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Hokienautic
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.08
Pretty good timing, too, as they were doing a bit on Brock Lesnar's attempt to make the Vikings team. I think it was a Monday Night Preview, since the first MNF game is the HOF game next week, Redskins vs. Broncos.

Anyway, they had some strong interviews and footage, with interviews with Lesnar, Rock, and Tony Dungy. Dungy revealed that immediately after Brock graduated college he tried to talk him into trying out for the Bucs, and Brock eventually declined. Then Brock admitted how looking back he thinks he chose the wrong path -- more a point of being on the road and away from his little daughter 280 days a year. No harsh words for wrestling, just said it was too much for him.

Highlights were pretty cool, too, and included the superplex of The Big Show that collapsed the ring.

Both announcers, however, insisted that NO WAY does Brock stand a chance of making it in the NFL. Said it was an insult to offensive linemen who played in college and trained hard to think that he could come in here, not having played since HS, and make the team. One even promised that if Brock made the team, he and the other anchor would take on Brock, Rock, and Kurt Angle on Smackdown. lol.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.73
The Score up here was reporting that Lesnar was signed as a Defensive Lineman. Not that it's a pushover of a job either, but certainly easier for a guy with his size, agility, and wrestling background to handle, plus the fact that his job will be that much easier.


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Yeah I saw the segment to, you can tell it's pissing off all the so called expert hasbeen football commentator's that Lesnar got a spot on the preseason roster with out being draft.

Maybe this has something to do with Lesnar not being a member of the NFL Player's Union, I think they generally shun volunteery steroid testing.

I hope Lesnar makes the regular season squad as a backup or something...I'd just love to see all the experts have to do their "Wrestlers arent real athletes...this isnt fake" speeches again.





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That's another thing. For a (hopeful) backup, he's going to have 3/4 of the league and it's workers wanting him to fail just so that they don't have to think of themselves as being on the same level as a 'filthy wrestler'. The guy's going to deal with a lot of crap no matter what happens.

On the bright side, hopefully I get to play as Brock Lesnar wehn ESPN NFL 2K6 comes out!


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Well as with MLB, NHL, or the NBA I think those games can only have Players that are members of the Players Union so unless Brock joins that you'll have to use create a player on him.

But yeah he's gonna deal with alot of shit. The hazing that supposedly goes on in the WWE Locker rooms is probably nothing compared to the kind he's probably going to get during this preseason and season if he makes the team.



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If he makes the roster, they will still put him in the video game. If he is not a member of the players union then they won't use his name or picture. His name will just be his uniform number.
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Phantom, your post reminded me of something. The interview also brought up steriods and the likely accusations Brock will face coming out of wrestling. Either Dungy or the Rock pointed out that he faced testing throughout his U-Minn career and had no problems -- and that it's not like he went from weakling to brute overnight. Brock also said that if anyone wanted to bring him a pee-cup he'd fill it up for them. I wonder if any journalists are going to take him up on that offer.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by friedmind
    If he makes the roster, they will still put him in the video game. If he is not a member of the players union then they won't use his name or picture. His name will just be his uniform number.


His name will be A uniform number, not the actual one.

LaVar Arrington of the Skins is just LOLB #51 in the Madden games, but his real number is 56.




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I wouldn't blame the NFL players for kind of hoping he fails. Not because of his WWE background, but because how bad does it make them look if a guy who hasn't played since HIGH SCHOOL comes in and makes the team. If he does it, how hard can it be is what some people will say. I saw the ESPN clip too. I think some of that stuff was shown in a Sportscenter feature a few weeks back. I thought the camp footage actually made Lesnar look like he was on the smallish side when he had all his equipment on.
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In the segment, The Rock was interviewed and said Brock was at a disadvantage because there's no better athlete in the world than an NFL player. He stressed that point, and I was a bit surprised to not hear any disclaimer to give wrestlers in general a bit of an argument.



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Well, I would say a Hockey player has more athletic ability, but thats just my opinion.

I hope he makes it, and I hope he can actaully get to play in some games. Just because I really dont want to see him back on Smackdown any time soon.



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There's a pretty nice AP article on Lesnar here. About as even-handed as it gets talking about a wrestler, I think.

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Brock is gonna be totally outclassed. He will bullrush the Oline nearly evertime because their technique is far superior and he won't be able to effectively use any moves. But God help any QB if an Olineman misses his assignment, Brock will come with amazing speed and CRUSH him(unless it is Vick, who will just juke him and then rush for 20 yards). Brock will either find room in NFL Europe/the AFL/or the CFL. And then, he will probly go back to wrestling.

But jeez, those shots of him lifting were impressive!
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Will Lesnar be in Madden 2005?
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00

    Will Lesnar be in Madden 2005?


Not out of the box. They usually freeze the rosters as of a little bit after the draft, and Brock's a recent signee.

If he makes the team, he (or just his stats) will probably available as part of the EA Live/X-Box Live roster updates.

Did the ESPN piece say Brock opted out of the NFLPA agreement? I can't find anything that says that.



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