News travels fast. From lit letters running on Wall Street to ESPN.com's SportsCenter Now, a two minute synopsis of what's going on, always with "Expert" analysis, once news breaks it, it flies.
As humans, we are naturally curious in the end result and will read every "Coors Light Bold Prediction" to get there. This past month, the NFL Draft, like many of the previous years, took the element of surprise and threw into the fire of Andy Dalton's head of hair.
It was bad enough that we got Kiper & McShay's Insider "Big Boards & Mock Draft 48.0s, as there was a consensus number one pick. The worst is seeing the athlete take the call, spoiling every prediction Keyshawn Johnson throws out of his flashy mouth. The athlete picks up the Iphone and smiles, as if there was a chance he'll work up a frown with $20 million dollars guaranteed thrown into his face.
If an athlete picks up the phone in the green room and shows absolutely no emotion, put it on the air, otherwise, I'd rather gaze into Mel Kiper Jr's slicked back...hair?
Coming from New Orleans, I nervously stood in front of the television as Roger Goodell approached the podium for the 24th pick of the First Round. Before I could hear the fate of our franchise for the next few years, a cameraman snooped behind the curtains and showed Adrian Clayborn's family/entourage (what's the difference anyways) all with Saints hats on.
Resolution for next year: Have American Idol's Ryan Seacrest "dim the lights" and announce every pick in the first round. No snooping cameramen, no ear-to-ear smile phonecalls. Pure Suspense.
I never liked my fingernails anyways.
And the questions the reports ask? Dika, that deserves a "C'mon Man. " Asking Cam Newton if he's glad he went first overall? You have to kidding me.
Although the athlete gives a "we'll see what happens" answer 99% of the time. Who knows? What if Suzy Kolber asked Colin Kaepernick about Alex Smith's future in San Francisco and he responded that he was the guy, and that Smith was out. Insert Erin Andrews with a limited amount of clothing on for Suzy Kolber and we have just changed the NFL Draft to a Fantasy Draft.
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