Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sports Hair of the Week

Shut up, Todd McShay! Nobody questions the knowledge, scouting and THE HAIR of the one and only Mel Kiper, Jr. As the 2008 NFL Draft kicks off at 3pm EST on Saturday, it is only fitting to nominate Mel and his mop 'o hair as Ricky Vaughn 99 Sports Hair of the Week. Since 1984, Kiper has had the greatest job in sports, in essence studying and preparing 363 days during the year for April's 2-day draft. Mel knows football, Mel knows character, Mel knows team needs, and most importantly Mel knows quality hair gel! He is always seen on television with at least a half bottle of hair gel neatly combed into his thick jet black hair. Kiper credits former Giants and Baltimore Colts General Manager Ernie Accorsi for encouraging him to become an NFL Draft analyst. Accorsi told him that there was a market for draft information and that Kiper should convert his expertise into a business. Kiper then founded Kiper Enterprises in 1981 while in college at Essex Community College in Maryland. It is responsible for all aspects of a series of annual publications including the NFL Draft Report and Draft Preview. Kiper Enterprises continues to operate, offering information about future NFL draft prospects. Kiper has never participated in football on any level and his claim to fame aside from NFL Draft coverage and spectacular hair was in his role as an extra in Martin Scorcese's 1990 epic film "Goodfellas."

1 comment:

JoeBlogs81 said...

Had no idea he was in Goodfellas. Your a great hairy source of info "Ricky".