The NFL Draft appears to be on schedule near the end of the month. It won’t have any of the first round players on hand, but Mel Kiper will still be hyperventilating at the camera and you can bet the overdone pomp and glitz that has invaded every facet of the entertainment industries over the past quarter century will still be blaringly present from the more or less empty studios of ESPN.
Perhaps it’s just old age or hopefully a last remnant of good taste that has made the over-glorification factory not at all appealing to me. Nauseating comes close to describing this phenomena.
For the Super Bowl halftime show, I prefer a nap; for the Draft, I prefer watching the ticker banner on any decent sports internet website.
For the 13th pick in this year’s Draft, some of you want an OL guy, some a WR. I prefer the 49ers picking a lockdown CB. You rarely find these fellows in the third round, where the Niners have been taking them recently. They come at the top of the draft or blind luck in the 5th round.
Dickhead Sherman is getting old and played a big part in the SB 4th quarter meltdown. The other part of that meltdown was the other CB.
Using that pick to trade down wouldn’t tickle me much. We need depth players less than we need a top shelf guy. If we’re going to send Deforest Buckner packing, we should at least get a star quality guy in the exchange. And CBs have a less severe learning curve in their rookie year than do WRs and OLs.
Just my two cents. Feel free to scoff. In the meantime, let’s hope we can get back to a politics-free zone.