Andy Dalton Fears Confirm Ginger Prejudice Is Real

Andy Dalton has red hair, and I am not talking about your general strawberry blonde, either. His hair is as red-orange as a radioactive tangelo. Orangutans would describe it as "WHOA." Sunsets slow down when Dalton goes on beach vacations to watch him walk over the horizon. In a box of crayons, it is listed as "Andy Dalton's hair."

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By any standards, it is an extreme and glorious shade of red. it was the same color when he lead TCU to a Rose Bowl victory over the Wisconsin Badgers in the 2011 Rose Bowl, and was the same color when he led TCU to an undefeated season in 2010. 

This cannot possibly be a concern to the NFL scouting community. And this is a concern to the NFL scouting community.

 

"Has there ever been a red-headed quarterback in the NFL who's really done well?" a coach asked the media last week. "It sounds idiotic, but is there any way that could be a factor? We've wondered."

Besides having no souls and all being witches? In actual science, redheads take 20% more anesthesia to get knocked out, but have the added twist of feeling pain more acutely than non-redheads. Nature's fun like that! In conclusion: Andy Dalton may actually be tougher than other quarterbacks because of his hair color, ginger prejudice is real at the NFL level, and NFL scouts are basically just guessing 24/7 and making it look like hard science.

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