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Brian Tarcy
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Brian Tarcy

The author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Football with Joe Theismann and the creator of the NFL humor prediction website Whatzgonnahappen.com

Drafting America's idols

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My favorite NFL draft moment was when Simon Cowell judged how each player performed ridiculous dance moves with a football. No wait... that's what I am expecting next year.

And yet, even as the NFL draft inches closer to the Bravo Network, it has become one of the most compelling television events of the year. This year it got even better. When the time of each first-round pick was cut from 15 minutes to 10 minutes, it was a perfect fix and when the league went prime time this year and split the draft into two nights and a day, it all added to the frenetic drama.

The NFL draft is so great because of the hope it encourages. It is sport, and yet everyone wins. In that way, it is like youth soccer. It represents dreams in ways that forces fans to be visionary - best case scenarios only.

For months leading to the draft, the guesswork of who will land where is played out in constant mock drafts. Some come close to getting it right, and others are so absurd they may as well suggest that Rush Limbaugh and Akio Toyodo will be the first two picks in the draft. Well, that was written by a knucklehead.

And even with more mock drafts in existence than actual humans on Earth, once the actual event started none of the predicting mattered. Tebow or not Tebow, that was the question... until it was answered by the the Denver Broncos - proving most mock drafts as worthless as a Brady Quinn jersey.

Truthfully, I loved the NFL draft coverage and I wish it was still going on. But the disclaimer is that I am the type of person who would love NFL draft coverage. After all, I am a Cleveland Browns fan.

April is always the best month for my favorite team.

By Brian Tarcy  |  April 27, 2010; 9:50 AM ET  | Category:  Draft , NFL , Roger Goodell Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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