New Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart wasn't the only person keeping a draft diary for ESPN.com this year. The Page 2 staff has been aware of the Leinart-Paris Hilton love connection for months, so we commissioned Paris to keep her own NFL draft diary ...
From the diary of ... PARIS HILTON
"Don't be shy Matty!"
Matt was so cute the other day, telling me how all his football buddies were watching one of my movies after Matt told everyone we were dating.
I asked Matt if it was "House of Wax" or "Zoolander." He said it wasn't either of those. He said he forgot which one it was, then he started talking on his cell phone (which is totally weird because I didn't hear it ring).
Still, all the guys are so supportive! I wish my friends would want to know more about the guys I went out with.
Had a huge blowout with Matt last night. You tell me can I date a guy who stays at a Marriott? I don't know, I really don't know.
"My Mr. MVP was Mr. VIP at Pure."
But, forget about the money, why did the Texans take Mario first? Come on -- if the North Carolina State defense was so effective in the ACC, don't you think it would have had a better record against Top 25 schools? And how often does a player of Reggie Bush's caliber come along in our lifetime? Twice? The Saints got a steal on draft day, let me tell you, and I just hope next year I'm in a fantasy league with the guys who run the Texans -- can you say repeat champion? Whatever
It was so sad watching Matt sit there in that room while all the other players got picked. I wish Tinkerbell would've been there to give him a big kiss to lift his spirits. Brian always liked Tinkerbell.
Matt finally got picked at No. 10. That's my favorite number -- because it describes me! The Arizona Cardinals took him. That's hot. Seriously, it's like 1,000 degrees there.
Matt looked at the Cardinals' schedule today and said I'm not allowed to go to the game on October 16 because they're playing the Bears and he might feel jealous. I felt so bad -- I started laughing hysterically. Like I'm going to go to any of these games? Especially if Matt's just sitting on his ass?
Also, while I'm down there, I'm going to start picking out Matt's new entourage. When he signs his new contract, he'll be able to afford a lot better than Nick Lachey!