Less than 48 hours .... and counting.
That's right sports fans. Less than 2 days until Nipsey's favorite compound word in the English language. That's right. It's time for MLS SuperDraft!
Remember. It's not just a draft. It's a SuperDraft!
And with the Crew owning 2 first round picks (3rd and 9th) after having none last year, I'm quivering with excitement over the fact of going into this utter crapshoot and getting a few new guys I've never heard of before.
Actually I've heard of and even watched consensus #1 pick Marvell Wynne (DEF) at this past summer's U-20 World Championships (side note: U-20 coach is the Crew's new head coach). He was freakin' awesome and may have been the best player on the field not named Freddy Adu. He was like Frankie Hejduk, only younger and with a better cross. And with shorter hair. And black.
There were rumors that the Crew were trying to move up to #1 overall to get him, but they've cooled in the past day or so. We actually have just acquired a bunch of defenders so getting Wynne seems less and less likely.
I can live with not getting Wynne, but I'm hoping we get a couple guys from the following list. They sound pretty good. But who knows?
Sacha Kljestan – M – Seton Hall
Jason Garey – F – Maryland (this guy won the Hermann, which is soccer's Heisman)
Jacob Peterson – F – Indiana
Okay, now that you've sat through one of my patented soccer-related diatribes, I shall reward you with the MWB's bread and butter: college football. (Note: I wrote all of this before Fu wrote the post below, so for a more in-depth and better-written discussion on some of this, just scroll down.)
On CFN's Tuesday Question, they asked the 4 CFN guys this question:
"Give your ridiculously early pre-pre-pre-preseason top three."
Okay, I guess that's more of a command than a question, but you get the idea.
So, here are the lists given by Fiutak, Cirminiello, Harris, and Zemek
3. Florida State
2. Notre Dame
1. Ohio State
1. Ohio State
2. West Virgina
Wow!!! Talk about a lack of consensus. There were only 4 "ballots" and no team was on more than 2. And a total of 9 teams made it into those 12 slots. NINE!!! ("Nine times?" "Nine times.") I mean if this is any indication of what all the coaches/pollsters are thinking, that first preseason poll is gonna be crazy go nuts. And you think that game in Austin might have some implications? I guess Ohio State comes out the best in all of this since they were #1 on the 2 lists on which they appeared. Honestly, I can't remember a bigger preseason clusterfuck at the top in my lifetime. This is all a potentially hypothetical possibility, I know. But, it does get me awfully juicy for the 2006 college football season.