Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Link roundup

1. Grantland:

Over the past five seasons, the Patriots have used 11 picks in the first three rounds of the NFL draft on defensive players. Only three of those players started on Sunday, and only one — safety Patrick Chung — has been playing at an above-average level this season. Three more (linebacker Jerod Mayo, cornerback Ras-I Dowling, and defensive lineman Ron Brace) are injured. Linebacker Jermaine Cunningham, a second-round pick in 2010, was a healthy scratch. The other four players have all been cut, including three players who would have been important cogs in the New England secondary if they'd developed. If Matt Millen had made these same 11 picks, we'd be laughing at him.
2. "Let’s cut to the chase: sugar doesn’t make kids hyper."

3. Apparently some guy was caught submitting another artist's work at the Golden Demon contest in Australia.