week in review

The Week of the NFL Draft

For the first time, the NFL held its annual reading of college players’ names in prime time this year, allowing the largest possible audience to watch players not named Jimmy Clausen be selected. (Don’t feel bad, Jimmy: In time, no one will care where you were drafted.) The Giants’ dream picks were taken before they got a chance to make a selection at No. 15, and they ended up with Jason Pierre-Paul. The Jets, meanwhile, caught a break: Boise State’s Kyle Wilson was available, and they couldn’t pass him up. Both Pierre-Paul and Wilson are now free to begin spending all that sweet rookie money. But what happened this week that didn’t involve being on the clock?

The Mets played twenty freaking innings in St. Louis, Ike Davis made his debut, and Mike Pelfrey continued being awesome.

Meanwhile, Javier Vazquez finally won a game, Phil Hughes almost pitched a no-hitter, and A-Rod apparently disrespected an Oakland pitcher.

The Devils went home early, again.

We visited Red Bull Arena.

Calvin Pace said things.

And we announced our summerlong Minor League Stadium Crawl.

That’s it for us. We’ll see you Monday.

The Week of the NFL Draft