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Quick Draft Thoughts: Part 1

April 29, 2011

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No fancy intro here.  Four observations from your humble and unreliable correspondent.

Lets get to it…

1.  Finally something to watch on Thanksgiving

Best pick of the night belonged to the Detroit Lions.  Hands down.   My favorite pick.  The most entertaining thing to watch in all of football is a dominating defensive tackle (see Suh’s performance against Texas in the 2010 Big XII title game and Fairley in this year’s National Title).  The goat of previous drafts, the Lions have hit 3 home runs in recent years with Calvin Johnson, Ndamukong Suh and now Nick Fairley….with a foruth pick that could make it a grand slam should Ciaran man-crush and ceiling poster boy Matty Stafford ever prove not to be made out of beautiful fine crystal.  That aside…

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Your (Last Minute) 2011 NFL Draft Prop Bet Guide

April 28, 2011

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2011 NFL Draft Prop BetsAssuming you can do it legally, what better way to spice up the 1st Round of the 2011 NFL Draft tonight than with some prop bets, right? I mean, if it works for Super Bowl parties, why not the NFL Draft?

Best of all, unlike your average prop, most of these have been analyzed and discussed (albeit indirectly) by countless “Draft Experts” for months now — so you’ve actually got a wealth of supposedly reliable, predictive information to work with.

Let’s take a look at what’s arguably tonight’s marquee prop, for instance:

Cam Newton’s Draft Position: Over/Under 1.5 (+250/-400)

Carolina Panthers will likely select Cam NewtonOr, in other words: Will Cam Newton go #1 Overall, or not?

Now, if you’re at all interested in this year’s NFL Draft, you’ve probably read no less than 10 articles in the past 72 hours on what the Carolina Panthers are gonna do with the #1 pick.  The overwhelming consensus: They’re going to draft Cam Newton (but aren’t necessarily over the moon about it).

Carolina is certainly in an unenviable position. Newton, despite how high his ceiling may be, is still almost certainly somewhat of  a project, at best.  Gus Malzahn’s “One Read and Go” offense  at Auburn — however misconstrued it may be — probably didn’t prepare Cam for the complexities of an NFL passing attack as much as it could, amongst other red flags .

It also appears the Panthers, in desperate need of QB help regardless, may not be able to find a viable trading partner for the #1 pick, and Newton — at -400 — is the clear favorite to be selected first overall (Marcell Dareus is the next favorite at a distant +300).

All that said, roll the dice on Newton Under 1.5, and — particularly if you’re a Panthers fan — make sure your fingers are firmly crossed….

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DeSean Jackson’s historic, walk-off punt return TD against the Giants – Tecmo Bowl style!

December 20, 2010

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YouTube user MrNFL does these things so well. Frump’s used his lovely work before, and we’re very grateful for it.

Fingers crossed for hoping MrNFL can somehow manage to pull off Dan Connolly’s epic, “fat guy” return against Green Bay, too. That would be something.

Much like Jackson and Connolly’s returns were for the NFL, I’m pretty sure a 71-yard kickoff return by an offensive lineman would be a Tecmo Bowl first. Unfortunately, the game’s inherent programming limitations might make that one impossible, but one can dream…

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Hitler is told about the Vikings bizarre release of Randy Moss…

November 4, 2010

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I keep waiting for these Hitler videos to get old. Hasn’t happened yet (at least not for me). To be fair, this one starts off a bit slow – thought it might be the death nail – but, by the end, it’s well worth the 4 minutes. Especially the Brett Favre and Lions jokes…

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So, you want to be an NFL WR?

May 1, 2009

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Torry Holt's busted middle finger

Sure, we all do (don’t we?), but we also need to be aware of the potential drawbacks. 

It’s true: As an NFL player you may get all the fancy ladies, and the clothes, and the free creams and lotions — but you could also end up with a finger like the Jags’ Torry Holt up there (It looks like that permanently, Frumpsters). 

Yeah, so for all of you out there thinking about trying out at your favorite franchise’s mini-camp this weekend — and I know there’s at least handful of ya — consider this your public service announcement for the day foreseeable future.

Rumor has it that during Holt’s days at N.C. State he used to tie one arm behind his back during receiving drills. That may or may not help explain things. 

Either way, I’m adding this revelation to an already long list of reasons why I haven’t made a living catching a lot of balls.  Make the jump for a clip of Torry discussing his “trophy” of a finger at a recent Jaguars press conference.

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