Forty rookies, representing 25 of the 32 NFL teams, descended upon historic Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California this past weekend to learn the finer points of being a professional athlete at the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Rookie Premiere. With minicamp, media tours, learning new and extensive playbooks and relocating to a new city it may feel like a lifetime has passed since walking across the stage and shaking Roger Goodell’s hand on draft day. Luckily, THERA°PEARL was on hand to provide a much-needed reprieve from the overwhelming feelings, pressures and expectations these young men have been bombarded with in the last few weeks.
In between being photographed, videotaped, autographing memorabilia and talking to cameras all day the THERA°PEARL tent was an oasis for players to receive massages, cool down and just relax. An officially licensed product of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), THERA°PEARL helps athletes recover on and off the field with its dynamic capabilities to provide both cold and hot therapy options.
Being the new kid on the block can be a bit daunting for anyone. For these rookies, putting your best foot forward to fans, coaches and teammates is important in making the best first impression. So when Steeler RB Le’veon Bell (Michigan State) started developing itchy, red and puffy eyes due to allergies right before trading card photos the THERA°PEARL Eye-ssential Mask came through in the clutch.
Other highlights of the Rookie Premiere featured Viking Cordarrelle Patterson (Tennessee) taking over the DJ turntables, Seahawks Christine Michael (Texas A&M) freestyle rapping and Niners Quitton Patton’s (Louisana Tech) “shower dance.”
While the term ‘rookie’ may define their first year on the job these rookies already know how to recover like a pro.