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Ezekiel Elliott is the most half-naked man in football

Pants are overrated.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is a trendsetter. A fashion pioneer. He’s getting back to the most basic of basics by ensuring his postgame interviews are free and easy. Unrestricted by social norms — or pants. It’s the old-time news anchor idiom of being naked under the desk re-contextualized in professional football, and we’re all for it.

It’s not just pants that Zeke has shunned. He has a long-standing history of amazing half-naked and semi-naked behavior that other players should adopt.

The cropped jersey ...

Ohio State Spring Game Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The thing that’s great about the cropped jersey is nostalgia. It’s the perfect throwback to a time where it was OK to be a Lawrence Taylor fan, and a magical era before Adam Sandler ever made a version of The Longest Yard.

The half-naked coach hug ...

BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State v Notre Dame Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to wear pants at that specific height without showing butt crack? This isn’t a science, it’s an art — and Zeke has mastered it. The real letdown in this very good photo is Urban Meyer. Should have stripped down, too.

Taking it to the pros ...

Chicago Bears v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Thank you, Ezekiel Elliott. For showing the world just how wonderful and freeing the human body can be.