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For those already getting their rankings put together: “Purposely dodge Trent Richardson in drafts this year and you will sorely regret it. The ‘Bama product was selected No. 3 overall by Cleveland last April, the earliest a rusher fell off the board since New Orleans snapped tendons to acquire Reggie Bush at No. 2 in 2006. Long gone are the days of Ki-Jana Carter. In an era where RBs are completely dispensable, most would agree it’s silly to shell out stacks of cash for their services. Just ask GMs in Jacksonville and Chicago. Richardson, though, will be the exception. Take the plunge in the late-first, and you could be hoisting a virtual trophy come year’s end.” [Roto Arcade]
A fantastic story about some sports-related treasure found in an Ohio attic. “It’s like finding a Mona Lisa.” [Jonathan Seewer/AP]
As the deadline nears, Terry Pluto looks back: “It took nearly a calendar year, but the 28-year-old Jimenez (8-7, 4.50) has figured out what made him a very effective starter with the Rockies. This is not the Ubaldo of 2010, a 97-mph flame-thrower who was 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA. But in his last seven starts, Jimenez has a 2.93 ERA. His control has vastly improved, his fastball is in the 92-95 mph range. He looks like the Jimenez of 2009, who was 15-12 with a 3.47 ERA while pitching in the hitters paradise of Colorado.” [Terry Pluto]
I’m fairly certain this will be the next great tailgating game. At least I hope so. [Deadspin]
Changes in Columbus: “Ohio State basically turned over two-thirds of its coaching staff, picked up Meyer and by the most pessimistic assessment either maintained equilibrium or improved with each assistant coaching position. But this was to be expected from the moment Meyer was hired, as were the departures of several players either uninterested or ill-equipped for spread football. Meyer admitted to wanting to take a fire hose to the 2011 coaching staff and had to be sold on keeping any holdovers. While he wouldn’t have the same free reign with his eraser on the roster, there would surely be an exodus of players ill-fitting of Meyer’s system.” [Ramzy/Eleven Warriors]