Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Vincecredibly Stupid

This VY Wonderlic whoopdeedoo has some very interesting angles and has got some people really riled up now. First, there is the spin on the story by the NFL, Mack Brown, and others. On Saturday it was rumored that VY scored a 6 out of 50 on the Wonderlic test. Then it was said the score was inaccurate, false, and the test was scored inaccurately. And, on Sunday VY scored a 16 on another try. So, what we have is a second score of 16 which has been freely revealed (although the Wonderlic scores are supposed to be confidential) and rumors of a first score that was really low. But, nobody has bothered to clear up what the score on the initial test was which is incredibly easy to do by scoring it accurately. All of this leads to the conclusion that the first score was really low because who would really try to spin this story by saying VY got a 16 out 50 which is a fairly low score.

Second, there are those people out there who say the Wonderlic score doesn't matter in VY's case because he is such a great talent. I don't buy it. Why would the NFL make potential draftees take a test that doesn't matter? It is simply one tool in a box of many for the teams to evaluate players and it is up to the teams to give it weight.

Third, how can it not be discussed that so many players score so low on an aptitude test after either graduating or attending college for three years? The scores are indicative of the type of education players get and the effort they put into their education in D1 NCAA football. These schools are really shortchanging these players by allowing them to scrape by. Essentially, the schools are pimping these guys to bring in football revenue and don't really care what happens to them in the future.

Update 3:04 p.m: Bomani Jones of has said VY probably is an idiot but that it doesn't matter and it is all his agent's fault.

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