Friday, April 27, 2007

It's NFL draft time again

I no longer have the time or energy to do a four-part draft diary like I did three years ago, but I
figure I could still put together a mock draft. Why not, right? Here goes nothing.
  1. Oakland Raiders -- Jamarcus Russell
  2. Detroit Lions -- Calvin Johnson
  3. Cleveland Browns -- Brady Quinn
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- Amobi Okoye
  5. Arizona Cardinals -- Joe Thomas
  6. Washington Redskins -- Gaines Adams
  7. Minnesota Vikings -- Jamaal Anderson
  8. Atlanta Falcons -- Adrian Peterson
  9. Miami Dolphins -- Levi Brown
  10. Houston Texans -- LaRon Landry
  11. San Francisco 49ers -- Adam Carriker
  12. Buffalo Bills -- Darelle Revis
  13. St. Louis Rams -- Alan Branch
  14. Carolina Panthers -- Greg Olsen
  15. Pittsburgh Steelers -- Patrick Willis
  16. Green Bay Packers -- Marshawn Lynch
  17. Jacksonville Jaguars -- Reggie Nelson
  18. Cincinnati Bengals -- Leon Hall
  19. Tennessee Titans -- Ted Ginn
  20. New York Giants -- Joe Staley
  21. Denver Broncos -- Lawrence Timmons
  22. Dallas Cowboys -- Dwayne Jarrett
  23. Kansas City Chiefs -- Robert Meachem
  24. New England Patriots -- Paul Posluzny
  25. New York Jets -- Aaron Ross
  26. Philadelphia Eagles -- Michael Griffin
  27. New Orleans Saints -- Chris Houston
  28. New England Patriots -- Anthony Gonzalez
  29. Baltimore Ravens -- Jon Beason
  30. San Diego Chargers -- Dwayne Bowe
  31. Chicago Bears -- Justin Harrell
  32. Indianapolis Colts -- Eric Wright
Note -- as I have mentioned in this space before, I desperately want the Browns to take Joe Thomas if he's available when they pick (and want to stay as far away as possible from Brady Quinn). With my awful track record in mock drafts, I figure by listing Brady Quinn as their selection I have pretty much guaranteed that they take someone else. I could also be talked into them taking Adrian Peterson with their first pick. I'm maybe a little concerned about his three serious injuries in three years, but he's really in a class by himself. Picking Peterson in the first and the best OL available (perhaps Ben Grubbs or Justin Blalock) at the top of the second round would be a pretty good day for the Browns.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Weird feeling

I have been in the American education system for the past twenty years. In terms of sheer time, I have repeated kindergarten through sixth grade after I graduated from high school.

And it just dawned on me that I am sitting in my last class ever.

Hits ya like a ton of bricks ...

Friday, April 20, 2007


We just bought a house. Wild.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Chesterland, Ohio

Mulberry Road. That's the street I grew up on. Awesome. This sort of thing has happened before, by the way.

Look at that -- no posts for nine days and then two in a matter of minutes.

For any 0Ls

On the off chance that anyone reading this is considering law school, I would highly recommend reading this post by Lyco.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Shoeless Ruth Ginsburg

So the Girl With Whom I Sometimes Spend Time (GWWISST) had a tour of the Supreme Court with her Media Coverage and the Courts Class. They had a grand ole time, and the whole process ended with an audience with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Justice was talking about how jornalists shouldn't speculate as to things about which they do not have information. Apparently not too long ago, some media outlets reported that Ginsburg's health seemed to be in decline because she took longer than the other Justices to rise at the close of arguments one day.

What the reporters were unaware of, however, was that Justice Ginsburg had slipped her shoes off during the arguments, and was simply unable to get them back on in time.

Supreme Court Justices: They Take Their Shoes off at Work Just Like Us!

Monday, April 02, 2007

The NFL Draft is approaching

and the Browns are apparently considering Brady Quinn. These guys, however, think that's a bad idea, and it's hard to disagree:

As a man smarter than me once said, "Brady Quinn is David Klingler without the poise, footwork or arm strength. Good luck to whoever drafts the hero."

Spread the word! Don't draft Brady Quinn!