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Best answers from this year’s Scouting Combine

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After last month’s Scouting Combine, several incoming draft picks visited PFT Live, and I asked each of them whether they faced any goofy or unusual questions when meeting with teams.

Unfortunately, none could point to anything particularly interesting or entertaining.

But now that the craziest week of offseason news in NFL history has ended, we’ve caught wind of two particularly humorous answers that are making the rounds.

One player was asked to name the four seasons.

“Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and . . . Valentine’s Day,” the player said.

Then the player added, “Wait, I got that wrong. . . .  Fourth of July!”

Another player was asked why he didn’t sign with one specific agent, with a representative from the NFL team mentioning sarcastically, “Didn’t [unnamed agent] offer you enough money?”

The player said, “He offered enough.  It’s just that the other guys offered me more.”

We now return you to the far more serious and non-frivolous aspects of the NFL news cycles.

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20 Responses to “Best answers from this year’s Scouting Combine”
  1. wickerphil says: Mar 24, 2012 10:11 AM

    On a TOTALLY UNRELATED NOTE, when are we going to hear about the Wonderlic scores? Sure, they have been “confidential” ever since the Vince Young fiasco, but normally they are leaked to the public anyway by now.

  2. mnajb says: Mar 24, 2012 10:15 AM

    The first one seems more like a concussion test than a combine interview.. Did someone check his pupils?

  3. tcclark says: Mar 24, 2012 10:15 AM

    “One player was asked to name the four seasons.

    ‘Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and . . . Valentine’s Day,’ the player said.”

    And he got a scholarship to go to college…

  4. buboy4life says: Mar 24, 2012 10:16 AM

    “which brings me to our next point kids, don’t do drugs”

  5. bigbadal21 says: Mar 24, 2012 10:20 AM

    These are of course funny but I doubt it is true.

  6. bigbalz says: Mar 24, 2012 10:35 AM

    And people are still gullible enough to believe that a lot of these players can actually graduate from college. These kids get passed through classes just because of their athletic prowess and most of them are too dumb to even tie their own shoes. Shameful!

  7. tcclark says: Mar 24, 2012 10:38 AM

    bigbadal21

    How can you doubt that? Have you heard Emmit Smith try to talk?

  8. rayguyreturns says: Mar 24, 2012 10:42 AM

    It reminds me of the very old Cheech & Chong skit where they have a play on the game show “Let’s make a deal” only they call it “Let’s make a dope deal”.

    First question to contestant #1:
    Game show host: “Bob, what is your name”

    Contestant: “Uh gee, I knew it when I came in today and uh…….

    Game show host: “Bob it starts with a “B” and ends with a “B”….

  9. psychostats says: Mar 24, 2012 10:42 AM

    When asked to name the four seasons, I hope at least one player answered with, “Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi.”

  10. sportsfuhnatic says: Mar 24, 2012 10:46 AM

    Well, I guarantee those weren’t quarterbacks. Let’s be honest…they’re the only ones with some cognitive ability.

  11. snarf1888 says: Mar 24, 2012 10:48 AM

    the sad part is that some of these guys will have 10 kids before they even turn pro. i dread to think what the average IQ will be by the time i die. please just kill me now

  12. rubberinnertube says: Mar 24, 2012 11:26 AM

    IQ or base intelligence is not believed to be passed on genetically.

    However, whether that intellect is fostered or stifled with either parental guidance or parental ignorance has a significant impact on the finished product.

    Let’s he fair to some of these players (*some*) and realize that their intelligence lies in their trade and not subjects on the periphery. They can watch game film and learn complex plays…but it probably doesn’t benefit them directly to know things that the rest of us find to be common sense.

  13. legacybroken says: Mar 24, 2012 11:30 AM

    Did Jeff Ireland ask anyone if their parents were prostitutes?

  14. gpatrick15 says: Mar 24, 2012 11:31 AM

    Ross had to hold his tongue. “Is your mother a prostitute?” was the first question on his list.

  15. backindasaddle says: Mar 24, 2012 11:36 AM

    snarf1888 says:
    Mar 24, 2012 10:48 AM
    the sad part is that some of these guys will have 10 kids before they even turn pro.
    ________________________________________________________

    ……by 6 different mothers as well, but they’ll always have that irresponsible little chromosome that should simply be re-name a….Cromartiesome.

  16. zidanevalor says: Mar 24, 2012 11:59 AM

    Terrible answer. Everyone knows the four seasons are the preseason, the regular season, the postseason, and the offseason.

  17. bucfandango says: Mar 24, 2012 12:09 PM

    tcclark says:
    Mar 24, 2012 10:15 AM
    “One player was asked to name the four seasons.

    ‘Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and . . . Valentine’s Day,’ the player said.”

    And he got a scholarship to go to college…

    ———————————————————

    Ohio State grad.

  18. nfl1818 says: Mar 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    How does he get from the huddle to the line and remember the play or snap count ?

  19. romoscollarbone says: Mar 24, 2012 12:53 PM

    at least he didn’t call it ValentiMe’s day.

  20. packerswambulance says: Mar 24, 2012 1:19 PM

    Can you photoshop Sean Paytons face under that Dunce hat? Or Gregg Williams, or Mickey Loomis? Or Drew Brees for saying he know nothing about bounties? Thats the biggest pile of BS in this whole deal.

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