Every now and then you find a sweet gem of info that, in our circle of friends, is called a ‘burn’.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I played a lot of (American) football in my time, and I played it well, so in no way do I mean to say that playing sports is the burn here.  The burn is that none of us Dragons fans knew too much about Mario Escovedo‘s past athleticism.  Much like Flash Gordon, he played the position of quarterback.

Spartans_r620x349Was he a good quarterback?  Well, that remains to be seen.  There isn’t much info on his star abilities floating around the interweb, but the few tidbits of research material that is available suggest that he was not.  Hey, it’s a hard position to play.  Especially when you are playing in a country that takes the game really fucking seriously.  Up here in Canada, everyone plays hockey, but not everyone is any good at it.

We’d love to hear from any of you that played with Mario during his time with The Spartans of Chula Vista.  Leave us a comment in the box below if you have any info on the caliber of athlete he was.  Our readers really want to know if this master of mayhem and debauchery rock and roll was also prom king material, because fuck man, quarterback of a football team in the country that eats and sleeps football is definitely something to write home about.  Here’s a video we found from an old coach that may shed some light on Mario’s track record as an athlete.

News Investigation leads to former Chula Vista “Quarterback” Mario Escovedo