Down with the sickness

There’s no question that the NFL is the premier sports league in America. I daresay there’s more interest in the NFL draft than there is in any baseball or basketball playoff games this weekend.

I mean, the White Buffalo is in no less than THREE draft pools. It’s madness, I tell you, madness!

Although not as crazy as the idea of the Vikings taking another RB at 7. Unfortunately, the possibility is a real one given the low-wattage at which Mike Tice operates.

In the unlikely event that you care but aren’t watching, the first three were: Smith, Brown, Edwards. And if you don’t know exactly what that means, you really don’t need to know.

UPDATE – WR Troy Williamson. 6-2, fast, big-play receiver. A good pick. He’s got more speed than Mike Williams, who strikes me a more as a potential Keyshawn Johnson possession receiver than a Randy Moss replacement. It’s a roll of the dice in any case, but regardless of whether it was Brown, Williams and Benson being gone that forced the Vikes to do the right thing or not, it was a sensible pick, which for the Vikings is all one hopes for.

The question of filling a need higher than one has to is a bogus one; a need is a need. There’s a lot more genuine value in having Troy Williamson catching balls on the field than in a hypothetical higher value like Aaron Rodgers sitting on the bench watching Daunte throw the ball.

Guest Blogger of the Week

I usually find it difficult to post anything passing for even remotely thoughtful on Saturdays, mostly because I’m usually thinking about writing the following Monday’s column during the course of the day. And once I’m done with that, I’m not terribly inclined to post anything that requires the least bit of mental effort.

Also, the fact that the gym closes early on the weekend doesn’t help.

Anyhow, I’ve decided to try experimenting with rotating weekly guest bloggers. Each week I’ll select one blogger from a list of volunteers; you’ll have to be a member of the Reader Blogroll to volunteer… well, to volunteer successfully, anyhow. Email me the post by the following Friday and I’ll post it here on Saturday along with a link to your blog. Posts can be on pretty much any subject and do not need to be in accordance with my views, although if it’s something that’s over the top or likely to cause another host of idiots like the Atriocities to descend upon the blog, I won’t post it and you’ll lose your chance. Profanity and general indecency is likewise forbidden; if any such offenses require committing, I will commit them, thank you very much.

Posts can be any length up to 750 words. If you’ve got more to say, well, that’s what the link to your blog is for and you can continue the theme there if you want.

Any volunteers?