Joe Theismann Is Apparently An Expert ... At Signing Autographs

Have you ever wondered about how professional athletes and sports figures go about signing their names to a piece of paper (or other places, like a body part)? Don't lie: I'm sure you absolutely have. 

↵

Okay, maybe you haven't thought about it for that long, but you have thought about it for a couple seconds. Assuming this is true, you'll definitely get a kick out of Joe Theismann telling Redskins.com blogger Matt Terl his method for properly signing his name to things. 

↵
↵

"If people are asking for your autograph, you want them to be able to know who you are. You don't want them to look at some scribble and -- when someone says, 'who is that?' -- they go, 'I don't know.' So what young autograph[-seeking] kids do now is when they go up to a player and can't read their signature, they print the name right underneath it."    

↵
↵

There are even pictures of Theismann signing his autograph for Terl here. Check it out.

↵

(There's a punchline in here, I know it. Come on, think of it, Mike. Need. Comedic. Inspiration. Now. Ugh, it's not happening).

↵

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.