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El Jefe
04-25-2008, 10:24 AM
Credit to Blueballs who had cited this in another post, thought some might not see it in there so here it is.

Typical Michigan Bum.

MARIO CHECKS INTO THE MOTEL 6
Posted by Mike Florio on April 25, 2008, 10:23 a.m.
Somehow, we missed this one.

But it’s better never than late. Or something.

A reader pointed out to us today a list of Wonderlic scores showing Michigan receiver Mario Manningham generating a Vince Young-style six on the test.

A six. Out of 50.

We checked with a league source who has access to the numbers and, lo and behold, Manningham indeed got a six.

For the former Michigan receiver, it’s another glob of lard that will grease his slide to the second day of the draft. Other knocks on Manningham include a sssslow time in the 40 and a failure to admit during interviews at the Scouting Combine the fact that he failed at least one marijuana test in college.

Manningham thereafter wrote a letter to all teams apologizing for his prevarication (thanks, Tiki). But maybe Manningham merely should have explained the falsehood by pointing out, “What did you guys expect? I got a six on the Wonderlic.”

Link
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/04/25/mario-checks-into-the-motel-6/

kstater
04-25-2008, 10:27 AM
Don't you get 5 points for spelling your name right?

beach tribe
04-25-2008, 10:27 AM
BWAAAAAHAAAAAAA. I guess he spelled his name wrong.

"see that shoe? it says adidas."

alpha_omega
04-25-2008, 10:28 AM
I love the headline...

" MARIO CHECKS INTO THE MOTEL 6"

ROFL

keg in kc
04-25-2008, 10:28 AM
He must really not want to get drafted, between this and the weed.

Phobia
04-25-2008, 10:30 AM
A "6"? I could jam a #2 pencil into my sphincter and sit down on the test sheet 50x and score better than a "6".

Frazod
04-25-2008, 10:31 AM
Well, if that whole NFL thing falls through, sounds like he'd make a fine Marine. :)

patteeu
04-25-2008, 10:32 AM
Good thing the chiefs dumbed down their offense so receivers could pick it up easier. I guess St. Louis (w/ new offensive coordinator Al Saunders) won't be drafting this guy.

Reerun_KC
04-25-2008, 10:32 AM
Has anyone here ever taken that test?

JBucc
04-25-2008, 10:32 AM
If we ever go back and look at the CP draft please note I drafted him before it came out he was a lying pothead dumbshit.

Phobia
04-25-2008, 10:36 AM
Well, if that whole NFL thing falls through, sounds like he'd make a fine Marine. :)

I hope you're talking about one of the Merchant variety.

keg in kc
04-25-2008, 10:37 AM
A "6"? I could jam a #2 pencil into my sphincter and sit down on the test sheet 50x and score better than a "6".Have a lot of training for that sort of thing, do you?

NTTAWWT

Frazod
04-25-2008, 10:37 AM
I hope you're talking about one of the Merchant variety.

Yeah, that too. :evil:

El Jefe
04-25-2008, 10:38 AM
A "6"? I could jam a #2 pencil into my sphincter and sit down on the test sheet 50x and score better than a "6".

Oh my goodness LMAO ROFL and another LMAO

OmahaChief
04-25-2008, 10:41 AM
Has anyone here ever taken that test?

Numerous times for job interviews. Most of the time scoring in the high 30s to 40s. It is a timed test so it can be hard to finish. The highest I have ever got was a 48 for the one I took at my current job. I know the first time I took the test I got in the 20s but I was unaware of the time limit and used too much time on a couple of questions.

I think a lot of players just don't take it seriously or are not aware if that if they dont immediately know the answer to move on. Their agents should couch them on this though. I would say you can get a 6 just by guessing on all 50 pretty easy. Some of the questions are very easy.

Skip Towne
04-25-2008, 10:47 AM
A "6"? I could jam a #2 pencil into my sphincter and sit down on the test sheet 50x and score better than a "6".

