Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mel Kiper Jr. And Todd McShay

I watch a lot of ESPN and one of my favorite segments is Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay commenting on the upcoming NFL draft. Mel Kiper Jr. is the seasoned vet that's been doing it for 30+ years while Todd is the new kid on the block. For years Mel Kiper Jr. was the resident expert on the subject and the only draft analyst on the network. In 2006 ESPN brought on Todd McShay to give a fresh perspective and a counter balance to Mel Kiper's opinions. When the two personalities clash it's a sight to see.

Mel Kiper fancies himself the all knowing guru when it comes tho the NFL draft and doesn't like to be questioned or second guessed. Anytime Todd McShay disagrees with Mel he becomes enraged and flies off the handle. You can see the veins pop out of his temples and the look on his face is that of a person that wants to cut you up into little pieces and scatter your remains aimlessly across the city. Todd always starts out a little timid and shy then 30 seconds later realizes his opinions have value and merit. He stick to his guns and by the end of the segment Mel Kiper Jr. ends up looking like a bitter old man so stuck in his ways that logic and rational thought can't even dig him out.

Has this happened to you at work? Have you ever had to confront an older co-worker about a difference of opinion and they look at you like they just got done changing your diapers 20 minutes ago? Do what Todd McShay does. Let them vent, stick to your guns, and eventually they will talk themselves silly and validate your position that much more. Try this out and let me know how it works.

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