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Eerie: 'Draft Day' prefigures Johnny Manziel's Browns drama
Eerie: 'Draft Day' prefigures Johnny Manziel's Browns drama

It was hard to watch the NFL draft on ESPN on Thursday night — Berman, Kiper and the rest — without thinking of similar scenes in Ivan Reitman’s “Draft Day” last month, in which many ESPN and NFL personalities also appeared, albeit fictionally. Yet nothing at Radio City Music Hall offered that life-imitating-art feeling as much as the moves by Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer that ultimately led to the team drafting Johnny Manziel with the 22nd pick. Reitman's film also focuses on the Browns, via Kevin Costner’s fictional GM character Sonny Weaver. There are a surprising number of parallels between Farmer’s moves in real life...

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