I agree. You're an 8 at least.

GoHuge
04-25-2008, 10:49 AM
So he's lazy, a pothead, and dumb. With their second round pick the KC Chiefs pick.......

FringeNC
04-25-2008, 11:00 AM
We can take him and Clady, who combined can't manage to break 20.

Chiefnj2
04-25-2008, 11:01 AM
I don't think he hired an agent until after the combine so it is likely he had no clue what the test was, nor was he ever told how to take the test.

Direckshun
04-25-2008, 11:04 AM
Tracy Porter got a 4.

Stewie
04-25-2008, 11:10 AM
Here's a sample Wonderlic test:

http://www.efplfp.stealingisgood.com/wpt.html

Braincase
04-25-2008, 12:16 PM
Here are the published scores for the Wonderlic test by the upcoming notable draft participants. Does it make you rethink who you’d want to draft at #9? Some interesting facts about the Wonderlic:

This assessment roughly corresponds to examples from Paul Zimmerman’s The New Thinking Man’s Guide to Pro Football. According to Zimmerman, examples of average scores for each position are:

Offensive tackle - 26
Center - 25
Quarterback - 24
Guard - 23
Tight end - 22
Safety - 19
Linebacker - 19
Cornerback - 18
Wide receiver - 17
Fullback - 17
Halfback - 16
Pat McInally, a graduate of Harvard University, is the only football player to record a confirmed perfect score of 50.

Ryan Fitzpatrick (a Cincinnati Bengal backup QB), a Harvard graduate like McInally, had also been rumored to have scored a perfect score of 50, in only nine minutes. However, he later claimed to have left at least one of the 50 answer spaces blank , leading the media to question his perfect score. The Wall Street Journal later reported that Fitzpatrick’s actual score was 38 (still considered excellent), but that Fitzpatrick’s claim of completing the Wonderlic in only nine minutes was accurate.

While an average football player usually scores around 20 points, Wonderlic, Inc. claims a score of at least 10 points suggests a person is literate. Furthermore, when the test was given to miscellaneous people of various professions, it was observed that the average participant scored a 24. Examples of scores from everyday professions included:

Chemist - 31
Programmer - 29
Journalist - 26
Sales - 24
Bank teller - 22
Clerical worker - 21
Security guard - 17
Warehouse - 15
Ok, without further ado, here are the 2008 NFL Draft Candidate scores (more than one number indicates the player took the test more than once)

Matt Ryan 28/32
Brian Brohm 32/45
Joe Flacco 27/24/30
Matt Flynn 26/38
Josh Johnson 15/24
Andre Woodson 14/20
Chad Henne 22
Sam Keller 21/34

Chris Johnson 10/29
Tashard Choice 21/27
Justin Forsett 21/35
Lex Hilliard 24/50
Danny Woodhead 29/38
Matt Forte 18/25

Owen Schmitt 24/30
Jerome Felton 28/41

Andre Caldwell 8/14
Josh Morgan 19/26
Early Doucet 20/28
Keenan Burton 14/30
Harry Douglas 11/28
D.J. Hall 15/24
Luke Swan 25/34
Arman Shields 14/25
Donnie Avery 14/33
Jerome Simpson 17/23
Lavelle Hawkins 17/23

Tim Bugg 28/40
Joey Haynos 23/26
Martin Rucker 23/28
Jacob Tamme 34/34

Jake Long 26
Duane Brown 29/32
Devin Clark 11/29
Roy Schuening 26/45
Steve Justice 19/27
Jeff Otah 28/16/35
John Greco 28/36
Mike McGlynn 19/32
Chad Rinehart 35/42
Kory Lichtensteiger 29/36
Sam Baker 27
Chris Williams 32/31/37
Heath Benedict 28/39
Godser Cherilus 25/50
Brandon Albert 23
Mike Pollak 24/34
Ryan Clady 13

