Friday, August 29, 2008

Leinart's Last Stand?

It seems like only yesterday Matt Leinart was football's Next Big Thing. The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner was the No. 10 pick in the 2006 draft (Arizona Cardinals), and his well-publicized "hanging out" with the likes of Paris Hilton, Kristin Cavallari and Nick Lachey only fueled his pretty-boy, Hollywood image. Then a love child by an ex in 2006 (pre-Tom Brady!) and some embarrassing Internet photos followed by a season-ending injury in 2007 threw Leinart's charmed career a few unexpected twists. It didn't help much that stats show that in 17 career starts - the equivalent of a full season -- he has thrown only 13 TDs. Is 2008 this former Trojan man's last stand in Arizona? If so, perhaps modeling is more his speed.


Tony (LT) said...

I think the Heisman might be a cursed talisman or something. It's very rare for the winner to go on to professional greatness...and when they do, I think maybe the curse is just latent or something. Ask O.J. simpson.

Unknown said...

So as I'm reading this post, Sportscenter reports Kurt Warner will be starting for the Cardinals in their season opener. Lovely.

@Tony (lt): So what's Ken Dorsey's excuse for tanking in the pros?