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Saturday, All-day Draft

Allen in CNJ : 4/21/2018 7:35 am
I cannot wait any longer for the draft. It drives me nuts that we have to wait till a Thursday night to see one round, then another round the next day, and so on into Saturday.

I truly miss the Saturday, at noon, all day drafts of yesteryear (not that long ago) - that was my favorite day of the offseason by far and for the better part of 20 years, sitting and watching the draft unfold on April saturdays, even the first round, was memorable.

Anyone else feel the same way?

Agree  
Reb8thVA : 4/21/2018 7:46 am : link
Completely. I hate this current format. Itís hard to have the same rituals. Changing the draft is my top reason for hating the commissioner
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Yes!  
Nomad Crow on the Madison : 4/21/2018 7:47 am : link
Another good reason to dislike Goodell. The All-Day Draft scenario was awesome! I loved it. My wife did not...
Nope  
ZogZerg : 4/21/2018 7:59 am : link
I like the new format.

It makes day exciting as teams can regroup and make trades to move up in the 2nd.
I actually like it, albeit a HUGE fan of the weekend format.  
Big Blue '56 : 4/21/2018 8:00 am : link
I enjoy the comprehensive views/opinions of the board and some of the media for the night and full day leading up to rounds 2 and 3. Enjoy this boardís repositioning of their boards and suggestions as to whoís available and who might fit.
Lived in the city and went to the 81 draft at Radio City  
George from PA : 4/21/2018 8:06 am : link
The LT draft.....funny the Giants drafted 2nd and the Jets drafting 3rd as well...the drafted Freeman


we drafted TE in 2nd....never made it.

Billy Ard was only other player that made it....in 8thrd!
I miss it too, for nostalgic reasons  
mfsd : 4/21/2018 8:08 am : link
Some of my fondest Giants related memories of my old man were watching draft day Saturday with him. By mid day Sunday my Momís honey do list usually dragged him away from the TV

That was mostly before the age when reams of draft info was readily available on the web, so weíd pick up a couple local papers and a draft guide or 2 to read, come up with our own scratch draft board for the Giants and our own personal favorites on a legal pad, and spend the day talking football and discussing the Giants picks.

First round is exciting this year bc weíre picking high, but I canít imagine a reason to sit and watch that much of the coverage otherwise.

After round 1 or 2, they donít even show the picks announced on TV anymore, just scrolling at the bottom while talking heads bleat on
It was sort of fun  
Ryan in Albany : 4/21/2018 8:15 am : link
to veg and bitch all day Saturday, but I like the new format as well.
I miss the Tuesday Morning  
clarkie02360 : 4/21/2018 8:34 am : link
at 10am banging in from work watching ESPN.
RE: Lived in the city and went to the 81 draft at Radio City  
Mike from Ohio : 4/21/2018 8:41 am : link
In comment 13923706 George from PA said:
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The LT draft.....funny the Giants drafted 2nd and the Jets drafting 3rd as well...the drafted Freeman


we drafted TE in 2nd....never made it.

Billy Ard was only other player that made it....in 8thrd!


The 1981 draft was at the Sheraton in NY, not Radio City.
I like the new format  
Rjanyg : 4/21/2018 9:10 am : link
The thing that sucks is it is too late in April. I believe it was closer to the beginning or middle of the month. Free agency should start March 1st and the deaf should be the 1st or 2nd weekend of April. All they hype just drags on.

Can't wait for Thursday
I like the new format  
Mike in NY : 4/21/2018 9:20 am : link
Spreading it out over three days allows teams to regroup overnight and see if there was anybody that was overlooked the previous day. It is also useful because there just isnít enough to say for 5-10 minutes between picks especially at the very end when they have very little highlights on a player. Only so many times you can listen to your preferred draftnik regurgitate his best players remaining
I do like the break before round 4  
Jay in Toronto : 4/21/2018 9:24 am : link
That can yield intrigue.

Maybe 1-3 Sat and 4-7 Sunday?
3 day draft generates more fan excitement. Maybe not for the teams.  
Ivan15 : 4/21/2018 9:57 am : link
One day draft was an ordeal. Then, UDFA signings. This is better, because it gives teams time to reset the board and their strategy.

