There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to suck it up and admit he’s wrong, and that time is now.
As I sit here at this very moment, watching Frost/Nixon on HBO and gazing at Frank Langella’s character as he owns up to his mistakes and takes on the burden of his miscues, I must in turn do the same.
Looking back on the last few months as I pumped up Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor to near mythical proportions trying to be that “edgy, go against the grain” guy, I realize now the foolishness and the misguided thoughts of my actions.
I entered my time as a Bleacher Report writer a few months ago with the mindset that I should treat covering my first college football season as simply a learning experience. And as they say—you learn more from your mistakes than anything else.
This weekend was a bit of a disaster as I watched the one player I’ve been pumping up all season, Terrelle Pryor, falter in his biggest test of the season and my national champion pick, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, sink into the college football abyss like the Titanic.
But hey, that's just college football for you. If it was so easy to predict, we all wouldn't love it as much as we do.
Well, now is the time to regroup, learn from my mistakes and get ready for a second half of the college football season that is shaping up to be loads of fun.
These will be the last NFL Draft rankings I probably put out until at least November, just because at this point, it’s so hard to pinpoint exactly who is really the best of the best just yet.
Here’s what I have to offer right now, but remember, things will change a whole lot in the next few months as we head closer to draft day at the end of next April.
I always try and stress to the people that like to live in the here and now that we still have a long way to go.