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OUCH! That's gotta hurt... - 05/28/14

For the last 13-years, Charlie Whitehurst has worn the number-6.  The Titans quarterback sporting six in everything from Clemson Orange to San Diego Baby Blue. But you won't see him in it in two-toned blue this fall.  Why? 

You're not going to believe this.

Brett Kern has worn number-6 for the past five years.  So he's got first dibs on it.  Generally what happens is the new player (in this case Whitehurst)  makes an offer for the jersey.  It's usually a pretty good chunk of change (five figures in some cases).  The newcomer pays the vet, and that's that.  Not in this case.

Instead, the two decided to arm wrestle for the number.  That's right.  I said ARM WRESTLE.  That alone is enough to raise some eyebrows, not to mention a ton of wagers, in the locker room.  Here's the kicker.  Kern is the Titans PUNTER. 

So the two are going to go all Sylvester Stallone "Over the Top"  for number-6.  Cool.  Now you'd think that Whitehurst would have a huge advantage because he's a quarterback and Kern's just a punter.  Punter's are routinely made fun of as being "non-athletes", guys that can barely walk and chew gum.  Surely, that have no chance in a strength contest. 

But Kern isn't your typical punter.  He also played basketball in high school, as well as long jumping and hurdling on the track team.  He's an ATHLETE.

Kern is also apparently a pretty good arm wrestler.  At least better than Whitehurst, because according to his Instagram account, the punter took down the quarterback. 

So the winner, and still wearer of the number-6 this fall is:  Brett Kern.  The Punter.  All I have to say to Charlie Whitehurst is, "OUCH!  That's gotta hurt."

That, and enjoy number-12.  Your new number.

 

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