The Draft Day Manifesto
"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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