Stop me when this sounds familiar:
- Sports league has annual draft.
- Local team has a ton of draft picks shrewdly acquired through various trades.
- Lots of anticipation and speculation as to what local team should do with picks.
- Local GM with Championship experience makes draft selections based on players he and his scouts like.
- Internet scouts and airchair GMs decry picks because they’re not in line with their own rankings and expectations.
- Same people shout that trades should be made, ANY TRADE.
- When trade IS made, it involves future picks, not players.
- TV analysts left scrambling for highlights of said picks because they’re being taken out of the generally prescribed order.
- Fanz and media are generally underwhelmed by results.
Following the NBA and NFL drafts on Twitter can be one of the most frustrating experiences ever. Instant judgment! Should’ve done THIS instead! Oh, Player X is still on the board, they’re foolish not to take him! WHAT AN AWFUL PICK!
Or the one spilling over into today: DANNY AINGE OVERRATED HIS ASSETS! HE’S TAKING THE FANS PATIENCE FOR GRANTED.
Ah well. What can you do?
I’m largely in agreement with Chad Finn today on Mike Adams:
I was not a fan of the Mike Adams schtick in the early days, but recently as the sports radio landscape became more and more negative, panic-mongering and hot-takez-oriented, I began to appreciate the show more.
It’s odd how that works.