One of the quirks of the article is that we can disappear from time to time. While it’s true that I’d much prefer to be a full time, professional writer (and by that, I mean paid to do what I love: write); alas, life if is life and surviving is kind of a big deal. These are also the doldrums of summer, when OTA’s generate “news” for those who can’t get enough regarding their favorite team, or the NFL in general.
The Colts are rounding out the final of ten allowed OTA’s and some tidbits have trickled out here and there. Greg Toler was said to look impressive. Well, as impressive as possible in what amounts to two hand touch football, aka OTA’s. A pair of undrafted free agent corners also made headlines: Daxton Swanson and Sheldon Price.
Daxton Swanson should go by the name Dax. What person wouldn’t if their first name was Daxton? Dax Swanson just sounds better, anyway. Sheldon Price probably goes by…Sheldon Price. Shel? Sheld? Nah.
Several articles ago I pitted DHB against other famous Darius (or Darrius) types. Let’s face it folks…it’s the dead of football news and I’m going back to the well. Dax Swanson versus Dax Shepard. Anyone who says they know the entire book on Dax Swanson is a filthy liar, and I’ll say it right to their face. If you actually do happen to know and can recite his biography…that’s either impressive, sad, a combination of both, or heroic. Take your pick.
Dax Shepard is generally dumped on by ‘the public.’ However, he has a couple of aces up his sleeve: Kristen Bell and, more importantly, an underrated gem in Let’s Go to Prison. For what it’s worth, IMBD also says that people who liked Let’s Go to Prison also liked OfficeSPace and The Hangover; two monumental home runs. Speaking of The Hangover, cue the aside…
(The Hangover Part III was a huge steaming pile of crap. This coming from a guy who absolutely swears by the original. Had we been able to meet up with Doc Brown and grab the Delorian, travel back to 2009 knowing that Todd Phillips was ending things as a trilogy with this piece of sheet, we could have used persuasion to have him end things after the original. Had he not seen reason, we would have been well within our legal rights to kill him; thus ensuring that the genius that was The Hangover was never tainted. While I will give a very slight tip of the cap to Hangover II’s creativity in some avenues, it is a travesty to have even been made, with the way things ended in Part III. And yes I know…Garth, that was a haiku).
Back to business. We can only hope that Dax Swanson sticks around and rivals Dax Shepard. Call this a push and let’s keep our eyes peeled. Next up…Sheldon Price and Sheldon Cooper.
Sheldon Price is listed as 6’2’’ and 180 pounds. Sheldon Cooper is a tall, rail thin agitator that drops the jokes when he’s drunk. Comparing the athleticism of the two is an exercise in futility. Look no further than The Big Bang Theory episode when Sheldon and Barry Kripke (make that Bawy Kwipke) square off to win a bigger and better office. Sheldon ultimately takes the victory by being able to bounce a basketball higher in the air than Kripke.
On the other hand, with no intended offense whatsoever to Sheldon Price, comparing mental acuity is just as worthless. In between bouts of recurring insanity, Sheldon Cooper is superhuman in terms of intelligence. The slightest of edges goes to Price, because he would flat out beat the hell out of Cooper. And that’s no bazinga.
Look for one of these undrafted free agents to make the final 53 man roster. It’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility for both to stick. It could very well come down to which one can produce more on special teams.
A mandatory mini camp looms next week and then the true dead zone descends until training camp in July. That’s the thing about summer…I keep getting older and it stays the same age.