Former Hawkeye AJ Edds Out: Turns out the Orange Bowl will be the only game in Miami that AJ Edds will play in 2010. The former Hawkeye linebacker tore his ACL while practicing for the Miami Dolphins and will miss his entire rookie season. Edds was a fourth-round pick of the Dolphins in April’s NFL Draft, but it sure sounded like they were going to try to work him into the rotation early and often. He is the second Hawkeye LB to miss their first pro season with a torn knee ligament in the last five years, as Chad Greenway suffered the same fate for the Vikings back in 2006. Although Greenway waited until the preseason games started to go on the shelf.
Where Have We Heard This Before: Speaking of the Vikings, perpetual drama queen Brett Favre says that he will not be returning to the team for 2010. Now, it is very easy for the cynic to point out that this sounds very familiar to when Favre told the Vikings that he was going to stay retired last July. July 28 to be exact. But twenty-two days later, this happened. So I, for one, still expect to see the Gunslinger wearing purple before the month is out.
The Last Fifteen Years Have Been Good to Tina Fey: Sure today she’s the creator and star of an Emmy-winning TV show, makes movies with Steve Carell, and is on the leading edge of the “Smart is Sexy” movement. But back in 1995 she was still in her pre-SNL days and apparently making ends meet by appearing in commercials for something called Mutual Savings Bank. Oh, and she looked like this:
Yikes. Women in vests. I don’t know who decided that would be a good look back in the mid-90s, but you sure did see it a lot. And it was not a good look. See the entire ad here.
Ditto Christina Hendricks: You probably know Christina Hendricks as the incredibly buoyant redhead from “Mad Men.” But back in 1993, she was a senior at Fairfax High School in Fairfax, VA (also the alma mater of ABC weatherman Sam Champion, according to Wikipedia), and was on the staff of the school’s literary magazine “Matrix.” Well, one of her classmates has leaked/sold a couple of her photos from the 1993 yearbook. She’s actually not that difficult to pick out, since her eyes and lips are pretty much the same then as they are now. But be warned, there is a lot of ugly in a couple of those pictures. Just check out the guy(?) standing to the right of Christina. I’ve got twenty bucks that says that dude is legally required to inform his neighbors of a prior conviction every time he moves.
And Last But Not Least, the Trailer for the Movie Based on “The Oregon Trail:” Not as much a link as a video, but just as glorious. Relive your elementary school exploits for the next two and a half minutes. You won’t be disappointed.