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Ummmm, Cal Booth

Why did no one tell me about this yesterday? If it wasn't previously clear, you need to tell me these things.

So at some point yesterday, I finally read the Reliable Source item about Bobby Boswell and the chocolate. I'll quote:

So why was D.C. United's Bobby Boswell half-naked and covered in chocolate? To do his part for the Heart of America Foundation's "Sweet Charity" party Monday at the Mandarin Oriental, where everyone ate dessert for dinner, and pastry chefs covered celebrity models in all forms of candy fashion. A bare-chested Boswell, dressed as a tiger with chocolate whiskers and stripes, walked down the runway and sheepishly swiped his claws for the crowd.

Yikes. Here's the quote from Bobby's blog:

Are pro athletes this weird in every city?
I was told I would be in a tiger suit. When I got there and was told to strip down to my underwear and I was not exactly thrilled (good thing I wore underwear)....On a side note, the Mandarin Hotel was kind enough to let me shower in one of their rooms in order to get all of the food product off of me. If you ever get a chance, take a shower at the Mandarin...It's NICE!

The crazy thing is, I should have known to go to this event, which raised money to buy books for kids. Why should I have known? Because I was at a Wizards practice Monday, after which one of the team's community relations staffers was attempting to convinced Mike Hall he should be a model at a community event that evening.

"I'm not model material," Mike was saying.

She insisted otherwise.

"I have a dinner date," Mike remembered. The dinner date, naturally, was with the winner of the Bog Celebrity NCAA Bracket Pool, who also happens to be Mike Hall's mentor.

An early frontrunner for the Pulitzer for photography, if there is such a thing. This is a real photo.

Anyhow, I even looked at the press release for the event, but my mind was elsewhere. Well, apparently Calvin Booth ended up filling in for Mike Hall. And the rest was history. I mean, seriously. If you had told me the model in question WAS GOING TO BE DRESSED LIKE A WIZARD of course I would have gone. I would have barged my way into the Pentagon to see Cal Booth dressed like a Wizard. For like the 714th time this season, real life is actually weirder than the Wizznutzz.

By Dan Steinberg  |  April 19, 2007; 10:54 AM ET
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I mentioned it in the "Future of the Bog" comments section.

You really ought to check out the DC Sports Bog from time to time, there's some pretty cool stuff there.

Posted by: Kim | April 19, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

The Wizznutzz are real.

Posted by: Lindemann | April 19, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse


Posted by: WFY | April 19, 2007 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Hide the kids.

Posted by: Dmac | April 19, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I saw that last night while I was avoiding work, but figured that the Reliable Source was your first stop in the morning.

Posted by: Prophet | April 19, 2007 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Kinda reminds me of those old creepy guys in 300.

Posted by: miestersean | April 19, 2007 10:59 PM | Report abuse

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