Originally Posted by ArlingtonTexan
He is not dealing with depression as much as he like I have been following when Joel Bushbaum was alive and when you called Mel Kiper you got him or his wife on the phone line to take your order. We know the realities of the draft, essentailly a few things happen
1) your team will not draft the players you fall in love with
2) those players you fall in love and are "better" than the the guys already on you team will suck as NLFers.
3) Especially when you are dealing with guys this early , players who are thought of a 1st rounder may not even get drafted and guys none of you are discussing right now are going to go in the first/second round ancd actually will be good.
The draft was a lot more fun when it was an activity we nerds spent a couple months on it versus people who seem to care more about it than the actual games that are played. If you are making a mock before the season ends and all the players are announced for the draft you have your priorities screwed up.
The best thing to do is to learn about as many players generally as you can and the needs/philosophy of as many teams as possible. Some of us who watch a ton of college football, the combine, and everything else will be lucky as hell to get 2 out 7/8 picks right for our teams when the actual event happens.
Sorry, you got a rant that has been building up since I saw the first mock draft/wish list somewhere around Labor Day. Watch college football and enjoy it with the hope the team drafts one player that you give damn about before he is on the Texans.
Well thanks for the insults and it really sucks to be you.
WHen I purchase a new automobile, I don't wait until the car is in the show room. In 2005, I found out Pontiac was testing a new roadster to compete with Porsche. When I slid into the show room car in late 2006, I was prepared for what to look for. Many of the original problems had been worked out and I was able to decide on the Solstice rather than the Sebring, Cougar, Boxster or wait for the Sky. Even if I had not purchased (drafted) the car (player) I wanted, it was fun for me to do. FYI, I have purchased a 2006, 2007 and am driving the 2008.
I spoke to Joel B two years prior to his death and his info was a constant source to me for my boards.
I am surprised that such a puritan as you even read the thread. Fans like you who pat themselves on their NFL regulation jersey or wave your season ticket at me because I choose to watch game on TV, make me snicker. You may have noticed I do post occasionally in the football forum. You have fun your way and allow the rest of us and there are a few, to seek our enjoyment where we choose.