April 25, 2005
Samp rebuffs draft attempts; signs with Packers
Over the weekend, Chris Samp turned down draft overtures by every team, signing with the Green Bay Packers as a college free agent. Samp has long been critical of the high salaries given to football players, given the disparity of income in our world. Besides the Minnesota Vikings, every team attempted to draft Samp in the first round, only to be turned down. The Vikings, notorious for draft screwups, attempted to draft Samp in the 7th round. Coach Mike Tice explained that he thought the 7th round was more important than the 1st round, since 7 is bigger than 1. When he was informed otherwise by an assistant, Tice stabbed him in the eye with a pencil, conveniently held aloft by his ample ears.
The Green Bay News Chronicle reported on Samp's signing. I think it is fair to say that the Green Bay Packers have just entered what history will surely remember as "The Chris Samp Era." While there are very few streets in Green Bay not already named for former Packer players, coaches, administrative assistants, cheerleaders, waterboys, or custodians, I believe there is a Washington Avenue in the downtown area that will one day be named after somebody of real importance: Chris Samp.
Posted by mill1991 at April 25, 2005 4:03 PM
The Packers and their fans welcome this caliber of athlete that we have not seen since Ray Nitchke.
Hey Miller, did you see the picture of Samp giving blood at practice? Obviously the Packers are trying to figure out why he is so great, and they are taking his blood so they can give it to other guys so they can be great too. It's picture No. 8 at this site:
They are probably going to inject that into every one of their players to make them stop asking for money and to be extremely devoted hard working athletes!
this is chris' cousin...does this mean that i'm famous now too!?! im sooo excited for you chris!
After seeing this,Chris, you are my hero.
I feel pretty... Oh so prett-Y
yeah, somebody *tried* to draft him in the 1st round? and then he didnt get drafted in the 7th round? fact is .. he wasn't good enough to get drafted and perhaps never will be.
Chris Samp was just picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles, will Chris Samp make an impact? Probably not. But i'll keep my fingers crossed for him.
Hey, you guys don't know me but I live in Philly and after seeing this picture of Chris on the Eagles website, I Googled him (unfortunately he doesn't have a bio on the Eagles roster yet) and found this site! haha.. it's pretty funny. Anyway, just thought I'd add a comment and teh link to the photo! Enjoy. And good luck Chris! Hope camp goes well for you! Would love to keep you in my city! :-P ;-)
Click on Traingin Camp - Aug. 7 and Chris is picture 11
Great site! After seeing this site, I'm totally pulling for Samp to catch on with the team.
I agree. GO CHRIS!!!! GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!
From GB so i cant say i hate the pack, but lets just say that the Eagles have a whole new fan base in GB and philly fans are in for a sweet sweet suprise when my bro starts making booya plays.
Sampman 84 (Bud) is here to stay! He is going to be the next Larry Bird of the football field! However, don't expect to see any of that overused and unoriginal dunking over the goalposts. No Way! When the Sampman scores you are going to witness the lost art of the sweet sweet fingerole!