Having gotten past some of the more unappealing sights at the Met Gala, we still found other reaches of the celebrity world where stars managed to fall short of their fashion goals. So who made this week’s Worst Dressed list?
Cynthia Nixon took her fashion fail to a federal level, with a poor style choice at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Various picks from this year’s NFL draft will definitely need some fashion help as they go pro, and Lindsay Lohan took the plunge with a chest-baring dress, but we wouldn’t have minded if she’d covered up.
But the week wasn’t a total wash. Check out the video below to see Big Morning Buzz Live‘s Fashion Friday team tell us their best and worst picks from the Met Gala.
Dig into our gallery and then vote below for who you think reigned supreme on the fashion failure scene.
Most people fall into two categories: those who know exactly what happened at the first round of the NFL draft last night, and those of us whose knowledge of football starts with “John Madden” and ends with “skintight pants” (two phrases we promise never, ever to write in the same sentence again). This list of the Top 10 Hottest New NFL Draft Picks aims to please both categories, but probably mostly the second.
Now, the draft might not be over until Saturday, but there is already a serious contingency of hotties being recruited, like Carolina Panthers pick Luke Kuechly, new Buffalo Bill Stephon Gilmore, new Miami Dolphin Ryan Tannehill, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers pick Mark Barron, just for starters. (Yeah, we know that Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III went #1 and #2, but they’re both kinda busted.) Oh, and did we mention that these guys are also instant millionaires on top of being babes? Kind of makes up for forcing you imagine John Madden in shockingly-tight football pants, right? You’re welcome.
NFL Draft 2011 Is Cincinnati’s Chance to Find and a Replacement for a Disgruntled Carson Palmer
For the first time since they drafted Carson Palmer No. 1 overall in 2003, it looks like the Cincinnati Bengals are going to need a new quarterback. This past Monday, sources told CBS Sportsline’s Clark Judge that Palmer is quite serious about retirement if the team doesn’t grant his request for a trade, which basically means that putting on a Bengals uniform again is the last thing he wants to do.
Because the Bengals are keepers of the No. 4 pick in this year’s NFL Draft, they could have their pick of the top quarterbacks in this year’s crop, which of course includes Auburn’s Cam Newton. It is therefore not surprising at all that a report that came from NFL.com on Wednesday claimed that the Bengals have scheduled a private workout with the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner.
However, the Bengals reportedly have their eye on another quarterback that is not exactly as highly-regarded as Newton: TCU’s Andy Dalton.
According to Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was in attendance at TCU’s pro day on Friday so he could catch a glimpse of Dalton.
Exactly what Gruden thought about the whole scene is not on record, but Brandt described Dalton as “the star of the show,” and he said that there was “not a single uncatchable” ball among the 50 passes that Dalton threw.
With no disrespect to Brandt, such praise is more or less stock dialogue when it comes to scouting quarterbacks, but I guess that’s because one can only get so excited about a practice session.
Now, Gruden wasn’t the only club representative there to scout Dalton. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter were there too. In total, some 46 representatives from 26 different teams were there, and Dalton apparently has private workouts scheduled with the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, and New England Patriots.
It’s easy to see why so many teams would be interested in Dalton, and TCU head coach Gary Patterson just about said it with his remarks in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
“Obviously, by having a head coach and high-ranking coordinators and other people here to watch him throw and work out says a lot about what they think he brings to the table,” said Patterson. “He has all the intangibles.”
Indeed, Dalton may not be the most physically gifted quarterback with the greatest arm, but he is definitely a winner. Dalton finished his TCU career with a 42-7 record, and capped it all off by leading TCU over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.
Of all the teams looking at Dalton, you could say that the Bengals are in pretty good position to have him if they want him. He’s obviously not worthy of their No. 4 overall pick, but he might be an attractive option when they’re on the clock with the No. 3 pick in the second round.
Sounds good. Now all they have to do is rid themselves of Palmer.
The weeks and months leading up to the NFL draft are often chock full of trades and other free agent movement as teams assess their needs heading into next season. However, with the league’s collective bargaining agreement set to expire in March, uncertainty will likely make this spring dull compared to previous years. For the Washington Redskins, that could be a good thing.
Having already given up 3rd and 4th round picks in trades last off-season, the ‘Skins will have to sit tight and try to maximize value if they want to improve their roster. The team has seven picks over the three days—first, second and sixth rounders, as well as two each in the fifth and seventh rounds. Based on those spots, and assuming they don’t trade down for more picks (they ought to), who should the Redskins target come April 28th?
NOTE: Draft preparation is an inexact science and some of these prospects may or may not be available where I have them. If any of the consensus top 9 is still on the board (Fairley, Bowers, Miller, Green, Gabbert, Dareus, Peterson, Amukamara or Watt), that would certainly change the Redskins’ strategy.