Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ike blows out knee

Bob McGinn is reporting on the Journal Sentinel's Badgers Blog that Jack Ikegwuonu blew out his knee in a training exercise and won't be able to play in 2008. Per McGinn's style, several anonymous sources are quoted in brutal fashion, including this:

"He's screwed now," an executive in personnel for an NFL team said. "He wasn't going to be that high of a pick, anyway. Fourth round. "I blame the agent for talking the kid into coming out. Stupid. Because he wasn't a first-day player."

Ouch. I didn't know that Ike had signed with Drew Rosenhaus, might be a good choice for a guy on the mend. What is it with Badger cornerbacks and knee injuries nowadays? Somewhere, Nate Odomes probably just blew out his knee shoveling the snow.

This sucks. The anonymous guy's comments regardless, he had a chance to be a first day pick and play next year. Now he faces a big uphill battle to make a roster in 2009 and beyond. If you voted for Ike in that poll to the right, you might want to reconsider going forward.

-Thanks to Toohey for pointing out that today is the birthday of Mr. Andrew Bernard, aka actor Ed Helms. "When the hell is this strike going to end?" Tim writes. I hear you, man. Thursday blogging just isn't the same thanks to to acronymed groups battling over Internet money.

1 comment:

Will said...

That really stinks for Ike. I think he would have been a first-day guy as well. I love how these guys rip on a kid who decides to give a pro football a shot.

Do you think he has an insurance policy?

As far as the strike, it might end soon. The writers and producers are talking again. The Directors Guild quietly and quickly signed a contract, giving the writers a good framework to begin a discussion. A lot of the goodwill that the writers built from fans at the beginning of the strike has evaporated and just reading from the trade blogs, it seems like the word is that their strategy wasn't very sound.

But the strike has to be resolved fairly quick for the shows to return to the air this season. Next year's pilots might also be affected.

One last thing regarding the Office. As some of you probably already know, Angela Kinsey is pregnant so that might alter some storylines.