Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Mandarich Memories

Agreed. We generally prefer not to recall the debacle of drafting Tony Mandarich with the #2 overall pick in the 1989 draft, leaving such players as Barry Sanders, Derrick Thomas and Deion Sanders on the board. All so we could get "The Incredible Bulk." Sadly...well...we know the rest of the story: Mandarich became "The Incredible Bust." But pundits agree, every personnel guy in the league would have made the same pick the Packers did. Small consolation. we know the whole story? If not, Mandarich is going to tell us in a tell-all book scheduled to hit bookshelves in 2008, followed by the bargain bin shortly thereafter.

In the meantime, there is an interesting interview with Milwaukee radio station 620WTMJ that some might find surprising for its candor regarding Mandarich's time in Green Bay. As to what he's doing now, he's a professional photographer. Not bad work, either, which you can get an eyeful of here. Gives a whole other meaning to "Incredible Bust."

If you want to listen to the interview with John Jagler of 620WTMJ radio, click here.