Sunday, February 26, 2006

Me Fail English? That's Unpossible!

Vince Young has saved us from the off-season doldrums with what is likely the most fascinating and easiest-to-parody news of the year. Young wowed scouts and fans alike by scoring a nearly-unprecedented six points on his Wonderlic Test.

Just to bring everyone up to speed, the Wonderlic is a 50-question test that is used to measure an individuals general cognitive aptitude, sort of a quick and dirty IQ test to size up potential employees. If you're interested in seeing what it looks like, ESPN nabbed the sample test from the Wonderlic site and has it available here.

For those of you keeping score at home, the approximate conversion for Wonderlic-to-IQ-score is this (source):

IQ = 100 + (W-20)*2


I'll go ahead and do the math for you (since God only knows what the mean Wolderlic score of college football blog readers is...), and Vince's 6 equates to an IQ of 72. Those of you who watched Forrest Gump last night on ABC like myself will remember the scene where little Forrest can't get into school because his IQ of 75 falls below the minimum cut-off.

As our editors scramble to pull some strings and obtain an exclusive copy of Vince's Wonderlic test (should be faxed over tonight, fingers crossed...), let's all have a laugh and keep this in perspective. It's just an IQ test, and you can take our word for it that having an exceptional intelligence quotient in no way enhances one's opportunity to obtain sleazy groupie sex, admiration from peers, or success in professional sports. Remember that next time you get the brilliant idea to bring a Rubik's Cube to a job interview.

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