Imagine you're mingling at a party, you meet someone, you ask him what he does for a living, and he says, "I mix protein shakes for the Denver Broncos."
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Is that really a full-time job? If Bill Romanowski gets his wish, it will be.
Romanowski, the former player for the Broncos (as well as the 49ers, Eagles and Raiders), is lobbying to succeed Mike Shanahan as Denver's next head coach. And in a detailed PowerPoint presentation to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, Romo explained that if Bowlen hires him, he should be prepared to pay the salary and benefits of a protein shake mixer:
"I'd have literally a full-time person mixing up protein shakes every day," said Romanowski, who is president and CEO of a nutritional company called Nutrition53. "The business is football, which is having fast, strong, explosive players."
I actually agree with Romanowski that NFL teams should focus more on proper nutrition for the players. But I'm not sure that mixing protein shakes needs to be a full-time job, and more importantly, I'm not sure that a guy who was involved in BALCO is really someone the NFL wants to be talking about which supplements players ought to be taking.
Romanowski has no chance of getting the Broncos' coaching job, but he said, "I truly believe that I'd be the best person in the country for the job." Fortunately for Broncos fans, Bowlen won't agree.
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