Forbes magazine has published a list that ranks the GMs of the four major sports.
Go ahead, click on the link and take a look at the list. Whenever you can finally stop laughing, be sure to hit the "back" button and come back here.
Couple of obvious points. . .
1) Kevin McHale is the best GM in sports? The hell he is. . .there's a guy by the name of Terry Ryan that proves that McHale isn't even the best GM in his own city. You know, Terry Ryan. . .built a Twins team that's won 4 AL Central titles in 5 years without significant free agents, architect of one of the best minor league systems in baseball. . .that Terry Ryan.
Incidentally, Ryan ranked 53rd on this list, behind such luminaries as
-Brian Sabean (31). . .who Ryan absolutely bent over the proverbial table when he got the Giants to give up Francisco Liriano, Boof Bonser, and Joe Nathan in exchange for one year of A.J. Pierzynski.
-Rick Sund (35). . .whose team, the Seattle Supersonics, has been rumored to be leaving the Pacific Northwest for years.
-Doug McLean (52) of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The who? Exactly.
2) In another absolute freaking joke, Minnesota Wild GM Doug Riseborough was ranked 88th out of 96, down in what I call the "Matt Millen" range. Who the hell made this list, and why are they writing for anything more prestigious than Highlights for Children?
(Then again, these guys would probably screw up a Goofus and Gallant cartoon beyond all reasonable recognition.)
3) Forbes chose to put Rob Brzezinski on this list, ignoring the obvious fact that he's not a GM. Also, if this is done while looking at things strictly from a business sense, his ranking (72nd) is damn near comical.
So, in light of this, I'd like to give you the Daily Norseman's list of the best salary cap guys in the NFL. Ready? Here we go:
1) Rob Brzezinski, Minnesota Vikings
2-32) Who cares? None of them are in Brez's league or in anything close to it.
Hey. . .it's just as well thought out as the Forbes list appears to be.