in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers...
MAKE THE DRAFT INTERESTING!!!
I say this because I cannot see the Panthers taking Quarterbacks Cam Newton, or Blaine Gabbert.
I read the other day what Head Coach Ron Rivera thinks about Newton, saying he's "worthy" of the first pick. Well, you know who isn't worthy of the first pick? Ron Rivera.
This guy has been passed over for more jobs than any coach I've ever remembered. Do you think for a second the owner of the Carolina Panthers, Jerry Richardson, is going to let Ron Rivera make the pick? Or even the GM? While I'm not going to call him "cheap", even though it has been said, Richardson is OLD SCHOOL. He played in the NFL. He's going to make a very SMART pick.
Why do I think this way? Well, it's because he's made some very BAD picks over the years, and more recently they've become conservative in the first round.
Early on he picked Biakabatuka, Rae Carruth, and Jason Peter in 3 of the first 4 seasons.
Since then it's been character and safe, for the most part.
They are not taking Cam Newton, and for a guy who some call "cheap", they are also not taking Blaine Gabbert.
Yes, Jimmy Clausen isn't great, but he was a rookie. They'll find out what they have first before they throw money at a guy who won't even play his rookie season.
The Panthers are a bad football team, and need an upgrade almost everywhere.
I suspect they'll be taking Marcel Dareus or Patrick Peterson with the first pick. Both safe, both solid, both guys you can build a team around. If they're gonna risk it they'll take AJ Green, a star wide-receiver who helps your young QB.
I'd be shocked if they take either of the QBs.
And assuming they don't it will be more fun to watch them slip.
Monday, April 18, 2011
so we can squeeze this into the Reagan Biography:
Mr. Corr, the former ambassador, is expected to testify that as defense minister, General Vides worked with United States officials to curb abuses by his forces. General Vides was awarded the Legion of Merit, a high military honor, by President Ronald Reagan.This part sounds all good and stuff, but the rest of it is mostly about how he pretty much killed people...
Posted by weinish at 11:26 PM
People are wondering how it's possible Kemba Walker graduated college having never read a book cover to cover.
Walker took schoolwork with him throughout the Big East and NCAA tournaments, completing short required papers while postponing tests until after the season. He met with his campus tutor on Skype. And in his travel pack is a copy of New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden's Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete, a book that Crump encouraged Walker to read as part of an independent study class on racism in sports. Before the Final Four, Crump suggested that Rhoden's book would be the first that Walker had ever made it through cover-to-cover. After the win over Kentucky, Walker confirmed this. "That's true," he said. "You can write that. It is the first book I've ever read."If you want to know how he did just ask me. Cause I managed to do it as well. And now I write books.
Posted by weinish at 3:37 PM
But the last few months have revealed a governor whose conservatism is not just economic. In his statements, budget moves and quiet administrative actions, Mr. Christie has taken strong positions on abortion and medical marijuana; while his positions on these issues had been clear, he had said or done little about them. And he has spoken up on matters he had previously not addressed at all, like family planning and global warming — suggesting that human activity may not be causing the planet to heat up.In other news, water is still wet...
“He is absolutely the most conservative governor we have had in the modern history of the state,” said Ben Dworkin, director of the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University. “Christie has revealed a number of views that we didn’t see before, or barely saw, on things that were not on anybody’s radar screen in the 2009 election or his first months in office.”
Posted by weinish at 2:53 PM