Experts kill joy in draft

Mr. Flip's Rant

April 21, 2008

Mr. Flip likes the NFL. He was going to say he likes the NFL as much as the next guy, except then he got to thinking that the next guy might be the kind of NFL fan who hangs on every word of the overblown coverage that the draft gets.

Oh, how Mr. Flip longs for the days when Mel Kiper Jr. was the only draft expert on the planet and a second-round pick wasn't worth more than a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker.

But now we have expert after expert, "war rooms" where draft strategy is plotted and much time put into fooling everyone about whom you want to pick.

But for all of this pseudo-science, Tom Brady still ended up being selected in the sixth round.

Mr. Flip will just read the lists in the newspaper the next day.

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