John Hancock Wrote a Large Signature so That the Entire Big 10 Conference Could See It
It’s “Signing Day,” which means all the sports writers around the nation are live-blogging the movers and shakers in the world of 18-year-old kids who might get a chance to play football starting next Fall for a college/university and maybe in four years be selected in a “lottery” that will maybe translate to them getting a chance to see some playing time in the NFL.
It seems like I’m being unfair, but I think it’s kind of ridiculous that there are not only headlines regarding “Signing Day” in college football, they’re also quite prevalent. It sounds dismissive to say they’re just kids, but man, they’re just kids. They’re literally not even out of High School, and already they’re being written about and their decisions examined akin to a move made on a chessboard rather than as a life-altering decision for the signee.
I’m not trying to crucify sports writers as a whole, even if I tend to have a little fun with their obsessive nature, lack of journalistic filter, and the diluge of dated pop culture references that come with their often poor attempts at humor and analysis. Sorry, where was I? Oh, yeah, I’m totally not saying that sports writers are terrible human beings for feeding into the concept of “Signing Day.” I do think, however, that what and how they examine recruiting in college football is something wholly arbitrary and inconsequential.
Although, as much as I like the NFL, I’m not a guy that can sit through the live draft past the first handful of picks. So maybe it’s just me.