The Draft Day Manifesto

Updated: March 3, 2010, 1:57 PM ET
By Matthew Berry | ESPN.com

"It's only the best day of the year."

Beloved former commissioner-for-life Don Smith has said that exact same sentence to me every year, once a year, 25 times in a row. And on April 10, at the 26th annual Fat Dog Rotisserie League auction in College Station, Texas, he will say it to me once again.

And, smiling big, I will respond the same way I have for a quarter of a century.

"Nothing better, Don. Nothing better."

We will shake hands, greet everyone ...

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