The NFL draft is underway. It’s become a three-day extravaganza, which means we get more exposure to Mel Kiper, Jr. and his curious hairstyle than human beings should be expected to endure.
Little did I know that Mel not only is a know-it-all about the draft, he’s also happy to give his “picks” on other topics. When I went on the ESPN website today, I was amazed to see an ad for a “gift finder” that featured Mel Kiper’s picks for Mother’s Day gifts. Now you can delight your dear old mother or your lovely wife with a present that has the Mel Kiper seal of approval! What’s next? Mel’s grinning mug hawking websites that help you to find the perfect romantic getaway or to decide which college to attend?
I know it’s a joke, but still . . . anyone who relies on Mel Kiper for Mother’s Day ideas needs to step away from the draft board and re-engage with real life.