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Giant Football Player Learning How to Tie a Necktie Will Melt Your Heart

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During its annual Rookie Training Week, Detroit Lions newbies gathered to learn how to tie a tie. While most of these men are over 250 pounds and can send a round object millions upon millions of yards through the air, very few can actually properly tie a necktie. Who is your favorite*?

The one looking around to see if he's doing it right?

The guy in the glasses who is like, "Yeah, I did it?"

The one who's just not trying, not even a little bit?

The one who is helping a friend?!

The one who says, "Let me see yours."

*We will not pretend to even try to identify these players by name.