April 2008

NFL Draft – Round One Recap

Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY is the place to be this weekend as all 31 teams make their best moves to draft the best college football athletes in the country. You can keep track of the round-by-round action of the 2008 NFL Draft here. But so far, here’s a quick glimpse of who’s been drafted thus far:

  1. Miami Long, Jake OT
  2. St. Louis Long, Chris DE
  3. Atlanta Ryan, Matt QB
  4. Oakland McFadden, Darren RB
  5. Kansas City Dorsey, Glenn DT
  6. NY Jets Gholston, Vernon DE
  7. New Orleans Ellis, Sedrick DT
  8. Jacksonville Harvey, Derrick DE
  9. Cincinnati Rivers, Keith LB
  10. New England Mayo, Jerod OLB
  11. Buffalo McKelvin, Leodis CB
  12. Denver Clady, Ryan OT
  13. Carolina Stewart, Jonathan RB
  14. Chicago Williams, Chris OT
  15. Kansas City Albert, Branden OG
  16. Arizona Rodgers-Cromartie, Dominique CB
  17. Detroit Cherilus, Gosder OT
  18. Baltimore

Flacco, Joe QB

Obviously, there is still more action to come as Round One of the NFL Draft continues…

2008 NFL Draft – Round One Draft Order

Draft Day 2008: April 26 & 27 New York, NY

Draft Day is a big day for football fans. Are you ready? Rounds One and Two go down on Saturday, April 26th starting at 3:00 p.m. EST; while Rounds Three through Seven play out on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. EST. Have you filled out your Mock Draft? Who do you think will go first this year? Do you even remember who went first in Round One last year? Which NFL team had first dibs? Here’s what Round One looks like this year:

  1. Miami Dolphins
  2. St. Louis Rams
  3. Atlanta Falcons
  4. Oakland Raiders
  5. Kansas City Chiefs
  6. New York Jets
  7. New England Patriots
  8. Baltimore Ravens
  9. Cincinnati Bengals
  10. New Orleans Saints
  11. Buffalo Bills
  12. Denver Broncos
  13. Carolina Panthers
  14. Chicago Bears
  15. Detroit Lions
  16. Arizona Cardinals
  17. Kansas City Chiefs
  18. Houston Texans
  19. Philadelphia Eagles
  20. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  21. Washington Redskins
  22. Dallas Cowboys
  23. Pittsburgh Steelers
  24. Tennessee Titans
  25. Seattle Seahawks
  26. Jacksonville Jaguars
  27. San Diego Chargers
  28. Dallas Cowboys
  29. San Francisco 49ers
  30. Green Bay Packers
  31. New York Giants

The Bodog Sportsbook has all your NFL Draft betting props…

Seahawks Set to Release Shaun Alexander

Although he’s denying the rumor currently floating around soggy Seattle, 2005 NFL MVP Shaun Alexander could be released by the Seattle Seahawks as early as later today. Reports that the running back was going to be let go surfaced about a month ago when it was learned that the Seahawks had signed Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett in free agency. Still, Alexander is sticking to his story that he’s not going anywhere.

“I haven’t heard that,” he said. “I’ve just seen the stuff that has been in the paper lately.”

In 2005 Alexander scored a then-record 28 touchdowns and led the NFL in rushing with 1,880 yards. But his numbers have never been the same. Alexander ran for 896 yards and seven touchdowns in 2006, when he missed six games with a broken bone in his left foot. Last season, when he missed three games because of a sprained left knee and played the rest of the season with a broken bone in his wrist, Alexander ran for 716 yards and four touchdowns.

Kickoff Weekend – 2008 NFL Schedule Released

Great news for football fans: the NFL announced today its full 17-week, 256-game regular-season schedule for 2008! (Doesn’t it seem like it was just yesterday…when the Giants beat the Pats to win the Super Bowl?)

The 2008-09 season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m. EST on NBC between the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. The final week of the regular season will be played out on Dec. 28th with 32 teams in action.

Like last year, the NFL will play one regular season game over in London, England at Wembley Stadium. But the League will also take two teams north of the US border into Canada where on Dec. 7 the Buffalo Bills will host the Miami Dolphins in Toronto at the Rogers Centre.

And of course, Super Bowl XLIII is scheduled to go down at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on February 1, 2009.

It shouldn’t take the sportsbooks long to get up some great NFL props and odds!

Super Bowl Champ Getting Hitched

Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and Abby McGrew (Manning’s college sweetheart) are reportedly getting married later this month.

Abby McGrew’s father told The New York Post that Manning and his daughter would tie the knot later this month. Manning’s oldest brother, Cooper, also confirmed to the paper that his brother and McGrew were planning to get married.

Apparently the young couple was recently spotted at the Office of the City Clerk (getting a marriage license, maybe?).

Let’s hope the odds on this marriage succeeding are better than the odds on the New York Giants repeating as Super Bowl champions (they’re currently at 5/1, which isn’t too bad).