Sort of lost in the shuffle a little bit was the news that Colts receiver Hank Baskett's wife, former Playboy Playmate Kendra Wilkinson, gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Wednesday at an Indianapolis hospital. Baskett was absent from practice most of this week for "personal" reasons. Now we know why.
The couple named the boy Hank Jr., and he weighed in at 9 pounds, 5 ounces and was 22 inches long at the time of birth.
Damn! That's a big friggin baby!
Now, the obvious take on this news would be to make fun of the fact that the story was lost in the shuffle... kinda like Hank Baskett's tenure in Indy with the Colts. Or, I could make fun of their oh-so-original name for the boy (named after Baskett's father, Hank Baskett IV). Or, we could laugh at this massive, gigantic baby that Kendra required a C-section to birth into this world.
But, to be honest, all that crap is just a bit too juvenile.
And while the male frat contingent continues to chuckle and laugh that a "nobody" like Baskett is married to a Playboy Playmate, the truth is the couple seem happy together. And now they have a healthy baby boy together just in time for the holidays. It's actually kind of sweet, even though cynical football bloggers like me are totally incapable of feeling anything remotely close to sweetness.
Congrats Hank and Kendra.
Small side note: Baskett has played well this year for the Colts, especially on special teams. Bill Polian praised Baskett recently on his radio show, saying he practices hard and that the reason we haven't seen much of him on offense is the Colts rarely go to a 4 wideout package.