Speaking Of Franco, E-Mail Of The Day No. 2
Brian Olson, of Rochester, Minn., who tipped us off to Leryn Franco way back when, checked in yesterday with this: "Jimmy, It's not Leyrn Franco, but this is good. Watching the Vikes choke it away Sunday on Fox, my friends and I were treated to Brian Baldinger's mutant finger on several occasions. I almost spit the food out of my mouth it was so disgusting. This wasn't just a glimpse of this finger, it was five or six seconds and close enough to where you could see the finger dangling clearly in front of the green screen. This is must-see footage. I couldn't find the game-time footage, but here is a heck of a good shot during a post-game interview. You think they'd tell him to keep that hand in his pocket. Here is Wikipedia's description of his finger: 'Baldinger has a heavily mutilated right pinky finger that was injured when it became entangled in the facemask of an opposing player. Prior to Super Bowl XLI, a girl was seen "playfully fiddling" with Baldinger's injured pinkie.'"