"With the first pick in the 2009 NFL Draft"... wait, the Dolphins didn't suck last year?! In case you thought you were dreaming, an 11-5 record and the AFC East Championship mean the Dolphins aren't looking at picking first overall this year. Instead, Bill Parcells and company are building their draft boards with an eye on the 25th overall pick, then a couple in the second round (44 and 56 overall). Sports radio is buzzing and everyone has their opinions on who the Fish should take, what positions are most important, and how on Earth Chad Pennington can take them back to the promised land with this season's brutal schedule. If you're looking to get together with a gaggle of obsessed football fans, then the draft day part at CityPlace is your spot. Starting at 4 p.m., Dolphins alumni and cheerleaders will be on hand to mingle with the crowd, and Brewzzi is offering happy hour pricing and half-off appetizers while ESPN radio broadcasts live. It's the best place to watch the draft outside of the draft itself.
Celebrate the beginning of the NFL season at 700 South Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-366-1000, or visit cityplace.com.
Sat., April 25, 4 p.m., 2009