Its the Christmas morning of professional football, its know as The Draft. Every fan has been asking for a certain player for their team since the closing whistle of the Super Bowl. Today is the day we as fans find out if our team made the naughty or nice list. Like a good boy I prepared accordingly.
This year however, is different for me. Its my first year in LA and the first year back in LA for the Rams. Most exciting indeed and for the most part it has been. I will always get excited for NFL football regardless of my location. However, I did’t feel the same excitement or passion from fellow LA residents. That’s sad. Weeks leading up to the draft I attempted to locate a Rams friendly bar with zero results. The calls to local bars often went unanswered and when someone did answer, they usually replied with judgmental giggles and hung up. Definitely not what I expected from a city that just received a NFL franchise.
Rather than get mad at LA, I decided to do The Draft at my house around people that don’t even know what football is. It was nice for the most part not having to deal with the guy that knows nothing about football save for what Mel Kiper says on ESPN. I also enjoyed my homemade bar food buffet. I was also able to talk trash through texting and Facebook which was nice. All that said I still missed the buzz of watching it in person with my STL friends. So for the 2017 draft, I will be watching it in STL with my friends that appreciate NFL football. Even if most of them have jumped the Rams ship.