Thursday, January 22, 2004

Local Boy Makes Out--Literally 

Oh this is just the silliest thing I have ever heard:

New York Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer will be throwing a different kind of pass soon - on TV's "The Bachelor."

The 25-year-old Palmer has signed on to become the star of the next edition of ABC's hit dating reality show, the newsmagazine "Extra" reported last night.

What the Daily News neglects to mention, since they don't care, is that Palmer was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario--yup, the place where I, too, was born and raised. I didn't know him, because he went to a Catholic school all the way through (I, on the other hand, am "Protestant" if you go by Quebec's old definition of the word.) Palmer played for the peewee football team as a little kid and then on St. Pius X's high school team. His father is a football coach and one of Palmer's brothers plays ball for some college team I cannot remember. Anyway, Jesse signed to QB for the Florida team, but barely got any action as Steve Spurrier kept him on the sidelines. A pattern set when he was drafted by the Giants and was soon relegated to regular bench duty since Kerry Collins never got hurt--until, of course, the last 3 weeks of the season.

God, the local papers are going to be all over this like a bunch of goofy parasites.

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