We’ve read a few suggestions in the Twitterverse that NFL Network’s Rich Eisen’s annual forty-yard dash has grown overhyped. Like the Combine itself.
My response: People will complain about anything. Relax.
The glory of a man trying to beat six seconds while sprinting in a suit replete with a pocket square cannot be denied.
There is no game film with which to evaluate Eisen. It’s all about the 40.
Eisen’s annual trot marks the entire beginning and end of the athletic season, like a Super Bowl title being decided on the season’s opening kickoff.