Day two of the NFL Draft was lackluster to say the least. For the most part I spent the night searching random thoughts on Google, checking social media, and even taking a random trip to grab a thick chocolate milkshake from McDonalds. Mmmm milkshake. It wasn’t all bad though. There were two moments that made it all worth watching.
Drew Pearson trolls Philadelphia fans
In case you don’t know who Drew Pearson is, the man is a Cowboys legend. He is a Super Bowl Champion, 3X Pro Bowler, as well as a member of the NFL’s 1970’s All-Decade team. He finished his career with 7,822 yards with 48 touchdowns and was inducted into the Cowboy’s heralded Ring of Honour.
When he arrived at the podium to introduce the Cowboys’ second-round draft choice, he was met with a sea of boos. He took it stride to say the least, and began to give the crowd something to boo about.
He thanked them for allowing him to have a career in the NFL, and then proceeded to shout that he was honoured to represent the five-time World Champion, Dallas Cowboys. He followed that up by shouting like the legend Rick Flair himself, throwing out random names of Cowboys’ legends past. He even shouted Jerry Jones’s name, which may have riled them up most.
It. Was. Epic.
Cincinnati drafts future Ray Rice
If you don’t know the name Joe Mixon, you surely have seen his off-field work. If you haven’t, look it up. He was infamously caught on tape slinging a right hand like Mike Tyson in his prime and knocking a woman out cold.
At least when Ray Rice hit his wife, he dragged her out of the elevator and waited for her to wake up. Like a savage, Mixon dropped this girl unconscious and walked off like nothing happened.
This is who the Bengals drafted.
Granted, he’s a physical freak but come on. Ray Rice struggles to find a job but we’re going to let this kid in the league and give him a nice little contract? I’m not condoning Rice, nor am I trying to lobby for his return, but the NFL is the definition of double standards. Are we cool with it or not because if this is what this guy is doing as a broke college athlete, do you really believe he’s going to change his ways the richer he gets?
The word distraction is used so often in the NFL, yet it only seems to apply to players who can’t play anymore. As long as there is potential for you to help the team, your off-field issues are of no distraction to the front office. But as soon as your performance declines, that’s when there’s a problem. But I digress.
All I know is Ray Rice must be pissed watching the draft at home right now.