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DeVondrick Nealy & Ralphie: Brothers in Arms

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By now, you may have heard that running back DeVondrick Nealy was cited early Wednesday morning for having a BB gun on central campus. While this certainly sets the bar high for incoming freshman jackassery, it's not likely Nealy will face any criminal prosecution other than the steely glare of Paul Rhoads. But considering the nature of the offense, it might be interesting to compare Nealy to that other infamous proponent of BB guns; Ralphie from A Christmas Story. After the jump, let's look at the pros & cons of each individual to see who is truly the most avid BB gun fan in history.

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Name DeVondrick Nealy Ralphie Winner
Position Iowa State running back Long-suffering son of Darrin
McGavin & Melinda Dillon,
resides on Cleveland St
Nealy
Weapon
of Choice
(Presumably) Generic BB Gun Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle
with a compass & stock & this
thing that tells time!
Ralphie
Haunting Quote "If you got a gun up in your waist, please don't shoot up the place" - Notorious B.I.G. "You'll shoot your eye out!" - Everyone Ralphie
Hype 9th-ranked all-purpose
back in 2011
Beat up Scut Farkus in a fight Nealy, but it was close.
Have you seen Scut Farkus?! Kid has yellow eyes & green teeth!
Hardships
Overcome
Fully recovered from broken
leg in early 2010
Dropped the F-bomb in front of Dad, Santa Claus stepped on face, forced to wear pink bunny suit Ralphie in a landslide
Moment of Shame Cited by campus police for running around central campus with a BB gun at 3:00 AM Broke glasses when testing out BB
gun for the first time Christmas morning, concocted elaborate lie involving falling icicle
Nealy. C'mon dude

 

So it's actually a 3-3 tie! But the nod is going to go to Nealy, based on the fact that Ralphie is ten years old and a fictional character. So yeah, kudos DeVondrick. Hopefully after running the stairs at Jack Trice stadium this summer, Nealy will put his trusty Red Ryder away for good