Posted on April 23, 2009 – 8:55 pm | Author: chrisolds
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We’re counting down the hours until the NFL Draft on Saturday and noticed this war of words waged in an AP story. The foes? Joe Laurinaitis (aka former pro wrestler Road Warrior Animal) and ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. From the story…
Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis’ father, Joe, hasn’t contacted Kiper. But he thought about doing so after Kiper’s rating dropped for James, a two-time AP All-American.
“One day, you’re the next-best thing since skim milk. The next day, you’re supposed to go” low in the first round, Joe Laurinaitis said. “What did he do to fall off the grid? … The question is: OK, where has [Kiper] played? Where has he coached? What makes him a so-called ‘guru’?”
We here at Beckett Media really don’t care who anointed Kiper a guru, but we are all about seeing who wins the battle via this tale of the tape. Check it out …
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