The 2011 NFL Draft Diary

April 29, 2011

In case you didn’t know, the much-awaited Fast Five hits the box office this weekend.  Kind of astounding when you realize they actually made a fifth, almost like it was part of a dare or something.  Of course, the great irony here is that nobody didn’t know about this picture.  You couldn’t turn on your television without being stalked by a monotone Vin Diesel.  And you can’t say anyone was truly waiting for it, either.  Most level-headed moviegoers threw in the towel midway through the first sequel.  So, with no discernible plot and acting that is second to everyone, why’d . . .

Click Chorus: Apr. 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Kristen Wiig, who stars in “Bridesmaids,” her comedy debut. After so many years on SNL, it’s clear she was ready for a change in genre. ***** • The Wall Street Journal breaks down the success of first round NFL Draft picks. It all makes so much sense. • The NCAA announced that no new bowls will be formed for at least three years. We can now officially mourn the possibility of Allentown’s proposed Hot Dog King Bowl. • A huge, horrible tornado hit Tuscaloosa and barely missed Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. Here’s how you can . . .

Click Chorus: Apr. 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by ESPN’s most famous community college attendee/draft analyst, Mel Kiper Jr. I can’t pinpoint exactly what he does well or accurately, but he certainly, well, exists. ***** • The Fiesta Bowl‘s eligibility is being reviewed by an 11 member NCAA panel. Nine of those members went on a Fiesta Bowl sponsored vacation, but I’m sure they’ll be completely impartial about giving the Fiesta Bowl an additional BCS game. • SI.com’s Stewart Mandel breaks down the NCAA’s notice of allegations against Ohio State. Apparently they dodged some sort of bullet. If only there was some . . .

Click Chorus: Apr. 25, 2011

April 25, 2011

Today’s Chorus is brought to you by Hugh Grant, Oxford graduate. He is awarded this honor because apparently, two important people are getting married in England this week. Also, Grant is foppish. I think somebody actually invented the word “foppish” to describe Grant. ***** • Ohio State officially received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, who are total HATERZ. • More Florida players favor herbal remedies. Oh and pot. Lots of pot. • Nebraska coach Bo Pelini signed a new contract a few weeks ago. I was sworn to secrecy, but one major incentive includes provisions for a curved . . .

Three for the Show: The Highlights

April 22, 2011

Earlier today, I finished watching my DVR’d copy of Three for the Show (Pt 1), ESPN‘s latest Year of the Quarterback installment, and it was quite good. And yes, I mean that on every conceivable level. These are my insta-reactions (in no particular order) to the behind-the-scenes look at Cam Newton, Jake Locker, and Tyrod Taylor and their magical journey to the NFL Draft: ***** • Newton puts extra marshmallows in his Lucky Charms, and not the tiny ones either — giant pink ones, just because. Maybe we should go ahead and get started on an egg white and fruit regimen . . .