The NFL has ruined the draft (1 Viewer)

silverbullet

Rookie
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
515
Reaction score
1,529
Offline
ESPN being owned by Disney along with the NFL’s money grabbing and hollow “we care” messages have ruined the draft.

This garbage is unwatchable. Stupid gimmicks like the fan chair, a never ending parade of guest pickers and the worst, a damn PSA before every pick.

So bad.

The analysis to PSA ratio is about the same as WWL commercials to sports talk.

Not to mention the watered down analysis that’s afraid to offend.

Now they mildly may call a pick a reach. Mel used to scream at GMs. That was entertainment.

Instead of marketing to football fans it’s now geared for old ladies.

“Oh look how funny there’s a fan in a chair (for some inexplicable reason) wearing Vikings horns!” Hilarious.

This is more like a sheetty telethon than a draft broadcast. Waiting for the golden girls to do a tap dance routine to kick off today’s picks.
 

PuddinheadSr

Rookie
Joined
Apr 4, 2017
Messages
212
Reaction score
397
Offline
ESPN being owned by Disney along with the NFL’s money grabbing and hollow “we care” messages have ruined the draft.

This garbage is unwatchable. Stupid gimmicks like the fan chair, a never ending parade of guest pickers and the worst, a damn PSA before every pick.

So bad.

The analysis to PSA ratio is about the same as WWL commercials to sports talk.

Not to mention the watered down analysis that’s afraid to offend.

Now they mildly may call a pick a reach. Mel used to scream at GMs. That was entertainment.

Instead of marketing to football fans it’s now geared for old ladies.

“Oh look how funny there’s a fan in a chair (for some inexplicable reason) wearing Vikings horns!” Hilarious.

This is more like a sheetty telethon than a draft broadcast. Waiting for the golden girls to do a tap dance routine to kick off today’s picks.
You sound pleasant.
 

guillermo

Visible minority
Staff member
Super Moderator
Joined
Aug 8, 1997
Messages
12,686
Reaction score
13,531
Age
55
Online
I miss the old days of all day Saturday and Sunday drafts.

Me too, it was more of a weekend celebration.

I am not going to follow the draft today. I put it on my PVR in case the talking heads talk about our picks, and chances are, it is not going to happen.
 

Silly Burrito

Thank you, Drew.
VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 31, 2003
Messages
846
Reaction score
1,028
Offline
ESPN being owned by Disney along with the NFL’s money grabbing and hollow “we care” messages have ruined the draft.

This garbage is unwatchable. Stupid gimmicks like the fan chair, a never ending parade of guest pickers and the worst, a damn PSA before every pick.

So bad.

The analysis to PSA ratio is about the same as WWL commercials to sports talk.

Not to mention the watered down analysis that’s afraid to offend.

Now they mildly may call a pick a reach. Mel used to scream at GMs. That was entertainment.

Instead of marketing to football fans it’s now geared for old ladies.

“Oh look how funny there’s a fan in a chair (for some inexplicable reason) wearing Vikings horns!” Hilarious.

This is more like a sheetty telethon than a draft broadcast. Waiting for the golden girls to do a tap dance routine to kick off today’s picks.

Might want to just turn on the radio. That said, I do miss the Saturday/Sunday drafts as well.
 

msusaintsfan

All-Pro & Resident Ninja
Joined
Apr 26, 2006
Messages
5,689
Reaction score
4,488
Age
44
Location
Diamondhead, MS via Houston, Tx, via Starkville, M
Online
Yeah me and my buddies would get together for the weekend and boil crawfish on Saturday and grill on Sunday. Lots of beer consumed on draft weekend and just a lot of fun.

Now...meh. I watched the first round, didn't watch last night and probably won't today either. Just get updates on my phone.
 

MSUSousaphone

Owning the CONCACAF
VIP Contributor
Joined
Aug 26, 2004
Messages
15,887
Reaction score
6,273
Age
37
Location
Lake Charles
Offline
The NFL ruined Saints football. I just can't get it up anymore. I used to be obsessed. I weirdly still love the Saints as my favorite team but have been way more amped up for other sports.

The draft has absolutely been a joke. We also used to do weekend get togethers for it. I actually forgot it was coming up this year.
 
OP

silverbullet

Rookie
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
515
Reaction score
1,529
Offline

Da Beast

Pro-Bowler
Joined
Feb 20, 2002
Messages
693
Reaction score
625
Age
46
Offline
I guess I’m in the minority. I love the first round prime time on Thursday night. This is the NFL’s second largest event after the Super Bowl. So it is understandable that they are trying to market.

I still enjoy it thoroughly. I am one of the few that will sit through every single pic. I have my tablet right next to me looking up analysis of every pic. I have a running cloud of patients that I hope will be there when the Saints pick and they have only ever drafted a player from my cloud once. That’s when Chauncey Gardner Johnson was picked.
 

Saint Jack

Super Forum Fanatic
VIP Contributor
Joined
May 11, 2010
Messages
10,807
Reaction score
18,584
Location
Marrero
Offline
Do you really like this format?

Not everything has to be vanilla to appeal to everyone. The draft was a niche event for hardcore football fans.

Now it’s like the damn halftime show. Generic junk for casual fans
I personally like the Thursday to Saturday format.
 

Saintsphere

1 day I'll add a second Lombardi to my pic. 1 day.
Joined
Jun 22, 2002
Messages
11,374
Reaction score
13,345
Online
I personally like the Thursday to Saturday format.
Same, I really don't care about the NFL turning it into a spectacle. Gotta adjust with the times.

I do think Night 1 is way too long. The NFL won't care because of ad revenue but the draft ending past 12am eastern time is kind of ludicrous. They should cut the time each team has to pick on Night 1 to seven minutes. That saves about an hour of time right there.
 

Outbackjack

Hall-of-Famer
Joined
Dec 10, 2011
Messages
5,929
Reaction score
16,031
Age
50
Offline
Do you really like this format?

Not everything has to be vanilla to appeal to everyone. The draft was a niche event for hardcore football fans.

Now it’s like the damn halftime show. Generic junk for casual fans
I agree.
Too soft, PSA’s should not be in your face every pick
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Users who are viewing this thread

 

New Orleans Saints Twitter Feed

 

Headlines

Top Bottom