The Star’s Jeffry Flanagan actually found this, but next time, Flanny, include a link to the story you are referencing. Otherwise we don’t know what the hell you’re talking about until we go over to CBS Sportsline and dig the article up ourselves. That’s way too much work for your average lazybones blog reader, man.
Anyway, on to that hack Pete Prisco‘s Top 50 NFL Players list. First off, as I’ve pointed out before, the name Pete Prisco makes the guy sound like a mob goon. Good thing he’s not, because he’d get whacked for an eff up like this if he was actually in the mafia. We appreciate Tony Gonzalez being listed at 46, but what’s up with Larry Johnson‘s exclusion. Is Fred Taylor really better than our Iron Man? Seriously? You can say that with a straight face? Taylor has been a very good player during the course of his career, but this isn’t the lifetime achievement list. No way in hell is Taylor the more talented player. Nobody in there right mind is buying that.
What about Wes Welker, essentially a one-year wonder who benefited by being the guy who was always open in the highest scoring offense in NFL History? What about ranking Mario Williams sixth? Even Mario’s mama doesn’t think he’s that super. Ernie Sims? Drew Brees? Aaron Kampman? Prisco, you’ve gotta be out of your mind.
We’ll revisit this topic in a year, Pete, and see how you feel about leaving L.J. off your list then. My guess is that you’re going to be downright embarassed after he posts another 1,700-yard season. I’m still shaking my head in bewilderment at this one…