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Combine is a metaphor of NFL life

Patrick Hruby breaks down the intricacies of the NFL combine and explains why so many of us watch it. Story

Updated: February 28, 2007, 2:49 PM ET
By Patrick Hruby | Page 2

Say this for live televised coverage of the NFL draft scouting combine: In terms of hard-hitting football action, it really makes you appreciate the Pro Bowl.

Guys standing around in their underwear. Guys standing around in sweatshirts. Guys standing around the RCA Dome's turf field, thumbing their iPods. Guys standing in front of logo-festooned podium banners, fiddling with microphones. After watching 10 hours of the NFL Network's combine coverage -- six of them live, four of them taped ...

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