Saturday, January 26, 2008

To Watch or Not to Watch

Every year at this time, I am faced with a dilemma. Senior Bowl? Should I watch it?

On the one hand, it's a meaningless game. Everything important that will happen at the Senior Bowl has already happened, and the game itself counts for basically nothing. This is one of those games where the practice sessions are a lot more important than the game itself.

On the other hand, it's the only college football to watch until the Fall, and it's the last chance to see certain favorites play college football.

There are 4 LSU players on the South roster: Chevis Jackson, Ali Highsmith, Jacob Hester, and Early Doucet. There have been reports that Chevis has really helped his stock with good performances in Mobile.

We aren't going to see a repeat of last year's 4-first-rounders performance, but I think this year's LSU draft will be deeper and better overall. Last year, after the first round, we didn't have a player drafted until the 7th round.

A lot of people criticized that LSU team for having the four 1st rounders without winning a championship, but if you look at it closely, other teams had more players drafted than we did. Florida had 9 players drafted overall, compared to our 5. Plus, they had very good college players who went undrafted, such as Chris Leak. We had great top-end talent, but the rest of the talent in the draft, but that was about it.

Anyway, I don't know if I'm going to watch it.

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