PF: That's the thing. I was still quick. They wanted to put me on the offensive line. I wanted to have a little more glory.
Do any of your teammates ask if you were named after Prince the musician?
PF: All the time.
Are you a fan?
PF: Prince is cool.
How many Princes make up one Prince Fielder?
PF: About five.
• Feelin' Blue
Boise State coach Chris Petersen told me he wasn't happy this off-season when the Mountain West Conference said the Broncos couldn't wear blue uniforms on their blue home field. When I suggested to Petersen that he coaches a bona fide football powerhouse and doesn't need the blue-field gimmick any more, Petersen would have none of it. "We don't even think twice about [the color of the field]," he said. "Maybe because we're around it so much, but it doesn't even look strange to us."