ESPN’s Around the Horn: Pop Culture References – October 18, 2010

Have you ever been watching Around the Horn on ESPN and think to yourself “I wish I could be as young and hip and good looking as Tony Reali and understand all his pop culture references. *sigh*.”? Well wish no more! I’ll explain all these references to you, free of charge!

Let’s see what you missed on Monday:

This is what Tony Reali looked like on Monday

Mad Men: With Sunday’s new episode of Mad Men fresh in his head, Tony Reali slicked back his hair to look like the bro of bros, Don Draper. He also exclaimed “Draper Me” at the beginning of the show. Draper, portrayed by actor John Hamm, is a founding partner of the advertising firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce in the AMC television series about sex, booze and sometimes 1950s advertising executives.

Gil Brandt: Jackie MacMullan says that Woody Paige, with his cowboy hat, looks like Gil Brandt. Brandt was Vice President of player personnel (and master scouter) for the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1988. Although i can’t seem to find a Google image of him with a hat on. Brandt is currently a commentator for SIRIUS Radio and NFL Redzone.

Jackie Mac adds that with his hat off, Woody Paige looks like Dennis the Menace.

The Killers: Reali said that Sunday’s blown pass interference call was a “Killers call” and added “all these things I haven’t done by Brandon Flowers.” While Brandon Flowers plays cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs, the more recognizable Brandon Flowers is the frontman for the band The Killers. They have a song called “All These Things That I’ve Done“.

Rand McNally: I think this came up when someone suggested that the week 1 BCS standings acted as a road map to the championship. Woody Paige argued that even Rand McNally couldn’t accurately map out the rest of the college football season. Rand McNally is a famous publisher of maps and atlases.

Not a bad way to start the week. Let me know what I missed in the comments or shout out on Twitter (@SayKNOWtoTrivia).

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