Send The Mockers To Jack BauerMay 5th, 2014
Joe has interesting news to share. Joe just knows Bucs fans are weary of the delayed draft this year. Way too much time for mindless mock drafts, smokescreens and unfounded rumors.
Joe understands why the NFL pushed the draft back to May. Big bucks are to be hand with television programming during a sweeps month (and yes, the NFL draft in primetime is major ratings). It is a smart, yet tedious move.
Well, Joe learned something tonight that could end the drought between the combine and the draft.
It seems the Big Ten Conference is moving its conference basketball tournament from Indianapolis in the near future with the tournament to be played at rotating sites.
What does that have to do with the NFL Scouting Combine? Well, the Big Ten hosts the tournament in downtown Indianapolis about two weeks after combine time. And there is no way the tournament and the combine could be held at the same time. The combine uses up much of the Indiana Convention Center (nee: Hoosier Dome), which is literally across the street from Lucas Oil Stadium and two blocks from the (Jose) Conseco Fieldhouse, the site of the Big Ten tournament.
The Indiana Convention Center is the site of all sorts of fan activities and school functions during the tournament. The events could not co-exist.
With the Big Ten Conference vacating downtown Indianapolis in the near future, don’t be shocked if the NFL pushes back the dates of the combine, in part, to cut back on the too-long time between the combine and the draft.
As for the draft, Joe is totally burned out on it. Weary. Yes, being waterboarded by the mockers has done in Joe. What made mock drafts jump the shark for Joe occurred last week when a prominent national mocker told Joe that accuracy in his mock drafts are irrelevant. That sent Joe over the edge.
If a mock draft is not striving for accuracy, then the whole premise is a farce. If accuracy is not important, then what else is this writer pumping out that as misinformation, such as his player evaluation?
And no, you don’t need mock drafts to determine team needs or to produce player analysis. Joe can tell you a team’s need just by watching a friggin’ game!
This just sent Joe over the edge.
To be honest, Joe is much, much, much more geeked about the return of Jack Bauer and 24 tonight after four too long years than he is about the draft. Joe is actually looking forward to the end of the draft. It’s really sad, but that’s what the mockers have done to Joe. Wore him out then admitted it’s all a ruse to get clicks. MF’ers.
Joe is a First Amendment absolutist but he is so drained and worn out about mock drafts, Joe is hoping there is an FCC intervention so that talking about mock drafts is limited on the public airwaves. Something needs to be done about this mock draft industrial complex.
As far as Joe is concerned, outside of a select few mockers, including Joe’s good friend, “The Commish,” Justin Pawlowski, the vast majority of mockers should be sent to Jack Bauer. He will save America as he always does.
Jack is back, baby! And Joe is so geeked about it!