© 2011 Aaron Atkinson


The feuding NFL recently hosted its annual draft of collegiate talent. All thirty two teams get a pick in each of the seven rounds. I asked Laura which pick she thought was the best.

Laura: The first! The first pick is the best. You get the chance to pick the best player.

Me: While you’re right, every team would rather have the last pick in each round. So if you ask me, the last pick is the best.

Laura: That doesn’t make any sense, why would they want the last pick?

Me: Green Bay had the last pick this year.

Laura: So?

Me: Well, the last pick goes to the team who finished first the year before. If you pick last it typically means you’re the reining champion.

Laura: Remember this story and use it if our kids ever come home crying because they were picked last for kickball.


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