It's pointless to re-litigate "deflate gate" here...I'm just glad it's over with.
But can we at least agree that in hindsight, it is a pretty unusual way for a sports league to treat one of its marquee star players and tv attractions? I'm not suggesting that Brady should be "above the rules"...if he were caught violating the PED policy, then it's cut and dry and he should get 4 games. But this incident with the balls was kind of a strange one for Goodell to make a stand on when he really didn't have to. This could have been handled as a minor equipment fine by the league had they wanted to go that route. But they clearly wanted to use this incident to make a statement against this particular player. I realize many here applaud that and think it was a long time coming. But when you see the tv ratings falling through the floor, and then you realize that the opening Sunday night game was a crappy game that featured Jimmy Garappolo instead of Tom Brady...followed shortly after by one of the worst Thursday night games ever featuring Jacoby Brisset versus Brock Osweiller (when Brady could have been in that game instead), you can't convince me that that doesn't play a role in the tv ratings falling.
If Fournette is available you take him. That's pretty much a no brainer at this point. I'd take him over every player in the draft except maybe Myles Garrett.
If Founette isn't on the board I would wait until either 2 or 3. There will be quality RBs still available in those rounds due to the sheer number of RBs coming out. Freeman, McCaffrey, Chubb, and a few others should be around in the 2nd.
Congrats on the win... Your love for "Jake" and Chapman is unbelievable. You completely ignored the contributions of Montgomery. ;)
All kidding aside, good for Jake and the Cubs. You must be happy for Schwarber? I recall at the beginning of the season when PT posted that Schwarber had gotten hurt. He was said to be out for the year. His comeback from his injury and getting clutch hits in the WS is a good story.