That time of the year is upon us once again...
NFL Draft weekend.
It may start a couple days earlier and in a new, money-driven format.
But the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Themes like renewed hope for the future and a first look at some team's potential cornerstones continue to make this one of the most intriguing and most watched events in all of sports.
Speculation for respective teams' picks begins even before their seasons end as many see this last weekend in April as the continuation of their rebuilding. Or as another stepping stone in their rise to the summit of a championship run.
Either way, it is always fun to watch as our respective teams, in the midst of basketball and hockey playoffs, send cards up to podiums and break the bank on players who have never lined up across from the very best their sport has to offer.
But, we digress, into one of the biggest sports weekends of the years, with nothing but our remotes and our love of football to guide us...