The NFL Draft: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

April 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Let's face it, for avid football fans, and even above average ones, today is basically December 24th. And with less than 24 hours until we get to hear, "The St. Louis Rams are now on the clock," I'm ready to put on my football sweater.
How great is the NFL Draft? No really, how great is it? Well let me tell you how truly wonderful it is. Everyone, even Rams' and Lions' fans, think they have a shot at the playoffs. More than half the league thinks one player can get them to "Destination Dallas" for Super Bowl XLV. And for every team, their "guy" is still available.
But why is this day, in which no actual football will be played, so exciting? Well let's look at no better example than the Lions. Let's look back at the last decade of football for Detroit. It starts with the number 0, meaning 0 playoff appearances. Only the Buffalo Bills also haven't been to the playoffs in that time, and the Houston Texans, but they weren't around until 2002. Then you have the fact that the Lio...

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