Originally posted on Redskins Hog Heaven  |  Last updated 4/18/12
Sports fans follow teams, but they relate to players. I know this because hits to Hog Heaven are unfailingly higher when a player leads a headline than when the topic is about the team. We saw our biggest hits this month from stories about Robert Griffin III and London Fletcher than when we wrote about the schedule or defense. Big media knows that lesson, so it's no surprise that Sports Illustrated's cover story for its upcoming issue works both RG3 and Andrew Luck in the headline. The feature story is "NFL Draft Preview: The 1-2 Punch of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III." Two for the price of one; Lesson learned. As SI describes it, Peter King and Bill Polian discuss the merits of both prospects and pronounce which of them should be drafted first. Since it is Polian being asked and Polian drafted Manning, no one should be surprised that he favors the candidate (Luck) that projects as a Manning clone. The print version of this issue should drop just before next week's 2012 NFL ...
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