Sunday, July 26, 2009

NFL Draft Now 3 Day Event?

Now I'm really not sure how many people care that much about the NFL draft, but as a Lions fan it has become what is known as the Lions Super Bowl. We tend to watch the draft a bit more closely than some other fans considering that just about every player we take is either a bust, or someone that should be starting on Day 1.

The NFL announced this week that they will be making the NFL Draft a 3-day even now. The first round will be during Prime Time on Thursday nights, while the last 2 days will be on Friday and Saturday.

I have yet to see anyone that actually likes this idea. First of all the first round is the biggest draw. Putting it on a Thursday night seems to be a recipe for disaster. The length is usually 3-4 hours at least, and as much as 6 hours sometimes. I don't know about most of you, but I have to get up for work in the morning. If they plan on putting this on at say 7-8 PM on the east coast I just don't see how anyone can stay up and watch this until 2 in the morning. Of course as a Lions fan I should be in bed by 10 most years anyways since they are always in the top 10.

Either way I am not a fan of the change. Hardcore NFL fans are the only ones that really care about the draft, and I doubt most of us want to watch this during the week. As it is now most of us discuss and prepare to watch the draft for months and get ready for a lost weekend. Needing acne treatment to fix all the sitting at the computer over 48 hours.

Now we are being shafted for some perceived need to make this into a prime time event that literally only hardcore fans really want to watch. This isn't the NBA Draft here folks. You can't just throw it out there and get it done in 2 hours. This is a 7 ROUND draft and there are WAY more players int he NFL to know about than in hoops.

I guess it isn't up to us though so we have to deal with it. I say bite me Goodell you tool.

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