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Draft could become a multi-city affair

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    If he's that bad off they should just put him down.
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Goodell is entering Jerry hate territory for me. He's basically taken a dump on the draft since he's been in charge.

    Fixing what was never broken once again.
  3. EPL0c0

    EPL0c0 The Funcooker

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    I can see it already: NFL Draft: Day 3 - LONDON
  4. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    The draft was clearly broken from many perspectives. As it was, you had to be a hardcore fan to watch it. What sort of major event starts at 9 am on the West Coast on a Saturday morning? Very little TV revenue there. If you aren't making money off something that can make money, it is broke.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    haven't you figured out by now that Goodell is nothing but a mouthpiece for the owners? He does NOTHING they don't want done.
  6. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    You're right, they should put sponsor logos on game jerseys, switch the star out for the KFC logo, force every owner to maintain two teams so that when one team is in the offseason the second team is playing.

    So much untapped revenue.

    As for the draft, I don't give a damn where it is as long as they don't make it any longer.
  7. Tex

    Tex Active Member

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    The drawback is someone like me that would love to see the draft but I am not flying to 3 cities to see it. What are they going to do spread the rounds out over like a week or more for travel time?

    And I doubt any city will be filling up an arena for that 3rd day of the draft.

    Tex
  8. Fredd

    Fredd Well-Known Member

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    Creates revenue but to the average fan watching on TV, it won't matter...I would think that it will suck for the guys that have to announce things live at ESPN and NFLN...will they just do everything from their home studios or have to fly to the different venues to be in the 3 cities live?
  9. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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    not going to happen...
  10. riverside4

    riverside4 Active Member

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    I agree at this pace we should take the word tradition out of the dictionary and replace it with (it's all about money) sad just sad.
  11. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    I believe they'll treat it like they would game coverage.

    Day 1-2, (Thur, Fri) Both NFLN and ESPN could trot out their #1 and 1a crews. For days 3-4, then they'll have their #2 and #3 crews. Both networks have enough on-air talent that they could roll out enough folks to cover the draft.

    As for local coverage... I imagine, they could send folks to Day 1 in NYC since that's pretty much the only day anyone cares about. Days 2-4, they could just post up at Valley ranch or the draft party or somewhere where there's fan interaction and cover it from there.
  12. conner01

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    i think some people let their feelings about goodell sway their opinions on things he does.
    his job for the most part is to grow the brand,and while some of us don't like the new format it has worked exactly as it was intended to with very good numbers since 2010.
    people say who cares where the draft is, well many do and they would love to see the draft in person but can't travel to new york.
    i would rather move the entire draft from city to city, i don't like the idea that the draft is in new york every year. i would move it from city to city. have it in miami, california,dallas. then all nfl fans would have a chence to actually attend a draft at some point. some say it's all about money, well thats what a business does. they try to grow their business
  13. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I've always thought the draft should be at Cowboys Stadium.

    :)
  14. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    You're probably right. But, I'd be hard pressed to go to the draft for rounds 5,6, and 7 or whatever even if it was right in my back yard.

    I agree that the NFL should rotate cities every year, rather than just keeping it in NY, but moving it during the draft is useless, imo.
  15. AbeBeta

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    I would bet that the league has explored that option and it likely didn't test well. If you think for a second the NFL jumps into these decisions without extensive market research, you are a fool. This isn't just Goodell saying "I want to try this!"

    You don't tap things that will upset the majority of fans. The only people who are "upset" about this are the people who just react negatively to anything associated with Goodell.

    If you don't like how long the draft is then you really should commend Goodell who has worked to speed up the process. It wasn't too long ago that you'd have 20 minutes between picks in the first round
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Oh I expect that if the league does this we are going to be one of the first teams to host. I'd bet Jerry makes a several day event out of it
  17. Flinger

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    Let me guess - NYC, Boston and Washington right?

    But, no NE bias...
  18. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    If you read the story you'd see the proposal would likely rotate through all the divisions -- e.g. NFC East on year, AFC West the next and so on
  19. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    I bet the first year they would pick miami, a cali team and dallas. Cover all the bases.
  20. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    If your goal here is to prove how much more savvy you are than everyone else in the room, you're fighting a losing battle. I didn't say anything about Goodell doing this to try it, and I clearly stated I don't care where it's held. I have zero interest in attending in person, and I live in NY, so I've had plenty of opportunity.


    Shortening the time between picks was a good idea but there's no reason, other than financial, that this thing has to take 3 days.

    The only reason Day 1 isn't the 1st and 2nd rounds is because they want people to watch day 2. By day 3, they don't give a crap, it's just more ad time.

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