Wednesday, February 21, 2007

2-21-2007 Save the last dance

A quick pregame prayer hoping for a last minute injunction to save the Chief.

The rundown:
First 2 minutes is filler
The next minute is suspense-less buildup
At the all important 3 minute mark, the Illiniwek-led madness begins..

Alas, their was not a dry eye in the house, especially near the runway to the locker room (last 20 seconds of the clip)...... and to think nobody in the crowd would give that guy a hug or lend him some moccasins.
In closing, at the 5 minute mark (the crowd gets momentarily enthused) after it appears that the mascot was attempting his best Irish jig impression ( maybe their is a need for that type of thing with St. Patrick's drinking day coming up).
Rest In Peace
(and avoid the fire water & disease-infested blankets from the PaleFace traders)

While watching cheesecurds mold over from my room @ the La Quinta Inn, in Madison......
Here is a good compilation of the ROMAN EMPIRE version of Chuck Norris and Jack Bauer, from the show "Rome".
Well worth the viewing.....
Speaking of Mold....
is there a sense of dejavu with the Jamarcus vs Quinn draft battle in comparision to the Manning-Leaf draft day debacle in 1998?
1. Indianapolis
Peyton Manning QB SR Tennessee
Manning seems to be the perfect fit here with new head coach Jim Mora & GM Bill Polian. Mora has an excellent relationship w/ Manning's father Archie and Peyton is a player that this troubled franchise can build around. He is the most prepared college QB to enter the NFL in several years, in terms of maturity, instincts and an overall feel for the game and he should be able to step in from day one as a starter and lead this team. Although it is unlikely that the Colts will make any moves with this pick, they may entertain offers all the way up until draft day. There are alot of rumors floating around, but it would be shocking if they did anything else but select Manning. GM Bill Polian will always be on the lookout for a blockbuster deal and there are several NFL teams that could make a run at this pick, but they simply would have to give up too much to get there. Look for this to be an easy decision for the Colts.

2. San Diego (from Arizona)
Ryan Leaf QB JR Washington St.
Bobby Beathard paid dearly to trade up one spot to get in position to draft Leaf, but he really had no choice. The Chargers did not have a quality NFL quarterback going into the '98 season and San Diego fans are getting restless and they need a young and talented guy to build around. Many people thought the Chargers would sign QB Rob Johnson, who wound up going from Jacksonville to Buffalo. Johnson had a relationship with head coach Kevin Gilbride, but when that deal did not work out, Leaf became the best option available. Although the Chargers have been criticized for giving up next year's #1 pick, in addition to their second round pick this year and veteran players Eric Metcalfe & Patrick Sapp, the Chargers really had no choice.
They had to have a QB and Leaf is their guy.

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