The wait for the NFL draft is nearly over. After a season full of disappointment, Falcon fans have been clamoring over who will help revive a non-existent pass rush. Will the proud Falcon fan Vic Beasley fall to the eighth pick? Is the man from Nebraska that dislikes New Orleans almost as much as the venerable Roddy White an ideal fit? These questions will be answered one week from today.
As a resident of New York, it was disappointing to see the NFL draft being moved to Chicago. My experience in attending the 2013 NFL draft was an unforgettable night. It was a rare occasion, where true hardcore football fans were together wearing their respective team's jerseys. Whether it was a legion of Dolphin fans getting rowdy or "Butt-fumble" shirts being tossed around, the night never became dull. As the draft moved along, an increased feeling started going around about the Falcons potentially trading up. It eventually happened and NFL Network puts the camera on me.
My phone exploded in receiving texts and screenshots from that moment. The video of me (featuring horrendous sideburns) looking somewhat disappointed that Atlanta selected Desmond Trufant was memorable. At the time, Xavier Rhodes was my preferred choice in replacing Brent Grimes. Both players have ended up becoming outstanding cover corners. That being said, my apologies to Trufant for ever doubting him. It was a thrilling experience, considering it was free and having the opportunity to meet so many different fans.
Now that the NFL draft is no longer in New York, I've been looking for a new way to enjoy the draft rather than being glued to a computer screen. The Watering Hole has become the best place to watch the Falcons in New York City. I managed to watch both Tampa Bay games and the pitiful loss to Carolina at their venue. It was well worth the hour commute from my hometown of Queens. The atmosphere has always been excellent, along with a wide variety of food and drink selections.
On April 30th, come watch the NFL draft and see what future star will be selected by the Atlanta Falcons. The draft technically starts at 8 pm, but you should try to arrive early to secure a good seat. I'll be getting there by 7:30 and look forward to talking to everyone. The address is 106 E 19th ave between Irving & Park South. You can find all the information on their website or contact them here for any questions.
Hope to see you next Thursday night. If you have any questions for me, I'll be more than happy to answer them below.