MEET THE NEW 'BACHELOR' -- GIANTS QB JESSE PALMER
And we always thought the NFL was Reality Television. Maybe not, at least for New York Giants quarterback Jesse Palmer. The WB's pop-culture offensive coordinator Dan Shanoff compares Palmer's life as a backup QB to his new life as "The Bachelor."
Sports meets reality | By Dan Shanoff
Who is Jesse Palmer? A fair question: Just an
anonymous career NFL backup, until ... he became ... The Bachelor.
The Giants QB will be the next "Bachelor," shifting his life from the drudgery of carrying
clipboards and sending in signals to the "fast lane"
of carrying roses and feeling out signals from two
dozen women he's never met -- and who know nothing
about him -- who want to be his wife.
What other changes will Palmer find as he goes
from "Backup" to "Bachelor"? Some ideas:
|JESSE PALMER: BACKUP QB VS. THE BACHELOR
||Women dismissed per show
||Don't want to play at home
||Giants starter Kerry Collins
||Bachelor host Chris Harrison
||Video-enabled cell phones
||Camera-enabled cell phones
Always one rose too few
|Dating high point
||Still to come
||Week 17 (12 points)
||Week 1 (25 women)
|Favorite team growing up
||Uncovering catty women's hidden motives
|Favorite TV show
||South Park, Simpsons
||Umm ... The Bachelorette?
| Claim to fame
||Only Canadian QB in NFL
||Made the NFL, unlike Ryan (of Ryan and Trista)
|Not likely to be happy
||Reality TV oblivion