You will know I'm getting ready to talk football. So, if you are like my eldest, Keri, and you HATE football, that will be your CLUE to SKIP reading.
Having said that, let's get into the FOOTBALL part of this post.
I watched the end of the NFL draft on Sunday. (I WOULD have watched more than the end - - - but had conflicts.) I was SHOCKED at some of the really really really GOOD NCAA players who did NOT get drafted. Here's what I mean:
Graham Harrell - QB of the Texas Tech Red Raiders. WHAT????? He is highly skilled, led his team to the upper ranks of the BCS poll in the later part of the season, and was the "fourth" man in line for the Heisman. Other QB's with far lesser resumes WERE drafted - - - Curtis Painter (Purdue QB) went to the Colts for example. CP is OK, but he didn't even get his team CLOSE to the top ten in the BCS poll.
Chase Daniel - Mizzou QB and ditto everything I said above about Graham, except he was in the running for the Heisman a year ago. True, Chase is a bit short for an NFL QB, but STILL - - - he's very good.
Brian Hoyer - QB of the Michigan State Spartans. WHAT!?! The Spartans BEAT Purdue but the Purdue QB gets drafted and Brian doesn't??????? HELLO!!!
Graham Gano - FSU Seminole kicker. He was all the "rage" during the season, yet other kickers, whom no one ever heard of (except their mama and their fans) were drafted and he was not.
I simply shake my head in wonder.