Before breaking for the end of the Broncos’ minicamp and OTA phases of the offseason program, linebacker Von Miller took some time to give his take on an age-old debate: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
Miller, who seems uniquely qualified to answer the question based on his background as a poultry science minor at Texas A&M University, said he thinks it was a chicken that came first.
“I think it’d have to be the chicken,” Miller said. “You need something to protect the eggs. You just can’t have eggs there. I’m sure there are a lot of theories out there of where stuff comes from. For me, I think it was some form of a chicken or something that had to lay the egg first. It just depends upon how you look at it. Is the glass half full or half empty? For me, it just makes sense for a chicken to come first.”
Miller purchased his first flock of chickens this offseason:
Our very first flock!!!! pic.twitter.com/myGKKJ6Z3W
— Von Miller (@MillerLite40) May 1, 2013
As for the perception that calling someone a chicken means they are a coward, Miller cried fowl (pun intended).
“If I called you a chicken it’d be like an insult,” hesaid. “But if you actually raise a chicken – they are pretty brave. They have probably the most courage out of any animal in the animal kingdom.”
He’s so fond of the bird that he even got one tattooed on his leg:
"Chicken Fred" S/O josh! @ Love & Hate Elite Tattoo Shop http://t.co/u002hxr3O0
— Von Miller (@MillerLite40) May 9, 2013
“It’s a rooster,” Miller said of his new ink. “In today’s world, somebody calls you a chicken and you take offense to it. But roosters, if you sit and watch them, their personalities are outstanding. They run the yard. If you’d just sit there and watch them, they’ll change your mind about being called a chicken.”