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JJ Watt’s ‘MegaWatt’ shoes to be released June 1

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JJ Watt has only been in the NFL for two seasons, but the reigning Defensive Player of the Year is already one of the most popular players in the league. He’s even getting his own shoe.

Last week, the Houston Texans star defensive lineman tweeted a photo of his Nike “MegaWatt” shoes and said they were “coming soon.” On Thursday, Watt indicated the shoes were coming on June 1.

There has already been a huge response from fans clamoring to get a pair of the kicks. As the Houston Chronicle pointed out, even actress Danielle Fishel aka Topanga Lawrence wants a pair:

Between wearing a Craig Biggio throwback jersey and posing with Yao Ming, Watt has endeared himself to Houston fans. He is great at fan relations and proposed to a young girl who wanted to marry him. As beloved as he is in the city, I have no doubt the shoes will be a hot item.

Photo: Twitter/JJ Watt

Sorry ladies, JJ Watt doesn’t have time for all of your prom requests

jj wattAsking an athlete to be your date to the dance has become a popular activity over the past several years with the rise of social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Naturally, most of the requests are not fulfilled, as NFL players and the like are typically very busy.

Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt feels badly about this. Apparently Watt has been receiving an overwhelming number of prom invitations recently, so he felt the need to address the proposals on his Facebook page Wednesday night.

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When you’re the popular kid in school, you have to break a lot of hearts. Watt was nice enough to propose to a 6-year-old girl who wanted to marry him and make her his fake wife for the day, but he can’t please everyone. Not every girl can be as lucky as this Joe Haden fan. That being said, my guess is Watt’s message to the fans won’t stop them from trying.

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Yao Ming may be the only athlete who could make JJ Watt look tiny (Picture)

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JJ Watt is the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year. The Houston Texans defensive end is 6-foot-5, 298 pounds, and a monster on the field. One of Watt’s specialties is his ability to bat passes. He was credited with 16 passes defended last season, which is an absurd amount for a defensive lineman. But as big and awesome as Watt is on the gridiron, he looks like a dwarf standing next to former Houston Rockets center Yao Ming.

The two Houston icons had lunch together Tuesday, according to Watt, who shared the above photo of them on Twitter. Sure, we all knew that Yao, who is 7-foot-6 is gigantic, but it’s still pretty incredible to see someone make Watt look tiny. Very few people can do that.

Photo credit: Twitter/JJ Watt

JJ Watt proposes to 6-year-old girl who wants to marry him (Video)

Earlier this month, a hilarious video surfaced of a 6-year-old girl crying because she wants to marry Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt. As you can understand after watching the video, fans didn’t know whether to laugh or cry while watching the young fan pout.

On Monday, Watt was made aware of the video and asked his Twitter followers for help in finding the little girl.

Since the defensive star has over 200,000 followers, it didn’t take long to locate her. On Wednesday, Watt tweeted some photos of him proposing to the 6-year-old. He said she “said yes to being my pretend wife for the day.”

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J.J. Watt brushes aside spitting on Patriots logo

jj wattJJ Watt is a fierce competitor who is not shy about ruffling his opponent’s feathers, which is why we were hardly surprised when we heard that he spit on the New England Patriots logo prior to Sunday’s playoff game. The Twitter world began buzzing roughly an hour before kickoff after several writers and reporters confirmed that Watt spit on the Patriots midfield logo during warmups and wiped his feet on it.

After the game, Watt confirmed he was guilty. However, he said it is something he does before every game.

“I do that every game, home or away,” he said according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe. “I go out to midfield, I jog out there, I spit a little bit, wipe my feet off and then I go through my stretch. No drama there. That’s 100 percent what I do every game, home or away.”

While I can’t confirm if Watt indeed spits on every opposing team’s logo and/or the Texans logo before games, I do know from experience that he loves riling up the opposing fans. I was at Gillette Stadium earlier this season when the Patriots threw a beating on Houston the first time around. Prior to that game, Watt went over toward the stands and motioned to the crowd several times, obviously begging to have boos rained down on him. This is the same Watt who mocked Aaron Rodgers for his touchdown dance earlier this year.

In the end, it didn’t matter. The Texans were outmatched as everyone expected, and I highly doubt any players on the New England side even heard about the spitting incident, let alone used it as motivation. That being said, I’d love to hear if Watt’s comments about it would have been the same if Houston pulled off the upset.

JJ Watt reportedly spit on Patriots logo before game

jj wattJJ Watt sounds like he’s ready for the Houston Texans’ rematch with the New England Patriots.

According to a few reporters and some others in attendance at Gillette Stadium, the Texans All-Pro defensive end spit on the Patriots’ logo at midfield during warmups before the Divisional Round playoff game between the teams.

WEEI’s Mike Petraglia reported that Watt came out to stretch around midfield just before 3:00 pm ET. A few minutes later, Petraglia tweeted that Watt spit on the logo. WHDH’s Darren M. Haynes also reported the same news.

Pats fans are probably hoping this report gets back to the team to give them a little extra motivation for the game. Both teams are 12-4, but the Patriots rocked the Texans 42-14 in Week 14.

We certainly know from past behavior that Watt isn’t afraid to disrespect another team or player.

J.J. Watt shows support for Craig Biggio after he misses Hall of Fame (Picture)

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No former MLB players were elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, but former Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio came the closest. Biggio, whose name has been loosely associated with steroids like almost every other player who played in the 1990s, received more votes than any other player on the ballot but still came up 39 votes short. J.J. Watt was disappointed in the results.

As you can see from the photo above that Houston Texans insider Nick Scurfield passed along, Watt wore a Biggio jersey during his press conference on Wednesday to show his support for the former Astros star.

“I’m disappointed he didn’t make the Hall of Fame,” Watt said according to the Houston Chronicle. “He was a great, great player.”

Some of the biggest stars to ever play the game were left on the outside looking in, including a certain pitcher who used a quirky font on Twitter to thank the fans for their support. Unfortunately, this has been a long time coming in the wake of the so-called “steroid era.”

H/T Shutdown Corner