I don't have any one topic prepared today, so I'm just going to go off on some tangents. I wouldn't put this one in my portfolio, so if you skip today, I understand.
First off, though, and I hope you all bear with me on this one, you might need to pay special attention to the end rounds of the NFL Draft this year, or the free agent signings immediately following the draft. Wabash football coach Erik Raeburn tweeted out last night that he was contacted by some NFL scouts for tape on wide receiver/kick returner extraordinaire Wes Chamblee and dominant linebacker CJ Gum. It would pretty cool if one or both could get into the NFL. I don't think Wabash has had an NFL player since Pete Metzelaars, and he acquitted himself pretty well.
Also, I just read about the bigger NFL news today. Tebow to the Jets? What on Earth does that do for their team other than get some press? It definitely doesn't help in any sort of football way. I guess we'll see what the plans are, but consider me very skeptical.
Also just saw the Sean Payton is out of coaching for a year, and we might not ever see Gregg Williams back. Those are some pretty harsh penalties, and I'm sure we've just seen the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. I think you'll see some hefty player penalties following soon.
The Pacers and Blackhawks cruised to victories last night. The Blackhawks beating the Blue Jackets felt more like a formality, but the Pacers have no trouble with the Clippers sure felt nice. Especially after losing their way against the Knicks. Even better was watching Leandro Barbosa making his Pacer debut. There are worse ways to make an impression than scoring 12 points in 19 minutes. You might remember Barbosa was a big part of the more successful Suns teams of the Steve Nash era. The Pacers picked him up for a "future second round pick" from the Raptors. That was about the only move the Pacers made at the deadline, and I was more than okay with it. I think he will make for a welcome addition to the team. I just wish he didn't wear the same sleeve as Danny Granger, as that can get confusing at first glance on TV. Not much of a gripe, I know.
All right, I think I've put off mowing the yard long enough. The mower wouldn't start the first try, so I let it sit just in case I flooded the engine with gas. How ridiculous is it that I'm mowing in March?