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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; La. would have all the players in the Gulf Coast states (Mississippi and Alabama), minus Texas and Florida. We should do up a Roster current roster and add the ones in the draft, by default we'd have Dorsey. LOL. To ...

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:10 PM   #11
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La. would have all the players in the Gulf Coast states (Mississippi and Alabama), minus Texas and Florida.

We should do up a Roster current roster and add the ones in the draft, by default we'd have Dorsey. LOL.

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Old 03-26-2008, 01:31 PM   #12
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… it’s the nature of the game’s format.

In no other sport, a team goes from 0-0 to champion in 20 games or less.
And even though it only takes a team 20 games or less to go through the entire season + playoffs, it takes 6 months for these games to take place. The amount of time between games creates hype and heightens the expectations for the next game.

Because of the small number of games played, even after the SB is over, the average football fan still craves watching the game in a competitive and meaningful context (the Pro Bowl no one watches because it counts for nothing).

After the SB, the meaningful football stuff still gets fed to the fans in small doses: free agency, the combine, the draft… so again, there is a crescendo from one milestone to the other…

Also, no other sport contains the amount of position specialization that football has. In any other team sport, any player could play any position at any given time fairly well. Not in football, so it becomes much more important which players are chosen and how they are chosen.

So after F.A., where teams allegedly address certain needs, you get the combine, where some players get hyped, some others get panned… then you go back “on the wagon” and 2 months later, you get the draft, and with the draft, you get the promise of a playmaker.
Then you start to sweat which player your team is actually going to choose, because you know how important those picks are; you know what it means when you need, say, a DT, you draft one high, obliterate your cap for the next 3 years, and he busts. You also get fed all these highlights of all these players and you start imaging those players doing those same things wearing your team’s uniform.

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