We see fines handed out to NFL players for uniform violations. But the 49ers' Frank Gorepicked up a new one (for me) this week during the NFC Championship Game, as the NFL has reportedly fined him $10,500 for wearing his socks too low.
As you can see above, Gore went uber short with his socks. Adam Schefter of ESPN reportshe has been hit by the NFL for going low.
It worked, though: Gore ran for 90 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns. (Although the Falcons being terrified of Colin Kaepernick ripping off long gains in the read option might have had more to do with that than the length of his socks.)
Seeing fines from the league for the length or color of socks isn't anything new.
Instead, let's focus on the fact that, without sounding too creepy, Gore has pretty amazing calf muscles. I mean, look at that freaking thing:
|Gore has a decent calf muscle. (US Presswire)|
It looks like he's got a small shoulder pad stuffed into his thigh. If my calf muscles looked like that (mine are really more "small kitten stuffed into the leg" size), I wouldn't ever wear socks when I played, either.
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