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NFL DRAFT to move to PRIMETIME!!!

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Wait a sec. Steve Czaban of Fox Sports was talking about tv ratings this morning, and wondered out loud what would happen should the Draft be televised fri-sun instead of sat-sun, and be televised on friday during prime time. Now ...

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Old 05-04-2007, 06:44 PM   #11
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Wait a sec.

Steve Czaban of Fox Sports was talking about tv ratings this morning, and wondered out loud what would happen should the Draft be televised fri-sun instead of sat-sun, and be televised on friday during prime time.

Now ESPN reports that the NFL is considering it?
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:36 PM   #12
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i enjoy the draft on Saturday and i also think that playing the super bowl outside the u.s. is stupid and would make me think about not being a fan anymore. just my feelings. now as far as his approach to the idiots that run around getting into trouble that has been a long time coming. i think he is right on with that. just because you can afford a good attorney and keep from being found guilty doesn't mean you aren't. if i had half the issues that some of these cats have, and ones as serious as they do, and my face was flashed on tv and the media kept saying the name of the company i worked for, they would fire me in a heart beat. so he has every right to go after these guys and sit them for the season. guilty or not guilty you represent who employees you and in the end it is always the nfl. so if you are constantly bringing negative attention to that employer they have every right to suspend or fire you. just like baseball did to rose.

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Old 05-05-2007, 05:07 AM   #13
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The draft is too long. I don't really know if moving one round to friday would help. Just shorten the time and cram it in tighter an we'll be fine.

Moving the Superbowl outside the US? Never heard about that one before. Living in Europe I'm all for regular season games here (although it'll be cheaper for me to fly to NO to watch one), but the superbowl? That should stay put, for now.
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:17 PM   #14
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It is so blatantly obvious to me that a lot of teams are milking the 15 min clock so ESPN can get their maximum air time and commercials. I kept checking the web, couldn't stand to actually watch much more of it.
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Old 05-07-2007, 05:32 AM   #15
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I love the idea, The little lady hates it.... . If the coaches have time to plan out rounds 2/3 over night it would lead to some interesting moves on day 2, thats for sure. alot of wheeling and deal would happen.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:23 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ScottyRo View Post
I understand the need for longer times in the first 2 rounds, but 15 minutes per pick is too long. It's too long to watch and I'm sure it's too long for teams to have all their personnel assembled just to sit and wait.

The actual speed of round 1 was about 12 minutes per pick. I'd say cap it at 10. Rd. 2 give 7 and then 5 the rest of the way.
Holy Cow! I should be the NFL Commissioner or at least on the Competition Committee!

Here's an article about changing the draft times...

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2872514

In relevant part the article says...
The competition committee is expected to recommend time limits of 10 minutes for the first round, seven minutes for the second, and five minutes for the remaining rounds.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:33 PM   #17
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http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2872326

You know whats odd? The article just below said the regular sesason game being played at Wimbley sold 40,000 tickets in 90 minutes. That was just for european "fans".

Can we get a premier league game in return? I'd take an Arsenal/Chelsea game for a Dolphins/Giants game any day of the week.

Oh, and well played ScottyRo, well played indeed.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:59 PM   #18
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It takes so long because the players' values are that much higher. That makes trade discussions that much longer. It's easy to strike a quick bargain when the values aren't so high.

I think reducing it to what has been suggested is the right thing to do, but I'm positive it is also going to cut down on the number of trades because it make them more difficult.
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