One Draft Pick Last Night And I’m a 12 Year Old Kid Again
Just a little ounce of hope and I'm a 12 yr. old kid again. Just one trade and draft pick and I"m freakin' 12 years old again.
I didn't come up with it, but I truly do believe it. Sports is the greatest reality show, with the drama un-sur-passed. If you're a Lions fan, I'll get to you in a few paragraphs, but I'm a Bears fan. For the past four years, that fan base has been living with a draft pick bust. Mitchell Trubisky. Mitchell Trubisky, when you passed on Patrick Mahomes. In your face all the time, because the kid is not only good, but he's charismatic. He's on TV commercials, selling car insurance, rings, chicken, what am I forgetting? So it's always in our faces.
And with one trade, a chance at redemption, beginning last night. Depending on what big mouth you believe, this kid, Justin Fields, is the best quarterback not named Trevor Lawrence. But that's not the point of this, or may it is to point out what happened. All of the sudden, I'm updating my Twitter feed every 15 seconds. I'm texting with my fellow Bear fans. Yes, the texts coming back at me are filled with venom from the past four seasons. But now, there's hope. And I can't sleep; just too geeked thinking about this coming September. You know my hours now. I get to bed at 9p and get up around 4:30am. I figured I would watch until the Lions picked. And I thought that pick was very very smart, after watching Matthew Stafford run for his life for way too long. You gotta protect the quarterback. You gotta be able to run the ball. And? You drafted the youngest player in the draft, who by the way, only gave up one sack in college. But first round picks are like window dressing. You win with the picks you make in rounds 2-7. So the future of the Lions rests more on what happens tonight and tomorrow.
So there's hope again. I love it. And I hope you Lions fans are feeling that, too. Nothing would be more fun than the Lions and Bears fighting it out for the NFC Norris title every year. Anything but the Packers, amirite?