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Chris Leak's Wonderlic

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pringle, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    it's also football at a school that is highly regarded among public universities in the country. have you ever heard Leak speak?
    and did you not read where i said it was 8-of-12 that he got right, which would equate into a much higher score on the real test that a single-digit number.
    I understand what you were saying, but you are making a large generalization.
  2. zizzer

    zizzer Active Member

    Yes, I've heard Leak speak - no better or worse than Troy Smith, and you can't tell me Ohio State's football players all graduate with two degrees in molecular genetics, just Craig Krenzel (remember Andy Katzenmoyer?) And OSU's not exactly chicken shit when it comes to being a highly regarded public university, either.

    For every Krenzel, there's about 50 Katzenmoyers. Not saying Leak's on either end of the spectrum, but it's a provable fact that most football players are closer to the Katznemoyer level of the scale (and by provable, I mean look at the lists of players being named Academic All-America - a lot have GPAs closer to the minimum of 3.20 than they do to a 4.00, and some my favorite majors are represented: "Physical Activity and Exercise," "Geography" and "Construction Management."

    Is it a stereotype that football players are dumb? Sure it is. But most of the time, stereotypes are founded in some level of truth.
  3. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    Amen to that. I'm sure there is some reason why 40 yards was chosen, but in terms of game action it seems like a pretty arbitrary number to choose. How often does a player run 40 yards in a straight line unostructed? RB's, what once a season? Maybe a little more for a WR. QB, 0-Line, D-Line, LB, probably zero. It's just ridiculous how gm's allow themselves to be influenced more by comine results in some cases than what they saw in the 3 or 4 years of what a kid did ON THE FIELD. Although I can see how important it is to know what a left guard's vertical leap is ::)
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

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