The ice bucket challenge, brought into existence to raise awareness for ALS, is taking the NFL by storm. Today, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, general manager Jason Licht, and special teams coordinator Kevin O'Dea took up the challenge, after the team's kickers led the way yesterday.
Kevin O'Dea nominated Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub, Bears kicker Robbie Gould and Bucs director of player development Isaiah Harris. Jason Licht likes to pester his fellow general managers, nominating Tampa Bay Rays GM Andrew Friedman, Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and Carolina Panthers GM Dave Gettleman.
But Lovie Smith's nominations were the best: Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, ESPN analyst/former NFL head coach Herman Edwards and to top it all off, Buccaneers co-chairman Bryan Glazer.
As far as I know, Bryan Glazer would be the first NFL team owner to accept the ice bucket challenge -- assuming he does accept. Now that one I'd like to see.
Update: A reader pointed out to me that Woody Johnson and John Mara already participated in the ice bucket challenge, so Glazer would not be the first owner to participate. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also got in on the fun.