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Ahh, the offseason. A time when most athletes kick back, relax, and enjoy some quality time off the field.

Keyword: most. Because for Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson, offseason R&R doesn't come quite so easy. When football takes a back seat, he has another day job: working the family farm.


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Although the NFL star signed a $39-million contract, he still puts in 12-hour days on his family's farm back in Kansas during the offseason.

The wide receiver opened up about his Midwestern upbringing in an interview with ESPN the Magazine, saying he identifies "more as a farmer [than a football player]."

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When he's not catching footballs, he's driving a combine to harvest wheat and rounding up about 1,000 cows.

"Growing up on a family farm, that's where our income came from, and we relied on everyone to do their part," Nelson told the 700 Club back in January 2015. "You have to be disciplined with what you're doing and know what you're doing in order to get it done correctly to provide for the family."

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You'd expect Nelson — who has 49 career touchdowns and played in the 2015 Pro Bowl — to have a somewhat bigger ego. But he keeps a low profile, which is why you've probably never heard about his other full-time job.

He admits: "I hate the spotlight. I just prefer to do my job every day in practice, and in the game, and then go home and hide out with my family."

When it comes to the stereotype of a pro athlete, Jordy sure does buck the trend.

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1991 blooper clip of Robin Williams and Elmo is a wholesome nugget of comedic genius

Robin Williams is still bringing smiles to faces after all these years.

Robin Williams and Elmo (Kevin Clash) bloopers.

The late Robin Williams could make picking out socks funny, so pairing him with the fuzzy red monster Elmo was bound to be pure wholesome gold. Honestly, how the puppeteer, Kevin Clash, didn’t completely break character and bust out laughing is a miracle. In this short outtake clip, you get to see Williams crack a few jokes in his signature style while Elmo tries desperately to keep it together.

Williams has been a household name since what seems like the beginning of time, and before his death in 2014, he would make frequent appearances on "Sesame Street." The late actor played so many roles that if you were ask 10 different people what their favorite was, you’d likely get 10 different answers. But for the kids who spent their childhoods watching PBS, they got to see him being silly with his favorite monsters and a giant yellow canary. At least I think Big Bird is a canary.

When he stopped by "Sesame Street" for the special “Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake” in 1991, he was there to show Elmo all of the wonderful things you could do with a stick. Williams turns the stick into a hockey stick and a baton before losing his composure and walking off camera. The entire time, Elmo looks enthralled … if puppets can look enthralled. He’s definitely paying attention before slumping over at the realization that Williams goofed a line. But the actor comes back to continue the scene before Elmo slinks down inside his box after getting Williams’ name wrong, which causes his human co-star to take his stick and leave.

The little blooper reel is so cute and pure that it makes you feel good for a few minutes. For an additional boost of serotonin, check out this other (perfectly executed) clip about conflict that Williams did with the two-headed monster. He certainly had a way of engaging his audience, so it makes sense that even after all of these years, he's still greatly missed.

This article originally appeared on 08.21.18


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