Virtually every single person on the planet has some fairly weird habits and tendencies they’d probably prefer to keep under wraps at the risk of being judged by the masses.
Thankfully, it’s usually pretty easy to avoid having your spot blown up unless you fail to resist the urge to tell on yourself.
Unfortunately, NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky was unable to avoid doing exactly that while committing one of the more egregious unforced errors I’ve come across in recent memory.
Orlovsky was a quarterback for the UConn Huskies who was eventually selected by the Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
It’s safe to say his professional career left a bit to be desired, as he’s probably best known for the fateful play where he scrambled out of the back of the endzone to gift the Vikings one of the dumbest safeties you’ll ever see.
Orlovsky has experienced a bit more success since pivoting to a career in broadcasting after he retired in 2017. He has drummed up a fair amount of controversy during his time at ESPN, but that sort of comes with the territory when you’re tasked with talking about football on television for hours on end each day.
However, Orlovsky has no one but himself to blame for what unfolded when he made the decision to reveal a little too much information about his personal hygiene habits while responding to a tweet Marlon Humphrey posted concerning his distaste for towels.
I want to be able to shower and then have a full body blower dry me off. Boom. No towel. How has someone not created this yet
— marlonhumphrey.eth (@marlon_humphrey) March 15, 2023
That sparked an exchange that led to Orlovsky falling victim to the classic mistake of assuming everyone else does the thing you didn’t realize was weird until you admitted to doing it when he revealed he uses a towel 30 times before throwing it in the washing machine.
How many times do you use a towel post shower till you throw it in laundry? I’m 30 times or so till it goes in
And no I agree but that air better be HOT
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 15, 2023
That admission understandably led to a number of concerned reactions.
Dan, I think you’ve perhaps miscalculated what you should share with the public. Haha
— Brysandel DeChamblee (@brysandel) March 15, 2023
Dan’s towel at 29 pic.twitter.com/InlrPIyIj4
— Colin Kaepernick 7️⃣ Was Exiled Exercising Rights (@RickStrom) March 15, 2023
Dan when he sees a used towel pic.twitter.com/IQb46JQsSR
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) March 15, 2023
Daniel, you simply cannot be doing this man
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) March 15, 2023
I’m not sure what he expected, but he certainly got what he deserved.