Phew. Cleveland traded up to the 22nd pick to get poor Quinn, who's been
sequestered in another room. How's that for a day? Abject humiliation in front
of the nation for four hours, capped off by winding up a Brown.
My favorite statement of the day: ESPN analyst Sean Salisbury argues that New
England's first-round pick, Brandon Meriweather (FS, Miami), shouldn't be
considered a character risk even though last year he was involved in a brawl
during a game and returned fire in a shooting incident. It was "a one-time
incident in both cases," Salisbury said. "They weren't repeat with the
gun and repeat on the field." That's a good lesson for you kids out there.
If you're going to rob a bank, could you just limit it to one?
More proof that this day causes drafts between the ears: ESPN's Steve Young
just used resurgence as a verb. He said New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew
Brees "resurgenced" his career after leaving San Diego. Young is
usually more intelligenced than that.
My girlfriend is back from her painting class. She reports that it's a 72�
Saturday with achingly blue skies. "Solid measurables," I reply.
This is now the longest first round in NFL draft history—six hours and eight
minutes. I can no longer feel my legs.
A merciful God ends the first round. For three weeks everybody but Vladimir
Putin was doing a mock draft. So who was right? Well, Todd McShay of Scouts,
Inc., had five of the first six right but cooled off fast and wound up with
nine out of 32 dead-on. SI's Peter King was unusually off, with three.
NFL.com's Vic Carucci had four. The winner in my survey of draft pundits?
Kiper, with 10. My point? Mock drafts are a bigger waste than Jos� Feliciano's
Berman, who now needs a shave, says to go to ESPN2 to watch the rest of rounds
2 and 3, but I swear, if I have to sit through one more pick, I'm going to
resurgence my lunch.
So, I quit.
Besides, I have a good excuse for quitting. Unlike the real bloggers, I only
have a limited amount of sp
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