In the first round of the NFL draft, the first three players chosen were offensive linemen. No running back was taken in the first round, the first time that's happened in 40 years. The Kansas City Chiefs chose Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick. The Jacksonville Jaguars took 6-foot-6, 306-pound Luke Joeckel, an offensive tackle from Texas A&M, with the second pick. The Dolphins chose Oregon's 6-foot-6 linebacker Dion Jordan third and Philadelphia chose offensive tackle Lane Johnson out of Oklahoma.
The Boston Celtics beat the Utah Jazz 110-107 last night. Paul Pierce scored 26 points, including seven straight in overtime. He had a chance to win it in regulation, but his 19-footer at the buzzer rimmed out. Denver topped the Lakers 119-108, ending a four-game winning streak for L.A. Washington beat Toronto 90-84 and Atlanta edged ahead of Detroit 114-103.
Checking the NHL, Toronto doubled up Philadelphia 4-2. Ottawa defeated Montreal 2-1 and Nashville beat Dallas 5-4.
It is now customary for lies to drip from the fountain of public discourse. “I did not have sex with that woman,” “your investments are safe with me,” “doping did not play a role in the Tour de France victories”, a film about Mohammed was responsible for the raid in Bengazi,” are merely recent examples of dissimulation. Whether the liar is former President Clinton, Bernie Madoff, Lance Armstrong or President Obama, there is the belief you can pull the wool over the public’s eyes. And, as events have shown, this is often true.