NFL Draft Day Baby!

NEW YORK (UPI) -- The NFL Draft begins Saturday with all the suspense concerning the No. 1 pick having been wiped out by Miami's signing of offensive tackle Jake Long.

First-round trades have been forecast during the days leading up to the draft, but barring any moves at the top of the selection process, Miami will be followed by St. Louis, Atlanta, Oakland and Kansas City.

Kansas City moved into the No. 5 slot through a trade with Minnesota and the Chiefs now own two first-round choices.

Having won only one game in 2007, the Dolphins need help throughout. Under the guidance of new front-office boss Bill Parcells, however, the Dolphins decided to keep the No. 1 pick and take Long -- a product of the University of Michigan who will be the first offensive tackle taken at the top of the draft since Orlando Pace went to St. Louis in 1997.

The only other offensive tackle taken at No. 1 since the draft started in 1936 was Ron Yary, who was chosen by Minnesota in 1968.

The draft will begin at 3 p.m. EDT with only two rounds scheduled to be concluded Saturday. The remaining five rounds will be conducted Sunday.

Today is the day where I spend most of my morning watching ESPN and other sports stations just to get an even further review of what's going to possibly happen tonight. I hope San Fran. can get themselves a good player because the days of "rebuilding" should be done by now - I ready for some butt kicking.


Charging through...

MILWAUKEE (UPI) -- Luol Deng scored 32 points Monday to lead the Chicago Bulls in a 151-135 slugfest win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Ben Gordon added 29 points and Chris Duhon had 22 points and 15 assists for the Bulls.

Andrew Bogut scored 25 points for the Bucks, who have lost seven games in a row. Michael Redd and Charlie Villanueva each had 22 points and Ramon Sessions had 20 points and a franchise-record 24 assists.

Milwaukee led 45-39 after the first quarter and 81-71 at halftime. The Bulls had a 49-20 edge in the third period.

I'm not sure where the Bulls stand as far as playoff time but even if they don't make it this time around I definitely hope they bring their A Game next year and focus on the entire team's talents.


Nothing like a holster...

With the zoo preparing for the Spring days ahead you can rest assure that they are looking forward to completely opening up the African exhibit 100%. I have seen some of the security personnel that work there at it would look neat if they had some safariland holsters to go with their uniforms. That would easily tie in with their surroundings. I'll be sure to send them an e-mail tonight regarding the designer holsters - who knows, I might see them this coming Summer.