i couldn't sleep tonight, so i hopped online to do some work and mess around a little. while doing the latter, i stumbled across this clip of Ryan Leaf on the Rich Eisen show just prior to the NFL combine last year. i have never thought very highly of him. he obviously had issues on the football field, but he also had a slew of problems off of it after his playing days were over. so when i saw the title -- "My NFL downfall began at the 1998 NFL combine" -- i felt compelled to watch. and boy i'm glad i did, because i now view him in a completely different light.
he is very candid, very well-spoken and even self-deprecating. if it wasn't worth watching i wouldn't nudge you to do so, but i really think it's worth 16 minutes of your day to get the juices flowing before the big games today.