The NFL labor situation is still a mess -- and the best take I've read on it so far comes from baseball writer Joe Posnanski. Seriously, go read it now, it's far more intelligent than anything you'll ever get on this site. However, even though both sides are doing their best to alienate fans, the show must go on - and that show is the NFL Draft, which begins tonight and will continue through Saturday.
We here at T3I do enjoy the draft, however dragging out the event for 3 days seems silly to us. In fact, our exclusive sources say one of the hold ups in the labor negotiations is Roger Goodell's insistence that the draft be spread out over 255 days -- making one pick a day -- because "the fans" want more football.
So, that little rant aside, let's celebrate the draft in true T3I style - by hopping in the way back machine and enjoying some classic draft moments.
First up is the comprehensive history of Jets draft blunders. I'd tell that blowhard Rex Ryan to suck it, but we know that has a whole different meaning to Sexy Rexy these days.
And let's not forget the old Mel Kiper - Bill Tobin feud from the mid 1990s. There's so much to love here. From Keith Olbermann's porn-stache, to the part where Tobin rants about Kiper "getting to your sister," to Buddy Ryan saying Kiper has a better track record than Tobin - it's pure awesome.
And finally, let's remember that the draft is a crap shoot people. As evidence, just a few short years ago people saying nice things about the codeine-loving JaMarcus Russell. My favorite might be -- "JaMarcus Russell is going to energize the Raiders."