Thursday night, the Cincinnati Bengals own the 4th pick in the NFL Draft. If it seems like the Bengals are always drafting high, it's because they are. Since 1992, the Bengals have picked 10th or higher a whopping 13 times.
ESPN’s Ed Werder noted that the Denver Broncos picking second in Thursday’s NFL Draft marks the highest selection ever for this storied NFL franchise. This position high atop the draft took place after Denver’s miserable 4-12 season in 2010. Bronco legend John Elway is now overseeing the team, after being named executive vice president of football operations. The all-time NFL great quarterback and Colorado institution hopes to return a championship way of life to the Mile High City. Elway played in five Super Bowls, winning two world championships. Elway’s first order of business was hiring former Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox to be the Broncos head man. Ironically, the Panthers will be drafting first in Thursday’s draft, just ahead of the Broncos.
Earlier Wednesday, Tom Schieffer was introduced to the Los Angeles media during a press conference at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Schieffer has been appointed monitor of the Dodgers by MLB commissioner Bud Selig, after baseball chose to obtain control of the team from embattled owner Frank McCourt. Along with working as president of the Texas Rangers, Schieffer has also served as US ambassador to both Australia and Japan.
When asked if he had any concerns about building a working relationship with the McCourts, Schieffer jokingly uttered, “I’ve dealt with the North Koreans.”
Dallas Cowboys star linebacker DeMarcus Ware has chosen an interesting venue to conduct his offseason workouts. According to an article, written by Ware in the Sporting News, the five-time Pro Bowl selection has set up a makeshift gym in the service department of a former Hummer dealership in the Dallas/Fort Worth suburb of Grapevine, Texas. Ware and his fellow NFL players are currently barred from team facilities, due to the ongoing labor standoff between the league and the players association. Ware’s friendship with the dealership’s owner allowed for this unique arrangement to take place.
This weekend, the college basketball world descends on America’s fourth largest city. Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas is the site of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Final Four. The Bayou City will be a buzz with activity throughout the next several days. ifollosports.com is your source for information regarding the scene surrounding the event.
Below is a breakdown of the events and places to be.