NFL scouting combine a much bigger deal these days
There's a Radio Row now at the NFL scouting combine?!
When I covered it for the first and (I hope) last time in 1997, it involved hanging around a hotel lobby for many hours a day, hoping to snap executives and players as they walked past en route to somewhere else.
It was the worst assignment in my 10 years on the football beat. It didn't help that I got sick and was busy vomiting in my hotel room when Orlando Pace was speaking to reporters.
But that's another story.