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Chron - This is the time of year when I miss Joel Buchsbaum and Mike Holovak the Most

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Duane, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    John McClain:

    This is the time of year when I miss Joel Buchsbaum and Mike Holovak the most.

    I wonder what they would think about how big the draft has become and how much attention it receives. I wonder what they would think about it stretching over three days.

    When I started covering the Oilers, there were two draftniks, as they used to be called - Buchsbaum, the NFL editor for Pro Football Weekly, and Jerry Jones' Drugstore List. No, not THAT Jerry Jones.

  2. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    What, no love for Pete Axthelm or Fred Edelstein?
  3. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Great article there. Pretty amazing that Belichick thought that highly of him.
  4. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Joel was truly the Greatest draft analyst in the history of the game. He was scarrrrry good. I read this article a couple of years ago, and was shocked to find out that BB would go over his draft board with Joel. I'm convinced it was Joel that got BB to pick Tom Brady. Furthermore, it's no coincident that since Joel died, the Pat's picks haven't been as good. I think someone posted that Dallas has more starters from the last 5 drafts on their team than the Pats. I think Joel was the brains behind the Pats rise to prominence.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    There were only 4 people at his funeral and BB was one of them. Considering the way he is, that speaks VOLUMES.
  6. jblaze2004

    jblaze2004 Well-Known Member

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    wow really only 4 people? is that including his family?
  7. marchetta

    marchetta Well-Known Member

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    I didn't have time to read this article. But, the article I read, years ago, stated that, at the time of his death, he lived with his parents. And, his mom would bring him sandwiches to eat throughout the day. Dude never left his bedroom. Just watched film and stayed on his computer all day and night reviewing film. Today, guys that spend all day in their bedrooms watching film, and on their computers, are called pervs. :laugh1:

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