Telephone shots hurting the fun

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by fiveandcounting, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. fiveandcounting

    fiveandcounting Well-Known Member

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    Seems each year they do a "better" and "better" job at having cameras in the face of the next pick speaking to the team about to chose them. It's ruining the draft as a tv show. Why do that? Why make the podium announcement anti-climactic for about 40 of the first 50 picks? Add in this prime time nonsense and spreading it over three days. Its not the fun viewing experience it once was.
  2. brickman

    brickman Well-Known Member

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    My son and I said the same thing last night. It tokk the suspense out of it.
  3. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    I agree, I think it's stupid to show the players before the pick is announced. Especially since there is usually still several minutes before they actually get their names announced.

    They need to show the reaction shots afterwards, even if the calls happen before.

    I really do hate the way they've changed the draft format in general, spreading it out over 3 days is stupid.
  4. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    Especially when they show the next pick on the phone before the current is announced. So now you know the next two picks before they get to the stage.

    The problem is reduced time a team has to pick now and the networks wanting to be the first to report the pick.
  5. davey999

    davey999 Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree. Time to stop that. Keep the players in the back with no cameras or media.
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I prefer the weekend thing also.
  7. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. They should just wait until the pick is announced at the podium. The best part of the draft is the suspense leading up to the Commissioner's announcement of the selected player.
  8. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    Agree, last night when the Texans picked Watt was celebrating and Chucky was taking with Kiper about who they might go with because they didn't see it. Awkward and no suspense. I like the full Saturday of laying around and watching too.
  9. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    I've been saying this for years. You would think someone in tv and the nfl would have a brain and figure it out. The fun is the unknown suspense of hearing the pick announced. Its like someone telling a kid what's in the package as he is picking it up to unwrap it.

    Don't get me started on the new 3 day format. Goddell ought to be removed as commish just for that ridiculous move. I know they argue ratings but the ruined the viewing plaeasure for a lot of long time draftniks who loved looking forward to the weekend draft once a year. I won't even be off work today before the 2nd rd starts.
  10. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    I totally agree! There was zero suspense on who was to be drafted before Goodell announced it. I think there was one they showed right when they were on the clock? I think it was Castonzo being drafted by Indy? I also hate the three day draft nonsense! If you want to do it in Primetime why not do it Friday night for the 1st round, Saturday for rounds 2-3 and Sunday for rounds 4-7?
  11. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus Active Member

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    Multiple networks is the problem.

    Neither NFLN nor ESPN want to be the second to report a pick. It's an arms race.
  12. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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  13. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    Agreed. The phone spoilers are a real drag. Remember when the draft had some suspense?

    THUMPER Papa

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    Most of these kids don't remember what life was like without smart phones. :rolleyes:
  15. bbgun

    bbgun Benched

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    I remember the draft in the 1980s being held on a weekday afternoon, and not knowing who we picked until I got home from school.
  16. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Some good posts and I agree. Takes out the suspense, especially as the clock runs out. Did they pick, trade, pass.

    also liked the weekend tiime much better. I can see the rediced 15 minutes down to 10, or maybe make it 12 minutes. With that important of pick, and millions of $$$$ at stake. They need that extra few minutes. Even though with allthe time they spend leading upto the draft, they really already know. So maybe it just gives time for possible trades.

    Anyway, I'm ok with the time limit, but change it back to the weekend, and keep the camera's off the players untila fter the pick.

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