While killing some time this afternoon, I gingerly flipped through my tattered and barely intact copy of the Phil Steele 2005 College Football Preview. For those that don't know, Steele's book is a bible for a certain segment of college football nuts like myself. It's a preseason magazine written in practically its own language but has surprising utility and relevance. My copy gets opened and closed many times in a season, which is why it's hanging on for dear life.
Anyway, as I'm looking at the roster/depth chart part of Stanford's section in the magazine, I came upon this gem:
Gustav Rydstedt (6-4, 293 rFr) Swedish
Stuff like that cracks me up. Steele sometimes adds unusual items after a reserve's name like "1 rec 6 gms LY" or "Basketball tm. Great leaper. 11 sts". I guess he couldn't find anything else noteworthy in his research about the kid other than his nationality.