After the Oakland Raiders traded for the Washington Redskins' Jason Campbell, the speculation in the swirling rumors of JaMarcus Russell's imminent demise was replaced with inevitability.
The big man with the even bigger contract was due $9.45 million in the upcoming season and, by all accounts, nothing about the kid warranted rolling the dice when that kind of money was at stake.
And so the axe fell on May 6th, putting Russell firmly in the running for the title of Biggest Bust in the History of the National Football League.
That's gotta sting.
The news has been fodder for numerous punchlines and snicker-inducing jabs around the country, but it's not creating as many laughs in the Bay Area. The city across the Bay from the City is, shall we say, displeased.
So, to hopefully lighten the mood of some very disgruntled Oaktown residents and fans (or at least to give them an outlet for anger), I thought it'd be fun to bring the 510's success story into the fray—the Oakland Athletics.
More than a few Major League Baseball players have been former college quarterbacks so what if the A's starting pitchers traded rawhide for pigskin?
What current NFL signal-caller does each mound maestro most closely resemble?
Obviously, we're not talking looks here—I'm a heterosexual man and everyone knows we don't make aesthetic distinctions when it comes to our fellow fellas. This is strictly about a mix of on-air personality, body of work, age, and a healthy dose of gray area for the sake of convenience.
Or idiocy—you decide...