Friday, April 27, 2007

Is John Clayton real?

Anyone who is anyone is at the NFL Draft for ESPN, but one person is missing John Clayton. He is there in his usually via satellite situation. Over the last couple of weeks I've started to wonder if the Seattle native, who looks like the puppet (right) in the Saw Movies, is real.
I do not think that I've seen him in studio at ESPN or any where live. Usually when you see him he standing at some field in the middle of nowhere or he is being brought in with a background of Seattle behind him.
So this weekend, when all of the questions are answered about the future of players, there is one that still remains: Is John Clayton real?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This ranch is not big enough for the both of us

Over the past decade Mel Kiper has had the NFL Draft all to him self, but this year that has all changed. ESPN has brought in Todd McShay, Scout Inc., to help out with the NFL Draft. Kiper and McShay are totally different.

Here is a break down of how they stack up.

Hair Color:
McShay (left): Dark Brown
Kiper (right): black hair with lots of gel in it. Makes an Pedro Martinez gerry curly look clean.

McShay: nice and mellow
Kiper: a voice that only Bill Tobin could love

Playing Experience
McShay: Tried to walk on at the University of Richmond, and was a little used defensive back
Kiper: Never put on a jock

Interesting Tidbit
McShaw: Scott Van Pelt has yet to nail his impression of him.
Kiper: He has stated that he eats a slice of pumpkin pie everyday for breakfast.

As you see the end of Kiper is coming and coming fast and GMs all over the NFL thank you.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"The Jump" out of the League

Three years ago Ian O'Connor spent a whole season with then hot shot high school senior Sebastain Telfair detailing it in a book named "The Jump." Only a couple of years after that book came out, Telfair has had a falling out with his second NBA team, and could be on his way out of the league for good. Earlier in the week, Telfair was arrested on gun charges and the Celtics have had enough of the Coney Island Prodigy.

"I wanted to let you know that we have removed Sebastian's nameplate from his locker in Waltham. The facts and circumstances of his case have not been determined but he does not have a Celtics locker and we do not anticipate that he will," Celtics managing partner Wyc Grousbeck wrote in an e-mail to The Boston Globe on Tuesday.

This is not the first time that he has been involved in an hand gun incident, back in Feb. 2006 he was involved in the similar incident. Then he was also involved in an incident where a chain was stolen from him. Just to make things worst Telfair was featured in the Teairra Mari music video to "Make her Feel Good" It just seems that trouble always follows him everywhere.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The NFL Draft is the greatest way to waste time

From Peter King to Mel Kiper. From Russell to Quinn. You can kill a whole day on the Internet reading stuff associated with the NFL Draft. While looking around the Internet on Monday I found another great website to waste time, Rookiepedia. Its like Wikipedia, but with just draft eligible players, what are they going to think of next.

Hey everyone makes mistakes

Ryan Anderson, Carlos Pena, Joe Borchard, Drew Henson (pictured), and Dennis Tankersly. Those are the prospects that were ranked ahead of 2006 American League MVP Justin Morneau in the 2002 list of prospects. Baseball people say that scouting is an inexact science and boy were they right with this class. While some in the class like Josh Beckett, Hank Blalock, Joe Mauer Mark Teixeria, and Jake Peavy have made a huge impact on the came, the group is dotted with train wrecks and in Henson and Borchard two over rated quarterbacks.
Here is a list of some of the top 15 prospects from the Top 100 list:
  1. Josh Beckett Marlins
  2. Hank Blalock Rangers
  3. Sean Burroughs Padres
  4. Nick Johsnon Yankees
  5. Mark Prior Cubs
  6. Wilson Betemit Braves
  7. Juan Cruz Cubs
  8. Ryan Anderson Mariners
  9. Joe Borchard White Sox
  10. Mark Teixeira Rangers
  11. Nick Neugerbauer Brewers
  12. Carlos Pena Rangers
  13. Jon Rauch White Sox
  14. Dennis Tankersley Padres
  15. Drew Henson Yankees

Hey on some list Morneau was behind New Jersey native Jack Cust, ya I have no clue who he is either. The Nationals have two of the top 15 on this list and they are not named Teixeria and Beckett, that might explain why they are so bad.