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Rand's loyalty, NFL passion run deep

Updated: June 8, 2011, 1:06 PM ET
By Roger Lotring | Special to ESPN.com

"Time for pain," announces Gary Garner, Stone Sour's tour manager, prompting the end of a conversation that could have gone on for hours. Backstage, the only thing more pressing than talking about football for guitarist Josh Rand is sitting with tattoo artist Tokyo Hiro for his very first ink: the Atlanta Falcons insignia.

Growing up in Des Moines, the closest NFL cities are Minneapolis and Kansas City, three hours north and south of the Iowa capital, with Chicago and Green Bay ...

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