02-29-2012, 05:08 PM
Two coin tosses taking place on Friday morning will determine the final order of the 2012 NFL draft. The Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins will flip to see which team picks No. 8 or No. 9 in April's player selection, while the Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks will call it in the air (or beforehand -- thanks, Phil Luckett) to determine the No. 11 and No. 12 picks. This simple process leaves many answered, and unanswered, questions. What are they flipping with? Does the guy in charge stand in the front of the room and comb through his pockets for a 2012 quarter? Does he reach in all his pockets, pat them down in frustration and ask, "Anybody got a dime?" According to the Charlotte Observer, the coins are specially minted for the occasion and feature logos of the respective teams on both sides. Seriously? The NFL mints coins for a 10-second process that nobody outside a hotel conference room is going to see? That's like getting a Louis Vitton bag and putting the logos on the inside. Yet it took a new collective bargaining agreement to give former players adequate health care. Why did they wait so long to do this? The season has been over for 18 days. The flips were delayed until the start of the scouting combine, presumably so every team could be in attendance.