Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee is famous for a lot of things. He’s famous for raising over 2.5 billion dollars for one of the most powerful universities in the nation, for sporting that ridiculous bowtie, and most recently, his unprofessional and degrading comments towards any college, person, place or thing not named Ohio State.
When it comes to the NFL Draft, you can tune to whatever network you want on T.V., but when you finally land on your channel of choice, be sure to turn down the volume, head on over to www.bluechiptalk.com, and tune in live to BCT’s 2nd Annual Draft Drinking Game! If you’re over 21 and know how to drink responsibly, you can even join in, so allow us to law down some ground rules.
From October to April, the NBA regular season painfully drags on for 82 games, and while all of you have wasted 10-15 hours a week watching the pointless regular season NBA games, I have been doing things more interesting...like NOT watch NBA regular season games.
Below you will find Blue Chip Talk's NFL Mock Draft 1.0, picks 1-5. And no, we won't make you pay for ESPNinsider to find our picks. But with all the uncertainty in this year's NFL draft, we will predict every trade, every draft pick, and create every "Bermanism" for the future of the NFL.
1) Kansas City Chiefs - Luke "What a" Joeckel - OT (Texas A&M)
So it’s March, and that means it is pre-season awards predictions. Who follows up Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey for the 2013 MVP titles? (Maybe they repeat?) Can Kershaw and Verlander wrest their crowns back from R.A. Dickey and Price? (Remember, Dickey’s now in the AL, which means there will be no repeat.) Will someone unexpected have that surprise, break-out year? Which players will revert to prior form to capture Comeback Player of the Year? And finally, which of the first timers will help their teams the most, and vie for Rookie of the Year?
Eastern Texas is located in the west? It is now, as the Houston Astros immigrate (legally no less) to the AL West, joining the Angels, Rangers, A’s, and Mariners, and finally evening up the division layouts to five-a-pop. I’m sure the door is open in Milwaukee to provide lessons learned from that team which only (relatively) recently moved from the AL to the NL. I’m also sure that the 4 “native” AL West teams are licking their chops, given the state of the unbalanced schedule (i.e.
The Giants have won two of the past three World Series Titles (coincidentally or not in years that Buster Posey was healthy). And while the new Dodgers ownership group has pumped about a gajillion dollars into their ball club, this only gets them to the table. They have a plethora of question marks to be answered, and until they do (or the Giants falter), it is hard to pick anyone but the returning champs to win the NL West. But, this is why they play them on the field. It should be interesting, at the very least. And, I do expect the also-ran to be a wildcard team, come October.
The NL central has had perhaps the most parity in recent years, or at least the perception of such. Over the past 5 seasons, 4 different teams have topped the division. That might not be as amazing in a 6 team division as in a traditional 5 team one, but that issue has been put to bed with the Houston Astros moving to the AL West in 2013. And the one remaining team that has not been highly competitive, the Pittsburgh Pirates, seem to have turned some corners last year, led by perennial All-Star Andrew McCutchen, and add further to the well-balanced division.