I was prepared last week to hie to my bunker once all hell broke loose. But July 4 came and went with nary a hint of actual war. Dang it, Alex Jones swore Democrats would be declaring the Second Civil War. Does that mean we can't trust him? If it took you till now to figure out Jones isn't exactly a font of reality-based news, I can't help you. But the answer is no, we can't trust him. Jones, if you forgot, is probably most famous for his spreading of conspiracy theories (or, as his attorney in his child-custody case last year said, ahem, performance art), such as Pizzagate (child sex trafficking in the basement of a pizzeria that has no basement) and the numerous "false flag" school shootings (those people were actors, by God; it didn't really happen!!!). Little wonder so many lawsuits and complaints have been filed against him. While actual conspiracies do exist (the Ridolfi, Throckmorton and Babington plots to kill Queen Elizabeth I come to mind), they're rarely as convoluted or … [Read more...] about What war?
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0 of 32 Tom Pennington/Getty Images There's a lot of uncertainty involved with the NFL draft. Everyone loves having a shiny new player on their team, but no matter how much due diligence and planning goes into selecting them, there's no telling exactly how much of a difference these incoming players will have in Year 1. This is true even for first-round prospects, who are generally expected to contribute right away. Coming out of the draft, fans tend to expect a first-round pick to be a star out of the gate. No matter a team's plans, though—and not every selection is made with immediate returns in mind—factors like NFL readiness, scheme fit, health and roster construction can affect how much a top draft choice actually contributes to his new team. This means that we're going to get both disappointments and surprises every year when it comes to the contributions of first-round rookies. Last year, for example, we saw No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett impact 11 of a … [Read more...] about How Much Will Every 1st-Round Rookie Contribute in Year 1?