Baseball Draft vs. Football Draft

first_imgWhat a difference there is in the two draft systems!  All of us have witnessed the pomp and circumstance of the NFL draft.  It is a media “darling”.  The baseball draft was also on ESPN, but I doubt whether many of you tuned in to watch.  When the NFL is drafting, almost every team takes their full allotted time before they make their pick.  They seem to want to draw all the suspense they can out of their 15 or so minutes on the clock.  On the other hand, when a baseball team’s name comes up, the Commissioner hardly has time to get to his mic before the name is released.One difference, of course, is that the baseball draft is open to high school graduates while in the football draft  you must have played some college football before you are eligible.  That means that most of the football names are much better known; there has been weeks of hype on TV as to who the top drafts are going to be.  In the case of baseball, most of the work is done by a very dedicated, but virtually unknown, group of scouts.  They work the various high school and college games all over the United States and in many foreign lands.  Football, on the other hand, is going after players whose names have been on an ESPN list for at least 6 months before the draft ever starts.It doesn’t really matter in which draft your name is selected because the end salary is very similar if you are good enough to make the big time.last_img read more

Monuments Men being played at the Wellington Regent Friday, Saturday and Sunday

first_imgRated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour 52 minutes. When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Movie Synopsis: Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements. From director George Clooney, the film stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett. The screenplay is by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, based on the book by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter. Produced by Grant Heslov and George Clooney. (c) Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 34%. Audience review: 52% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Mr. Peabody and Sherman.Son of GodMuppets Most Wanted.center_img This week at the Regent Theater: “Monuments Men” (Movie trailer is below). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, August 14, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, August 14, 2014:•10:30 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 1400 block N. Day, Wellington.•1:05 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 400 block Circle Dr, Wellington.•Bobby L. Altis, 18, Wellington was served a summons to appear for harassment by telecommunication device.•Brian S. Boor, 22, Wellington was served a summons to appear for disorderly conduct.•Katie L. Harrington, 24, Wellington was served a Summons to Appear for two dogs at large.•5:14 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated burglary, theft and conspiracy by a known suspect(s) in the 1300 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•6:40 p.m. Joshua A. Bodner, 23, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated burglary and theft.•6:40 p.m. Clinton E. Jeffery, 22, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated burglary, theft and conspiracy.•9:02 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to tires in the 200 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•9:09 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property by a known suspect in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•9:32 p.m. Michael T. Dwyer, 28, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal damage to property.•10:23 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to tires in the 1000 block N. Plum, Wellington.•11:57 p.m. Alexander S. Hart, 20, Haysville, was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.last_img read more