Get To Know Piers Morgan

READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.

Thank You

Thank you for watching "Piers Morgan Live" over the years. See below for your favorite memories from 2011-2014.
April 27th, 2012
02:56 PM ET

Only in America: The NFL Draft

On Thursday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to tackle the national phenomenon that is the NFL Draft:

"A bemusing spectacle for any non-American sports lover like me, to put it mildly," said the host.

As the "pageant of brawn instead of beauty" descends upon Manhattan this week, the man who follows an entirely different brand "football" remarked on the annual rite of passage for qualified collegians:

"It's like a Dickensian cattle market, and these are the prize heffers," declared Morgan. "And it's not just the rich old guys wheeling and dealing. Parents, agents, handlers, you name it – everyone wants a piece of the action."

With the future of the country's most-popular sport hanging in the balance, the league's next great hopes sit, and wait, hoping to hear their name called. And as the 32 "War Rooms" battle for the best of the beasts, caps quickly change hands, and heads, as teams trade up, and double-down:

"The clear message to these impressionable young men being: We love you, but we love that other guy just a little bit more – so run along now, to wherever we tell you."

And there are no draft day guarantees. For every future Pro Bowler, there are just as many epic busts, making the entire process a ruthless rendition of something more barbaric than even the games themselves:

"A sporting version of Roman gladiatorial bloodsport," concluded the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "With poor unsuspecting competitors' lives decided on the whim of a rich powerful man's raised thumb."

In the words of program's quarterback, Only in America: "But let's be honest here – it's also fantastically good fun to watch."

» Follow Piers Morgan Tonight on Twitter

Post by:
Filed under: Only in America
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. iphone 5

    I'm extremely inspired together with your writing talents and also with the structure to your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the nice high quality writing, it's uncommon to see a great blog like this one these days..

    April 28, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. apple iphone 5

    Valuable info. Lucky me I discovered your web site accidentally, and I am shocked why this twist of fate didn't came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

    April 29, 2012 at 5:10 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. nike classic cortez

    I've been browsing online greater than three hours lately, yet I never discovered any interesting article like yours. It is beautiful price sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made excellent content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

    April 29, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. jugar euromillones

    Its like you read my thoughts! You seem to understand a lot approximately this, such as you wrote the e book in it or something. I feel that you just can do with some % to drive the message home a little bit, however other than that, this is wonderful blog. A fantastic read. I'll certainly be back.

    April 29, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Shkelzen

    I added this because it Contains no Frames and I find share this Causes erorrs on my page. This is one simple button that will not slow your blog and it makes it easy to tweet and I hope it keeps getting the same if not more traffic well done tweetmeme

    August 2, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.