There are a lot of things Marion Barber has done in his short career with the Dallas Cowboys. He runs over opposing defenses like a warm knife rolls through butter. He scores touchdowns like I eat chips, one after one after one. He motivates the team like Randy Pausch’s last lecture captivated the world.
But apparently the top-5 NFL running back also haunts Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer and his defunct football career.
See, Mauer was actually a pretty decent football player–in high school. He was good enough to sign a letter of intent with the Florida State Seminoles to play quarterback. But a few plays linger in his memory. What are they?
The All-American quarterback, who is 6-5 and 230 pounds, played at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Minnesota. As a senior, according to The Cleveland Plain Dealer he threw for more than 3,000 yards and an amazing 41 touchdowns with just three interceptions.
Guess who intercepted two of those passes? Da Barbarian.
“One of the two was unbelievable.”
Barber played for Wayzata High School, where he led the team with 1,778 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also led the team with 10 interceptions. Mauer cannot forget those interceptions, including the “unbelievable” one.
At least Mauer can still golf and bowl. But what is most confusing is why in the hell is a paper in Cleveland writing about Joe Mauer? It is one of those Arsenio Hall moments that kind of make you go hmmm?