The NFL draft and bin Laden security threats

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 6:45 am

Quarterback Andrew Luck from Stanford University, holds up a jersey as he stands with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the number one overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft in New York, April 26, 2012 (Credit: Reuters/Adam Hunger)Last night, the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins made official what people had assumed for weeks: Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III would be the first two players selected in the NFL draft.  Fans in Dallas didn’t know the Cowboys would trade up to draft cornerback Morris Claiborne.  Nor do we know how well he’ll play for his new team.  That’s the frustrating thing about the future: you can prepare but you can never be sure.

On a much more somber note, global headlines are warning of a major security surge at airports next week as the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s May 1 death approaches.  Intelligence reports state that al Qaeda is determined to avenge the death of its founder and will focus on aviation targets.  As a result, we can expect enhanced security over the next several days.