We thought journalism had hit rock bottom after last year's NFL Draft when the Arizona Republic ran a story about how John Navarre was "unfazed" by the drafting of Matt Leinart.
How could anyone be so BEEF-HEADED?!
But this article from the Boston Globe takes the cake, comparing Matt Gutierrez to... gulp... Tom Brady. The similarities are spooky!
FOXBOROUGH - A few weeks before the draft, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels ventured to De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., to work out quarterback Matt Gutierrez, an alumnus of the Northern California Catholic school. De La Salle coach Bob Ladouceur was eager to put in a good word about Gutierrez, who helped De La Salle set the national record for consecutive victories (151).
"I said, `I can't tell you anything about his mechanics. You know that stuff better than me, but I can tell you about his character,"' said Ladouceur. According to the legendary coach, McDaniels replied, "We know about his character. We think he's a lot like the guy we have now."
That guy is Tom Brady.
It's easy to scoff at the notion that a 22-year-old undrafted quarterback from Idaho State is worthy of being compared to Tom Terrific, but the two have a lot in common. Both are from Northern California. Both attended the University of Michigan - Gutierrez was a much-ballyhooed recruit of the Maize and Blue and spent four years in Ann Arbor before transferring to Division 1-AA Idaho State to finish his college career. At Michigan, both battled freshman phenoms who wore No. 7 (Drew Henson for Brady, Chad Henne for Gutierrez).
Gee wiz, where do the comparisons end?!