Though many in attendance at the 2012 Oscars considered it to be much ado about nothing, Angelina Jolie's memorable leg pose has replaced Tim Tebow's kneeling move as the new spoof pose at the NFL Combine.
Former college athletes are competing for fastest running times and other physical endurance measures, but are keeping a light hearted mood in the camp using Jolie's dress pose. "These kids are under a lot of pressure, says Indianapolis Colts strength coach, Paul DeHammy, "they're going to find they're own way to blow off a little steam".
Some at the Combine were falling back on last year's Tim Tebow move, as they fell to one knee, putting their fists on their foreheads in prayer.
"That's so, hundred years ago", says sharply dressed college kicker, former Ru Paul Drag Race contestant and art major, Bobby Fornaple. "Everybody knows Tebow was ripping off Rodin's Thinker". Demonstrating the "Jolie", Fornaple put his hands behind his back, turned his shoulders aside and thrust his leg out as if showing off the slit in his dress. "That's a proper Jolie, boys", said Fornaple, "It will be all the rage at the NFL this year".
"I just don't know", said DeHammy, indicating his disapproval through tense body language and a spat out wad of chewing tobacco that landed squarely in the middle of the waterboy's face. "These boys are supposed to be showing mental and physical toughness right now. Not some damn chorus line pose done at the end of a Broadway act-closing musical number." DeHammy quickly added, "Not that I would know anything about that".
Trends typically carrying a life of their own, "The Jolie" is being seen at various sporting venues around the world as athletes spoof Angelina's Oscar pose. Insider reports from the Pittsburgh Penguins training center report seeing a practicing Sidney Crosby do the pose after scoring a difficult goal in a practice session. His teammates have agreed to now call him Angie.
Angie Crosby was not reached for comment.