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Make Or Break Time

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Draft Days Are Here

By John Ventola

The annual three-day National Football League (NFL) draft gets underway tonight in Philadelphia. Two hundred fifty-three names will be called before the event concludes Saturday afternoon. Thirty-two league franchises, each hoping to improve their team’s talent pool, will make choices to either correct a position deficiency, or select the best player available (according to their talent evaluations) at the time of their pick. Continue reading

Bizarre First Day Highlights 2016 NFL Draft

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Education of Some College Athletes Seems Deficient

By John Ventola

The three-day 2016 NFL Draft is in the books. Once again sports fans of the 32 league teams will have to wait and see if the selections of their favored franchises pan out over the next few years. Will a top pick turn into a bust (JaMarcus Russell, No. 1 overall, 2007 Draft, Oakland), or will a late-rounder become one of the best ever to play his position (Richard Sherman, fifth round, 2011 Draft, Seattle)? Always interesting to see how a NFL player’s productivity measures up against his potential. Continue reading

CFP Selection Committee Had Many Variables To Compare

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High Noon On Pearl Harbor Date Should Prove Interesting

By John Ventola

“I heard it through the Grapevine. Oh and I’m just about to lose my mind.” With apologies to Marvin Gaye for borrowing a couple of lines from his famous hit song, the lyrics seem fitting as there are football fans all over America waking up this morning and wondering what four teams the College Football Playoff selection committee came up with after late night Saturday and early morning Sunday balloting. The 12-member committee gathered in Grapevine, Texas to watch college football’s final week of games and had the tough task of picking four semi-final teams from six deserving squads.

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