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Ahhhh, the end of a long week. A good week, but a long one.
So, the first day of the NFL draft was all over the news today, of course. And a lot of the talk was about good ol' Johnny Football, college superstar from Texas A&M, who went to the lowly Cleveland Browns. Poor Manziel is likely to get busted up in Cleveland, if he's not careful. Even if he is careful, I don't think I like his chances. But I'll be pulling for him, nonetheless.
And I'll be excited to see what some of these other draftees do in the NFL. It's always exciting to follow the college players into the pros and see how they do.
With the addition of Jadeveon Clowney, the Houston Texans' defense should become a force. I'm not too sure about their offense, but, hey, if your opponent can't score points, they can't beat you. Still, I just don't see myself becoming a fan of the Texans. The Oilers are (were) my team, and always will be. I just can't jump ship. I can't do it.
Now, if the Texans were a team made up entirely of actual Texans -- guys from Texas, all of 'em -- then there wouldn't be any question. If there were a rule in the NFL that said teams must be comprised of players only from their home state, then I'd be in all the way. Can you imagine if the Texans and the Cowboys had rosters comprised entirely of Texas natives? At the very least, only players from Texas colleges? The Giants and the Jets players all had to come from New York? Steelers players all from Pennsylvania? So on and so on?
Imagine the rivalries there. I think it would be great ...
As it stands now, the NFL, and all pro sports for that matter, is a revolving door. In and out, here and there, show me the money. There's no loyalty. Things like Case Keenum playing for the University of Houston and now the Houston Texans is fantastic. I love that. That's where he should be playing.
Now, what about guys who play college ball in states where there's no pro football team? Hmm. Tough question. That's making it too complicated, though. I don't have an answer. Let's keep it simple. Simple minds need to keep things simple. Maybe ... hell, I don't know.
Hometown heroes. That's what I want. Can you honestly say that Jadeveon Clowney gives a rat's patoot about the city of Houston, or where he plays pro ball? Show me the money. Show me more money in three years, and adios. I love it here in wherever.
Anyway, two days 'til golf and all is well.
Ciao, y'all ...
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