Not draft, “daft”. As in fans losing their minds over the NFL’s selection process.
The NFL Draft is quite unique. That is, unless you consider the NFL has ripped off the hockey draft format, like it has done to everything successful the NHL has ever done. It’s successfully avoided the NHL’s labor strife, settling for keeping its fan base over minor gains for ownership.
What I’m gonna talk about here is the craziness exhibited by a football-mad America. Whenever something about the NFL comes on, it’s overblown, overanalyzed and part of a whinefest beyond belief. The link to the 2013 draft shows players, their alleged strengths and weaknesses. Their heights are measured in eighths of inches.
Today, I heard Mike Greenberg whining about the Jets draft, before a draft expert made him at ease. At the same time, Mike Taylor was defending the Cowboys draft in a lukewarm way while fans were trashing their new center and ownership too. A famous comedian whom I know well stated of the Raiders pick “I don’t like the pick”, except he had never seen the guy play before. Those three teams had selected (between them) four players. By the way, does anyone outside of New York truly give a f**k about the Jets? It’s entirely a media-driven phenomena. Meanwhile, the Giants have played in five SB’s since the Jets won in 1969.
People need to get over themselves. It’s ONE ROUND (now three with rounds 2 and 3 in the books). They don’t scout players. They can’t tell what makes one great and one average. Unless you’re a football junky and statistician, you won’t know. It isn’t your job. Its a seven round draft. A couple of hits in the late rounds makes your team a threat. If your team’s depth sinks to the depths, you will shoot for top-5 status in 2014. The great part is, you won’t know until September1
Meanwhile, in this link having nothing to do with football, Jessica Alba makes a stunning appearance. I suggest you observe this beautiful woman.