Sunday, April 26, 2015

THE "MOCK DRAFT" MOCKERY - Written by: Craig Shelton Date posted: - 04.26.2015


THE "MOCK DRAFT" MOCKERY
Written by: Craig Shelton
Date posted: 04.26.2015

Let's be clear from the start. There is no such things as a 'draft guru' or a 'draft expert.'  They're both relative terms in terms of, "expert by comparison to who or what?"

A major league baseball player can walk up to home plate and fail to get on base 70-percent of the time for his career, and yet be celebrated as a Hall of Fame player based upon a 30-percent success rate. So by comparison are so-called NFL draft experts experiencing a 30 percent success rate in correctly identifying what decisions NFL general managers and their draft day war room committees will make?

What we typically observe early in the first round on draft day is mock draft boards imploding, as if a professional demolition team had been contracted to eliminate an ugly eyesore obstructing the view of a fancy downtown loft. I'd trust an African witch doctor's bush magic to heal the flu before I'd trust a so-called draft expert to have a 30-percent success rate in nailing down their own draft board's order of Round 1 draft day picks. 

My opinions or lack of trust in mock drafts isn't so much an  indictment of of the individual credibility of draft experts or their process of arriving at their conclusions. My criticism and skepticism is primarily built upon multiple variables exclusive of the generally known inexact nature of all components draft related.  
Then there's the uncertainty of "what will 

the next guy do," because no matter how well your mock draft boards are constructed, or the level of educated preparedness implemented, one bonehead Oakland Raiders' reach in Round 1, and your board is officially as useful as a toothpick at a senior living facility.
 
Mock drafts simply make a 'mockery' of the average Joe Blow NFL fan who's out here just surviving and participating the best he can with his limited mostly anidodial knowledge of the game.

Mock draft culture is no sin, but it is driven by a highly overvalued, egocentric media base that preys on the more impulsively-challenged among NFL fans.

 Word to the wise.

Put faith and trust in those who 'study' the game over those who 'watch' the games. 

Craig Shelton
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Saturday, April 25, 2015

DAVID NUNO ON ESPN DALLAS 103.3



DAVID NUNO ON ESPN DALLAS 103.3 

Houston's ABC 13 Sports Reporter representing on ESPN DALLAS 103.3.   Check out David Nuno's audio below




Personally, I wish more local media let me know when they are on in other markets.  I love to hear their persepctives when they are not in their comfort zones.  

LM



Rick Carlisle Upset about Officiating in Game 3



Rick Carlisle Upset about Officiating in Game 3





Friday, April 24, 2015

HOUSTON PERSONALITY ON PAT TILLMAN & MICHAEL SAM BY LM



HOUSTON PERSONALITY ON PAT TILLMAN & MICHAEL SAM
Written by: LM

Today, Fred Faour and AJ Hoffman (The Blitz) did a little cross promoting.  They talked about a discussion which occurred between Sean Salisbury and Steve Bunin (Unfiltered).

AJ Hoffman was disturbed about the cross comparison of Pat Tilman and Michael Sam.  I really don't care why Michael Sam is not in the NFL because I have common sense to know there have been gay players in the NFL before Michael.

From the audio, Sean brought up Pat Tillman as an example and Steve elaborated.  Steve said Pat Tillman is a hero and Michael Sam is a hero.  I can't speak for everyone but announcing your sexuality is not heroic to me.  It simply means, you want people to know your sexuality.  I don't think Michael Sam's life was in danger in America 2015 for revealing he's gay.  On the other hand, Pat Tillman, went into a hot war zone to fight and got killed.  Even if he didn't killed, it's still heroic.

THE KICKER

In the audio, you will hear Steve say, Pat had a choice, Michael didn't.  Michael didn't have a choice to not reveal his sexuality?  Michael chose to tell the world about his lifestyle.  Fuck all of that, Michael didn't make a roster and people will make all types of excuses.  As stated earlier, there have been gay players in the NFL way before Michael Sam on active rosters and the team more than likely knew.

Like AJ and Fred stated, If JJ WATT, came out tomorrow as gay, will the Texans cut him?  I will answer for them, NO, they would not because he can ball.

I predicted "coming out" in the NFL would be used as supplemental argument.  The media will use every type of story-line at their disposal to get a reaction.

Below is the audio


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RADIO GOLD MISSED BY THE BLITZ

For as much time the Blitz devoted to the topic, I was really surprised they didn't capitalize on it.  Callers and texters were telling the Blitz, they had it wrong and the context was not as they described and I'm with AJ, I know what I heard.  For as heated as AJ was about the topic, why not try to get Steve on the air and explain exactly what he meant.  It benefits all, in terms of cross promotion.  Instead of bringing on the producer to explain what he heard, why not call the source itself.  I've heard local hosts called to debate something another host said on air and it was GOLD RADIO.

It was good radio but could have been even better.  As far as UNFILTERED,  Michael Sam and Pat Tillman shouldn't be in the same hemisphere.

FYI: You now have a new listener.  If someone can make a comment like this, it has to be more juice in that cup.

LM

FRANK THOMAS RESPONDS TO CHRIS ROCK'S TAKE ON LACK OF BLACK IN MLB 04.24.2015

FRANK THOMAS RESPONDS TO CHRIS ROCK'S TAKE ON LACK OF BLACK IN MLB
04.24.2015

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