The NFL Draft is the closest thing we have to live sports and tonight the first round will air on our televisions. It’s exciting stuff.
In a new coronavirus twist, the league’s teams will conduct their business at remote sites (some in a winnebago in the GM’s driveway) and each prospect will learn their pro football fates while surrounded by friends and family in the comfort of their own homes, no draft stage or handshake from the commish. Needless to say, it’ll look a little different than last year when five bajillion people lined up on Broadway in Nashville.
However it goes, we will be tuned in from our couches at home; in some cases, beer(s) in hand. If you identify with the right side of that semicolon, join me for a fun drinking game to pass the time and spike the fun during the only sporting event on the upcoming calendar.
Here are the rules…
Take ONE drink…
— if the Cincinnati Bengals successfully submit a pick for Joe Burrow with no obvious difficulties, glitches or any other mistakes the Bengals can possibly make in that spot (cheers! you did it, Cincinnati!)
— anytime you see someone take a drink of alcohol on TV (make it five drinks if it’s a football player)
— every time you hear “mock draft” or “big board”
— for every pick after No. 3 until Tua Tagovailoa is drafted
— each minute that your favorite NFL team is on the clock
Take TWO drinks…
— anytime someone/something Kentucky-related is mentioned
— when a player from the SEC is selected
— when Jedrick Wills is selected; that’s a four-gulper (shout out Lafayette)
— every time we are reminded Todd McShay is home recovering from the coronavirus
— with one hand and put your L down with the other when Mekhi Becton is selected
Take THREE drinks…
— if you see more than nine people gathered in one room
— if you see a pet that isn’t a dog or cat
— when someone says “Tompa Bay”
— for every major technical difficulty
— if a player cries
— when Kentucky is the opponent in a player’s highlight reel
— during Josh Allen’s NFL highlights
— if John Clayton is talking about Lynn Bowden
Finish your beer…
— if Joe Burrow doesn’t go No. 1 overall
— if Chase Young doesn’t go No. 2 overall
— if there is a trade
— if you don’t like your favorite NFL team’s pick
— if you’re ready for another drink
Finally, something to watch!!!!