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Saturday night open thread: It's not ALL about the NFL Combine

We close the day with a chance to talk about all sorts of random stuff.


Over the last few days, we have been able to thoroughly OD on NFL Combine information, even as the workouts only just began today. Wednesday was every nugget of preview content you could find. Thursday and Friday got us media sessions and measurements. And now we get every piece of 40-time, bench press and drill you could imagine.

At this point in the afternoon/evening, I thought it would be a good idea to open up an off-topic thread. There are plenty of places to check out our Combine coverage, but if you want a brief respite from it, drop in here.

We've got plenty of time left before free agency and the Draft get going, so people have to find something to keep their minds occupied. For me, tonight I'm off to check out the new Die Hard movie. I was on my cruise when it came out, otherwise I would have gone on day one. I'm not expecting the greatest movie in the world, but I just want a little entertainment.

Baseball is back in our lives if that's your thing. Spring training games got going yesterday, and baseball fans are pumped for that. I am a big baseball fan, and it's interesting comparing spring training to NFL training camp and the preseason. There is a certain amount of armchair GM work going on, but with more moving parts in NFL starting lineups, as well as more rotation at several positions, you get more detail in roster battles, while having fewer games to evaluate the talent. I think four games is more than enough, if not too much time in the NFL preseason, but there is something to be said for the lengthy baseball spring training period.

If baseball is not your thing, maybe college basketball has you fired up. The basketball season is right in the thick of conference action, with the NCAA tournament less than a month away. I'm a UNLV fan, and I'm hoping my Rebels can hang on for a few more wins to lock up what seems to be another tournament berth. Who's your college squad?

NBA and NHL are in the thick of things as well. I'm not a huge fan of either, although both can be a ton of fun to watch in person. Hockey in particular is a great time in person. I highly recommend it, even if you're not a big hockey fan.

Other than that, it's just another weekend in the offseason. One of the highlights of my week might have been finding an iPad version of the old 1942 arcade game. That was one of my favorites as a kid and I have to say, I'm pretty hooked at this point. Nothing like a little mindless entertainment!