2012-04-11

In The News – A Leaf Falls In Spring

Every once-in-a-while, I'm going to bring you a little bit of perspective on recent news stories.  Provide thoughtful insights into our world.

Or just kick a man when he's down.

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As you all know, Peyton Manning (right), first overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft recently signed a contract in Denver, for five years, and reportedly worth $96 million.

But did you know that Ryan Leaf (left), second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft recently got 30 days (no bail) in the state of Montana?  Was because while serving a 10 year probation for drub and burglary charges in Texas got arrested in Montana on March 30th on drug and burglary charges.  No.

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It was because 4 DAYS LATER he got arrested in Montana, again, on an entirely different set of drug and burglary charges.

If you were following football back then, you'll remember that there was serious debate over which of these quarterback you should choose, and Manning wasn't the unanimous choice.  The football card below probably says something pretty ironic about all the times these two would play against each other.

(See story: LINK)

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While I'm at it, can I at least say that if I were Nissan, I would be still careful about how I marketed my Leaf charger in San Diego.

4 comments:

Cora said...

The definition of stooooooooooopid. That's what he is.

Joshua said...

So no kicking the tires and lighting the fires for these two, eh, Maverick?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

WOW...talk about karma.

Scope said...

Cora - So right.

Joshua - Peyton should hire Ryan to eat the cookie part of the Oreos after he has licked the centers out of them. Otherwise, they will just get fed to pigs.

Candy - I knew you couldn't resist this post.