I am not sure if the history of this tradition dates back to the origins of beer, donuts or the NFL draft. What I do know for sure is the NFL season starts fresh today and there is nothing better than chasing toothpaste mouth with a fresh donut and a cold beer. It has been many years since I have partaken in this ritualistic past time and more importantly longer since I have shared the secrets of draft day. As the baseball season seems to drone on and on, yes I know it just started, draft day is the glimmer of light in the otherwise painful professional sports spring season. The one recent caveat with draft day donuts is that now the draft does not start until four in the afternoon. Somehow the NFL did not check with those that wish to consume vast quantities of beer and donuts earlier in the day using tradition as a loose excuse for sugar and hops gluttony. If you get a moment, grab a donut and a beer and celebrate, the draft is only 72 hours of televised nothingness where we can begin to get our hopes up for the upcoming season with dreams of undefeated teams, 2000 yard running backs and touchdowns galore.