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rrl308
04-28-2009, 12:40 AM
Next April the NFL is considering giving the first round its own day and a prime-time television slot. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday the league was investigating the possibility of staging the first round of the 2010 draft on a Thursday evening, then conducting the second and third rounds Friday evening and the final four rounds Saturday. The event would remain the cable television domain of ESPN and the NFL Network. "We're more confident now with the timing of the first round that it can fit a 3-1/2-hour window," Goodell said. "We think it can be very appealing from a fan's standpoint and an audience standpoint." :hmmm:

Source: Rick Gosselin, Dallas Morning News

A lot harder to have a Draft Party on a Thursday than a Saturday IMO.

BryanBusby
04-28-2009, 12:44 AM
That'd be a terrible idea. The current schedule is fine.

rrl308
04-28-2009, 12:49 AM
That'd be a terrible idea. The current schedule is fine.

That is what I thought also. I do wish they would go back to an earlier start time though. It sucked waiting around all day for the draft to start.

Crush
04-28-2009, 01:46 AM
It might be a terrible idea, but they will make themselves even more stinking rich by charging premium prices for commercial slots.

Pioli Zombie
04-28-2009, 05:39 AM
That way the Chiefs drafts can be declared miserable failures on Chiefs Planet 2 days earlier.
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Coach
04-28-2009, 05:52 AM
I won't mind that if they put a fucking clause on it that there has to be NO commericals. I hate that shit.

Herzig
04-28-2009, 05:57 AM
Teams might like this because there would be more time to make deals and reevaluate draft boards.

stlchiefs
04-28-2009, 06:18 AM
Boring! Even this year was just drug out with only 1&2 on the 1st day.

Spicy McHaggis
04-28-2009, 07:39 AM
One round, per day, for a week, all in Prime Time. MILK THAT CASH COW ESPN!!!!!!! MILK IT!!!!!

Fat Elvis
04-28-2009, 08:45 AM
That'd be a terrible idea. The current schedule is fine.

Woo. The Chiefs draft party this year lasted 20 minutes.

Sure-Oz
04-28-2009, 08:58 AM
That is what I thought also. I do wish they would go back to an earlier start time though. It sucked waiting around all day for the draft to start.

This, start it at like 11 or 12

the Talking Can
04-28-2009, 09:06 AM
they make tons of money, and ruin the experience completely for fans...