May 4, 2006
Not that I'm complaining, of course.
I never watched sports and I just said I needed to pick a team and I didn't know where to start. I felt like I needed to pick a team close to home, so Illinois was the pick for me. But when I was getting recruited by Illinois, Minnesota came into the picture and I always wanted to go to a school that played Ohio State. I always wanted to go to Illinois, but then once they dropped my scholarship I figured I needed to go to a school that played Illinois and Ohio State, so Minnesota was the best fit for me.
That's incredibly high praise, but given that New England grabbed Maroney with the 21st pick in the first round I'm curious about why Shanahan didn't trade up into the top 20 to grab him. Denver moved up in the draft to snag quarterback Jay Cutler, so why wouldn't they have done something similar to grab a guy Shanahan thinks will be "the best back in the league"?
I loved him. I think the Patriots got a steal. An absolute steal. I think he's going to be the best back in the league.
For a young running back, the only thing better than landing on the Patriots would have been landing on the Broncos, who seem to churn out 1,000-yard rushers like they have some sort of a mold for them in the basement of the team complex. On the other hand, perhaps Shanahan didn't want to use a first-round pick on a running back when he can just make a 1,000-yard rusher from one of Mike Anderson's cleats and a rubber-band from Terrell Davis' braces.
I've been collecting some of search-engine queries that people have used to arrive here this week, and in doing so have decided that the vast majority of them can be broken down into two distinct categories. First, you have the perverted stuff:
- A.J. Pierzynski shirtless
- A.J. Pierzynski boxers or briefs
- Derek Jeter naked
- Clonie Gowen nude
- Shannon Stewart nude
- Twins stroking
- Joe Mauer is sexy
- Mike Lieberthal thighs
- Doug Mientkiewicz's wife
- Marissa Miller Perfect 10 video
- Ken Griffey Jr. tickled
Along with that, there's the inquisitive stuff:
- Dick Bremer's salary
- Matthew LeCroy pronunciation
- Most recent Minnesota Twin with 30 homers
- What happened to Ben Grieve?
- Who is Jared Camp?
- Important people named Aaron
- Tim Raines' "rock" nickname
- My dog has pain when I pick her up
- Lisa Dergan and Scott Podsednik wedding
- Matt Leinart girlfriend
I don't really have a point to all of this, but I'm hoping that I'm not the only person who finds it somewhat fascinating.
If you're like me and enjoy LEN3's hard work covering the Twins, drop him an e-mail to let him know that you're hoping he has a quick recovery.
Wedding Crashers was very disappointing, yet still funny. Rachel McAdams was incredibly charming, Christopher Walken is always solid, and I loved the Will Ferrell cameo, but the plot was iffy even for a comedy and the whole thing dragged on for way too long. Grade: C-plus.
The Interpreter was the exact opposite in that I expected it to be horrible based on the title and the lack of hype, yet it turned out to be relatively good. I've never liked Nicole Kidman much and I always want to dislike Sean Penn in every role, but they both did a very nice job. I'm convinced that if the movie had a better title it would have made at least twice as much money. Grade: B-minus.