In the wake of the NFL draft, we thought we'd do our own draft-themed show, albeit with a twist: extending the draft not only to college, but to Bed, Bath, and Beyond. (A store now closing forever, something we'd weep over if we ever bought single item at the place. Wait: garbage can, 2002.)
Our four questions for the evening are as follows:
1. Name the player for your team who, once "drafted" by your team, never really panned out. As a Florida fan, our list of signees who came and never blossomed into even the measliest of roses is long and distinguished. However, the pinnacle of disappointment came in a pair of Parade All-Americans destroyed slowly by the "performs best when entering with little talent or ego" Spurrier system: Bobby Sabelhaus and Tim Olmstead, the next Great Distributors in the Fun 'n Gun who both bombed out of the program before doing so much as throwing a single wobbly fade to the corner.
Olmstead was merely immature, blowing off classes and refusing to learn the playbook before transferring to Vandy where he sat on the bench behind Greg Zolman. (Read that again. If that doesn't sink in, well, read it again.) Poor Bobby Sabelhaus suffered a worse fate: he got depressed, got bipolar, and then got gone, transferring to West Virginia, and then finally to San Jose State. Just thinking about them makes us emo boy weepy sad.
2. Name the most overrated draft pick from your own school. Gerard "Big Money" Warren. What? The big fat guy who did nothing? Really? Are you interested in drafting my uncle, perhaps? He won't even ask for a signing bonus, sir and sirrahs. Gerard Warren, on the other hand, will cost you the third pick in the first round of the 2001 draft and ultimately end up playing for the Raiders. (Butch Davis, draft genius, your fingerprints are all over this one.)
He does look intimidating riding off on an injury cart, though.
3. You get to draft a quality you lack into your life. Whatever: more patience, a horn in the middle of your forehead, or even the answer most of you will undoubtedly give, the all-consuming desire to have your huge, pavement dragging dick reduced to a more manageable size. Just answer the question and the puppy doesn't get harmed.
For the record, we'd draft abs. Never had 'em, never will. It would be nice to flaunt them for a month, and then bury then under a solid layer of merrily-added beer fat.
4. Draft something foreign into these United States of ours. We want Australia. The whole thing, fangs and all. Failing a continental transfer, we'll just take its assortment of fanged/poisonous animals, since Florida seems too safe to us these days: no coke wars, no one slaughtering German tourists in Miami for sport, years since a decent hurricane.
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