Infected Wheeze Spread

It’s stock soaring time in the 2011 pre-draft wee hours. Or board rising, as the insiders say. This part baffles me. How does stock soar and guys rise up the boards when nobody has played football since last December or January? I could understand some board wrinkling or fine tuning, but SOARING? Ye gads.

I’ve got a hunch it’s because the guys who do mock drafts get some info from people who actually draft guys and instead of making shit up and acknowledging their earlier mocks were mockable, they pretend to “recognize” somebody as “rising up the boards” — thereby casting the illusion that they discerned this fellow’s previously hidden talent all by themselves. It’s just a snide thought.

This news then sweeps through the blogospheres of America and before you know it tons of bloggers have their “sleeper” picks to offer their fellow blognosticators. That’s probably another snide thought.

Guys who are falling down draft boards, or losing stock, are easier to understand. The drug tests are in, the criminal records have been located, the battered girl friends tracked down in a dark alley for “off the record” confessions. Stuff like that. Character issues. Of course, anybody who loves to play football has to have a healthy streak of mean in them, so character issues are a bit relative. Gosh, that might be yet another snide thought.

Another reason stock falls as the draft nears is GM subterfuge. Leaking negative vibes about a prospect in order to keep him on the board long enough for the team that dissed him to draft him. Conversely, GMs can leak info to witless sports writers that a certain team will defintitely draft so-and-so at such-and-such a draft spot just for the purpose of deluding other teams about the leaking team’s true intentions.

This occurred last year at this time, when the Bay Area’s most witless scribe, Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News, blatantly assured one and all, on more than one occasion, that the 49ers would draft Jimmy Clausen with the 13th pick in the draft. This caused hysterical rage in the blogosphere. Clausen then fell all the way to the second round, where he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers, and the Niners traded up from 13 to 11 in order to assure themselves of drafting OT Anthony Davis. Kawakami proclaimed he had “impeccable sources” for his info. He did not issue an “I’m FOS, never mind” post-draft confession. Apparently, “impeccable” has a different meaning to Kawakami than it does to Merriam-Webster. See, “Flawless” NOT.

Was that a snide thought? Or just a cheap shot. Hmmmm.

Speaking of witlessness, here’s Thursday’s eyebrow raising effort from an NFL player regarding the labor situation, straight from PFT:

Rashad Mendenhall’s response to [Adrian] Peterson’s [slavery] comments: “@AdrianPeterson is correct in his anology of this game. It is a lot deeper than most people understand. Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel each other.”

NFL players are not exactly setting the world on fire with sagacious commentary regarding the labor impasse. Downright STOOPID is the message shining through. If these million dollar babies have lathered themselves up to such a point of imbecilic angst, it’s no wonder the CBA talks have imploded. Or society in general, one might be tempted to postulate. In a snide moment.

This might not be a good day to visit the inlaws, I’m thinking. When you’ve got the “snides”, it’s best to stay home. In your room. All day. With the door shut. And the windows closed. Hang an “Out to Lunch” sign on your door. Do not go near Twitter or Facebook. A good day for anonymous blogging, though. Oh, yeah. [snerk, snerk, snerk]



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14 comments on “Infected Wheeze Spread
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If these guys think they are slaves how come they aren’t acting truckle? I guess the only part that matters is the comparison that they are actually employees, which sometimes seems like slavery. But for a black person it seems anything subserviant is slavery, or at least for some blacks.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    As far as mock drafts go, everybody is wrong sometimes but these mockers are terrible. I think they read each others mocks and change a few things and act like experts and is is their creation. Kind of like what Clinton did with Newt Gingrich’s balanced budget in the 90’s. For example, I had Ponder in the second round of last year’s draft and Gabbert in the first round of this year’s draft before any of these clowns had them on the board at all. I watched one game by Dalton and put him in the late first to early third. The one that had me most perplexed is Ryan Mallet. Every mocker focker had him as a high 1st rounder and could just never see that. I think they were just copying each other because they really don’t know. The one that makes sense because of his athleticism and grit is Locker, but he stinks as a QB. When you already have good mechanics and can’t throw accurately, where do you go from there? That sums up Locker. Somebody will draft him high and find out later.
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    The fact they had Darius behind Fairly and Bowers was perplexing to me, but one gappers always get more pub. I don’t understand the lack of respect for Justin Houston. One guy to watch for at 7 is Cal’s Cameron Jordon. I have been reading some gtreat stuff about this guy. I need to make some time to watch some more of his clips.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    BTW- Ponder is the best QB in this draft.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    All I’m hoping for at this point is for one or two of the QBs to be drafted in the first six picks, so it increases our chances of getting a stud defender.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What I would like to see is a stud defender with the #7 and either ponder or Dalton with #45. I think we would need to move up to the late 1st to get Ponder. I would be OK with that move. My only knock on Ponder is he throws a little side-arm, actually more 3/4, but he has great touch and that is what is usally affected by not throwing over the top. When I watched him last year he threw over the top so his side-arm action could just be the result of his shoulder injury. Maybe when it fully heals he’ll be over the top again. Either way, for him it doesn’t seem to be a big deal.

