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TV Networks to reduce tip picks in NFL draft

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by david_rocket, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. david_rocket

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000...duce-draft-tipoffs?module=HP11_headline_stack

    NFL, NFL Network, ESPN to reduce draft tip-offs
    By Marc Sessler NFL.com
    Published: April 18, 2012

    Let's fast forward to next Thursday, opening night of the NFL draft. With the Indianapolis Colts on the clock, time ticking away, the speakers crackle to life: "The pick ... is in."

    Before we hear a peep from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the camera cuts to Andrew Luck, huddled over a phone, smiling from ear to ear.

    In this case, nobody is surprised, but as we move through the first round, these tip-offs affect the drama of the event.

    Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch first reported Wednesday that the NFL, NFL Network and ESPN are discussing ways to avoid revealing top draft picks to viewers before they're announced.

    The NFL subsequently confirmed it won't show draftees on the phone in the green room before the announced pick on the first night of the draft.

    It's a start, but problems extend to the draft's later rounds as well.

    "Every team, scout, GM, etc. has access to the NFL draft's pick database, which is updated once a card is turned in. Much earlier than on TV," tweeted Rotoworld's Josh Norris, who also served time as a scouting intern for the St. Louis Rams. "As soon as you read, 'The pick is in,' (teams) already know who is selected. Amazing how far behind TV gets on the 2nd and especially 3rd days."

    Issues remain, but it's a start.
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    I think its good, to find out who your team (or any team) is going to pick by actually hearing the name, and not by seeing a guy with a phone smiling.
    Of course some NFL insiders could tweet moments before the name of the pick.

    So do you like knowing who is the next pick by hearing Roger Goodell, saying it or by watching the guy talking in the phone crying or with a huge smile.
     
  2. rhino17

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    I like this
     
  3. Ricksmith

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    This was always my biggest complaint. Maybe just keep the camera on the commissioner as he reads the name, then afterwards you can show a replay of the camera view on the player as they find out over the phone.
     
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    So no more camera shots. Instead, you'll have reporters/insiders taking it to twitter.
     
  5. DieHard Rocket

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    Well if you don't want to be tipped off, you know, you could just stay off of twitter during the draft. :)
     
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    You could I suppose :)
     
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  8. moestavern19

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    Everyone will find out on twitter anyway.
     
  9. today

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    If I were a potential draftee in the green room, I'd get the camera on me before the Colts pick and smile and act like I was on the phone with them. Then start high-fiving folks at my table. When they interview me I'd then say, "I just saved 15% on car insurance with Geico!" Then I'd have my agent hit up Geico for an endorsement deal.

    Too bad I'm not in the green room this year... Maybe next year will be my year =)
     
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  10. TheRealist137

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    How about you reduce the WAIT TIME for draft picks? Nobody wants to wait 15 minutes for each draft pick to come out, and why the heck does 85% of the time teams take the full 15 minutes? Even when everybody already knows who they are gonna pick???
     
  11. Rocketman95

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    It's only 10 minutes...problem solved. :)
     
  12. rpr52121

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    They allow a decent amount of time to work out trades. 10 minutes is not really that bad. How impatient are you?
     

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