The sports world is at fever pitch every NFL Draft season, and if the aftermath of the draft conjures feelings of the day after Christmas for you, we can relate. To provide further proof that football is king, consider that the NBA and NHL playoffs (yes, playoffs) are treated like runners-up in a beauty pageant by the media in the weeks preceding and following the draft. They are hot, but who even remembers the participants?

The NFL Draft is made up of a finite number of eligible participants and an even smaller subset of players that are considered future stars. However, the average fan can become saturated with the skinny on prospects at the close of the NCAA bowl season and/or during the NFL combine. The only thing left to ponder is who is going where. This guessing game combined with the ability to effortlessly publish media online these days has triggered an explosion of posers giving the people what they want: Predictions of what player is going to what team.

We here at The Ferm certainly do not have a problem with posers. Our virtue and our vice is the culture of drinking, and more specifically beer related topics. But to those familiar with mock drafts, most are downright worthless. 95% of the mock drafts published are like jigsaw puzzles made entirely of square pieces. Perfect! Everything fits! These mocks are the muse for our draft – a derision of the whole idea of mythical drafts: The Anything Mock Draught.

For our draft, we do our best to stay within our wheelhouse (that being the drinking universe) and to make it fun. The list of rules is small.

  1. The draft consists of three rounds (format is top to bottom, top to bottom -- not snake).
  2. The pick (or description) must be drinking related in some way.
  3. Picks from previous drafts are off the board.

Relive the 2009 Inaugural 'The Ferm' Anything Mock Draught

We are not an exclusive "league." Guest drafters are encouraged. Anyone wanting a pick can leave a comment on this post, drop us an email, or tweet at us and you'll be slotted in the draft. Over the next few days we will start an open thread, which will be used for announcements and comments on the current and previous draft.

It is time to meet with your front office, call some prospects in for private workouts, and get your big boards ready. This thing is going to get started early next week!

  1. J.R. Ewing April 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM  

    War room being assemble, draft board pieced together. Got some good prospects, just a matter of private workout results...

  2. Dos Beer-igos April 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
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  3. Dos Beer-igos April 30, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

    Hell Yess The Fermentation (the Ferm) is in the house with this. GREAT IDEA!

    My war room is set and I have an offer outlaid for my #1 pick

  4. TwoPints April 30, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

    I've got some heavy hitters running the combine for me this week, but I have some sleeper guys coming in on the weekend. Should be interesting.

  5. J.R. Ewing April 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

    Twopints...wait, their sleeper guys or you're going to sleep with the guys, I'm confused. May not want to post that where Sirron can see!

  6. J.R. Ewing April 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

    Sweet, guest picker, welcome Dos Beer-igos!

  7. Anonymous May 3, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

    Post deleted. Always intriguing. I've got 1 definite and 2 other strong candidates. The force is strong with this class. BTW, great intro. Writing in this blog is stellar. Esp. since it rarely includes moi. Mr. Smokeypants