National Signing Day is the Biggest Waste of Time in Sports

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In 1989 Dallas Carter High School stud Derric Evans signed his letter of intent to play college football at the University of Tennessee.

While in a hot tub.

That's the day I lost interest in National Signing Day. It's all hoopla and hype and rarely does a four-year college football snapshot show a direct correlation between No. 1 recruiting classes and No. 1 rankings on the field.

That said, this recruiting stuff is big business and a lot of you are enthralled by it.

You want it, you got it ...

Apparently a disastrous season didn't hurt Texas.

Funny how every now and then a Boise State will be OU on the field. But on National Signing Day it's always - without exception - the same familiar big boys.

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Sports Panties
Sports Panties

I can think of a bigger waste of time....M-F 2-7, Rage on 105.3 The Fail.

reality check
reality check

Actually there were some worthy observations about yesterday's signing day. A local school (TCU) landed some studs that I would actually pay to see play. SMU is not there yet but give them a couple more years.

Oh, and is it possible to root *against* the Steelers and *for* Emmanuel Sanders?

kergo
kergo

The biggest waste of time in Dallas Sports, is the Dallas Stars.....did you all witness that #ss beating by the Bruins last night.

Dummy
Dummy

I only visit to see the nut-kicking.

Goofman
Goofman

RW, I don't know that I've ever posted a negative (towards you) comment - haven't really posted that many comments to begin with - but this practice of splitting posts/"follow me after the jump" (here and everywhere else on the Internets) to increase page views has truly reached a new height of absurdity with this one. It was really necessary to split this post in two to get in the other 36 or so words without bogging-down the main blog page? Vomit en pantalones.

Cowtown
Cowtown

Face it Richie, you lost interest in 1985, when your UTA Mavericks dropped football. Sucks to be you.

Just Me
Just Me

RW writes: "rarely does a four-year college football snapshot show a direct correlation between No. 1 recruiting classes and No. 1 rankings on the field...on National Signing Day it's always - without exception - the same familiar big boys."

Guess who wins the BCS and is ranked number one every year? The same familiar big boys! (Texas, OU, Florida, Alabama, USC, Ohio State, LSU).

Has Greggo turned you into a huffer?

Teresa's Bleached Anus
Teresa's Bleached Anus

"National Signing Day is the Biggest Waste of Time in Sports"

No, not really. Coming to this "Sports Blog" is the biggest waste of time in sports.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

"Funny how every now and then a Boise State will be OU on the field."

What the what?

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I agree with your viewpoint that NSD is an absolute non-story, plus I'll add that it seems to be driven entirely by ESPN.

But Mishon is right, for weeks you've been writing stuff even a USA Today editor would ask you to expand on. It's effin weak, especially when compared to the other 3 blogs here.

And someone tell the Fail you don't have to interview every spare that walks by. Super Bowl week is the biggest give-up in generic sports radio--the listeners don't care about 90% of the dumbass guests.

Mishon
Mishon

RW, I always try and give you the benefit of the doubt before I bash you, but this really is getting ridiculous. This post is the biggest give up post you have ever done. This took you a max 3 minutes. Come on man...you are stealing money from the Observer.

Rooster
Rooster

Trying to care...Trying to care...Nope...Not feeling it...

Teresa's Bleached Anus
Teresa's Bleached Anus

From the looks of things, he's gotta do whatever he can do increase page views. I've seen more people say they're done reading this crap in the past month like you wouldn't believe. How can you blame them? The people at the Observer don't respond to emails about how shitty this place is, which gives Richie all the power to keep writing shit.

Teresa's Father
Teresa's Father

Scruffy, the way you dog Richie makes me hot for you. If I only knew your name I'd come over and spank you like you asked me to on Craigs List.

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