Thursday, January 25, 2007

Scouting report: East west Shrine game

Lots of had work was the earmark of last week's workouts leading up to the Shrine game. Once again the Scouts outnumbered the players over 2 to 1, with well over 200 scouts in attendance from all the NFL teams, as well as the various independents. The Players got the chance to learn from some of the greatest coaches ever to walk the sidelines in Head coaches Don Shula and Dan Reeves. Coach Shula also had Fla. Atlantic Head coach Howard Schnellenberger as his Offensive Coordinator.Players got the chance to workout in the Houston Texans indoor facility.

Some of the names you will hear in the coming weeks:
East Squad

Zak DeOssie-LB-LS Brown University. Zak has the Lineage thru his dad, former Giant and Cowboy Steve DeOssie. He can lack fluid motion at times, but has good size, and very good speed and spot on in snaps. I got to see Zak Play In person this season Vs. Columbia and he has the ability to change the direction of an opposing teams' play.

Daren Stone-DB-Maine- A hitter who knows his position on the field. Could use some improvement on his coverage work.

Daniel Bazuin-DL-Central Michigan- Always on the move in the direction of the ball, a hard worker who had 2 sacks and several tackles in the game.

Tyrone Moss-RB- U Miami- Rising stock as he heads towards the combine in late Feb. Looked good in the workouts, working on getting his weight down.

West Squad

John Beck-QB-BYU- could be the biggest riser of all the QB's in this class. Had a 79 Yd TD pass to Fresno St. WR Paul Williams in the game.

Brad Lau- FB- Boise St.-Good soft hands, very good footwork, can run and catch well. Was the featured back on Coach Reeves first drive, Including the first TD. Would also make a good Move/swing TE in the right scheme.

Melvin Bullitt- S-Texas A&M- Good tackling skills, nice range, big hitter against the run.

Justin Medlock-PK-UCLA- A cannon for a kicking leg, good placement, strong on both kickoffs and Field goals.

Underclassmen improve the 2007 draft.

Every year we decry the fact that juniors are allowed to enter the draft, yet we all know they improve the quality of the draft class.
Wide receiver is one position that will be helped in this years class by the added presence of four underclassmen: OSU's Ted Ginn jr., Georgia Tech's Calvin Johnson, USC's Dwayne Jarrett, and Tennessee's Robert Meachem. All should be first or high second rd. selections.

At RB, a unusually weak class will be bolstered by Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson, and Californian Marshawn Lynch.

This is also a weak overall class at Offensive line, except for Levi Brown of Penn State, and Joe Thomas of Wisconsin, both Tackles,
although their may be some late risers from the Seinor Bowl, Combines, and private workouts, I don't expect too many OL's to be called in round one right now. We will talk more about the Senior Bowl and the defensive prospects early next week.

Seattle's Cowgirl Espresso and Bikini Espresso Girls Make A Lot Of Sexy Coffee With Little On

There's some news items one just can't pass up; this is one of them. I've never seen anything like this at all. Cowgirls Espresso is a Seattle- area coffee chain that serves java with a twist. Or perhaps I shoud explain that it -- ah the coffee maker -- can cause you to twist -- your head.

That's because Cowgirls Espresso features scantily-clad barista's making that large mocha with three-times the normal chocolate that I like. I'm not kidding. This is no jokee at all. In the ongoing "pornification" of America, this is the logical next step: A cross between Starbucks and Hooters.

That would be Cowgirls Espresso.

If you don't believe what I'm writing or what you're seeing, check out these words written by Amy Roe of the Seattle Times: "In a short, sheer, baby-doll negligee and coordinated pink panties, Candice Law is dressed to work at a drive-through espresso stand in Tukwila, and she is working it.

Customers pull their trucks up to the window, where Law greets each with an affectionate nickname, blows kisses, and vamps about as she steams milk for a mocha. "You want whipped cream?" she asks, a sly smile playing on her pierced lip.

The next customer rolls up, and Law throws a long leg onto the window sill, like an indie-rock ballerina at the barre.

"Do you like my leg warmers?" she asks. "Aren't they hot?"

Oh my God.

While the coffee queens don't wear much cloth, they reportedly don't sport that thong , as Washington state law requires that the girls cover their breasts and butts.

Now before you go off an assume this business concept was the brainchild of some adult male with ragging hormones, it's founder's a woman: Lori Bowden. And lest you think this is the only one of its kind, wrong again. There's Cowgirls Espresso, Natté Latté, Moka Girls, The Sweet Spot, Bikini Espresso, and Best Friend far.

I wonder why I've not seen any of these businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area? Are they in Florida? I know they're not in Chicago in the winter!

Whatever the reason they would be a hit at any Super Bowl Party and a great alternative to cocktails and waitresses. Send them to Miami!

Cowgirls Espresso

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I've never heard of her or the film-maker she's vlogging about, but the video is quite interesting. Here's Susan: