At least that’s one way to interpret the city of Bend’s announcement that it has again been recognized as having the best tasting tap water in the region. So what does a former NFL fullback have to do with it. Well, were not totally sure on that either. However, according to the city, the four-person panel that tasted 13 water samples as part of the Pacific Northwest’s Cascade to Coast subsection of the American Water Works Association included a brewer, a winemaker, a water systems analyst and a “former National Football League Fullback.”
So what credentials does a fullback have for determining the best tasting water? Well, if you’ve ever been to a August mini-camp you’d probably know that football players drink more water in a day than the average person does in a month. Or at least we presume they do since we’ve never been to an NFL camp either.
As far as the city water goes, it earned 95 out of a possible 120 points and qualified to compete in regionals. Which is sort of like the playoffs. See water and football have more in common than you thought.