From April, 2019

DEBUNKING THE PATRIOTS NEED TO DRAFT A QB NARRATIVE

……This year.  Certainly the Patriots have to replace Tom Brady at some point. We’ve seen him in the sun, so we know he isn’t a vampire. So unless what Ponce de Leon was really looking for was avocado ice cream, then we can expect to see the end Brady’s career in the next few seasons. And while we could see the Patriots select a quarterback on the 3rd day of the draft, and there are some interesting prospects; Clayton Thorson – Northwestern Jarrett Stidham – Auburn Ryan Finley – NC State Kyle Shurmur – Vanderbilt Tyree Jackson – Buffalo Brett…

DRAFT TAKES PART DEUX

Two days down, one to go. The NFL draft’s first three rounds have come and gone, and there were some significant moves. The biggest of which is the symmetry of the AFC East continues. Friday saw the evening end with each of the 3 also rans in the division adding defensive tackles in an attempt to apply pressure up the middle against the G.O.A.T, and greatest living American, Tom Brady. Friday saw the Dolphins trade a second rounder to Arizona for last year’s #10 overall pick, QB Josh Rosen. So not only do the Dolphins (Christian Wilkins), Jets (Quinnen Williams),…

NFL DRAFT TAKES

Day 1 of the 2019 NFL draft is in the books. There were some surprises (I’m looking at you Mike Mayock, Clelin Ferrell at 4? Really liked Ferrell at Clemson, lets see how he fits in the league) There were some disappointments (I’m sure Jawaan Taylor has had better days). And there was a lot of bad cover band music. After watching four hours of draft excitement its done nothing to dampen my enthusiasm as the weekend kick offs with 2 rounds of drafting tonight. My own real disappointment was that Wilkins didn’t knock Goodell over with his celebration. THAT…

Mock If You Must

Less than 24 hours until Roger Goodell takes time away from torturing small animals and picking on the elderly to announce the first selection in the 2019 NFL draft. After much talk… so much talk, we’re finally at a point where the rubber meets the road. In honor of this, we’re going to take one final stab at projecting the first round. This time we’re going to give it a go with trades. Seven of them to be precise. Call me psycho, but I’m really looking forward to the next few days. The NFL draft, Avengers: End Game, and the…

The End is Upon Us

There were 14,000,605 ways this could end, and we’re on the verge of seeing the only one that counts. We’re in the End Game now. For decades the comic book movie landscape had been dominated by DC comic characters. Christopher Reeves’ Superman. Michael Keaton’s Batman. Val Kilmer’s Batman. George Clooney’s Batman. Christian Bale’s Batman. Sure Marvel had the Blade Trinity, but how many of you even knew Blade was a Marvel character? DC comics was where it was at. They had the marquee names that were deeply ingrained in American pop culture. Superman was as American as apple pie. Batman…

CHAMPIONCENTRIC DRAFT PREVIEW

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is almost upon us. Months of film reviews, speculation, drama, heartache, and Strange happenings, and it all comes to its conclusion this weekend. But while the world will be filling movie theatres to watch Avengers: End Game, the sports world will turn its eyes to the 2019 NFL Draft. A multitude of tweets, and articles have shot forth from You’re Ducking Right regarding the festivities in Nashville, but lets take a few minutes and give a state of the union address regarding the current, pre-draft state, of the SuperBowl champion New England Patriots.…

DEFINITIVE 7 ROUND MOCK NFL DRAFT

Just over a week from now the NFL’s powers that be will converge upon Nashville. And while the music will certainly be enjoyed by some, for those in the scouting trenches, this is where the rubber meets the road. The 2019 NFL draft is upon us. Lets get right into this, a 7 round Mock draft. No trades involved, here. Though I expect to see at least 4 trades in the first round alone. Between the draft, the NBA playoffs, AND Avengers: End Game coming out next weekend, its time to geek the hell out! So lets see how it’ll…

LET ME RE-INTRODUCE YOU TO THE GOLDEN KNIGHTS

For the second year in a row, Las Vegas has been inflicted with playoff fever. Two years of existence, two years of playoff beards in the city of sin. The Vegas Golden Knights shocked the world last season, when in their first season of existence they went all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals before being ousted by the Washington Capitals. It was unexpected, a band of misfit toys that captured the hearts and imaginations of an entire city following a tragedy. This season though presented a new challenge, expectations. After losing names like James Neal, David Perron, and…

NBA FIRST ROUND REVIEW

The NBA’s real season begins today. Forget the trials and tribulations of the last 6 months. The ups, downs, highs, and lows of the NBA regular season mean almost nothing now. A distant memory. 16 teams remain, and at the end, just as in Highlander, there can be only one. The fans in Philly salivating at potential redemption with the additions of Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris. The Nuggets faithful riding high as their team moved from outside the playoff picture looking in last year to the 2 seed in the west. Orlando fans thinking their team may have a…