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Joe Posnanski, a sportswriter for the Kansas City Star
and Sports Illustrated
, has just about the most consistently entertaining blog on these here interwebs. Provided, of course, that you're equally fascinated by Royals' pitcher Zach Greinke
and the rise of the Snuggie
Anyway, the other day Posnanski had a fun time-waster
: Pick a college, then name the best 1) basketball player 2) football player 3) baseball player and 4) wildcard (which could be someone who plays another sport or someone who just happens to do something semi-cool) to come from that school.
So, for example, here's how Tennessee looks when put through Joe's game:
Basketball: Bernard King
Football: Peyton Manning
Baseball: Todd Helton
Wildcard: Chamique Holdsclaw/Candace Parker ... which one was better?*
*Gotta be Parker, right? Right?
Unfortunately, Joe chose to ignore Vanderbilt in both the first and second iterations of his little game. But that doesn't mean we can't come up with our own list.
Here's what we've got so far:
Basketball: Clyde Lee
(Thanks to JR. No thanks to Woods. Where were you when I was making an ass of myself? Some colleague you are...)
Football: Jay Cutler (The easiest choice of all.)
Baseball: David Price (Purely on the strength of that awesome Game Seven save in last year's ALCS.) (Side question: Does Mark Prior's freshman year as a Commodore make him eligible? We'll say no. But I think you could make a solid argument.)
Wildcard: Brandt Snedeker (2007 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.)
Agree? Disagree? Don't think golf is a sport? Please discuss.