by Ryan Meehan
Over these past few years I’ve become quite vocal when there’s an event we shouldn’t care about for whatever reason or another, and it’s usually followed by some long and drawn out article detailing why nobody should pay attention to it. Unfortunately if you hate those posts, you’re not going to be a huge fan of this piece.
The NFL draft is one of the most overhyped events in all of sports. It’s like the Olympics, but every year and with a lot more hair gel. It’s hard to hate on the players themselves, because in all fairness to them this is the moment they’ve waited their whole life for and for most of them the signing day that follows will be the largest payday they’ll ever have. It’s not them I have a problem with, it’s how ESPN sells it. But it still sucks and I don’t plan on watching.
To use their own terminology against them, I believe this year’s overall draft experience is going to be a total bust. However, I feel obligated to present both angles even though one is quite acute and the other is severely obtuse. Continue reading