They're building a big stage in Nashville- - - -
In a few days, Lower Broadway down by the Cumberland river is going to host a big event. Dozens of young men will be walked across that stage, and a bunch of rich old men will spend tons of money for the privilege of controlling their lives, sometimes for years to come. These days, that's called the "NFL Draft". Didn't basically the same process go by a different name a couple of centuries ago? The only real difference I can see is that the young men back then were fresh off the boat from Africa- - - - -not their descendants, several generations removed!