When the Denver Broncos selected tight end Jake Butt in the 5th round of the draft, I'll be the first to admit I reveled in all the childish football euphemisms that could be made instantly hilarious by adding his name. I may have spent an inordinate amount of time coming up with no fewer than 6-dozen chortle-worthy turns of phrase using his name. All of them, in fact, are so funny I can't share them here.
Mr. Butt has only been on the team for less than a month and the Butt jokes appear to be here to say.
What has started out as a novelty for Broncos fans has all the potential to be a source of eye-rolling annoyance as the season rolls on. The peeve will come as game pundits pretend to carefully tip-toe around some of the more colorful Butt phrases and then giggle to themselves about how close they came without actually saying anything.
Make no mistake, we're already in for at least one Butt joke per game, but should a broadcaster accidentally make a particularly juicy reference without realizing? The internet is already hungry for that. Just you wait.
So what do we do? There's nothing we can do. Butt jokes are undefeated.
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