Monday, May 05, 2014
In 1998, the Colts picked Payton Manning and Ryan Leaf went to the Chargers. The draft produced one of the greatest busts in history. What have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent?
Friday, April 29, 2011
The NFL draft began last night in New York amid a busy few days for the league in court. On Wednesday, Judge Susan Nelson in Minnesota denied the league's appeal of an injunction against them, ending the lockout. Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin speaks with us about draft, and the strange current NFL landscape.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Not all college graduates are struggling to find jobs this year. The 2010 NBA Draft was last night and the Washington Wizards were given the first pick. The Wizards surprised no one when they used their first pick to choose John Wall, from the University of Kentucky. Other college players who graduated to the pros last night included Evan Turner, who went to Philadephia, Derrick Favors, who was picked by the Nets, and Wesley Johnson, who will be joining the Timberwolves.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
- NFL TAKEOUT: The NFL draft starts tonight in New York City, and sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin has all the rumors swirling around the event. The St. Louis Rams have the first overall pick, so we talk to one of their fans, Justin Stine, lead blogger of Ramblin' Fan, to find out who who he hopes will be their choice.
- OLYMPIC TAKOUT: The Olympic world lost one of its most influential leaders yesterday, former I.O.C. President Juan Antonio Samaranch. We're joined by Jere Longman, New York Times sports reporter, who tells us more about the influential figure in the Olympic world.