Saturday, December 29, 2007

The 2007 Sports Einstein of the year.

Earlier this year, I came up with an idea to point out the absurdities of those associated with sports. More specifically, any actions/commentaries/quotes attributed to sports figures that appeared absurd (maybe even downright stupid or factually wrong) earned that person the title of Sports Einstein of the Week.

Now I have to qualify that I have been too lazy to research for this bit on a weekly basis. That in itself seems odd since finding such sports inanities would seem to be the proverbial shooting fish in a barrel. So for 2008 I am taking submissions from you the readers. If I post them for a given week you will receive the proper credit, even a link to your blog if you have one. However, I have maybe about 3 hits per day on this site (Hi Mom!!). So I guess that a link to your site is not exactly a huge incentive. But it’s the best I can do.

That said it’s time to bring you the Sports Einstein of the Year.

In anticipation of the 2007 NFL draft, many pundits surmised that University of Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson would easily be a Top 10 pick. And were it not for a collar bone injury in his senior season, Peterson, selected 7th overall by the Vikings, likely would have been Top 5 choice. He was seen by almost all NFL scouts as a guy who would make an immediate impact.

But according to a guy named Warren, the scouts are idiots. Yes, a few days after the NFL draft Warren called in to "The Sludge & Lake Show” on Twin Cities sports station AM 1130 KFAN. Warren seems to put a lot of stock in later round picks, even to the point of lauding the Chicago Bears third selection Garrett Wolfe.

So it was the following quote that earned “Warren” the 2007 Sports Einstein of the Year.

“The Chicago Bears draft picks, the first three of them, will have a bigger impact in the NFL this year than the Vikings’ (picks).”

You can listen to the audio from that call here. And the outrage expressed by show hosts Cory Cove and Henry Lake was classic!!


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