THE TOP INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE NFL DRAFT
With the first round of the NFL Draft going down tonight, I thought it’d be a good time to give you this list of The Top Interesting Facts About the NFL Draft.
Every eligible kid dreams of winning a Super Bowl. Until he’s drafted by the Jaguars.
Anyone drafted by the Eagles will be instructed not to point and laugh when they see Tim Tebow in the locker room.
Even if he’s drafted lower than expected, Jameis Winston is still considered a lock to get an endorsement deal with Red Lobster.
Legend has it a team once used it to pick a white cornerback.
15% of draftees wind up on NFL rosters. The rest wind up on parole.
Oakland Raiders fans have been known to react violently when they don’t like a pick. Or when they do like a pick. Or when it’s a day of the week ending in “Y.”
In addition to every NFL team, this year’s draft also includes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Players drafted by the Dallas Cowboys will not only get a phone call from Jerry Jones . . . they’ll get a night in a hotel room with two of his favorite strippers!
70% of the college players drafted will be taking a pay cut.
The Seattle Seahawks plan to draft an unstoppable running back just so they can ignore him on the biggest play of the Super Bowl.
Which NFL Team’s Fans Are the Worst at Spelling and Grammar?
The fan comments on sports websites are rarely measured, well thought out, or brilliant from a grammatical standpoint. In fact, they’re about as far from that as you can get.
So the automated proofreading company Grammarly did a study to find out which fan bases are the WORST at spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
They found that Washington Redskins fans were the bottom-feeders, at 16.5 mistakes per 100 words. Fans of the New Orleans Saints were the second worst, followed by the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots, the St. Louis Rams, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On the flip side, Detroit Lions fans were the MOST proper, which may seem a little surprising since the city of Detroit doesn’t have the best reputation. Lions fans only made 4.2 errors per 100 words.
Fans of the Green Bay Packers were the next best, followed by the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Jets, the San Diego Chargers, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The study was based on 150 comments from the news section of each team’s official website.
The Twitter guy for the Houston Rockets was fired for a “violent” Tweet of a gun emoji pointing at a horse emoji. The Rockets were playing the Dallas Mavericks.
WAY TO GO KID!
The quarterback at a high school in west Texas asked a student with Down syndrome to the prom earlier this month . . . and then the other students elected her prom queen.
Adrian Alonzo is the quarterback of the football team, and he decided to ask a girl named Cesyli Prieto to be his date. Which is pretty cool, because Cesyli has Down syndrome. And it wasn’t some mean prank, he just didn’t want her to be left out.
Adrian put five balloons in boxes, and wrote on each one so they spelled “Prom” with a question mark at the end. Then he had Cesyli open them one at a time.
He says his palms were sweating, because he legitimately thought she might say no . . . but she accepted.
Mini Versions of Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Will Fight Saturday Night
After MANNY PACQUIAO and FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. face off in the highest-stakes boxing match of all time, a scaled-down version of the fight will take place at the Beacher’s Madhouse nightclub . . .
When Mini Pretty Boy Money will throw hands with Mini Pacman.
Yes, they’re little people. And while dwarf tossing is no longer acceptable, it’s nice to see the spirit lives on. (???) Mini Money and Mini Pac faced off at the MGM Grand earlier this week. (Here’s video.)
The Baltimore Orioles Played in an Empty Stadium Because of the Riots
The Orioles and the White Sox played in an empty stadium in Baltimore yesterday, because of the riots. It’s the first ever Major League game with no fans.
There were a few scouts in the stands, plus some media people and cameramen. And a handful of people watched from outside the stadium in right field. But that was it.
It was so quiet, you could hear one of the players hocking a LOOGIE at one point. (Search for “The Ballpark’s So Quiet, You Can Hear the Players Spitting.”)
It was also weird to see foul balls landing in empty seats. And the Orioles first baseman tossed a ball into the stands at the end of an inning, which he does all the time. But obviously no one was there to catch it. (Watch it here.)
Apparently he did it as a joke. But he wasn’t the only person who had some fun with the situation. Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph stood by the dugout before the game pretending to sign autographs. (Search for “Joseph Signs Phantom Autographs.)
And at one point the Orioles announcer joked about how quiet it was, by whispering like he was covering a GOLF tournament. When someone hit a double, he said, “the green jacket is well within reach,” as in the green jacket you get for winning The Masters.
The Orioles ended up winning, 8 to 2. More importantly, the protests in Baltimore were mostly peaceful yesterday. (Search for “Thorne’s Masters Voice.”