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Initial analysis and thoughts of the presumed top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

That Trevor Lawrence is the #1 overall ranked player in the 2021 NFL Draft should come as a surprise to nobody, considering we’d basically anointed him a “surefire #1 overall pick whenever he leaves college” after taking the job from incumbent quarterback Kelly Bryant and helping Clemson University finish with an undefeated record in 2018, culminating in an absolute beatdown of the University of Alabama in the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship — a game in which Lawrence was named the Most Valuable Player, after completing 20 of 32 passes for 347 yards and 3 touchdown passes.

Even if…


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A year ago; the Eagles had two quarterbacks to potentially choose from. Now, we can’t be sure if they have even one.

The best way to think of the final days of Carson Wentz’s tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles is to compare it to the ill-fated pairing of a formerly brilliant but currently disgruntled (and struggling) employee, with a supervisor who didn’t have the acumen (or interest) to get that employee to improve his performance or his mood.

Those situations rarely, if ever, end well; that’s why the Eagles were eventually forced to deal Wentz — who was once seen as perhaps the league’s brightest young star at the quarterback position just a small handful of seasons ago — for a couple…


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I can’t decide what I hate more: the fact that you’re reading this, or the fact that I spent WAY too much time preparing this.

“THAT PICK DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE AND THERE’S NO WAY [MY FAVORITE TEAM WHICH I IRRATIONALLY BELIEVE IS A LOT BETTER THAN IT IS] WOULD MAKE THAT PICK!!!”

Ahh, the familiar refrain from Twitter and internet comments are like during mock draft season. I say this every single year: there are very few things in the world I hate more than watching people react to, and discuss, the content of an early February mock draft.

Let me be abundantly clear about this: unless you’re a Daniel Jeremiah-type, who is highly plugged in to the internal thinking of NFL front scouts…


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Even if Tom Brady is one of the greatest athletes ever, in any sport, that doesn’t mean I have to — or want to — root for him.

The Monday evening immediately following the the completion of the 2020–2021 NFL’s Conference Championship games, as is the customary process when my parents are over at my house (they come over basically every evening to spend time with their granddaughter), my dad was watching ABC World News Tonight — a near-nightly tradition that he’s maintained since arriving in this country over 50 years ago.

On that particular evening, one of host David Muir’s final stories of the broadcast was about the fact that both the parents of quarterback Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tested positive for the CoronaVirus…


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This James Beard restaurant features a burger that could be a headline entrée in its award-winning home.

Put into boxing terms, you could almost think of Central as renowned Chef Michel Richard’s “undercard” restaurant when juxtaposed with his heavyweight venue Citronelle in the Georgetown are of Washington, D.C..

Similar to how many of the superhero chefs who own both upscale and “economical bistro” offerings in our nation’s capital, Central is certainly more of the latter. Or, to put it another way: if you want to impress a girl on a first date, without reeking of trying too hard, you take her to Central. …


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The unheralded candidate just might be the right man for the job.

When a local content creator, thirsting to beat the supremely-plugged-in national media for a scoop, sent out a tweet claiming that the Philadelphia Eagles were close to a deal to hire current New England Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels as their next Head Coach, I thought it was a great decision… for anyone, like me, who revels in the schadenfraude pertaining to the NFC East rivals of my beloved Washington Football Team.

While I don’t despise the Eagles with quite the same vitriol that I own for the New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, I would’ve been more than…


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One of the most underrated cheeseburgers in the Washington, D.C. suburbs, as a result of the unique cheese offering it comes with.

Matchbox-Rockville is located at 1699 Rockville Pike, in the Congressional Plaza shopping center in Rockville, Maryland.

Why is this relevant?

Because anyone from the Rockville and surrounding area is well aware that this venue has been nothing more than a revolving door of failed restaurants for the better part of the last decade.

  • It started as a “That’s Amore”
  • then became another restaurant
  • then probably something else
  • Then, it moonlighted as some golf-themed restaurant that seemed wildly unpopular
  • and there was also probably something else after that; but believe me, whatever it was, it certainly wasn’t memorable

Given that history…


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Tampa Bay might have the NFC’s biggest name; Green Bay might have the NFC’s top record; but New Orleans might have the NFC’s best team.

Let the record show that in those moments when I’m hilariously wrong about a certain prediction or prognostication or pontification, I’m not afraid to admit them or even make light of them.

Case in point? Before the season started, as part of my 2020–2021 NFL season preview (which ended up as little more than a haphazard post on Instagram), I agonized over whether to pick the Dallas Cowboys or the New Orleans Saints as the team that would win the George Halas trophy as the National Football Conference champions, and represent the NFC in the Super Bowl LV.

Obviously, I…


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The Bills look plenty capable of defeating the reigning AFC Champions and advancing to Super Bowl LV.

There’s a phrase I’ve borrowed in recent years, from the legendary Ric Flair, when discussing which team I believe will win the AFC and advance to the Super Bowl:

“To Be The Man, You Gotta Beat The Man”

The Rock is my favorite wrestler of all time… but nobody in wrestling history cut a better promo than Ric Flair

So until someone proves us otherwise, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorites to win the Lamar Hunt trophy as the American Football Conference champion, and represent the AFC in Super Bowl LV. You’d almost be a fool…

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