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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine



    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    It's their right to do it but it's important for the consumers of their product to realize that this is not done to put something better out there on the field. If this does happen we're going to hear all sorts of spin by the league making this sound like it was done for football reasons and not financial ones.
    I don't want to get into a Business 101 debate and bore everyone to tears. Lets just say I disagree with your general premise.

    As for the topic at hand, I think savvy fans such as you and I know exactly why the league is doing it. I just don't understand why it's such a bad thing in some fans eyes.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Next up Goodell will propose moving the NFL from play in fall/winter to spring/summer with games every night of the week. How about a 30 game schedule? How about games in Africa, Antarctica and on the moon in addition to London?




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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    I've always thought it didn't make a lot of sense to have the draft after FA. Seems to me the draft should be first so you use FA to fill holes not addressed in the draft. But that said, I'm in the "whatever" camp.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    I'm okay with that...but could they PLEASE move it back to all day Saturday and Sunday? It seems to be more of an event and gain more eyes on a weekend. I used to enjoy going to draft parties or sitting around for the better part of a Saturday watching the goings on with a couple beers and some wings. With the current system, I'm usually knocked out by the later picks post 9:30/10p (where we typically are if Oz doesn't trade out) to prepare for work and I'm usually hitting the streets on a Friday night and the draft is an afterthought.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I don't want to get into a Business 101 debate and bore everyone to tears. Lets just say I disagree with your general premise.

    As for the topic at hand, I think savvy fans such as you and I know exactly why the league is doing it. I just don't understand why it's such a bad thing in some fans eyes.
    What bugs me is the spin that will come out if this happens. I just wish the NFL would be honest. When they moved the draft to the current format and killed most of the draft parties the fans used to go to they tried to pass this off as a move to benefit fans. They should just come out and say that they want to increase ratings. My guess is that this will instead be presented as something to benefit the game but we'll have to wait and see since nothing is official yet.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    So if the real reason is Radio Music City Hall is not available move the damn thing to an indoor stadium and then you could have 60K+ fans to watch the draft. And make a sheet ton more money than that crap hole in NY that we have to hear the stupid J E T S fking chant 40 freaking times. Just my 2 cents.

    I would figure GREEDELL would be all over that!

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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Dear Roger,

    Quit fucking with the NFL.

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    Dr. Unk




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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Trying to figure out this move? Repeat after me:

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    "It's not a sport; it's a business."
    "It's not a sport; it's a business."




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    I believe that all of the tinkering will lead eventually to the Super Bowl being played on Presidents' Weekend. I truly think that's where it's headed.

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    Pat Kirwan did a narrative on this today. He said that the extra time allows teams to bring in FAs and still visit pro days etc. right now there is sometimes a schedule conflict. Also it's a sneaky way to provide an entre to an 18 game season and play the SB on Presidents' Day weekend. Interesting perspective.
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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I don't want to get into a Business 101 debate and bore everyone to tears. Lets just say I disagree with your general premise.

    As for the topic at hand, I think savvy fans such as you and I know exactly why the league is doing it. I just don't understand why it's such a bad thing in some fans eyes.
    I think if the NFL doesn't want future site conflicts and likes Radio City Music Hall as the venue for the draft, this makes perfect sense. Easter is a floating holiday and is never in May. Putting it there eliminates any future site conflict due to Easter shows at RCMH.




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    Re: Report: League to Move Draft to May, Change Start of League Year to Before Combine

    Someday, they are going to fuck the golden goose. It's going to happen.
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