April 26, 2009
Why the NFL draft is dumb
I hope all of your out there are enjoying Mel Kiper Jr.'s hair and a bunch of no-neck NFL fans cheering on the fact that they just got the third-string wide-receiver from USC in the sixth round.
Can I just say one thing? Whoop-de-freakin-do.
For all the casual NFL fans out there that watch a grand total of like three quarters of their favorite team play, listening to them try to struggle through a conversation about the NFL draft is pretty entertaining. You should hear some of the hair-brained schemes that some fan come up with.
"You know if we get Gerald Greenskocky, the alcoholic quarterback out of West-Middle-Central state, we could have a general on the field in about four years."
Seriously, stop the analysis, stop the fortune-telling and lets cut down to the real meat of the NFL Draft.
Nobody knows who's going to be good and who's going to be bad. You're talking about a span of anywhere between six months to 15 years to determine if anybody is going to be of value in the league. Good luck.
And sometimes its not even a reflection of the players themselves, sometimes they get drafted by terrible teams that don't give them a chance in the first place. In the end, the NFL Draft is just an ESPN-hyped side show that really holds no immediate importance. Sure, it does affect you down the road, but who remembers the draft from five years ago? Anyone? Please give me the round-by-round analysis and rundown on what we thought of the Seahawks fifth round draft pick. Please?
It's the most overrated event in all of sports. I missed the NFL Draft to go to EWU's Red-White game. And I made the right decision.