The Draft and more...So the draft was this weekend, and...
- the New England Patriots looked more desperate than ever to regain their Super Bowl stature (and they just might do it). Moss is a hack, but Tom Brady has done wonders with much less. Their first pick Merriweather will help solidify their aging defence. Is it just me or does it seem like the rest of the league will give NE anything they want; I think SanFrancisco sold their soul to get an additional first round pick, and even the selfish Moss readjusted his contract.
- Phil Savage (the GM of the Browns) was brilliant. Picking an awesome OT first, and then getting him a QB to protect was great. Quinn's NFL career will be dependent upon how much work he puts into it. Right now he has the same knocks as Peyton did when he came into the league. Peyton didn't have nearly the arm, body, or big game winning ability as Ryan Leaf did, but pure effort has made him a superstar.
- The Bears drafted their first tight end in the first round since Da Coach. I hope it works out as well.
- No one seems to understand the Colts, and how they could pick a WR when their defense is horrible. I guess they are hoping for the playoff version of the D next year for the regular season.
Major League Soccer
- If you have cable you can catch the game of the week every Thursday on ESPN2. It's well shot, and the play is getting to a higher and higher level. You won't see anything near what took place at the world cup, but there is some fine talent in the league. Two teams to watch for are the NY Redbulls and New England Revolution. NY has a lethal combo of Cladio Reyna in midfield and Joseph Altidore in the forward spot. Altidore is a budding star - the age of Adu, but with less hype and more skill. New England is the closest the MLS will come to English soccer, they have great ball movement and Taylor Twellman always seems to find the back of the net.
- Beckham coming to the states is overrated. If you are going to watch the LA Galaxy watch them because of Landon Donovan. After a horrible World Cup (besides his effort against Italy) he has really learned a lesson. No one in the league has Donovan's attacking ablility when he is running at the goal with the ball in stride- it's truly a sight to see.