2010 Fan Mock Draft – Round 3

This is the third round of our interactive, fan mock draft where the readers make the picks. We have each team being represented by a different person and they make the picks that they think are best for their team. Each person has six hours to make their pick and then the next person is on he clock. To see the easier to read, spreadsheet version of the draft click here. To see the reasoning behind the first round picks, click here. To see the reasoning behind the second round picks, click here.

Here’s how the third round has played out:

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2010 Fan Mock Draft – Round 2

This is the second round of our interactive, fan mock draft where the readers make the picks. We have each team being represented by a different person and they make the picks that they think are best for their team. Each person has six hours to make their pick and then the next person is on he clock. To see the easier to read, spreadsheet version of the draft click here. To see the reasoning behind the first round picks, click here.

Here’s how the second round has played out:

33. St. Louis Rams – Golden Tate – WR – Notre Dame

I’m about production, not workouts.  Tate just catches passes which is what the Rams need more than anything.  Benn is bigger and can return kicks, but when it comes to route running and catching passes, Tate is the man.  This will give him a year to learn pro football before we draft our Quarterback with the #1 pick next year.  It was almost Benn, because of the local Illinois roots, but the Rams need playmakers and Tate is that.

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2010 Fan Mock Draft – Round 1

This is the first round of our interactive, fan mock draft where the readers make the picks. We have each team being represented by a different person and they make the picks that they think are best for their team. Each person has six hours to make their pick and then the next person is on he clock. To see the easier to read, spreadsheet version of the draft click here. To see the picks and reasoning for round two click here.

Here’s how the first round has played out:

1. St. Louis Rams – Ndamukong Suh – DT – Nebraska

It was always Suh or Bradford for me but when I examined it closer, the choice was obvious.  Suh is the most dominate Defensive Lineman in recent history and Bradford is coming off a big shoulder injury.  That’s not exactly what you want out of a QB when you’re going to throw him behind a fragile offensive line.  It’s too big of a risk for what will certainly be a huge sum of money and a long contract.

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Trying to Stay True to the Rules of Being a Fan

One of the many unwritten laws of being a sports fan is that when your team wins a championship you aren’t allowed to complain about the given teams success (or lack of) for the next five years. Well this rule -like many of the other- is hard to follow, and is often broken. Some people even go as far to say that it’s ten years, but that just seems flat out impossible to me. Bryan as a Rams fan being a prime example. What shouldn’t be as hard to do is not complain about your teams lack of success, when by “lack of success” you mean not winning another championship. Unfortunately for me, that’s exactly what I’m struggling with. My team (the Colts) didn’t fall off like the Bucs, who won the Super Bowl after the 2002 season and hasn’t won a playoff game since; we didn’t slowly crumble into oblivion like the Rams (sorry, Bryan) who won the Super Bowl after the 1999 season and then three years later had a sub-.500 season and has failed to rebound; heck we didn’t even do what the Steelers did last year, failing to make the playoffs the year after winning the Super Bowl. Continue reading

Weller’s Fantasy Baseball Team

As you may recall, I am attempting to become a baseball fan this year. I took a big step in that direction by joining a fantasy baseball league on Yahoo. It’s a standard public league with 12 teams/managers and head-to-head scoring. My first real shock came when I found out that I was in a live draft league. I had actually thought that I’d signed up for a league with an automated draft because I knew that I wouldn’t have heard of enough of the players to pick my team, and I certainly wouldn’t know enough about the players that I had heard of to know which to draft and when. I was wrong, it wasn’t a auto-draft league. Here’s the story: Continue reading

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