A lot of great things have happened at, or because of this site for me…Live-Blogs, Radio Interviews, Television, Print Media…but I’m pretty sure this will be the early leader in the clubhouse.

I introduce to you The Complete Sports Blogger’s NFL Mock Draft Version 1.0!

(Here is a portion of the email I sent out to over 50 bloggers last night at around 10 pm.)

The Breakdown: For the next week or so I’m going to assign a blogger/site to each of the 32 1st Round Draft Picks (and if there’s enough interest….the 2nd Round).
There are about 50 of you on this list, some big sites…..some smaller ones, but all equally awesome in my eyes (and on my RSS Reader making it easier to email). It’s going to be first come, first serve……so get me a reply with your team choice as soon as possible.

The Process: Starting on Monday April 23….The Year of our Lord Two Thousand and Seven…..The person with the Raiders will draft first. Each person will then follow with a different player until we’re done with the first round. Culminating in a ridiculously long email chain and Mock Draft (Also, unrelenting heckling/mocking/embarrassment to a degree you are not prepared for).

The Rules: There are no rules. You can pick “your team” if you want, or the team with the prettiest colors. Doesn’t really matter to me……..I just need all of the spots filled. You can pick your player based on his name, jersey #, benefit to your team, or Sean Salisbury’s method…..Looks.

The Awesome Payoff: We’ll have a “Blogger’s Mock Draft”, which we can compare to the “experts”. On top of that we can ridicule whoever takes Brady Quinn, and ultimately the receiver The Lions’ GM will take.

Well to my surprise just about everyone got involved, and within a matter of minutes. Here’s how it’s going to go down…….

Before the draft……Preparation and analysis will be key. Every single blog has the opportunity to trade their pick to another GM (Blog) if they so choose. For example….The Big Lead could trade the Falcons to me for the Patriots second pick in the first for…..well, basically anything. It could be a week’s worth of posts…..a link on the site…..an add in a site’s blogroll…..a free t-shirt…..you get the idea.

On Draft day……At an undisclosed location in downtown New York City (Email) each Sports Aficionado will step to the podium (hit reply in said email) and make their selection. Every single GM will be able to respond/heckle said pick (reply all button), and hilarity will ensue. Pretty simple right?

The audience (you the commenter) will then have an opportunity on Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th to tell them why they were right or wrong. There will be 16 picks each day, and they will go up every 15 minutes starting at 12 noon.

For those of you not involved I’m sorry I couldn’t get word to you. But there’s still an opportunity for you! I’d like to have a whole new set of 32 Blogs do the 2nd round. Overkill? Probably, but who cares right??? It will be fun…..trust me. If you are interested email me at AwfulAnnouncing@gmail.com with 2nd Mock Draft as the subject because I get thousands of emails a day (actually because I’m lazy and Gmail search is very conducive to said laziness).

I hope you enjoy, and thanks to the jaw-dropping list below for your involvement.

1. Oakland Raiders- Dan Shanoff

2. Detroit Lions- The Wayne Fontes Experience

3. Cleveland Browns- A Price Above Bip Roberts

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- Leave the Man Alone

5. Arizona Cardinals- Will Leitch- Deadspin

6. Washington Redskins- Unsilent Majority from KSK

7. Minnesota Vikings- Our Book of Scrap

8. Atlanta Falcons (from Houston)- The Big Lead

9. Miami Dolphins- Just Call Me Juice

10. Houston Texans (from Atlanta)- Seal Clubbers

11. San Francisco 49ers- The Fans Attic

12. Buffalo Bills- Shot To Nothing

13. St. Louis Rams- J-Money from Ladies…

14. Carolina Panthers- Digital Headbutt

15. Pittsburgh Steelers- The Starter Wife from Ladies…

16. Green Bay Packers- Texas Gal from Ladies…

17. Jacksonville Jaguars- Sports Show On Mute

18. Cincinnati Bengals- Larry Brown Sports

19. Tennessee Titans- Chip Ramsey

20. New York Giants- Yelling Louder

21. Denver Broncos- Signal to Noise

22. Dallas Cowboys- WBRS Sports Blog

23. Kansas City Chiefs- Extrapolater

24. New England Patriots (from Seattle)- One More Dying Quail

25. New York Jets- Metschick from Ladies…

26. Philadelphia Eagles- Run Up The Score

27. New Orleans Saints- Babes Love Baseball

28. New England Patriots- AA
Traded to MMP 4/11/2007 at 3:00pm EST.

29. Baltimore Ravens- East Coast Bias

30. San Diego Chargers- The Hater Nation

31. Chicago Bears- Lion In Oil

32. Indianapolis Colts- Holly from Ladies…

And just for your inspiration as commenters…..this is the level we’re going to need you at…….

……Ken O’Brien….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UPDATE #1: I’ve traded my 1st Round pick (New England at #28) to Monday Morning Punter at KSK for a Christian Okoye Rookie Card and “Services” to be rendered.

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