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NFL Network coverage of combine has turned into garbage

Discussion in 'Jerry/Garrett/Rant Zone' started by Floaty, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Floaty

    Floaty Well-Known Member

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    Do they even show the players anymore?

    In the first 40 minutes.....I've seen more commercials than guys run!!!!!

    It's a joke:mad:
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  2. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    watch a little longer...
  3. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    It's definitely gone downhill since they started it. Much less focus on what's going on vs. talking heads doing just that.
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  4. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member

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    Seems the same to me.
  5. bkight13

    bkight13 Well-Known Member

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    A lot more talking and commercials. I've been watching for 1/2 hour and I saw one guy bench press. No drills. They can talk the rest of the offseason, show the players please.
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  6. Floaty

    Floaty Well-Known Member

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    Way more commercials...And player interviews.

    I don't give a crap if a guy got stuck on a plane(Clowney). I want to see players run...and workout. Is that so much to ask for? A commercial free combine....If ESPN was smart they would televise this w/ no commercials and kick the NFL Networks butt in ratings.
  7. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    go to the local gym... but seriously, since the nfl draft became mainstream like 3yrs ago, it has become a joke.
  8. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Well-Known Member

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    DVR it and fast forward the commercials. It's still good coverage of all the drills.
  9. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how much the NFL would sell it to ESPN for though, they own NFL Network. If it's run with no commercials that's quite an investment with no return on it for how long? I know I'm in the minority but I like listening to Mayock.
  10. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Does NFL Network have exclusive rights to the live telecast? I don't have cable, so my ignorance is vast.
  11. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I got Time Warner and they don't offer NFL Network, something about the fees they would have to pay are too high....................sounds like I am not missing much other than commercials.
  12. CashMan

    CashMan Well-Known Member

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    I think they are merging with comcast, so there might be some relief soon.
  13. chicago JK

    chicago JK Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see them time the commercials better. There is a lot of dead time during the event. It is a made for TV event. Have one group run and then take a commerical break. There are plenty of times you can find 2 minutes to break where you don't miss the 40 or drills.
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  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I'm right there with you. The guy knows football and football players better than most think.
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  15. Floaty

    Floaty Well-Known Member

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    I like that idea a lot!!!!

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