Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:16 am
The NFL draft is over now; the hype from the "talking heads" and how well these "experts" rated the players is now in the hands of the players themselves. I am a Tampa Bay fan and I watched with great interest in their draft. I have seen too many draft hopefulls turn into draft blunders, particularly in the Gruden/Allen era. I like the way the Bucs drafted this weekend, filling in the defensive holes quickly and with quality (although the taste of McFarland and Adams still resonates on my palet). The wide receiver hole was addresed and also quickly. Being a realist, I will not jump up and down and anoint the Bucs as the next Super Bowl Champions, but I do see a significant improvement and I see an 8-8 or 9-7 season on the horizon,
Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: March 28, 2010 8:13 am
Before I reached All-Star status and became eligible to blog; I had a million thoughts to share. Now, of course, I wonder, what is the point?
What is the point of discussing a bracket that became mortally wounded after Georgetown was defeated and D.O.A. after Kansas was bounced? Are the best teams still in the tournament? The best on these given weekends that is for sure. But if the tournament played a best of three series, would we still have the same outcomes? Does it really matter to speculate?
It is too early to comment on baseball as spring training is still going on. I mean really, who cares if #87 is playing well at shortstop, he will be starting the season in AA or AAA ball anyway; you're not going to draft him on your fantasy team and by the time he does get the call up, some stat geek will have already snatched him up. So I'll enjoy the games and wait for next week to bring on the cold weather openers.
Since I do not, and refuse to drink the ESPN koolade, I will not speculate on who my favorite team will pick in the frist round of the NFL draft either. Whoever it is, his career will likely be damaged playing in a system not designed for him and the pundants will declare him a bust after two or three games.
How easy is it to be a sports writter. All you need is an opinion (we all one of those) and you don't have to stand by it if you are wrong.
Thank you for letting me vent here and welcome to my ever-churning mind.