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  • The draft is on Thursday, Friday and Saturday?

    I just checked the dates ( and I'm sure all of you knew already ), but the 1st Round is on Thursday, April 22nd, Rounds 2-3 are on Friday, April 23rd, and Rounds 4 - 7 are on Saturday, April 24th.


    This is bullcrap, what the heck is the NFL thinking?

    "We continue to look for ways to make the draft more accessible to more fans," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said. "Moving the first round to prime time on Thursday night will make the first round of the draft available to fans on what is typically the most-watched night of television."

    aka we'll make much more money.

    How is this more accessible to fans? Thursday night is a working night to a lot of fans, and this isn't going to help one bit.

    I loved the way it was before, and I hate the way it is now. I have to request 3 days of work off, wonderful!
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  • #2
    It's easier for me, since I always go out on weekends. But I don't know if it's better.

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    • #3
      I hate this so much.

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      • #4
        I thought it was going to be friday, saturday, sunday. Anyway just another thing Goodell had to ruin.
        #Chop


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Giantsfan1080 View Post
          I thought it was going to be friday, saturday, sunday. Anyway just another thing Goodell had to ruin.
          http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=090...s&confirm=true

          :(
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          • #6
            My roommate and I have pretty much celebrated the draft like it was xmas for the past 3 years. We would get up early, go get a huge meal from somewhere like Famous Daves, and be ready with our mock drafts and laptops at noon for a day of fun.

            Then Goodell has to start changing things. Shifting the draft back 3 hours and moving the 3rd round to Sunday were terribly annoying, but bearable. This change just ruins the entire thing.

            Thursday night? Seriously? I have rollerhockey and Penguins games to go during the week at that time of the year. And my roommate doesn't even get home from work until 7pm so he'll miss the beginning of the 2nd round on Friday.

            And I feel terrible for people on the west coast who will miss the beginning of both the first and second rounds because they're still at work. This is just a terrible idea from every angle.

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            • #7
              This is such a bad idea........

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              • #8
                I like Thursday night, but I agree... it's about money.
                **** her in da *****!

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                • #9
                  I can't express in words how much I hate this.

                  Why would they mess with such a good thing. They did ok with shortening the rounds, but why this?

                  Just awul! :(

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by thebow305 View Post
                    I can't express in words how much I hate this.

                    Why would they mess with such a good thing. They did ok with shortening the rounds, but why this?

                    Just awul! :(
                    The shortening of the rounds was alright, but I didn't like it. And now this, this is just bullcrap.
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                    • #11
                      I SO hate this, usually i could easily watch the first round and then go to sleep, now i can only see the fourth round probably


                      Saints 2014 draft wish list:
                      - No pass rusher till the fourth round (or preferably at all)
                      - Corner or Wideout in the first
                      - No reaching
                      - No Kelvin Benjamin

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                      • #12
                        It makes me want to have Mandingo rape Roger Goodell with a sandpaper condom on.

                        I really hate it.

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                        • #13
                          I FEAR CHANGE.

                          But really, this is pretty lame. Feels like it's going to make it less dramatic.

                          That is correct comahan
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                          • #14
                            The NFL is all about money and profits as we are about to find out when the lockout begins and very likely, a season is lost. The NFL is so full of itself that it thinks it is invincible from fan anger but I think it is about to learn that fans may be fooled some of the time but you cannot fool fans all of the time.
                            The draft was changed strictly to bring in more profits. Thursday night and Friday night are worth a heck of a lot more money than a Saturday afternoon.
                            Personally I don't mind 3 days for the draft and most draftniks probably won't either when they realize that we are getting 3 days to follow the draft in better detail. After all, it is our hobby. The only thing different I would do is have rounds 4-7 on Thursday, rounds 2-3 on Friday and round 1 on Saturday. That would really build up the excitement and the suspense. Of course they will never do it that way so I guess we'll just have to accept it the way it is coming.
                            And proud of it!!!

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                            • #15
                              One of my days off is Thursday, so I am pleased with this decision.

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