NFL Draft, Round #1

One of our senior personnel left work early on Thursday. He wanted to get in position for the NFL Draft. He said this is the time that all the fans actually have hope.

I can see that. Some teams do have hope, and their fans show it. My iPhone app from the Washington Post sent a message the Redskins selected RGIII. That app never sends anything.

Did you see Ryan Tannehill sitting there with the Jets fans yelling “Dolphins Suck?” Well, they might be yelling that for a few more years. The Dolphins did themselves no favors by drafting Tannehill. That guy’s going to be a bust. Too bad the senior person we described earlier is a big Dolphins fan. He had worked himself into thinking that was a good pick. Tannehill is the kind of pick that gets general managers fired.

This ESPN broadcast is also interesting. The Contra Costa Times is running a chat, and they are announcing the players a couple of minutes ahead of ESPN.

Some picks I liked:

– Luck and RGIII will be NFL stars. RGIII is going to be a better player than Michael Vick.

– Justin Blackmon, the Jags needed a #1 receiver

– Don’t like the Chiefs at all but I’m not looking forward to seeing Dontari Poe for the next 10 years

Some interesting picks:

– Trent Richardson: Why would the Browns give up three picks just to move up a spot to take Richardson, when there’s virtually no threat for the Vikings to take him?

– Tannehill: Will he end up as a WR in the NFL? Mike Mamula all over again.

– Bruce Irvin: May be a good player but for how long? This guy’s been in and out of trouble

– Luke Kuechly: No idea why Carolina picked him this high

Now there’s some craziness:

Cleveland follows up their weirdness of Trent Richardson with Brandon Weeden, who will be a 29 year old rookie. Interesting. He won’t need a lot of time to develop, but he also won’t have a whole lot of upside. I think Cleveland’s a disaster, although the sports media is making them look like geniuses. I’m not sure Weeden’s better than a concussion-less Colt McCoy.The Browns are trying to trade McCoy, but let’s face it…the market can’t be that strong.

Who really gives a crap about Morris Claiborne getting a “4” on his Wunderlic test? The damn test isn’t going to help him when he’s got to cover Steve Smith, is it?

How can you grade something when there’s absolutely no way to judge the results? Sports media does just that here, of course.



About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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