I would be okay with 1-3 rounds on Saturday and 4-7 rounds on Sunday, but it isnít a prime time event that way.
I  
AcidTest : 4/21/2018 12:16 pm : link
like the new format, but regardless, money is the reason why the draft will never change back to just being on Saturday.
Always liked the Saturday format  
DonnieD89 : 4/21/2018 12:58 pm : link
Just had to take the day off and soak it all in. I despise breaking the draft up into 3 days. Never liked it.
Agreed  
idiotsavant : 4/21/2018 1:05 pm : link
Fuck godell

Back in the day it was NY post, hungover, cigarette, coffee: and 'who did the giants draft.'

Now it's oh, look, that wrs mom looks frigging hot in that Christian Dior dress....
...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/21/2018 1:05 pm : link
Much preferred the old format.
There was a time when Monday Night Football was a huge  
baadbill : 4/21/2018 3:12 pm : link
deal. The vast majority of men watched. There were Monday Night Football gatherings at bars and homes all across the country.

There was a time when 1:00 Sunday during football season meant the Giants were on TV.

And when the draft meant replenishing a team with players who were bound to the team for their entire career.

And then came Sun night. Thu night. Shifted games. Commercial breaks after a TD. After the point after. After the kickoff. The draft spread over three days.

And then there is free agency. The NFL screwed the pooch. Should have organized as one big corporation with players as employees of the NFL, not employees of teams. That way there wouldn't be free agency. I mean it's great for the players, but frankly I'm not all that empathetic to multi-millionaires, be they professional athletes, actors, etc.

Fee agency sucks the big whazoo.

... bleh
Oh, and btw, the draft used to be during the day on weekdays  
baadbill : 4/21/2018 3:14 pm : link
spread over two full days. I forget how many rounds but it was A LOT.

I used to take both days off from work (I considered it a holiday... lol)
RE: Lived in the city and went to the 81 draft at Radio City  
FJ : 4/21/2018 3:18 pm : link
In comment 13923706 George from PA said:
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The LT draft.....funny the Giants drafted 2nd and the Jets drafting 3rd as well...the drafted Freeman


we drafted TE in 2nd....never made it.

Billy Ard was only other player that made it....in 8thrd!

Giants' 1981 draft also yielded John Mistler, Bill Neill and Byron Hunt. Not superstars, but all were contributors for at least a few seasons.
Old  
PaulN : 4/21/2018 4:07 pm : link
New format is okay though, but I think they should do it in two days, have rounds 1 and 2, on Friday night, can start at 6 pm, then all day Saturday. Three days to milking.
RE: I do like the break before round 4  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/23/2018 9:38 am : link
In comment 13923755 Jay in Toronto said:
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That can yield intrigue.

Maybe 1-3 Sat and 4-7 Sunday?

That's what it was up until 2010. As far as I remember, during the televised era of the draft, it was never completed in one day the way the OP describes.
RE: Oh, and btw, the draft used to be during the day on weekdays  
baadbill : 4/23/2018 10:52 am : link
In comment 13924020 baadbill said:
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spread over two full days. I forget how many rounds but it was A LOT.

I used to take both days off from work (I considered it a holiday... lol)


Simms was drafted in 1979 on a Thu daytime draft that ended Fri.
LT was drafted in 1981 on a Tue daytime draft that ended Wed
I love the new format  
Larry from WV : 4/23/2018 12:26 pm : link
When I was young with no responsibilities the old format was nice. However I'ts nice to watch Thursday and Friday then check in one Saturday on the phone while I go do other stuff. Honestly as much as I love the draft there is no way I could dedicate an entire day to watching it now.
I'm a fan of the new format  
aimrocky : 4/23/2018 12:39 pm : link
it's much more difficult spending all day in front of a TV. It's nice knowing the meat of the draft is during prime TV hours and I can come and go as I please on Saturday, without feeling like I missed anything too important.
the old Sat hunker down  
UESBLUE : 4/23/2018 1:09 pm : link
was fun altho on a nice day you felt guilty lol
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