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More hot air than draft

This time of year always reminds Page 2's Tim Keown that the NFL Draft is the most over-hyped event on the sports calendar.

Updated: April 25, 2003, 10:25 AM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2 columnist

Nothing in the sporting universe quite compares to the NFL draft -- excuse me, the NFL capital-D Draft -- when it comes to overload and overhype. If any of the pointy-headed professor types want to stroke their beards and examine the role of sports in society, they should pay attention this weekend.

It's mind-boggling to realize that entire lives are devoted to this exercise in speculation. Draftniks put out newsletters and updates. They slave over the 40 times of 315-pound 21-year-olds ...

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