Thursday, May 8, 2014

The NFL Draft gets underway

From where I sit it looks like it's NFL draft day...


Or should that be draft days? I fully acknowledge any effort to extend the amount of time your sport is in the public focus is a good plan. However, at what point does it start getting ridiculous? How far are we away from a full week of NFL draft? One round on each night. It wouldn't surprise me. Despite all that I will be tuning in to see the selections. It's great drama and about the most fun you can get from watching talking heads. Part of what make it such an amazing event is the lack of anything actually happening. Even with a steady stream of trade rumours there really isn't anything going on. It's a bunch of guys in suits talking. Yes, it's the biggest day(s) of the lives of some young men, and possibly the start of a great career on the field, but this really is nothing but sitting and watching. That really shows the marketing and level of dedication the NFL (and other leagues) have created. There will be viewings and parties all weekend. Not for a game, but to watch men in suits talk to other men in suits about what might happen in four months...and it's can't miss viewing.

At least that's how I see it, and I sit in the cheap seats.

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