On Thursday night, the NFL and a massive television audience will be focused on the NFL Draft. What was a private experience 30 years ago has become a four day sponsored and promoted Ramadan of the annual player selection. It has always been my favorite day of the year.
Football is so popular that the league's annual player draft, which involves no actual athletic participation whatsoever, is now a three-day event. This is a beautiful thing for those of us who think way too much about football.
My continuing belief is that the Colts and Manning will part. The Colts know Andrew Luck is their future; moving on with him is a reasonable and understandable business decision. Organizations need to evolve.
While Eli Manning will be one of the starting quarterbacks next week in the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, the biggest decision in the NFL this offseason will involve his older brother and the team that plays in Indianapolis.
Barely a few games into the season, there was less attention paid to the best team than given to the the team that could end up as the worst. The reason, of course, is that the discussion revolves around a player thought to be once-in-a-generation: Andrew Luck.
In my mid-fall mailbag, I answer to the slew of Tim Tebow haters and lovers -- with this guy, it's really one or the other -- talk about the Colts' prospects of trading Peyton Manning and further dish on why Duke's Austin Rivers is a star in the making.