Baron Of Berlin Coins New Word

February 24th, 2013


Leave it to a newcomer to America to add to the nation’s vocabulary.

One of the more entertaining interviews at the NFL Combine so far for Joe was when the Baron of Berlin, defensive end Bjoern Werner, took to a podium yesterday.

(No, Joe had nothing and wanted nothing to do with the mob scene around that freak/liar who has imaginary girlfriends on Facebook. You should have seen the stampede to the podium when it was announced the freak was about to speak. You would have thought they just announced there were only five more sandwiches left.)

When Werner spoke, at times, Joe thought he was watching an old Dana Carvey routine on Saturday Night Live. Werner was funny, charming, and could barely contain his excitement when he talked about drilling ballcarriers.

You know how someone reacts when they are eating a dynamite steak or have just had a spoonful of the best bread pudding known to man, when they smile and shake their head in satisfaction, licking their lips? That’s exactly how Werner reacted when talking about burying quarterbacks.

It is then that he coined the word about football as a “mansport.”

Werner said he thinks what attracted him to football while growing up in Germany, “I just love the physicality of it. They would take big guys out of soccer because they are hurting people. But with football, it’s such a mansport. You line up against another guy and who is going to be the strongest guy? It is just an amazing game. The physicality, the mental conditioning. Can you do it once or can you do it 50 times in a game?”

Werner said he was also drawn to the game because, in short, weaklings are not welcome.

“Maybe because [football is] such a masnsport,” Werner said. “We don’t have a mansport like that like [in Germany], not like in America where there is hockey. Maybe people liked it because, wow, men hitting each other and decleating everybody and maybe, I can’t explain it, why I love it.”

Mind you, Werner said this while beaming, shaking his head, and at one point, Joe thought he was about to drool talking about pounding an opponent.

Now Werner, who Joe thought was rather small for a defensive end — E.J. Manuel appeared bigger than Werner — is not expected to be laying there at No. 13 when the Bucs pick in the first round.

Some mocks have Werner falling to No. 10 or No. 11. If that is the case, Joe wonders if Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik would make a play for Werner and pull off a trade?

27 Responses to “Baron Of Berlin Coins New Word”

  1. Justin P's Dwindling Radio "career" Says:

    ….or sign Free Agent Paul Kruger. Trade down and draft TE Tyler Eifert.

  2. Jacko101 Says:

    I have much more respect for Te’o I wouldn’t mind him as a Buc if we traded down to get him. Everyone makes mistakes he is human I know I have lied before and what he did with his personal life is his business. He can Ball, however there are players I’d prefer over him.

  3. ShayneGoodfellow Says:

    What Justin said! Ravens are in a tough cap situation, steal Kruger from them ( this guy is a beast ) trade down to somewhere in the early 20’s, grab Eifert, then with the extra picks we have trade up and grab Trufant.. whos down for that scenario???

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    Problem with trading down this year is there really isn’t anybody at the top of this draft worth trading up for. We need to sit tight in the 1st round, take what comes to us there, and then move around in the 2nd-4th round if value picks start falling that shouldn’t be.

  5. Captain Stagger Says:

    Joe, although he didn’t coin the word, after reading your article I think the word that comes to mind is “mancrush”

  6. Vince Gatson Says:

    I like richardson at 13 and then trade back up with one of our 4th and get Trufant

  7. 4everBucsFan Says:

    Why do we need tight end so badly to spend an early draft pick on? We have a stable of TEs already. Two are rookies from last year and were considered very good pickups. If given the chance, one of them could be great, especially Danny Noble. I don’t see any good reason to warrant a high pick on a TE.

    I’d rather see them sign Kruger. Take the BPA at 13, (maybe one of the top OTs or DT’s), unless they can trade down. Then concentrate on a CB. Tight end is not one of our greater needs.

  8. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    4ever, I agree with your take. We have plenty of TE’s to choose from and all are suitable for our needs. I’d like to see us to get the defensive PBA at 13.

  9. grif4foozball Says:

    I love Kruger in FA,the guy gives 110% every play and shows Sapp-like passion out there.I believe he is 28 years old and in his prime.He would bring us instant PASS-RUSH.

  10. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I hope we draft Te’o so you eat your words on him. The guy can play, and he’s a really good guy (naive, but good guy). He’d win over this team and city in about 5 minutes. The guy didn’t have to take any questions, yet he still did. Yet he’s a freak and a liar? Good to know you have inside info that no one else does. I love the nicknames and teasing of guys, but that’s below the belt and flat out wrong. You may think he can’t play, but the Ravens and a bunch of other teams would kill for him. Anybody here think they are better talent evaluators than Ozzie Newsome?

  11. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Joe

    I think you went a little overboard with the name calling of Manti Teo. Im curious to know how you are going to react if the bucs draft him.

