Ladies and gentlemen, we got him!
(Yeah, we're going to wear that joke out eventually. . .but today is not that day.)
The Minnesota Vikings have officially signed offensive lineman Babatunde Aiyegbusi, the native of Poland that we mentioned in a story earlier today. The Vikings' official announcement on the Twitter lists him as 6'9", 351 pounds. Here's a picture of him.
Babs: 6-9 351 pounds. pic.twitter.com/MUU2zdMlSt— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) March 26, 2015
That's a whole lotta offensive lineman right there. There hasn't been this much Polish power in the state of Minnesota since Ivan Putski was working in the AWA.
And for the record, the team says his name is pronounced bah-BUH-tune-day ah-YEG-boo-see. Of course, the team's Twitter account is already referring to him as "Babs."
Yeah, a 6'9", 351-pound man called Babs. Who the hell is going to argue with him? Guy wants you to call him Babs, call him Babs, am I right?
Along with this move, the team released linebacker Justin Anderson and offensive lineman Jordan McCray.
The Vikings now have 70 players under contract with the signing of Aiyegbusi and the releases of Anderson and McCray.