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Rock On: Sure, there's a team in Utah that could use Ziggy's size, speed and strength

Published: Monday, July 6 2015 12:18 p.m. MDT

Ezekiel Ansah, the Detroit Lions first round draft pick addresses the media at the team's training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Friday, April 26, 2013. Ansah, born and raised in Ghana, was selected fifth overall in the NFL draft on Thursday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Ezekiel Ansah, the Detroit Lions first round draft pick addresses the media at the team's training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Friday, April 26, 2013. Ansah, born and raised in Ghana, was selected fifth overall in the NFL draft on Thursday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

ZIGGY UP CLOSE

The NFL Draft is a whirlwind for any player. But for someone who just a few years ago didn’t even play football, it has to be extra weird.

Maybe that’s why BYU’s Ziggy Ansah showed up on draft night wearing lens-less 3-D movie theater glasses.

But in another sense, the glasses were entirely appropriate.

Just like a 3-D movie, Ansah expects to greatly enhance his audience’s viewing experience.

ZIGGY 2

Stories said Ansah’s mother, Elizabeth Cole, asked BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall if her son could be drafted by a team from Utah.

Of course he could.

Ezekiel Ansah, the Detroit Lions first round draft pick addresses the media at the team's training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Friday, April 26, 2013. Ansah, born and raised in Ghana, was selected fifth overall in the NFL draft on Thursday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Ezekiel Ansah, the Detroit Lions first round draft pick addresses the media at the team's training facility in Allen Park, Mich., Friday, April 26, 2013. Ansah, born and raised in Ghana, was selected fifth overall in the NFL draft on Thursday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Since Ansah originally wanted to play basketball, and since the Jazz have three draft picks …

CLARIFICATION TIME

Time sure seems to fly. Just ask Jose Canseco, the noted former steroid-abuser and current space cadet.

Canseco tweeted last week: “Yes time travel is possible. Will explain later.”

Rock On would first like him to explain how a fly ball in 1993 bounced off his head and over the outfield fence.

TASTE OF TYSON

What would a wacky Canseco note be if not accompanied by a wacky Mike Tyson item?

The ex-champ told WFAN last week that a former girlfriend once cooked one of his pigeons and ate it. Tyson said on the Boomer & Carton radio show that she wanted him to dine with her, but he couldn’t.

“It just wasn’t the right thing to do,” he said. “That’s why she’s not my woman anymore.”

In hindsight, it was a relationship doomed from the start.

He wouldn’t eat pigeon and she wouldn’t even touch a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

RICE TREATMENT

Mike Rice, who was fired by Rutgers for abusing players, showed up a couple of weeks ago coaching a seventh-grade girls team.

Rice reportedly loves his new gig — which makes sense.

It’s so much easier just to withhold their Juicy Juice than to throw basketballs to get their attention.

SUNSTROKED

Charles Barkley wants to be general manager of the Phoenix Suns.

In which case TNT would have to find someone else to say, “That’s a turrrrrible hire. Just turrrrrible.”

FASHION FIND

Seattle Times columnist Dwight Perry: “April 11 marked the 101st anniversary of the Yankees trademark pinstripes. Or 93 years since Babe Ruth first asked, ‘Does this uniform make my hips look too big?’”

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