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Just Saying, Is All… | Mel Kiper’s Dirty NFL Draft Secret

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Pity the fool who pins his hopes on the future.

Mel Kiper is a trusted expert. He’s also a blatant fraud. When the NFL Draft kicks off this weekend, ESPN’s well-coiffed oracle will have already plotted the career arc of every big name on the board—which in truth speaks less poorly of Mel than it does of all those wayward souls who actually take him seriously.

Humility means admitting that a guess is just a guess.

Hubris, on the other hand, means assuming that a guru is really a guru.

I’d never fault a hack for doing his job. A con is nothing more than the figment of a sucker’s imagination, and Kiper’s disciples bear the blame for their own gullibility. But l...

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