Are We Sure the Philadelphia Stars Drafted Real Players?

via Philadelphia Stars

There’s a new quarterback to argue about in Philadelphia.

With the 3rd pick in the USFL draft, the Stars selected Bryan Scott:

Occidental College? Never heard of it.

A brief Googling reveals that Occidental is in Los Angeles, between Glendale and Pasadena:

“Occidental College is a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1887 as a coeducational college by clergy and members of the Presbyterian Church, it became non-sectarian in 1910. It is one of the oldest liberal arts colleges on the West Coast of the United States.”

There are 1,930 students at Occidental and the Tigers play in the Division 3 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. That means Scott was tearing it up against the likes of California Lutheran, Whittier College, and the University of La Verne (and Shirley). He finished his college career with 9,073 yards, and 77 touchdowns in 33 career games.

Scott is actually 26 and has played some pro ball. He had a cup of coffee with the Chiefs, Rams, Colts, and Falcons, mostly as a minicamp guy, and was on the CFL practice rosters of the BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos. Now he’s a Philadelphia Star. He’s one of us.

Here’s the full day one draft list. They also selected a QB named “Case Cookus,” which, yes, is his actual name:

Some of these names are crazy. Gus Cumberlander? Freedom Akinmoladun? Blake Alan Camper? Mazzi Wilkins? Are these real people? It reminds of that Key and Peele skit where they make up the ridiculous names for the “East/West” Bowl.

But alas, they ARE real. I Googled them all. Gus Cumberlander is an EDGE from Oregon. Mr. Akinmoladun went to Nebraska. Go Huskers. Blake Alan Camper is not a country music singer, but an offensive lineman out of South Carolina. 6’8″. Big boy.

More importantly, it seems like we’ve got a QB controversy on our hands. Should Bryan Scott be the starter, or Case Cookus? Make your case for Case Cookus. We’ll take your phone calls at 610-632-0975. Then a little later in the show, a duet from Butch from Manayunk and Marisa from Tokyo. But first, let me tell you about the bagster. It’s a dumpster in a bag.

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