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NFL draft – 2014

Well, here we are again. The NFL draft. I remember years ago, when the NFL draft was nothing. It was something that most people didn’t pay attention to. You simply woke up the next morning and found out who your team picked. Now the NFL draft is an ordeal. For the last three months, if not longer, we’ve been building up to today. Who’s going number one? Who’s the best quarterback in the draft? Will Johnny Manziel go in the top five?

I’m sorry, maybe I’m too old. I doubt you can say I’m too wise. I just can’t get excited over the draft. Probably half the quarterbacks drafted end up flaming out. It doesn’t matter if you’re drafted in the first round or the fifth. There’s a high likelihood that you’re not gonna become Joe Montana, Tom Brady or even Tony Romo. Look at recent quarterbacks who have been drafted, like Ryan Tannehill, Jake Locker and a few others. I’m sorry, but it’s hard for me to get excited. Also, the fact that my team, the Dallas Cowboys, have Jerry Jones at the helm really points the fact that he will screw up the draft as he’s done every year for the last 10 years.

I will not be sitting at the edge of my seat. I will not be waiting with bated breath. Let’s see how these guys begin to play in preseason. Let’s see how they fit into a scheme. Then, and only then, will I generate a little bit of excitement for rookies.

By |2014-05-08T21:12:00-04:00May 8th, 2014|NFL|Comments Off on NFL draft – 2014

A few things…Friday

I’m travelling again. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful wife!! If God is willing, and the airlines cooperate, I should be home tonight!!

  • I’m sorry, I could care less about the Royal wedding. As far as I know, they aren’t putting any food on my table and aren’t paying any of my bills. Knowledge of the Royal wedding will not improve the job market or stop companies from shipping jobs overseas. Just like with all newlyweds, I wish them well.
  • Let’s talk sports for a second – The Dallas Mavericks slid by the Portland Trailblazers. They figured out how to blow a 17-point lead, only to hold on for dear life in the end. BTW, what was the deal with the flagrant fouls?!?!? The Los Angeles Lakers looked like they were simply running through practice drills as they spanked the New Orleans Hornets. The Orlando Magic proved that you need more than a great mobile center in order to advance in the NBA playoffs. Howard was great. The rest of the team was awful. The Atlanta Hawks move on to the second round.
  • Speaking of sports – I really, really, dislike the hype over the NFL draft. More than 50% of these guys are going to flame out. The list of over-hyped 20s is nearly endless. The fact that professional NFL coaches, owners and scouts cannot predict future performance is amazing. Just look at five years ago, (the top 10 picks in order) – Mario Williams (great player), Reggie Bush (periods of greatness mixed with average play), Vince Young (classic over hyped player), D’Brickashaw Ferguson (great player), AJ Hawk (one of the reasons the Packers won the SuperBowl), Vernon Davis (great two years ago; not so great last year), Michael Huff (seven ints in five years!!), Donte Whitner (five ints in five yrs and 19 passes defensed), Ernie Sims (one int, four and a half sacks; was traded from original team already), Matt Leinart (much hyped and now out of football). You decide if the pros did a great job at picking future players. Cam Newton was the first drafted yesterday. The second round of the draft is happening now.
  • I’m reviewing the People’s Budget. I’m liking what I’m seeing. I’ll have more on the People’s Budget. I like the idea of balancing the budget and having a surplus by 2012.

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  • ATLS, the standard in trauma care, was started nearly 35 years ago. An orthopedic surgeon crashed his plane with his wife, mother and four kids with him in the plane. His terrible ordeal led for him to push for changes in trauma care. Great story.
  • Senator Al Franken has introduced a bill in Congress that will force Congress to pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I’m liking this.
  • Donald “Birther” Trump continues to prove how classy he is by dropping da F-Bomb on camera.
  • As I said yesterday, the birthers were going to say that Obama’s birth certificate ain’t real. I knew it. Whatever. (Btw, note the familiar formula: local conservative blogger types something that makes no sense. Drudge picks up the nonsense and plasters it on his front page. The craziness goes viral from there.)
  • Michele Bachmann is dancing away from the GOP plan to end Medicare. Maybe she is smarter than I give her credit for??

What are your thoughts this Friday afternoon? Hate the hype of the draft or the Royal “pain” Wedding?

Catching a plane….

By |2011-04-29T14:59:49-04:00April 29th, 2011|Afghanistan, Budget, Foreign Affairs, Iraq, Sports|Comments Off on A few things…Friday

McNabb traded to 'Skins

My friends in DC should be celebrating.  The Eagles trade McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a second round pick and some other stuff. I guess this means that the Eagles are officially rebuilding. The Redskins need to run out and get a couple of receivers because McNabb needs someone to throw to. They also need to get a running game. Larry Johnson will need some help in the NFC East.

I have watched McNabb single-handedly destroy the Cowboys over the past decade. The only time that McNabb was given a really receiver, McNabb took the Eagles to a SuperBowl.  Andy Reid never did what it took to get the Eagles in the SuperBowl year after year. Now that he has traded McNabb it looks like the Eagles are done for a while. On the other hand, Shanahan is reworking the Redskins. It is hard to say how good their will be because I’m sure that there is more big trades to come. What about Brandon Marshall to the Redskins to reunite with his old coach?

From SI:

Donovan McNabb is changing uniforms and staying in the NFC East.

The Philadelphia Eagles traded McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks on Sunday night. The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month’s NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year.

“Donovan McNabb was more than a franchise quarterback for this team,” Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said. “He truly embodied all of the attributes of a great quarterback and of a great person. He has been an excellent representative of this organization and the entire National Football League both on and off the field. I look forward to honoring him as one of the greatest Eagles of all-time and hopefully see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton one day.”

The trade is the boldest move to date for new Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and could spell the end in Washington for Jason Campbell, the starter for 3 1/2 seasons. Shanahan already has signed free agent Rex Grossman as a backup and has been actively scouting the top quarterbacks available in next month’s draft, when the Redskins will have the No. 4 overall pick. (more…)

I think that Rex Grossman and Jason Campbell need to have their bags packed. Neither is a good, solid back up, IMHO.

By |2010-04-04T21:25:51-04:00April 4th, 2010|Sports|Comments Off on McNabb traded to 'Skins
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