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My Annual Rant re Thurs-Fri Draft

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Posted: 04/18/2013 10:08 AM

My Annual Rant re Thurs-Fri Draft 


I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!

Bring back the Sat-Sun draft!
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Posted: 04/18/2013 11:00 AM

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It was so much easier to get the boys together for NFL Draft Drinking Games with the old Sat/Sun format
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Posted: 04/18/2013 11:00 AM

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I'm actually fine with breaking the first round out into a single day. It means that we get an entire night to process and discuss the first round (and, particularly, the 49ers' first-round selection) and discuss it at length before our attention is diverted to further picks.

I also enjoyed the almost chaotic multiple threads of discussion as multiple picks were being discussed together, but I think it'll be fun to think about and focus on fewer picks at a time. Draws out the fun of it, IMO.
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Posted: 04/18/2013 2:48 PM

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I also like having Sunday as kind of a "cool down" day for reflection.  All the picks have been made, all the wheeling and dealing has been wheeled and dealed, and now, the dust settles.  Fans can now see the bigger picture and how everything fits together.
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Posted: 04/18/2013 2:51 PM

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hummbabybear wrote: I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!

Bring back the Sat-Sun draft!
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Posted: 04/18/2013 2:53 PM

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I hear ya man.  I hate the new format.  My favorite thing in life was waking up Saturday morning, putting on my jersey, logging in and watching the fun develop.  Those were the days.
hummbabybear wrote: I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!

Bring back the Sat-Sun draft!
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Posted: 04/18/2013 3:19 PM

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Same here. Loved it. I hate the Thursday draft. 

But, it's a big money grab for the NFL so I can see why they are doing it. 
SDNeocon wrote: I hear ya man.  I hate the new format.  My favorite thing in life was waking up Saturday morning, putting on my jersey, logging in and watching the fun develop.  Those were the days.
hummbabybear wrote: I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!

Bring back the Sat-Sun draft!
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Posted: 04/18/2013 3:41 PM

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Loved shutting down draft weekend and staying glued to the tv. Nowadays I either have to leave work early or DVR because of my son Tae Kwon Do practicesohlord Going primetime has made the draft somewhat of a choirnoidea
SDNeocon wrote: I hear ya man.  I hate the new format.  My favorite thing in life was waking up Saturday morning, putting on my jersey, logging in and watching the fun develop.  Those were the days.
hummbabybear wrote: I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I hate it!

Bring back the Sat-Sun draft!
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Posted: 04/18/2013 4:05 PM

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not a huge fan of it either. not to mention, there are now 3 days i have to be unreachable to friends and family, instead of 2. that's hard to manage!

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 04/18/2013 6:42 PM

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what is this "friends and family" of which I hear you speak?  True draftniks know of no such thing.
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Posted: 04/18/2013 7:00 PM

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soda wrote: what is this "friends and family" of which I hear you speak?  True draftniks know of no such thing.

What? I thought your family around draft time was Cal prospects. tongue
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Posted: 04/18/2013 8:54 PM

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lol you guys kill me.

i should have clarified. these people aren't really 'family'- my only family are 49er family. these 'people' are blood relatives who i've been forced to co-exist with. it's a horrible life i tell you. ;o)

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 04/18/2013 10:09 PM

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I remember watching the draft last year with a buddy at a bar in Minnesota.

We were drinking and all pumped for the Vikings pick. We wait the 2+ hours to get to the 49ers pick...

"With the 30th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the 49ers select...A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illnois"

My buddy and I turn to each other, eyes locked into one another, and shouted in unison "who the hell is that? Did we wait 3 hours for that fricking pick?"

So I agree. But I can't wait to spend another 3 hours in front of the television to have the 49ers trade OUT of the 1st round.
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Posted: 04/19/2013 11:49 AM

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While I hate that it's split into three days...it does start on Thursday. I get the see who the 49ers pick 1 1/2 days(evening start vs morning start) sooner. I think it's a fair tradeoff...but I'll still be annoyed when the 1st round ends.

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Posted: 04/19/2013 12:57 PM

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dmbfan04 wrote: I remember watching the draft last year with a buddy at a bar in Minnesota.

We were drinking and all pumped for the Vikings pick. We wait the 2+ hours to get to the 49ers pick...

"With the 30th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the 49ers select...A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illnois"

My buddy and I turn to each other, eyes locked into one another, and shouted in unison "who the hell is that? Did we wait 3 hours for that fricking pick?"

So I agree. But I can't wait to spend another 3 hours in front of the television to have the 49ers trade OUT of the 1st round.

lol but in all fairness, many people (but not all) had the same reaction when we took aldon 2 years ago. granted he provided more immediate returns, but the point remains- it's quite likely we will have a similar reaction- for better or worse- this year also!

but i get your point- we have to wait so long and it's dragged out over 3 days! oh, the PAIN!!!!

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 04/19/2013 1:03 PM

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higherwarrior wrote:

lol but in all fairness, many people (but not all) had the same reaction when we took aldon 2 years ago.
Ah yes. I think this video captures that reaction quite perfectly.
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Posted: 04/19/2013 1:05 PM

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higherwarrior wrote:
dmbfan04 wrote: I remember watching the draft last year with a buddy at a bar in Minnesota.

We were drinking and all pumped for the Vikings pick. We wait the 2+ hours to get to the 49ers pick...

"With the 30th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the 49ers select...A.J. Jenkins, WR, Illnois"

My buddy and I turn to each other, eyes locked into one another, and shouted in unison "who the hell is that? Did we wait 3 hours for that fricking pick?"

So I agree. But I can't wait to spend another 3 hours in front of the television to have the 49ers trade OUT of the 1st round.

lol but in all fairness, many people (but not all) had the same reaction when we took aldon 2 years ago. granted he provided more immediate returns, but the point remains- it's quite likely we will have a similar reaction- for better or worse- this year also!

but i get your point- we have to wait so long and it's dragged out over 3 days! oh, the PAIN!!!!
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Posted: 04/19/2013 3:36 PM

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Btw Semi-OT Saturday is Cal Day.
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soda wrote: what is this "friends and family" of which I hear you speak?  True draftniks know of no such thing.

What? I thought your family around draft time was Cal prospects. tongue

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Posted: 04/21/2013 3:08 AM

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I read somewhere that this new format got bigger TV ratings.

I'm getting use to it, not saying I like it, just accepting it and adjusting.
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Posted: 04/28/2013 1:08 AM

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Jackmaul wrote: I read somewhere that this new format got bigger TV ratings.

I'm getting use to it, not saying I like it, just accepting it and adjusting.
This years draft grabbed 7.7 million viewers!  Vs. the 2009 (Sat & Sun) draft which got 6.3 million viewers.

Viewership is increasing, if my math is correct, a 22% increase.
No play is too big for Colin Kaepernick!!!
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