Friday, September 15, 2006

This week's suicide pool picks... and the prize unveiling!

The Rev - Ravens
Cam - Bengals
Thejaywhite - Colts
Ebntx - Falcons
Eric - Ravens
Temwr87 - Bengals
Los - Ravens
ElPadrino - Colts
Iamunstopable - Ravens
Martin Vannostrand - Chargers
Spaceman Spiff - Colts
Keith S - Colts
Bryan2857 - Bears
Isiah Thomas - Dolphins

Good luck to all this week.

Now, I will reveal the prize. As I said before, this will involve three items of sports memorabilia from my personal collection. I hope you will enjoy them.

For the record, no the TO autographed book will not be involved. Sorry to tease you, but I never actually promised it. I was considering it, but then I realized that I actually paid $40 for the thig at one time. I''m not giving up anything I paid $40 for, even if it is a wide reciever I truly despise now. Yes, I spent $40 on an item from a guy whom I eventually came to hate. To blatantly steal a line... the lesson is as always, I'm an idiot.

However, all of these items are items that I have gotten signed by the player in person, and they are all items that I have obtained more than one of. In fact, many of my autographs were obtained at sports card shows which were held at the shopping mall outside of Philadelphia that my mother manages. Being the manager's son, and with all of these card shows involving a player signing autographs, I had a great connection to get as many things as I wanted signed by players from all 4 major sports. So my collection is huge. And that allows me to share in my wealth. And we had players who were pretty well known in there too.

Yes, each of these players has a Philly connection. But, I was careful to choose three players from my collection that have national fame in some way, and have played for more than one team. In fact, the prize package includes...

Two Heisman Trophy winners
A two-time NFL pro bowl player
A MLB all-star relief pitcher

Not too shabby, eh?

But there is also one other thing. I picked three players that are infamous for something other than sports greatness. Although each player had some success, they are each known for things that we in this forum would make fun of. Yes, each player has something infamous attached to them that is worthy of mocking. I tried to be as creative as possible. I hope you like it.

And if you don't like it... hey, it's free! What the hell do you want from me anyway? I don't have to do this. In fact, I'm the only player that if I win, I don't get a damn thing except bragging rights. So get over it.

Now, with that out of the way, here are the three players. You will receive one authentic autographed sports card from each of these three players.

1. Herschel Walker

1982 Heisman Trophy winner, USFL rushing champion in 1983 and 1985, NFL pro bowler in 1987 and 1988, 12 NFL seasons, 8,225 rushing yards, 4,859 receiving yards, and 5,084 kickoff-return yards, 61 rushing touchdowns and 21 receiving touchdowns... that is a career that many players would love to have.

Yet what is he really known for?

He single-handedly made the Dallas Cowboys into a Super Bowl champion... by being traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a total of five players and six draft picks (which led to Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Kevin Smith, and Darren Woodson).

We all know he never lived that trade down.

2. Mitch Williams

All-star reliever in 1989, 192 career saves in 11 seasons, three seasons with over 30 saves and a high of 43 in 1993, two postseason appearances, saved the clinching game in the 1993 NLCS for the Phillies, and a great nickname in "Wild Thing"... yet another career that many would love to have.

Yet what is he really known for?

Do I really have to tell you?

I mean, are you going to make me relive the moment that made me throw things against a wall in 1993?

One bad slider to Joe Carter that didn't slide... and the man is known for giving up one of the top three most important home runs in Major League history in my view.

Must move on... the memory is too intense.

3. Ty Detmer

1990 Heisman Trophy winner, 1,530 pass attempts with 958 completions in college, 15,031 passing yards, 121 touchdown passes and 14,665 yards of total offense with all of these totals shattering NCAA records, 7-4 as a starter with the 1995 Eagles with a playoff appearance, 14 total seasons in the NFL with 6 different teams.

Yet what is he really known for?

Well, not much actually. That is the whole point.

I wanted a representative of the Heisman Trophy winners who did almost nothing in the NFL. And since I never got Andre Ware's autograph, Ty Detmer had to do.

Besides, any chance to include a really white guy and a Mormon in this collection, well you gotta take that opportunity.

That is the prize. Good luck to all!


Los said...

Wow - and what does the winner get?

anonymous said...

im gonna quit picking now.. i wanted an Andre Ware jersey.

ah well.

THE CHAMP. said...

i'm definetly trying harder to win this thing now.

those 3 things are going to get displayed prominently in my house.

Isiah Thomas said...

way to step up Rev, nice work.

Beth82678 said...

Damn, as a pretty big UGA fan if I'd have known a Herschel item was going to be involved I might've taken this thing more seriously. Of course that probably just means I'd have been out in week 2 or 3 instead of 1.

ebntx said...

is the herschel card from the cowboys or vikings? we need details.

GM-Carson said...

Rev. couldn't you just do a brotha a favor and send the Mitchie-poo prize my way.

I should have got involved with this NFL suicide pick thing...dammit!

JFreak said...

Auburn-LSU: Auburn
Louisville-Miami: Miami
Notre Dame-Michigan: Notre Dame
Oregon-Oklahoma: Oklahoma
Texas Tech-TCU: TCU
USC-Nebraska: USC
Florida-Tennessee: Tennessee

Those are my picks, and I'm sticking to them.

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