May 02, 2007

'Thought Your Future was Great; You Played Like Trung Canidate': In honor of all the can't-miss prospects from this year's NFL Draft, the parody song "Mr. Upside" remembers the did-miss prospects of years past, including Tony Mandarich, the "best offensive line prospect ever."

posted by rcade to football at 04:10 PM - 13 comments

The same guy has recorded a Sinatra riff, Brady is a Chump, after the draft.

posted by rcade at 04:17 PM on May 02

Phew, I thought it was in reference to Tom Brady. Still disconcerting the poster's name is "BradyFan83". I feel dirty and disloyal that as a ND die-hard I'm happy to dislike Brady Quinn as a pro. Even Ron Powlus got a pass from me in the pros. Thanks for both of those.

posted by yerfatma at 04:21 PM on May 02

I had hoped I was going to see "The Bozz" get run down like a speed bump!

posted by bo_fan at 04:59 PM on May 02

I somehow lost javascript on my laptop and can't watch the link. If classic Kansas City first rounders Todd Blackledge and Percy Snow did not make that list, something is terribly wrong.

posted by hawkguy at 05:47 PM on May 02

I somehow lost javascript on my laptop and can't watch the link. YouTube req's Javascript? News to me. There is at least one Chief on there, though. Can't quite pinpoint who it is, though. Oddly enough, I was having a conversation with a former associate earlier today and we were, for some reason, discussing Ryan Leaf. Neither of us would commit to it, but we were somewhat sure that the Chargers were the team that drafted him. Thanks for the quick answer, rcade.

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:51 PM on May 02

Sorry. It also says I have an old version of Flash Player. I don't watch any YouTube stuff, so I don't know what it takes.

posted by hawkguy at 07:24 PM on May 02

That guy is the sports version of Weird Al. Great stuff.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 07:36 PM on May 02

Great clip. Thanks rcade. I always felt bad for Ki-Jana Carter though. Some of the guys on the clip seemed to be head cases or lack any hear or desire. I've always felt Carter was just plain injury prone and suffered from bad luck. I always sensed he had the skills and heart, his body just could not withstand the punishment a runnig back must endure. Maybe I missed it but was Tim Couch on there anywhere?

posted by ampto11 at 11:40 PM on May 02

Why is Andre Ware about to give The Shocker to the Heisman Trophy?

posted by SummersEve at 06:06 AM on May 03

Ahhhhh Andre Ware, another "system Qb" that failed in the NFL, like Joey Harrington etc. My all time fav's gotta be Todd Marijaunavich, think about it, he was such a bust they gave him that nickname so no-one would ever forget...LOL Anyways, that vid was freakin sweet, maybe I missed it , but was Jeff George in there anywhere? ....I'd forgotten all about Trung Candidate.

posted by dezznutz at 11:53 AM on May 03

I always felt bad for Ki-Jana Carter though. Things like this video make me wonder what would happen if a draft bust didn't go to such a shitty, inept team. Would they have had success? Ryan Leaf is a head case, but I think he would have had a better support system in Indy than he did in San Diego. Maybe he would have had more success. Would Peyton be Peyton in SD? Who knows? I do believe that QBs who have great stability end up being better QBs than those with revolving coaches.

posted by bperk at 12:09 PM on May 03

I'm just glad the entire video wasn't dedicated to the Bengals of the 1990's, as it could have been.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:26 PM on May 03

You looked like a Grecian god, but hit just like my cousin, Maude. Classic. Thanks, rcade.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 01:42 PM on May 03

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