"BLOODY Petersen, can't that moron just stay on his damn wing?"
A cool winter afternoon, sun beaming down onto the field, the shadow of the grandstand slowly creeping over the ground. Children kick footballs around, mates in rival colours rib each other, others wave their flags and wear their team jersey with pride. The cheery old men with the booming voices sell junior league doubles, ?doubles on the main game? they cry.
THE 2004 NFL draft has come and gone, with number one overall pick Eli Manning making national headlines as the New York Giants saviour, the man to lift the franchise out of their slump. Management, the fans and the coaches will trust much of the franchises success to this man, who, at 23, has walked out of college and into national fame. The frenzy the NFL draft has caused, as well as recent suggestions by many commentators, including former Australian coach Chris Anderson, sees me take a look at the idea of a possible NRL player draft.