(AP Photo/Green Bay Press-Gazette, Evan Siegle)
Perhaps we're overly inclined to find this picture amusing, since Bulaga's "one of our own," so to speak. But between this and Mike Mayock going "Scottish Dad from So I Married An Axe Murderer" on him, Bulaga is quickly achieving "lovable galoot" status.
Truth being awesomer than fiction, though, some context is necessary: Bulaga wasn't actually offering hugs to people (shocking, we know). Here's the full caption for the above photo, from the Associated Press (via Morehouse, whose full article on Bulaga is truly worth the read and done no justice by this post):
Green Bay Packers first-round draft pick Bryan Bulaga talks about his short arms, during a news conference at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., on Thursday, April 29, 2010. "I've never been in a situation in a football game where I have thought to myself after a play, 'Gosh, I wish my arms were longer,'" Bulaga said Thursday.
Oh, and don't worry, Green Bay fans. He doesn't actually do that stuff in the picture on the football field. That would be holding, and holding is a penalty. If the Packers wanted an Iowa player who committed a foul on every play, they could have just drafted Glen Worley instead.