The talk of Notre Dame NFL
draft picks (potentially) starts with Manti Te’o. And last night on NFL
Network, a panel of their “experts” mocked Te’o to the Chicago Bears
at #20. FACEPALM.
Good Lord, please don’t.
Can “Touchdown Jesus” intervene here and prevent the dumbest jock this side of Ryan Lochte
from coming to Chicago? Actually, it was NFL
Network analyst Melissa Stark
who made the Te’o pick, and I’ll try to keep our discussion of Manti Te’o as limited as possible for this evening. I am more sick of Te’o talk than I am Tim Tebow
and Jeremy Lin
COMBINED. And that’s really saying something.
Because every time I hear the name Manti Te'o I channel Jay Cutler: DONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN'T CARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Network’s leading draft expert Mike Mayock
moderated the panel, and in his one and only mock draft he mocked Te'o to Chicago.
I swear to God, I will "c*** punt" (CC Rebecca Martinson) the next person who mock drafts Te'o to Chicago
If the Bears do actually pick Manti tonight, then again credit Becca Martinson: "just go ahead and punch yourself in the f***ing face so that I don't have to find you, and do it for you."
Mayock predictably went Eric Fisher of Central Michigan #1 to Kansas City. Because Mayock
gets as excited about Eric Fisher as I get over Kate Upton
I was on a conference call with Mike Mayock from the NFL
Network a couple days ago. Mike Mayock is an NFL
draft expert and former defensive back. He played safety for Boston College and the New York Giants. He's a draft guru today. For a mock draft nerd like myself, I anticipated nothing but sheer awesomeness for this conference call.
Unfortunately, through no fault of Mayock, the experience fell well short of expectations.
Before we started, the NFL Network subjected us to a stupid (but thankfully brief) infomercial about some new programming. And since we were a captive audience waiting for Mike Mayock, the network was hoping we'd give their show some free publicity afterward.
We all get bombarded by ads and product placement. I just never thought I'd get it on a conference call.
There were over 100 other media
members on this call so I wasn't able to get any Bears
or local college football
prospects questions in. Then again, aside from ND, there are no relevant local collegiate prospects in this draft.
I listened for an hour and a half, but then hung up, despite the fact that Mayock was still answering questions. This fact will shock most of my readers, but I do actually have a life. And I have things to do some times. There are actual moments when I am disconnected from a computer, smartphone, television, radio etc.
However, I was around to hear Mike Mayock discuss one topic of local interest.
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