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« on: May 04, 2009 at 07:34 »

Does anyone like this idea?  I love my Saturday draft day experience...  Grilling out.  TV on the deck.  Why would Goodell want to take that away from me? 

Anyway, if you are on facebook and disagree with this move I started a group if you would like to join. 

If you like this idea, please tell me why?

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009 at 08:41 »

I understand they want more advertising dollars, but if I have to choose between watching the Washington Redskins decide their draft pick and a new episode of The Office, I'm going with The Office every time.  Draft weekend is like a holiday now and I really don't think I'd watch it if it was on a Thursday or Friday night. 

I think if the league gets too greedy and makes this move they are going to regret it.  It's amazing they can convince millions of people to watch something so mundane in the first place, let alone if they have the audacity to air it in primetime.  I can't imagine a lot of husbands are going to win the battle of NFL Draft vs. Grey's Anatomy anyway, at least if those husbands plan on getting laid again before training camp starts.  eck02
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009 at 08:42 »

It's a terrible idea.  I understand that they want to squeeze out revenue where possible.  The Sat/Sun draft is  already a made-for-TV event.  If they split off the first round to Thur, when do they resume?  Fri for rd 2?  Sat for rd 3 and Sun for the rest?  WTF?

Don't mess with it, Goodell, you'll only screw it up for everyone.  As some wise man said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  You have a machine that prints money, are you really gonna monkey with it in an attempt to make it print even more money?  Have even the slightest clue how it works?   Hmmmm.

I might write Bud Selig about this.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009 at 12:15 »

I might write Bud Selig about this.


And that, good sir, would be an appropriate response.

With the 18 game schedule and now this, you'd think Goodell would be a good fit at AIG.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009 at 12:33 »

I might write Bud Selig about this.


And that, good sir, would be an appropriate response.

With the 18 game schedule and now this, you'd think Goodell would be a good fit at AIG.

I bet he has AIGS.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009 at 13:56 »

Better yet, one round per day, in reverse.  The draft is conducted over the usual two days, but is then televised with R7 on a Saturday, R6 on Sunday, R5 on Monday, R4 on Tuesday, R3 on Wednesday, R2 on Thursday, Friday there's nothing, to build suspense, and then R1 on Saturday.

Have to eliminate that pesky scroll of players taken, and use some careful editing to make sure you don't ruin the suspense.  Bring in Ryan Seacrest for the R1 finale.  "OK, Matthew Stafford and Abe Winklemitts... please step to the center of the stage... one of you is the next overall first selection in the NFL draft... and one of you is going to work as a librarian..."

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009 at 14:01 »

Better to be Abe Winklemitts, than Jeff Twaddle.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009 at 15:08 »

Better to be Abe Winklemitts, than Jeff Twaddle.

You mean DECKHAND Jeff Twaddle?

Because "Jeff Twaddle" is such a common name, you need to sort of narrow it down. 
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009 at 15:20 »

Better to be Abe Winklemitts, than Jeff Twaddle.

You mean DECKHAND Jeff Twaddle?

Because "Jeff Twaddle" is such a common name, you need to sort of narrow it down. 

Yeah, he could be confused with CUPSTACKER Jeff Twaddle, and we wouldn't want that.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009 at 11:02 »

Better yet, one round per day, in reverse.  The draft is conducted over the usual two days, but is then televised with R7 on a Saturday, R6 on Sunday, R5 on Monday, R4 on Tuesday, R3 on Wednesday, R2 on Thursday, Friday there's nothing, to build suspense, and then R1 on Saturday.

Is there a phone in vote for who we want them to take?
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009 at 13:47 »

Does anyone like this idea?  I love my Saturday draft day experience...  Grilling out.  TV on the deck.  Why would Goodell want to take that away from me? 

Anyway, if you are on facebook and disagree with this move I started a group if you would like to join. 

If you like this idea, please tell me why?

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I think it was a travesty taking away the third round from Saturday. I would be wholeheartedly against moving it again. Booooo!
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009 at 14:06 »

Another suggestion: 111 days after the last draft ends, the new one begins... one pick per day... draft kicks off in August, lasts about 7 months.  Talk about maximizing the exposure! 
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2009 at 18:57 »

Another suggestion: 111 days after the last draft ends, the new one begins... one pick per day... draft kicks off in August, lasts about 7 months.  Talk about maximizing the exposure! 

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2009 at 19:56 »

Writing Bud Selig, cupstacking...all that is needed is an Orange Julius reference and it completes the blast from the past, circa 2001. 

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2009 at 19:56 »

Another suggestion: 111 days after the last draft ends, the new one begins... one pick per day... draft kicks off in August, lasts about 7 months.  Talk about maximizing the exposure! 




This scenario seems like a good suggestion, until you crunch the numbers and find out that in fact it would mean the 2013 season would be starting as the 2011 draft enters its 4th round.
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009 at 08:38 »

Ok, so no one likes this idea.  That was what I thought. 

Just as a reminder, if you are a facebooker, join my group.  It is the only thing I could think of to make the displeasure apparent to the powers that be.

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009 at 10:26 »

What's the name of the group?
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009 at 12:07 »

I didn't want to look like I was using MGS to direct people that way but since you asked...

KEEP THE NFL DRAFT ON SATURDAY!!!

Refer it around if you don't mind.

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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009 at 12:32 »

I'd join but cannot find the group.
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009 at 20:42 »

You need to be signed in to facebook but here is the group address. 

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=94541487274&ref=ts

I hope that works and thanks!

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