Each one more meaningless than the last. In anticipation of the Randy Moss Award for Fantastic Newness(UPDATE: HE WON IT!), two Cal players have now received the amazing honor of being placed on ESPN.com’s 2006 All-American team. It should be noted that that is 2 more players than that private school down south. Which private school down south you ask? BOTH!
If only the score of football games was determined by meaningless ESPN.com awards. Then, we would have won on 11.18 by the score of 2-0 and be getting ready to be slaughtered by Michigan in the Rose Bowl (more on that someday).
Daymeion Hughes got a spot for CB. It reads:
"Hughes did not get the publicity that top cornerbacks who played to his east got. But he did get more interceptions - eight, which put him third in the nation. He also returned two of them for touchdowns (Ed: One was over Rudy Carpenter!) and led the Pac-10 in passes defended with 19. That’s an indication of his speed and his ability to break on the ball. It’s especially impressive when you consider that the smarter quarterbacks tried not to throw to his side of the field (Ed: Unfortunately, I don’t think Booty was all that stupid that day)."
Best artist/cornerback in the nation. Take THAT, Jasper Johns!
And the Special Teams seleted one (let me get this right, I have to put my AWESOME glasses on) DeSean Johnson to be on their All-American team. No, wait, sorry I’m not a highly respected announcer who gets paid to know how to pronouce all the players names. It’s DeSean Jackson (star of the Jackson One). He got it for Punt Returner. It reads:
"Rare is the blue chip recruit who turns out to be every bit as good as advertised. The sophmore who waited until signing day 2005 to choose his college selected the Bears over USC (Ed: FRICK YUP HE DID!) in order to have fewer hurdles to leap en route to stardom. Smart more- Jackson tied tailback (Ed: And Jesus lookalike) Marshawn Lynch for the team lead in touchdowns with 13. But check out how Jackson scored them: nine receptions and four (four!) (Ed: FOUR!) punt returns. He led the nation in the latter with an average of 18.2 yards. He’s the closest thing to Reggie Bush we have these days."
Somewhere right now Reggie Bush is hoping his career turns out as well as DeSean’s certainly will. He also wishes he faced the Niners every week. But that’s another story.
DeSean is going to win a lot of these awards, I predict. Also, I hope he wins the Holiday Bowl MVP when he runs 8 punts back all for touchdowns.