  12. Hunt456 Says:

    I wouldn’t even take him in the first round, but trading up???!?? That’s insane. Werner, in my eyes, and I suspect in many evaluators eyes as well, is overrated.

  13. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    We need to go Defense this draft. We have plenty of targets that The Frohawk can’t hit. Defense was horrible. the only exception I could see would be augmentation of our O-Line a little bit.

  14. Mike J Says:

    I like Werner, but I don’t think he is a top 10 talent. If healthy, or near it, at drat time,Tank Carradine may go ahead of his ex-teammate.

  15. FlBoy84 Says:

    Agree that the name calling was a bit overboard, but what’s even sadder to me is the state of our society in the unhealthy need to know every last detail of this kids personal life. I’m sure there are PLENTY of well-known football players out there past/present that have much more disturbing skeletons in their closet. I’ll be glad for the kid when he can finally get back to just playing football.

  16. Capt. Tim Says:

    If I understand the senerio correctly- he was fooled into believing a girl he met on line was real. This horrible hoax was committed by a queer man- who admitted he both knew, and was in love with, Teo. He used his knowledge of him to fool him. He often hired women to call Teo, futher convincing him this woman was real.

    While Teo might have been naive, isn’t it the queer man that is the (nauseating) freak here!

    I think the (Nauseating) gay guy that perpetrated this hoax should be arrested, publically held accountable- and then hopefully beaten senseless!

    Or are we not allowed to say anything- cause we don’t wanna hurt any gay people’s feelings?

  17. MadMax Says:

    Werner or Ansah as far as DE at #13. OT Fisher/Johnson if those DE’s are gone. And if all 4 are gone….

    Trade down with Dallas and land Eifert along with an extra pick….that has WIN written all over it.

  18. Capt. Tim Says:

    Love watching Werner- worried he’s a little small for NFL D-line

  19. GenocideD Says:

    I’m with the others saying freak/liar is over the line. You should edit your post and keep it a bit more professional, thanks.

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Yes Captain Tim, you pretty much got it (except the “queer man” was the one doing the woman voices).

    Teo is guilty of being very naive and a product of our non-social society. My business is in the wedding industry. I can’t even tell you how many of our couples today get married off of the internet. It’s probably the most popular way of meeting. Many go months, or even years, without actually meeting each other. So although you or I may think it is crazy, it is just the way it often is nowadays. There’s a lot of things that you or I may have done that seem crazy to our parent’s or grandparent’s generation.

    He’s not a freak or a liar, at least not any more than you or I. He’s a good kid that got taken advantage of and had it made public. I’m telling you right now, he is going to be one of the most loved players on this team almost immediately. Do a little research and see how beloved he is at Notre Dame. Look at what he has done in that community. If you want to say he can’t play football (despite a billion awards and scouts that say otherwise), that’s your opinion. Only time will tell. However, calling him a freak and a liar is disgraceful, and a flat out lie. I wouldn’t blame him one bit if he never does an interview for Joe, but I know that won’t be the case.

  21. Dave Says:

    If they could get Bjoern Werner, pull the trigger and get him.
    He seems like a beast.

    I would gladly take one of the top 4 DEs and get a Free Agent CB and draft a CB in round 2-3 along with a TE.

  22. MadMax Says:

    About Teo, yep, he is a freak….freak at playing LB….but I just dont know about taking him. Maybe if he fell to us in the 2nd since LB isnt such a priority.

  23. Westcoastbucsfans Says:


    I gotta agree with the other posters. I like most of your nicknames for people but to call someone a freak/liar is a bit over the line. I hope you reconsider your choice of words there.

    As far as the Baron is concerned… It might be kind of cool to have the Baron of Berlin and Mark Barron (Red Barron?) on the same defense.

  24. scubog Says:

    An article about the FSU defender turns into a discussion about a Notre Dame linebacker. The girlfriend hoax is one of the more bizarre stories I ever heard. I’m glad Hawaiian Buc enlightened us on the frequency of couples marrying who never met. Maybe that explains it a little. I’m old school and kind of liked the days where you could touch your potential mate, hear her laugh, see how she conducts herself and look into her eyes. I guess that’s why I found the right one when I was 17 and stayed with her the next 45 years. In spite of how this young man recounts the story, I just don’t understand how, with testosterone pumping, he didn’t insist on meeting her in person even to get a hug. At what point did he start to think something was amiss? Unfortunately, this part of Teo’s life is what will define him because it is just so difficult to comprehend how he was bamboozled.

  25. DaMayan Says:

    I’d love Werner as Buc. He has elite get-off quickness. That is something that you just can’t teach.

  26. buccanay Says:

    Pathetic and childish to resort to name calling.

  27. tidalguy Says:

    I have to go thumbs down on the school yard mentality of the post.