Exciting times people. The Sabres are playing fantastic hockey and on the verge of a playoff berth. The Rock is returning to the ring in 2012 to actually wrestle. And this Saturday the DGWU crew gathers to record their maiden podcast. It currently does not have a title, nor a definitive format, but hey, get the three of us in a small room with plenty of booze in our systems and it's bound to get interesting....and indubitably awkward.
That said, I think I better bring the mood back down to Buff-a-low standards. (See what I did there!) The Bills still suck, and with the 2011 NFL draft fast approaching, the EPIC FAIL series must continue. Ladies and gents, the draft class of 2008.
*Sidenote: I decided to split this into two sections because I was having major posting issues and lost my column about 4 times before it would save. I'm worn out and need to walk away, so the rest of the picks will go up tomorrow or later this weekend.
Kennard never got a real shot in Buffalo. He joined the likes of C.J. Ah You and Aaron Merz as players who never saw one snap as a Buffalo Bill. Released even before pre-season, Kennard has actually gone on to a decent special teams career with Jacksonville and Seattle. But oh what fun the word play could have been, right? "You think your secondary is strong? Ours is COX STRONG!" Priceless.
Hey everybody look, a late round steal! Oh thank heavens for this gem because in all honesty, the rest of this draft class is f*cking disgusting. I mean like human centipede disgusting. I had a stomach virus last week and after looking over the draft board, I almost immediately reverted back to projectile vomiting on the PATH train tracks. Which reminds me! There are no garbage cans down there! NOT A ONE! Why the hell would you not think to include that in an underground train station?? Wait, what was I talking about? Oh right, Stevie Johnson is awesome. Except for maybe that whole blaming God for letting him drop a game-winning touchdown catch. Not the best choice.
By now you should all know the background story on Demetrius Bell. However, since I find it to be a particularly phenomenal tale, let us review: Bell is the illegitimate son of WCW-PPV wrestler and NBA legend Karl Malone. I did not make that up. The best part is what a complete tool Malone has been about the whole situation. Besides all of that shit-show, Bell has turned out to be a solid 7th round pick. I am by no means jumping on this guy's bandwagon yet, because he has been nothing more than a serviceable lineman up until now. But with these horrific draft classes, you have to enjoy something. The next three picks will display this wonderfully.
5th round: Alvin Bowen- Outside Linebacker - Iowa State
4th round: Derek Fine- Tight End - Kansas
Three players drafted. Three players off the team within two seasons.
Bowen injured himself during training camp and never played a down. Fine, a TE/H-Back hybrid was drafted right after the front office said they wanted to move away from using H-backs. That went well. Lastly, Omon took over the third-string RB role, but with the drafting of Spiller and the Bills' need to showcase Marshawn for a trade, was left on the outside looking in. All three are still in the league but put up zero's in every possible stat category last season. DRAFT GOOD!
Come back for Section B this weekend! Until then, I'm gonna sliiiiiide away from The Yachtsman's hard rock movement and present a band that I have been fairly obsessed about over the last 6 months. Enjoy the Motown/Indie Rock stylin's of FITZ & The Tantrums. GO SABRES!!!!!!