Found April 24, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
Did you ever have that situation where you tried something the first time and you thought it was great, but the next time you tried it just wasn't that good? For instance, you go to get some pizza from around the corner and afterwards you swear to your friends that you never had better pizza, but when you all go back there the pepperoni pizza actually tastes like your college roommate's old sweaty sock? And trust me, my college roommate didn't do his laundry often, so his sweaty sock was pretty darn nasty. At one point, I think I had to fight his old sweaty sock for a beer since it kept drinking everything in our fridge. And it really fought dirty. No pun intended of course. Aw, who am I kidding, that pun was totally intended. But I digress… Just like some food tastes good the first time and taste terrible when you go back, the same thing is true for evaluating football players. Sometimes you get caught up in the hype, sometimes you get blinded by ...

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