Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Oh, yes: An all-NFC North 4x100 relay team
By Kevin Seifert
We veered off the beaten path a bit during Tuesday's SportsNation chat, somehow squeezing in the time to discuss which NFC North team could field the top 4x100 relay group. It had no relevance to anything but a good discussion, so naturally I jumped in.
Below, I'll list the nominations along with the nominator. In the comments section, feel free to suggest alternatives or tweaks. After a while, I'll commission a poll from our friends at SportsNation and we'll decide this debate to end all debates by the end of the week.
- Chicago Bears (Bear Down): Devin Hester, Johnny Knox, Danieal Manning, and Earl Bennett.
- Detroit Lions: (Nathan of Phoenix, Ariz.) Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Chris Houston and Jahvid Best.
- Green Bay Packers (Josh of Minn.) : Sam Shields, Randall Cobb, Davon House, Charles Woodson.
- Minnesota Vikings (me): Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Bernard Berrian and TBA.
For those of you who aren't familiar with him yet, House is the Packers' fourth-round draft pick. He reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds during an on-campus workout at New Mexico State. And to be clear, I'm not worried about whether a player is under contract or not. I'm sure their track loyalties will survive any free-agent movement. Now get to it.