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Topic: Is there any difference between Mel Kiper and a random trucker on I-85?
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Is there any difference between Mel Kiper and a random trucker on I-85?

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 11:31 PM
 

I mean you gotta give Mel and Todd McShay credit.. they simply talk and ESPN pays 'em. A squirrel would make equally accurate predictions, but squirrels haven't figured out how to get paid.


Re: Is there any difference between Mel Kiper and a random trucker on I-85?

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 11:32 PM
 

Umm. The trucker has a valuable skill?

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Curious what that skill is.


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 10:02 AM
 

Stamina? An ### that doesn't start hurting after ~4 hours in a vehicle?

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Re: Curious what that skill is.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:15 PM
 

Believe it or not it takes skill to drive a semi. Not all the drivers out there have it sadly but most do. Don’t be a Bloomberg.

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True. I wouldn't want to drive something 70 feet long down

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:23 PM
 

the highway.

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 11:41 PM
 

Squirrels will work for nuts!


his hair?***

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 11:41 PM
 



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Trucker would be more interesting to talk to***

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:02 AM
 



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And probably have better picks!***


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 10:00 AM
 



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Draft is a crapshoot. No one is accurate.


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:15 AM
 

They’re just entertainment.

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Re: Is there any difference between Mel Kiper and a random trucker on I-85?

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:19 AM
 

Well let me help you out with that, A Trucker can shift 10, 13, or 15 forward speed transmissions without ever scraping a gear going up or coming down. They can back a 62' trailer a half mile down an alley with both mirrors pulled in to keep them from scraping the brick walls on both sides and never have to pull up to get the tractor and trailer lined back up. I would bet Mel, Todd, or you couldn't shift the gears going forward, muchless back down an alleyway without the use of the normal mirrors, only a spot mirror, but random Truckers can do whatever needs to be done in a Big Rig on I-85, I-95, I-20, I-26, or any other Highway or Road around the country!!!

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:20 AM
 

You got that right.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:20 AM
 

Clearly his ability to be confident about not having a clue is the selling point.


Trucker probably doesn't have Munster genes...***


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 1:22 AM
 



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Maybe Mel would look better with a trucker hat over that


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 10:01 AM
 

Munster hair.

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The main difference between the two is....


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 6:00 AM
 

About a quart of hair gel.

~JKB


That’s an insult to truckers.***

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 6:34 AM
 



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There's something in these hills.


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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 6:55 AM
 

I like truckers, and even related to one that's a great guy. Don't compare truckers to Mel, as he provides NOTHING beneficial to society. Same for McShay IMO.


Yes, the trucker is an essential worker with skills.***

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 7:06 AM
 



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Key word - WORKER.... they actually

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 7:48 AM
 

do work that means something.

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Don’t understand all the hate for Mel, McShay, etc.***

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM
 



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You just need to look at them with the correct perspective

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:30 PM
 

to appreciate what they do. If you are expecting them to be accurate and holding all of their inaccuracies against them, of course you are going to come away underwhelmed. Nobody that does mock drafts is very accurate. It's challenging enough to value prospects, but trying to predict the actions of front offices is even more difficult. Most of the "accurate" mock draft info comes from leaks and tips from front office workers, not unbelievable prognostication skills.

What Kiper and McShay do have is an uncanny, near-encyclopedic knowledge of the draft prospects and the ability to deliver that knowledge on cue on live television.

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Sure, folks don't run to the internets to comment on random I-85 truckers***

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 7:56 AM
 



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I now has a squirrel in my attic- any suggestions as


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 12:05 PM
 

to how I can make him pay the price for illegal entry? He really needs to get paid back for running around up there.

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Re: I now has a squirrel in my attic- any suggestions as


Posted: Apr 24, 2020 1:48 PM
 

Peanut Butter stuck to the trigger of the trap you set in the path that they take. See, even X truckers knows a little something about breaking the neck of a tree rat, the ones with 4 legs, and some with two legs!!! ;)

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 1:51 PM
 

Random Trucker is a hellll of a draft picker.

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020 2:48 PM
 

You make a valid point. I would rebut Mel and Todd know the names of all the players and the trucker does not -- beyond that, Mel and Todd do guess for a living and 50/50 on right/wrong.

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