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Bears Thu Apr 28 2011

NFL Draft 2011: The Anti-Preview

Thumbnail image for bears.gifThe year-long extravaganza known as the NFL Draft climaxes tonight (and tomorrow and Saturday), and given that we only really noticed yesterday that Carolina has the first pick, we won't be larding your brain with psychic projections of who the Bears will or won't be selecting at No. 29.

Oh, we'll sift through the aftermath, but The Draft, while not unimportant, is largely an overlong television event that's nowhere near as important for NFL teams as you'd think from its new position as our fourth major American sport. And all this for a league that isn't even operating right now.

But hey, the Bulls are off until Monday, the Blackhawks are finished and the Cubs and White Sox are a combined 20-28. So feel free to check out this annual bit of NFL Kabuki theater. The Tribune, the Sun-Times and should get you started -- one columnist admits mock drafts are "always an exercise in futility, but never more so than this year" ... and then makes his picks anyway -- and we'll be back when there's actual news to report.

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