The NFL draft is this Saturday. There are a lot of things I'm looking forward to. EA Games will have an ad for Madden 2006 for the next generation console. Chris Berman and Mel Kiper will be talking draft strategies. For the most part the draft is boring and I won't be watching it (there is only so much you can take of Mel's hair). But my boys the Broncos have me worried. They hired Cleveland's defensive line coach, which I guess is a good move. But then they proceeded to hire every one of the Cleveland defensive line players. This on the whole wouldn't be so bad if for the only small fact that Cleveland wasn't very good last year. Their D-line really wasn't good. So why spend money, trades, draft picks on guys who really aern't that good? I have no idea.
The only saving grace is that Shanahan seems to have a voodoo deal with Dan Snyder of the Redskins. Danny boy keeps giving up great stuff for our junk. Last year Denver got Champ Bailey and a 2nd round pick for Clinton Portis. This year the Skins ponied up a 1st and 3rd round next year along with a 4th round this year for the Broncos #25 slot. #25 isn't a high pick. It's barely in the first round.
So while I typically watch the first round until the Broncos pick, I think I'll just watch until Madden airs their commercial and then I'll do something constructive with my time. Like play Mario Party with my wife..or terrorize the cat.