Original Factor Back backing it up on Idaho's friskier brides-to-be? Is this a joke that was delivered awkwardly? And, most importantly, why isn't Mike Ditka enjoying himself?
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