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Sizing up Notre Dame NFL Draft Prospects

Sizing up Notre Dame NFL Draft Prospects
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NFL 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...

NFL Network's Mike Mayock evaluates Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert

NFL Network's Mike Mayock evaluates Notre Dame's Tyler Eifert
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. Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame...

Notre Dame football gets high marks in Athlon Annual

Notre Dame football gets high marks in Athlon Annual
As usual, there’s a lot of hype and anticipation heading into next college football season regarding Notre Dame. It’s not like last season where gridiron experts are projecting them into a BCS bowl, instead it’s more about their schedule (how tough it is) and how NFL ready some of their talent is. Especially keep an... Read more »
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Notre Dame contemplates very strict Twitter Policy

Notre Dame contemplates very strict Twitter Policy
Twitter is one of the greatest inventions ever for a sportswriter. It’s a chance to obtain legitimate quotes from players and coaches without actually being at the stadium or even having a press credential. And sometimes the quotes are much more interesting than what you hear on gameday, because they haven’t been filtered by Public... Read more »
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