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Sadly, the NFL Draft Cannot Go on Forever…

April 29, 2013 Adam Thomas

But man oh man I wish that it could!  You know why?  Because it’s so much fun doing things like this: sitting in front of the TV, awaiting the Raiders to make their 2nd round pick, the pick comes in and it’s: Menelik Watson, OT, Florida State.

And here’s my reaction:

WAIT! WHO? Oh man, who! No seriously, who did we just…(goes on-line and googles Menelik Watson) THIS GUY IS AWESOME!

Now, will he ever be good in the NFL? Who knows. But it my mind, he’s already the Raiders starting RT and made back to back pro-bowls.

Also, keep in mind when looking at draft grades: they are meaningless. Case in point, the Miami Dolphins are roundly being praised for their draft while the Patriots are getting some heat for theirs.  I might be going out on a limb here, but I am willing to bet that Bill Belichick knows what he’s doing juuuuuuust a bit more than Jeff Ireland. Just a bit.

But alas, it is all over now. Now, it’s onto the NFL season…I wish we could just fast forward to 2014 so the Raiders can draft Jadeveon Clowney already. Now that’s a player I know.

Speaking of the Dolphins, how about those new uniforms?  You remember that game Echo the Dolphin for Sega? I’m willing to bet Echo would DESTROY that sissy little dolphin they have on their helmets. Yeesh.

And the Jaguars well…I just want to pretend that their two-tone helmets don’t exist.

It looks like the Nuggets are going to lose to the Warriors, which makes me happy for some strange reason. It’s weird that sports grudges carry over based on city, but because I don’t like the Broncos, I also enjoy it when the Nuggets fail. Also, the Nuggets have Iggy now, so it’s fun to see him put another team through so much playoff misery. You know that fool had 7 turnovers last night?  Ouch.

Speaking of 7’s, Delaware has a new D-League team, which is awesome. Blue Rocks games are incredibly fun, so let’s hope that the Delaware 87ers (nicknamed the Sevens…huh?) games are just as fun.

Also, and at the risk of upsetting a one of our loyal readers, Andre Miller got DESTROYED by Stephen Curry last night. The old man cannot play defense against the young gun. There was one play where it looked like Curry legitimately broke Miller’s ankles. It’s never easy to watch the elderly get abused like that (please, somebody out there who enjoys Andre Miller almost as much as Jason Statham, please comment! This is ripe for the comments section!)

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Free Agency Winners from….2012

March 13, 2013 Adam Thomas

mcmichael_leap-01-2Free agency is always one of the most exciting and mind boggling times of the NFL year. Exciting because players move around nimbly bimbly from team to team, and mind boggling because teams are always declared ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers.’ The fact of the matter is that most of the time, the ‘Winners’ of free agency are still ‘Losers’ when it comes time to play actual football.  Don’t believe me?  Well then let’s take a look at some of last year’s supposed ‘Winners’ according to John Clayton from ESPN.

1.) “The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the 2012 free-agency winners by grabbing Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright,” said Clayton. Most pundits pegged the Bucs as free agency winners last year.  And what did that winning get them? A 7-9 season and last place in the NFC South.

2.) The Buffalo Bills were also considered winners because they signed Mario Williams. A 6-10 record (last place in the AFC East) later and we all know what that did for them.

3.) Washington Redskins.  OK, but Clayton puts them on this list largely because they put themselves in a position to draft Robert Griffin III. And there ain’t no RGIII this year.

So Dolphins and Browns fans beware.  Even though your team is ‘Winning’ free agency, it may not matter when the leaves change.