Quentin Groves 25/38
Darrell Robertson 30/33
Brian Johnston 16/31
Kenny Iwebema 22/28
Chris Ellis 14/22
Chris Long 34/45
Wallace Gilberry 17/50

Glenn Dorsey 21/26
Red Bryant 17/20
Carlton Powell 34/43
Kendall Langford 17/33

Xavier Adibi 13/20
JoLonn Dunbar 20/32
Spencer Larsen 25/33
Jerod Mayo 26
Vince Hall 14/23
Keith Rivers 16
Beau Bell 14/18
J Leman 31/34
Ezra Butler 17/26
Ali Highsmith 7/13
Philip Wheeler 29/42

Antoine Cason 16/28
Tracy Porter 4/23
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 19/38
Leodis McKelvin 13/34
Chevis Jackson 15/30
Charles Godfrey 11/28
D.J. Parker 13/28
DeJuan Tribble 18/33
Travis Williams 4/19
Terrence Wheatley 21/38

Simeon Castille 19/30
Jamie Silva 29/37
Corey Lynch 31/41
Thomas DeCoud 24/36
Kenny Phillips 16
Jermaine Moye 15/32

Taylor Mehlhaff 27/45

alanm
04-25-2008, 12:22 PM
I see Clady only got a 13. Not exactly the score you want in a offensive lineman. :shake:

Braincase
04-25-2008, 12:24 PM
I see Clady only got a 13. Not exactly the score you want in a offensive lineman. :shake:

Chris Williams did well, but Gosder Cherillus second attempt? Lawdy!

Pestilence
04-25-2008, 12:26 PM
Chris Williams did well, but Gosder Cherillus second attempt? Lawdy!

I believe that it means he got 25 out of 50.

Coogs
04-25-2008, 12:28 PM
Wallace Gilberry 17/50

Wallace must have never been taught the finer arts of cheating. 17 to a 50 :shake:

Coogs
04-25-2008, 12:29 PM
I believe that it means he got 25 out of 50.

So what does Flacco's mean then...

Joe Flacco 27/24/30

Valiant
04-25-2008, 12:30 PM
Numerous times for job interviews. Most of the time scoring in the high 30s to 40s. It is a timed test so it can be hard to finish. The highest I have ever got was a 48 for the one I took at my current job. I know the first time I took the test I got in the 20s but I was unaware of the time limit and used too much time on a couple of questions.

I think a lot of players just don't take it seriously or are not aware if that if they dont immediately know the answer to move on. Their agents should couch them on this though. I would say you can get a 6 just by guessing on all 50 pretty easy. Some of the questions are very easy.



Couch?? And you got a 48?? Test must be really easy then..:D

Just ****ing with ya, I misspell shit all the time...

bkkcoh
04-25-2008, 12:34 PM
A "6"? I could jam a #2 pencil into my sphincter and sit down on the test sheet 50x and score better than a "6".

It sound as if you could at least hold the pencil, which is unlike some of the people on the board. STFU:):D:rolleyes:

Baby Lee
04-25-2008, 12:35 PM
Has anyone here ever taken that test?

Just took the mini version, 9 questions in 2:00. Got all 9 in 1:31.

Bearcat
04-25-2008, 12:37 PM
Has anyone here ever taken that test?

I've taken it a few times for job interviews and scored 45+ each time. A lot of it's about speed and knowing to skip and go back to questions you don't know how to solve in a few seconds... I believe you only get 12 minutes to take the test.

Wonderlic, Inc. claims a score of at least 10 points suggests a person is literate.

Someone can score a 9 and not know WTF they're reading? So, I could probably get a 6 if the test was in Russian. LMAO

Skip Towne
04-25-2008, 01:06 PM
I've taken it a few times for job interviews and scored 45+ each time. A lot of it's about speed and knowing to skip and go back to questions you don't know how to solve in a few seconds... I believe you only get 12 minutes to take the test.