  6. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    50+ years ago, the slavery comparison was a LITTLE more valid, as once a player was signed by a team, they were under their complete control. They were paid what the ownership felt was fair, and the players had little to no recourse to dispute anything. The owners colluded to keep salaries low.
     
    The biggest change to rock the NFL was the AFL’s emergence. They started signing guys out of college for doube to triple what the NFL was offering.

  7. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick reported to have a good workout for Harbaugh and Co. Does anyone ever have a bad workout? They all can’t be good. They say the same thing with my horses. “He had a great workout today. Just what we wanted.”
     
    I want someone to have a bad workout and I want to hear about it. Man, horse, it doesn’t matter. Just have a shitty workout for once.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That’s similar to the “We had a great week of practice” – which is usually a forerunner of a real egg layer effort in the real game.

  9. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Of course all the QBs have great workouts. There’s no 340 lb. maniacs chasing them around. The WRs are wide open every attempt.
     
    Newton looked like shit at the combine.
     
    Yeah, it’s a little hard to compare being killed for learning how to read (or looking at a white woman, or any number of other wrongdoings, imagined or otherwise) with being forced to play in Buffalo for a $1.5 million salary. Wahhh!
     
    ALL the players brand themselves, NoFear.

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I wish Alex Smith were a black man, then everybodsy would want him resigned. Everybody loves black people these days, even when it is a President who takes our contry down to secondary status. Unca loves Obamna.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I have clear Berger theory. Fuck with Gadafi until he is powerless, then eliminate the Democrat party, and then maybe we can have some peace in this world. When all the Democrats are dead we can then work on getting rid of all of the Republicans, but not until I switch back to the Libertarian party. Thing is, once they are in control they will be the new party of corruption. We will always get screwed by politicians. Maybe we should just kill all the lawyers, they are typically the politicians.
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    While we are at it I say we take out Unca Chuck too. Fuck that ass hole for siding with Spitblood. I say we kill them both. Do you think that spineless idiot would allow Spitblood to post on his blog if he talked about fucking his wife in the ass? Unca allowed that because he likes Spitty’s political views. Unca Chuck is the most spineless human being on the face of this earth. If I had a blog and allowed anybody to talk about fucking somebody’s wife in the ass I would be the weakest man alive. I just described Unca Chuck. Unca, fuck you, you fucking liberal. Stay off this blog and blog with your buddy Spit on your liberal site. You are spineless. People here have honor, you do not. I have no time for your views. They are meaningless.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Two words, Newt Gingrich. I’m worried he is too old but he knows what to do.
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    Thanks for the support.

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- History tells us that when people learn how to vote money for themselves for no reason at all, countries can’t sustain. It goes like this, dictatorship, revolt, democracy, socialism, dictatorship, etc…. We are in a precarious time right now. I’m not sure if we are in interregnum or not, but if not we are close.

  14. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    The one and only time I posted on Unca’s blog it was to call out Spitcrap for his constant opposition to anything rational. His response was to say Jed could suck his dic*. Impressive argument. This was fine with chuck and it does not surprise me that moronic poster has continued to degenerate. I didn’t see his recent post but am sorry it was directed at your wife Berger. No one deserves such abuse. Sad chuck tolerates this.

    Hopefully this labor strife will end and we can get down to enjoying the second coming of our team.

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Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
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Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
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Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
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