Please don’t talk about draft picks

Posted on December 29th, 2006 – 5:00 PM
By Michael Rand

We’ll leave you for the weekend with a thought: If you are a Vikings fan, you want the team to win on Sunday. You do not want them to lose so they can get a better draft pick. The latter logic has never appealed to us. You play to play. And you play to win. If you don’t, you will pay for it somewhere down the road. Just look at the Houston Texans last year: They lost several close games down the stretch, some in questionable fashion, and finished with the No. 1 pick in the 2006 draft. And then their collective brains froze, and they didn’t pick Reggie Bush. They didn’t even take Vince Young. They took Mario Williams.

A win is a win. Don’t mess with karma.

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