Goodell wants to shorten draft time limits, SB XLV in 2011 going to Az/Dal/Ind

Goodell wants to shorten draft time limits, SB XLV in 2011 going to Az/Dal/Ind

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May 16th, 2007, 9:17 pm #1

Link <a href=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/stor ... 4>here.</a>

Commish wants to shorten the time limits for the 1st, 2nd, and following rounds from 15/10/5 minutes to 10/7/5 minutes respectively. The 2007 Draft had the longest first round and first day ever, and is the impetus for the change, as nothing that long would fit into a Friday night prime-time TV slot, which is what the NFL wants to go to.

Thoughts: What are all the draftniks here going to do with all that extra time on the last weekend of April? And you can insert your own joke about how the Vikings will manage to run over their allottment.


Also, they'll vote on who gets Super Bowl XLV in 2011 from three finalists: Phoenix, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Not coincidentally, they'll all be in brand new stadiums. Does that not give Minnesota a slight clue on the likelyhood of landing the Big Dance - and more to the point, the revenue the event would generate - should they ever get off the pot and replace the Metrodump?

Between Zygi ($250 M + $1 B for surrounding development), whatever the NFL is calling the G-3 Fund these days, and possibly a Super Bowl, there is no way MN can honestly complain that private entities aren't doing or contributing enough. Rather, it is MN that won't offer anything. And put-up-or-shut-up time is coming sooner than they think...




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May 16th, 2007, 10:11 pm #2

For the viewers. Bad idea for the teams. Geez, the Vikes couldn't get up there on time with the full 15.
For extra fun they could have the Not Enough Time Aborted Trade Tracker.



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May 16th, 2007, 10:17 pm #3

Link <a href=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/stor ... 4>here.</a>

Commish wants to shorten the time limits for the 1st, 2nd, and following rounds from 15/10/5 minutes to 10/7/5 minutes respectively. The 2007 Draft had the longest first round and first day ever, and is the impetus for the change, as nothing that long would fit into a Friday night prime-time TV slot, which is what the NFL wants to go to.

Thoughts: What are all the draftniks here going to do with all that extra time on the last weekend of April? And you can insert your own joke about how the Vikings will manage to run over their allottment.


Also, they'll vote on who gets Super Bowl XLV in 2011 from three finalists: Phoenix, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Not coincidentally, they'll all be in brand new stadiums. Does that not give Minnesota a slight clue on the likelyhood of landing the Big Dance - and more to the point, the revenue the event would generate - should they ever get off the pot and replace the Metrodump?

Between Zygi ($250 M + $1 B for surrounding development), whatever the NFL is calling the G-3 Fund these days, and possibly a Super Bowl, there is no way MN can honestly complain that private entities aren't doing or contributing enough. Rather, it is MN that won't offer anything. And put-up-or-shut-up time is coming sooner than they think...




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("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." --Thomas Jefferson)
A) 10 minutes is not enough time to work deals..plus the cumulative effect of each pick being 5 minutes less..

B) Not sure what the tv revenue is for something like the draft, but if it starts cutting into the NFL coffers..

As a fan, I'd like shorter time between picks, but 15 to 10 is too drastic..maybe 12..

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May 16th, 2007, 11:33 pm #4

Link <a href=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/stor ... 4>here.</a>

Commish wants to shorten the time limits for the 1st, 2nd, and following rounds from 15/10/5 minutes to 10/7/5 minutes respectively. The 2007 Draft had the longest first round and first day ever, and is the impetus for the change, as nothing that long would fit into a Friday night prime-time TV slot, which is what the NFL wants to go to.

Thoughts: What are all the draftniks here going to do with all that extra time on the last weekend of April? And you can insert your own joke about how the Vikings will manage to run over their allottment.


Also, they'll vote on who gets Super Bowl XLV in 2011 from three finalists: Phoenix, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Not coincidentally, they'll all be in brand new stadiums. Does that not give Minnesota a slight clue on the likelyhood of landing the Big Dance - and more to the point, the revenue the event would generate - should they ever get off the pot and replace the Metrodump?

Between Zygi ($250 M + $1 B for surrounding development), whatever the NFL is calling the G-3 Fund these days, and possibly a Super Bowl, there is no way MN can honestly complain that private entities aren't doing or contributing enough. Rather, it is MN that won't offer anything. And put-up-or-shut-up time is coming sooner than they think...




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("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." --Thomas Jefferson)
How about moving the draft up in the calendar, say mid to late March, & beginning the free agency period after the draft?

Since teams prefer to build by the draft, this would save them loads of $ since free agent acquisitions would be secondary to the draft &, thus, would suppress the big free agent contracts.

Another benefit would be that the Combine would become more important as their wouldn't be enough days for colleges to schedule pro-days. Therefore, it would be in the best interest of the combine invitees to run the 40 & do the full workout. Teams would also save travel $ as they wouldn't have to fly around the country attending the various pro-days.

