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Edward, North Wales, PA,
I really appreciate your publications and your website. I will be renewing my subscription. I've also enjoyed listening to Dan Shonka during his Wednesday chats with Bill Lewis of KDUS radio, Phoenix. Hope to hear Dan next year with the 2006 draft.
Michael, Phoenix, AZ,
The various draft services tend to fall into one of two categories: evaluators vs. forecasters. Let me use Kiper and Ourlads to illustrate my point. Ourlads are evaluators. They (the lads) spread out and go to games. They are scouts. And they cover every all-star and bowl game and send us a running commentary on the many players. Post season is considered valuable because it's the best versus the best. And it shows more about the individual than regular season games do. I use Ourlads and other evaluators to tell me who WE should take. They don't focus on who we will take, but on who is best for us. That's why they will have a lower % of matches than the forecasters. But they give you the goods. Kiper is a forecaster. He does little actual personal evaluation of talent, relying on what he can glean from coaches, scouts, writers, players, etc. He compiles all of this with a wealth of stats and awards, etc. He, and other forecasters tell me who the OTHER guys are gonna pick. And he does a good job of doing what he does. And the Kipers will show a better % on the forecast stats. It's what they do. Two basically different functions, but both have their place.
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James, Chula Vista, CA,
Enclosed is a check for the 2005 Draft Guide. Please keep up the good work. I think you do an awesome job. Maybe sometime in the future you could also publish a picture of some of the prospects along with their review. That is one feature I would enjoy.
Howard, Oshkosh, WI ,
I just received my 2005 Ourlads' NFL Draft in the mail today and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how much I enjoy your service. As a subscriber for the last 14 years, I've had the desire to tell you that I and my fellow draft experts consider your guide to be the best in the business. I devoured your current issue during my lunch break. I always enjoy comparing your picks with mine as to the actual picks made by the individual teams to see who got the most right. In either case, I will continue to purchase and enjoy your guide every year.
Stephen, Miami, FL,
I do like your books better than others I have seen. I used to subscribe to Palmer Hughes way back when. Then I would get the Pro Football Weekly Draft Preview, which was basically the work of Joel Buchsbaum. He had quite an eye for NFL future talent. After his untimely death, the ratings of the players have become very erratic. I like to look after the draft and then after the first season for the rookies and see how things went. Your evaluations are superior by comparison. I really like the guide overall and will continue to subscribe. Keep up the good work !
Tom, Alexandria, VA,
To all the great scouts at Ourlads' - received your Draft Scouting Guide - it is outstanding!
Ron, Dallas, TX,
I won't be at the 2005 Draft this year - got to have my Ourlads! Your work has no peer.
Keith, Falls Church, VA ,
As a sixteen-year subscriber to Ourlads', I appreciate your accuracy and authenticity.
Lawrence, Ridley Park, PA,
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Henry, West New York, NJ (21 year subscriber) ,
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Edward, Philadelphia, PA (long-time subscriber),
I was a long-time College Football Preview subscriber and I first came across Ourlads' in 1988 in College Football Preview. Dan did a good job with that Preview - looking forward to Ourlads'.
Ron, Houston, TX,
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Robert, Chicago, IL,
I'm a long time Raider fan and Ourlads' subscriber. There is nothing like it on the market. You hit about 80% of their choices.
Garry, Riverdale, MI,