Supercar Saturday: NFL Players' Whips

Glenn Swanson
by Glenn Swanson
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With tomorrow’s Super Bowl XLII looking to silence the web, [via MSNBC] offers a guide to NFL players’ whips. To wit: Orpheus Roye, a 6’4”, 330-pound, defensive tackle with the Cleveland Browns, owns seven vehicles: a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class coupe, a 2005 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged, a 2006 Bentley Flying Spur, a 2007 Mercedes S550 sedan, and a “massive” 2007 Maybach 57S. “The Maybach makes me feel like I’m a king," he says. Which vehicles are the most popular amongst the football elite? “Every player wants a Yukon, Tahoe, Denali, Escalade, or a Range Rover. You’re not a ball player if you don’t have one of those in the garage,” says Kevin Shuler, of Elite Auto Concierge in Atlanta, GA. [Sample Forbes' NFL players' automotive slideshow here.]

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  • Esldude Esldude on Feb 03, 2008

    While I am sure there is some status among the players at stake here, think about their size. One reason the big SUV's, Hummers, Rovers etc is what they spend money on is the player's physical stature. You have a hard time finding something you comfortably fit in among normal sedans not to mention sports cars when you are 6 ft. 6 in. and wide and muscular for that height to boot.

  • Ctoan Ctoan on Feb 03, 2008

    I've had a 350 pound guy comfortably in my prizm. Size my ass.

  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Feb 03, 2008

    I had a 220 pounder in a Echo. Most uncomfortable ride he ever had.