The only downside for the league is that they would lose their spring showcase that the NFL draft has become. But, the NFL is America's pastime anyway & it's not like even the average fan loses interest in the NFL only to have it rekindled by watching the draft.

BTW,

None of this will ever happen since both the draft date & the free agency period are negotiated in the CBA. The players will recognize the downward effect that this would cause have salaries. Therefore, they'd never agree to it.

But, hey, a guy can dream can't he?

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May 16th, 2007, 11:55 pm #5

A) 10 minutes is not enough time to work deals..plus the cumulative effect of each pick being 5 minutes less..

B) Not sure what the tv revenue is for something like the draft, but if it starts cutting into the NFL coffers..

As a fan, I'd like shorter time between picks, but 15 to 10 is too drastic..maybe 12..

"Wheres my money? I'm getting tired of you ducking me, man. Where's my money?"

Stewie from "Family Guy"

Art imitating life..


I think the whole reason they want to go that route is to squeeze the first round into a long Friday night primetime slot, so they can get a piece of primetime money in addition to the loot they pick up on Saturday.
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May 17th, 2007, 3:09 am #6


It's been talked about and people who can read know this.

I don't demean your post, just others.

It's all about the Friday Night First Round Bucks.

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May 17th, 2007, 10:09 am #7

How about moving the draft up in the calendar, say mid to late March, & beginning the free agency period after the draft?

Since teams prefer to build by the draft, this would save them loads of $ since free agent acquisitions would be secondary to the draft &, thus, would suppress the big free agent contracts.

Another benefit would be that the Combine would become more important as their wouldn't be enough days for colleges to schedule pro-days. Therefore, it would be in the best interest of the combine invitees to run the 40 & do the full workout. Teams would also save travel $ as they wouldn't have to fly around the country attending the various pro-days.

The only downside for the league is that they would lose their spring showcase that the NFL draft has become. But, the NFL is America's pastime anyway & it's not like even the average fan loses interest in the NFL only to have it rekindled by watching the draft.

BTW,

None of this will ever happen since both the draft date & the free agency period are negotiated in the CBA. The players will recognize the downward effect that this would cause have salaries. Therefore, they'd never agree to it.

But, hey, a guy can dream can't he?
Also I think they like giving time for all the prospects to work out injury issues and such...
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May 17th, 2007, 11:00 am #8

It's been talked about and people who can read know this.

I don't demean your post, just others.

It's all about the Friday Night First Round Bucks.

SKOL


God Bless the Almighty Vikings ! SKOL !
Wisconsin - Proud home to Ed Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, BCP, LIBERACE AND the CLOWN HALL OF FAME !!!

HEH.
you're on top of things man..

heh

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May 17th, 2007, 11:05 am #9

I think the whole reason they want to go that route is to squeeze the first round into a long Friday night primetime slot, so they can get a piece of primetime money in addition to the loot they pick up on Saturday.
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Joined: October 28th, 2002, 8:45 pm

May 17th, 2007, 1:19 pm #10

Link <a href=http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/stor ... 4>here.</a>

Commish wants to shorten the time limits for the 1st, 2nd, and following rounds from 15/10/5 minutes to 10/7/5 minutes respectively. The 2007 Draft had the longest first round and first day ever, and is the impetus for the change, as nothing that long would fit into a Friday night prime-time TV slot, which is what the NFL wants to go to.

Thoughts: What are all the draftniks here going to do with all that extra time on the last weekend of April? And you can insert your own joke about how the Vikings will manage to run over their allottment.


Also, they'll vote on who gets Super Bowl XLV in 2011 from three finalists: Phoenix, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Not coincidentally, they'll all be in brand new stadiums. Does that not give Minnesota a slight clue on the likelyhood of landing the Big Dance - and more to the point, the revenue the event would generate - should they ever get off the pot and replace the Metrodump?

Between Zygi ($250 M + $1 B for surrounding development), whatever the NFL is calling the G-3 Fund these days, and possibly a Super Bowl, there is no way MN can honestly complain that private entities aren't doing or contributing enough. Rather, it is MN that won't offer anything. And put-up-or-shut-up time is coming sooner than they think...




--Dave
GO VIKINGS!!!
("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." --Thomas Jefferson)
Curious if anyone else thought Goodell himself helped drag things out in this draft, I noticed it seemed to take his crew much longer to get the pick recorded and for him to get his sloth ass to the podium and read the pick, didn't seem like the clock started on the next pick until 'ol Roger was done with his face time at the podium.

Goodell himself could cut 30-40 minutes off the first round by showing a little swiftness on the NFL's part and by starting the clock on the next team as soon as the previous pick is turned in as it appeared there was some down time with the clock between picks.
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