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Thursday
Mar022006

Phil Steele, Superstar

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.

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