(By Baxie) If a homeless person told me jump off of a bridge; I would probably decline that suggestion. If a homeless woman suggested that I should invest my money in certain high-yield mutual funds, I would probably second guess her qualifications. If a homeless dude wanted to come to my house and offered to set up a faster wireless connection–I would likely pass on that offer and continue to use my crappy DSL line. And yet, when a homeless guy tell the owner of the Cleveland Browns who they should pick in the first round of the NFL Draft–then you take that man’s advice.
Last night at the NFL Draft ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reported that the reason why the Cleveland Browns selected former Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, Johnny Manzeil from Texas A&M was because a homeless guy convinced owner Jimmy Haslam that it was the right thing to do. According to Paolantonio Haslam told him “I was out to dinner recently. And a homeless person was on the street, looked up to me and said ‘Draft Manzeil”. Forget the hundreds of hours pouring over scouting reports. Forget the results of the NFL combine, the try-outs, the interviews, the thousands of man-hours spent sifting over every possible draft day scenario. Forget all of that stuff. Because you see, apparently the best way to insure that you’re picking the right guy in the draft with the 22nd pick is to consult the holding a cardboard sign that reads “Will Make Draft Picks for Food”.
With great consultation like this, it almost makes you wonder why the Browns haven’t had a winning season in 7 years. It makes you scratch your head and ponder why it’s taken 12 years since the Brown have been to a playoff game. It makes you question why the Browns haven’t won a playoff game in nearly 20 years. I’ll tell you why–because their owner is relying on the homeless to make all of their important draft day decisions. Now, that’s not to say that Johnny Brownball isn’t a great pick. It just means that Manzeil is about to go to one of the worst teams in football because their owner is getting football advice from the homeless. Good choice!