Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Twelve teams are alive for the NFL Playoffs. While fans of the also-ran and never-were teams look forward to the sports entertainment value of the NFL holiday season, do you think they will be engaged? Um, no. Those fans will stress over how the home team can get better in a hurry. That means they will focus on the 2012 NFL Draft this April. Draft Day is the third most anticipated day in the NFL year, after the Super Bowl and the opening day game. For quarterback-needy teams, hype about miracle-working super quarterbacks make Draft Day more important than the opening game. I'm looking at you, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Miami, Cleveland, Washington, Seattle, Denver, Oakland and Minnesota. And don't think I am overlooking you, New York Jets. This year's NFL Draft will be the most anticipated, most over-hyped event since, well since the 2011 NFL Draft involving Mr. Cam Newton because two quarterbacks dominate the landscape. Three white-knuckle scenarios could ruin the Dra...
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