It’s Draft Day!
It’s finally here, Lunatics. We have been starved of football for nearly two months, being forced to go to great lengths to feed out addictions. We watched the Pro Bowl. We stared at blurrycam footage of some tall white guy throwing a football at Duke, wondering aloud, “WHY WON’T YOU JUST TELL ME WHETHER YOU’RE PEYTON MANNING??” We tracked Bountygate with the kind of religious fervor usually only reserved for Tim Tebow. And then, of course, there was that whole Tim Tebow thing.
But now our patience is being rewarded. On tonight, of all nights, we get to experience the closest thing to actual football between February and August: the NFL Draft.
For the full viewing experience, nothing beats watching the 1st round with the Football Ranters. Our NFL Draft Party is at Shorty’s on Madison Avenue in NYC. Even if you can’t make it, offering some totally lame excuse like, “I have to babysit my kid sister” or, “I live in Idaho,” you can still enter our mock draft contest for a chance to win some sweet prizes.
We’ll also be issuing rapid-response draft grades for every pick and trade on our Twitter feed, so be sure to follow us as the night unfolds. We’ll also have some more thorough analysis here and on the podcast in the days that follow.
As you count down the hours until the Colts are officially on the clock, let me share with you this question I got this morning from a loyal Lunatic:
Quick question for the Danchise… how is anything supposed to get done today when everyone knows we’re all waiting for 8pm?
By way of response, I direct you to this video:
We mustn’t dwell, Lunatics…NOT ON NFL DRAFT DAY!