The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is Saturday, and the surfeit of hype has produced a surfeit of bitchy entitlement on the part of some of those players who've been invited to participate. There are only so many jersey numbers to go around, you see, and that's creating a bit of a problem:
Kevon Seymour of Pasadena (Calif.) Muir was annoyed he had No. 41 instead of his preferred No. 1. And Seymour willingly admits he'll look at the rosters of potential colleges to see if No. 1 is available. If it's not, the school's chances of landing him diminish.
One was visibly upset.
Mike Davis of Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson made such a fuss about his assigned No. 16 that he was given a new number (14), making him the only player without his name on his jersey. But that didn't help— neither was the No. 28 he wanted.
You'd think they were a couple of 8-year-old girls fighting over the last Hello Kitty backpack in your local Wet Seal.