I was dismayed this morning when I read in the Chicago Tribune that Ohio State running back Chris "Beanie" Wells (left) disappointed scouts by running a 4.59 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Actually, I wasn't dismayed at all. I didn't give a crap and neither should you. I've been amazed by the number of column inches and TV reports I've seen devoted to the Combine this week.
Obviously, it is important for NFL teams to do their due diligence on all these prospects. After all, they'll be investing millions of dollars in whomever they select in this year's draft.
I just wonder why the public would care so much. The Sporting News devoted several pages to the Scouting Combine in its most recent edition. I skipped right over it. The Tribune is giving its readers daily updates.
Thank goodness for that, because I'm not sure if I could go on without the knowledge that UConn running back Donald Brown impressed with his 11.30-second 60-yard shuttle on Sunday.
I don't get the NFL Network at my apartment, but if I did, I could have watched defensive linemen go through their workouts at the Combine today. Thrilling.
Now, let's think about this. Why would I want to watch a bunch of morbidly obese future NFL linemen waddle through the 40-yard dash? Anyone who cares about this stuff really needs to find a hobby.
I've been to my fair share of football practices from my days as a reporter, and let me tell you, it's some of the most boring stuff imaginable. I can't imagine actually choosing to use some of my valuable free time to watch the NFL Scouting Combine.