So what you are saying is that Einstein's theory was that a dot with mass causes a curvature in space / time and we perceive that curvature as gravity? Fascinating. Hey, is that Duck Dynasty?
- The big news of the day, of course, is that Desmond Trufant was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons who, fearing he would not be there at 28, traded up to 22 to get him.
- AJC columnist, Mark Bradley, says that the drafting of Desmond Trufant is another sign that the Falcons are reversing a trend of very bad draft day decisions.
- Scott Carasik of the B/R says that Desmond is an excellent fit for the Atlanta Falcons - both on the field and off.
- Desmond celebrated the day at a draft day party with his family and, as one might expect, was emotional throughout the experience. Dave Boling captured the moment pretty well in this piece and noted a little factoid that I had missed: on the day that Marcus was drafted in the first round of the NFL, Desmond - then 12 - was predicted by his brother to eventually "be the best" of the entire family. I like how Dave brought the story full circle here.
- Several Seattle reporters were embedded with the Trufant family to cover the day including Eric Williams, who told the story from the Trufant family's point of view.
- The Seattle Times has a bunch of stuff behind their pay wall, but offered this video of the moment that Desmond's name got called. It is a nice moment.
- There will be a lot more draft related stuff coming out over the next week as the draft concludes this weekend and all of the talking heads and fish wrap hacks get their analyses completed. One thing I don't want to lose sight of, however, is the fine work that all of these folks do leading up to the Draft. Those guys who make the "predictions" that go before each of these events have great sources that lead to amazing insights ... or not. Check out this piece from NFL.com that came out just before the Draft and count all of the mistakes and misjudgments that are made (hey, at least they got the "Atlanta trading up" part right ... kind of). Now multiply that number by about a billion and you'll have a sense of how much misinformation is out there before any NFL Draft. It makes one wonder why we keep reading and watching this stuff.
- There were five P12 players selected in the first round. The ESPN P12 / Stanford Blog has the update here. Word is that they are still reeling from the fact that no Stanford players were selected in the first round ... but they couldn't resist putting Zach Ertz in the first position of players remaining available (ahead of Keenan Allen, Matt Barkley, and Robert Woods). Am I being a little too granular? Of course, but...c'mon.
- There is other football activity going on that requires some attention. The completion of spring camp is the beginning of another season: the recruiting season. Husky assistants (not Sark) are all on the road recruiting. If you are an ESPN Insider, take a look at the ESPN 150 targets on Washington's go to list.
- By the way,there was this from Sark yesterday:
WOOF!!!!— Steve Sarkisian (@CoachSark) April 25, 2013
- Athlons is continuing with their never-ending list of lists. Up next is the Pac 12's top RB list. Bishop Sankey comes in third behind Kadeem Carey and De'Anthony Thomas. Not a surprising placement for Bishop, but, I have to say, the rest of the list looks a little suspect.
- Condotta found this link and I thought I'd pass it along for all you old-timers out there - Hardcore Husky has a Q&A with Dave Hoffman.
- If you haven't seen it, Randall put together a new stadium update... with pictures! Check it out.
- Finally, there is this news percolating in various places: The Mountain West and the P12 are discussing a scheduling alliance. I think this is a pretty rational strategy at the end of the day. Besides the obvious geographic congruences, the Mountain West is the only real breeding ground for future P12 expansion possibilities assuming the Big 12 schools are out of play. If we ever need to expand again, it would be nice to have closer ties to these schools and, hopefully, to have effected change in the overall culture and competitiveness of the Mountain West through such an alliance.
Question of the Day
The NFL Draft continues. The Huskies have graduates who are still in play including Jonathon Amosa, Justin Glenn and Drew Schaefer. Do you expect any more Huskies to get drafted and, if so, who ... and where. Leave your thoughts below.