I didn't get to watch much of the NFL Draft last night, maybe 15 minutes or so. We had a tennis meet last night and by the time I got home they were midway through the round. So since the Colts were picking soon I watched until they picked and then switched over to other channels. I'm just not a big NFL Draft guy. I get that some people are but it's just not my cup of tea.
It's just hard for me to get too excited about which Defensive Tackle from a college I don't follow is taken by the Tennessee Titans in the mid- to late first round. Literally 90% of the guys taken in every round are guys I've never heard of. Not downplaying those guys, it's just a don't know the corner backs from Alabama by name or the offensive linemen from any PAC-12 school. So when those picks get made....ehh.
Even the guys who I have heard of, most of them are guys I know about because media people have been talking about them for the month leading into the draft. How many people could have named who the quarterback from North Carolina was on October 15th last season, or even on November 15th? I'd guess not that many. Now that guy is getting picked #2 overall in the draft as a quarterback.
You know who else will put asses in the seats? Pat Mahomes, star quarterback.
Just not something I can dive into. I get that people really love it and it is at least some NFL back in people's lives for a couple days. So if people love it, more power to them. Just something I'll use as background noise if I'm doing something else for the next couple days.
I'm short on topics to talk about today and just got done listening to the newest episode of Flyover Sports, so let's break that down with some Quick Hitters.
- Really enjoyed this episode. I'd put it in the Top 10 of episodes so far. This was only episode 25 I guess but that still puts it at least in the Top 40% of all episodes.
- Only real complaint on the episode, and maybe it was just my feed, but Jacob's mic seemed to be really staticky. Seemed to cut in and out often throughout the podcast. And maybe not being able to hear Jacob some of the time is actually a positive to the podcast if you really think about it.
- Also, I gotta find out where this Par-30 golf course Jacob played on is located. Seems like a fun course to play on.
- Their interview with Greg Kittle was very entertaining. I'm sure it was just all the WWE talk but they almost made me like a former Hawkeyes player and that's tough to do.
- The 4-minute Little Caesar's pizza breakdown was some of the podcast's best work in months. Wasn't forced but went a little outside the box and was quality stuff.
- Really thought the word "nutsack" would have popped up before Episode 25 but glad Drew made its appearance memorable when it finally came up.
- I'm not sure if anyone is actually rating these podcasts but if they were, I'm sure an underrated part of this show is Nate's ability to laugh on cue. I wouldn't call it a "fake laugh" but in sports media you need the ability to laugh on cue when the guest or other hosts makes a joke. And I think it's really difficult to do. It can't be forced or too loud or too over the top and Nate has this down very well. It's subtle and effective.
- Thought Andy Waugh had a great debut, wouldn't mind hearing more of him on the show. Thought he really maximized his minutes and didn't try to dominate the show. He stayed back when he needed to stay back and gave some quality input when it was his turn. He was like a talented NBA rookie. You don't want to have to give him the ball 30 times a game and ask him to do to much. You want to limit his minutes a pick, run some stuff for him to get him comfortable, and not ask him to do to much. Really well done.
- I'm giving Waugh two bullets here because I did think he brought something to the podcast that it's been sorely missing, and that's a little back and forth between the hosts. My main complaint, or "growth area", for this show would be there isn't enough debate on topics on the show. Sometimes it feels like they don't want to step on each other's toes so someone makes a point, then that's the end of it, and someone makes a different point on a different topic, then that's the end of it, and so on and so forth. Waugh brought a little debate to the show which I liked. He went at Jacob a couple different times and even went after Mohling and he wasn't even on the show this week. I'm not saying the show should be First Take or anything but I would enjoy a few more heated discussions occasionally.
The big headline making the news rounds this morning is Trump's claim that he thought being the President would be easier than it actually is. Ummmmmm.......
Actually, I'm going to defend President Trump here at least a little bit. Here's the direct quote from Rueters:
"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."
Ok. If he thought that being President would be easier than his previous life then I can't defend that and he's delusional. But if he just thought the job of the presidency itself would be easier then I can understand that. And maybe easier is the wrong phrasing and maybe it's more that it's much more detailed and busy than he thought it would be.
I'd assume if you asked any President in their first couple months as President what they thought about the job, I'd guess almost all would say if was at least different than what they imagined. I'm sure most would say there is more responsibilities of them than they could have ever imagined. If that is what President Trump was trying to articulate, then it makes sense to me.
And then I do think you have to add in the fact that President Trump is only the second person ever to be President during the social media era. I really think that's a big deal. Information gets to citizens so quick now and that information comes from all over the place; the left, the right, the middle, the factual, the unfactual, the opinions, the hateful, the thoughtful....just everywhere. I really thought President Obama never got enough credit for being the President while social media became a thing. He was more scrutinized than any President in history. President Trump will probably be even more scrutinized than President Obama was. I'm sure it is different than he imagined the Presidency being.
I still say the Over/Under on Days in Office from President Trump is only 1,000 days though.