The biggest story in St. Louis right now (non-Cardinals edition)? Easy. It's the Rams' new offensive tackle: Terrell Brown, who tipped the scales at 403 pounds. He also measures 6'10, so, yeah, it's kind of a "big" story ... pun intended. But here's the thing, 403 pounds is just a number. We need some context.
Metric conversion, please
400 pounds would be 181.4 kg.
How many Tavon Austins is that?
The Rams list Tavon Austin at 174 pounds, officially. There are roughly 2.3 Tavon Austins in 403 pounds. Man, just think what you could do with 2.3 Tavon Austins ...
Tigers weigh 400 pounds
And sometimes they get four-pound hairballs that have to be surgically removed. Terrell Brown may have to worry about his knee bend, but four pound hairballs shouldn't be a problem, which is the rare injury complication that the Rams offensive line has not had to deal with in the last three years.
How much is 400 pounds of marijuana worth?
Obviously, it depends on the strain - we hear - but a recent pot bust netted 400 pounds of the stuff valued around one million bucks.
400 pound things
Here's a snake, located somewhere in the American South.
Jessica was a 400-pound seven-year old. Some people thought her parents should have been charged with child abuse.
Brown can't be fairly called obese. He is 6'10 and plays football. Less than half the adults in Missouri get a basic amount of physical activity. For the non-player population, 400 pounds would be obese, and Missouri knows all about that as the 11th most obese state in the USA. According to the CDC, 30.5 percent of Missouri adults are obese. 14.4 percent of adolescents in the Show Me State are obese. 13.6 percent of children here are obese.