Thursday, September 25, 2008

The NFL Draft was his El Guapo

The Lions finally fired Matt Millen. It was long overdue, but I'm kinda sad. As a Bears fan, he was the guy who kept screwing up the roster of one of the teams I was rooting against. You never want a guy like that to lose his job. Plus he looks like my sister's former father-in-law which was kinda cool. But to Lions fans, he was the moron who couldn't draft. Out of his eight 1st round picks from 2001 until 2007, four of them were Joey Harrington, Charles Rogers, Mike Williams, and Ernie Sims. Having one of those four on your resume' isn't good. Having all four is a complete frigging disaster. But could it be that he was finally getting better at drafting players? He picked up an OT last year which was nice, and the WR he got the year before that may be one of the best in the league. But he won't be remembered for either of those picks regardless of how they pan out. No, he'll be remembered as the guy who drafted four WR's in six years with his 1st pick. A cynic would say "why would you use your 1st pick on the same position so many times? Isn't that an admission that you kept screwing up?" That's fair, but I prefer to look at it as Winston Churchill would: "he continuously screwed up until he got it right". Yeah I think Winston Churchill said that.

Eh, what do I know? So long Matt.

Follow-up note: this entry was nothing more than an excuse to use the term "El Guapo". My apologies.

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4 comments:

  1. Greg Says:

    For us, El Guapo is a big dangerous man who wants to kill us.

  2. Michael Says:

    no no no, El Guapo is former pitcher Rich Garces! He's the man!!!! :)

  3. Brian Says:

    Sew Rich Garces. Sew like the wind!

  4. Ridgeway Says:

    who?

    http://jensmanuel.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/guapo.jpg