The NFL Draft used to be a weekend thing. It began Saturday morning and wrapped up Sunday afternoon. ESPN has been covering it for years and has seen its audience increase each year. But now the draft will be spread out over three days, beginning on Thursday night. For selfish reasons, I'm not a fan of this new format. First of all, being a morning radio guy, I go to bed early because I get up at 1:30am. Secondly, being an NFL fanatic with like-minded friends and family, we'd make a party out of the draft on Saturday. I suspect I'm not alone in that regard. But it is what it is and there's probably no going back. But I had to laugh today when I saw a quote from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. He said with the new format, more people will be able to watch the draft. Hey Roger, most people don't work weekends. That's the time more people would be able to watch the draft - not during a weeknight. Why can't he just be honest and say they're making the move because of money? ESPN can charge more for advertising since the draft will be aired in primetime. It's as simple as that.
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