Ex-Vikings running back Ed Marinaro lights up Packers fans, gets the hook while announcing draft pick

Marinaro was chosen to announce the pick for his former team, die Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were choosing at No. 42 as Marinaro approached the podium to deliver a long and awkward speech.

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Ed Marinaro announces the Minnesota Vikings' 42th pick during Round 2 van die 2022 NFL Draft April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas.

Ed Marinaro announces the Minnesota Vikings’ 42th pick during Round 2 van die 2022 NFL Draft April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas. (David Becker/Getty Images)

We didn’t have this many people when I played in the Super Bowl,” Marinaro said, adding he hoped fansappreciatedhis purple sport coat because it was difficult to find.

He then started to talk about his own draft experience and how it wasn’t like the thousands of fans who packed the NFL Draft Theater in Las Vegas this weekend.

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Actor Ed Marinaro announces Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. as a Minnesota Vikings selection during the second round of the NFL football draft Friday, April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas.

Actor Ed Marinaro announces Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. as a Minnesota Vikings selection during the second round of the NFL football draft Friday, April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP-foto/Jae C. Hong)

I gotta be honest, they weren’t on the top of my list of teams I wanted to draft me. In werklikheid, there was only one team I wanted to be drafted by less. But I’m not going to mention Green Bay,” hy het gesê.

Uiteindelik, a producer had to come and remind him to stick to the script.

The 72-year-old played four seasons with the Vikings. He was selected No. 50 overall in the second round of the 1972 konsep. Hy hardloop vir 1,007 erwe aan 306 carries and four touchdowns. He also played for the New York Jets en Seattle Seahawks.

After all of that, Minnesota drafted cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. out of Clemson.

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