Friday, April 23, 2010

Kyle Orton Doesn't Wear Tim Tebow Pajamas

  • The NFL draft has gone from a VFW folding table with men sitting behind helmets and rotary phones to an over-the-top extravaganza that resembles the Golden Globes.
  • I loved the legends being introduced, even though it was a little cheesy. Jim Brown finally looks old, but Barry Sanders looks like he could run for 100 this weekend.
  • The Rams draft Sam Bradford at #1. My friend Paul Burmeister with the NFL Network thinks Bradford's the real deal. We'll find out. The NFL is littered with first round failures at QB.
  • Three of the first four picks were Sooners. Does that mean Big Game Bob Stoops couldn't win a championship the past couple years with an NFL team?
  • The Broncos take Tim Tebow in the FIRST ROUND! Wow. Kyle Orton doesn't wear Tim Tebow pajamas.
  • Right before Tebow picked up the phone, the NFL honored our servicemen and women. Nice moment.
  • Jimmy Klausen falls to the second round. I guess character counts. Dude can play though.
  • Did you see all those Yellow Jackets in the first round... none looked too impressive in the Orange Bowl when the Hawkeyes took their lunch money.
  • I wish I could watch the NFL Network, but since it's not on Mediacom, ESPN had the coverage. The draft has a lot of moving parts and the anchors struggled at times. They stepped all over each and other, and had several moments where they didn't realize their mics were hot. I've been there myself.
  • Word before the draft was Iowa's Bryan Bulaga might slide out of the top 5, or 10, or even 20. Word was right. Bulaga fell to the Packers at 23. Perfect fit. Though Bulaga is not an "Iowa farm boy" as Chris Berman described, Bulaga does look like he'd drive to Lambeau Field on a John Deere tractor. It all worked out in the end.
  • Greg McDermott hiring Nick Nurse as Associate Head Coach makes a lot of sense. Nurse knows how to work with NBA wannabes, he has overseas connections, and he brings new up-tempo ideas. I think it's also a sign no one at Iowa State is thinking McDermott is a lame duck coach.
  • Dowling's Katie Flood makes running 3,000 meters in under 10 minutes look effortless.

1 comment:

The Rooster said...

The Nick Nurse move really puzzles me. I don't know the salaries involved, I suspect ISU's is bigger, but he's going from being a successful #1 to an almost lame duck #2. This just doesn't add up. I smell a lot more to this story, just am not sure if it's on the Energy or the ISU side.

I guarantee you, this isn't as nice as it seems.