Someone can score a 9 and not know WTF they're reading? So, I could probably get a 6 if the test was in Russian. LMAO

Sasha Kaun would kick your ass.

HemiEd
04-25-2008, 01:32 PM
ROFLWell, if that whole NFL thing falls through, sounds like he'd make a fine Marine. :)
ROFL

HemiEd
04-25-2008, 01:33 PM
Has anyone here ever taken that test?

No, nobody.

Dick Bull
04-25-2008, 01:40 PM
No, nobody.

ROFL

Reerun_KC
04-25-2008, 01:41 PM
I've taken it a few times for job interviews and scored 45+ each time. A lot of it's about speed and knowing to skip and go back to questions you don't know how to solve in a few seconds... I believe you only get 12 minutes to take the test.



Someone can score a 9 and not know WTF they're reading? So, I could probably get a 6 if the test was in Russian. LMAO
I have taken it a couple of times when I was interviewing for the airlines...

I scored around the 32 mark on one and 33 on another...

Not to bad from an idiot poster who cant spell or speel check.

OmahaChief
04-25-2008, 02:19 PM
Couch?? And you got a 48?? Test must be really easy then..:D

Just ****ing with ya, I misspell shit all the time...

You know. Set them down on the couch and tell them about the test. :D

Mecca
04-25-2008, 02:21 PM
He's not a QB so I'm not worried about it, they're a bunch of non football related questions so to me that isn't a huge deal.

markk
04-25-2008, 03:03 PM
he's going to be as good as mike williams i bet. only a lot cheaper

bowener
04-25-2008, 03:23 PM
i think a chimp shitting on this paper and then wiping its shit off the paper with a pencil could do better than a ****in 6. marios mind must be like a steal trap, only the steal trap is one you left out in the rain and it rusted shut.

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-25-2008, 03:52 PM
I see vailpass is posting tags.

bowener
04-25-2008, 03:55 PM
i can write tags too!!! w00t!!

Braincase
04-25-2008, 04:13 PM
I believe that it means he got 25 out of 50.

No, if you read the whole article, you'll see that the second score is based on a retake. Defensive linemen can be stupid, and that's fine with me. All I care about there is channeled aggression. On the offensive line, I want smarts, smarts, and more smarts. Clady scores a great big ZERO with me right now, but Williams and Cherilus look damn good.

Baby Lee
04-25-2008, 04:29 PM
i think a chimp shitting on this paper and then wiping its shit off the paper with a pencil could do better than a ****in 6. marios mind must be like a steal trap, only the steal trap is one you left out in the rain and it rusted shut.

Does the Wonderlic have a spelling section?

ChiliConCarnage
04-25-2008, 06:32 PM
I read a message from an athlete who had taken it recently after VY got his score that came out. It suggested a lot of players who are nervous choose to random the exam out. Then they can go to their boys and say they didn't even try. Doesn't it give 5 points for getting your name right? Pretty hard to believe guys get a 6 then. Alex "Smif" put up an incredible score for a qb and he's looked like a complete bust so far.

macdawg
04-25-2008, 08:27 PM
Roderick Green went to CMSU in Warrensburg MO a few years ago & was drafted by Baltimore & now is on the 49ers, proud to say my CMSU colleague got the lowest score ever, a 3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_Green

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-25-2008, 08:30 PM
my CMSU colleague got the lowest score ever, a 3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roderick_Green

Sounds about right.

Guru
04-25-2008, 08:38 PM
A "6"? I could jam a #2 pencil into my sphincter and sit down on the test sheet 50x and score better than a "6".

Nice to know you are still thinking with your ass.

Pablo
04-25-2008, 10:32 PM
Titans should draft him. VY needs someone as dumb as he is to throw the ball to.

Thig Lyfe
04-25-2008, 10:35 PM
Matt Millen is lickin' his chops...

HMc
04-25-2008, 10:49 PM
maybe we could get him into the chiefs front office, raise the average in there.