It’s NFL draft day. As a celebrity stalker, I couldn’t care less about the actual draft and who goes where. What I do care about, however, is where the actual Jaguars players (who are, at the very, least J-list celebs) are going to be. Fifteen players, including Blaine Gabbert and his hair, are scheduled be at the Markets at Town Center (between Whiskey River, Blackfinn and SUITE) tonight.
The party gets started at 6:30 PM and features appearances by the brand new members of the ROAR, a performance by the totally awesome D-line, DJ Chill Will spinning the tunes, prizes and autograph sessions with players.
According to a very reliable source (who is not Jaxson de Ville, for the record), here’s where the players will be in case you want to line up early…
• Blaine Gabbert
• Will Rackley
• Rashad Jennings (I dare someone to ask him how he, as a professional athlete, felt about losing at dodgeball to a ragtag magazine staff … Jax Magma rules!)
• Cecil Shorts
• Jeremy Mincey (trivia: Mr. Mince and future Grammy winner J. Dash are BFFs)
• D’Anthony Smith
• Tyson Alualu
• Derek Cox (I had the pleasure of meeting him at Guns ‘N Hoses a couple of weeks ago and he was a delightful young man … even if he was sitting in no-show former NBA star Otis Smith’s seat and didn’t even know who he was. Tsk-tsk.)
• Laurent Robinson
Inside Whiskey River
• Jammie Cirlew
• Kevin Rutland
• Corvey Irvin
Former players including Mike Hollis, Damon Jones and Don Davey are also scheduled to appear. And I hear the mustachioed one himself, Shad Khan, may even made a brief appearance before heading to the war room.
If all that hoopla is too much for you, head on over to Pele’s Woodfire in Riverside for a more civilized draft party with Paul “Poz” Posluszny. I would be curious to see which is bigger in diameter: his neck or one of Pele’s meatballs. Feel free to let me know.
And in case you are wondering, Maurice Jones-Drew won’t be anywhere near Jax tonight, as he’s still at his home in California. I know there is talk of a contract dispute, but give the guy a break: He just got married!
Anyone who does go to either draft day even, feel free to share your photos with me at email@example.com or via Twitter @TheSpecktator. I will be otherwise engaged at a rehearsal dinner, pardon the pun.