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Hottoddie
01-13-2008, 12:25 PM
Say it ain't so.

I saw a promo during one of the games indicating that the draft will be aired by the NFL Network. Does that mean no ESPN coverage? What about those of us that don't have NFL Network? Can someone in the know enlighten me on this? Is it true?

WesmanTexanfan
01-13-2008, 12:30 PM
Say it ain't so.

I saw a promo during one of the games indicating that the draft will be aired by the NFL Network. Does that mean no ESPN coverage? What about those of us that don't have NFL Network? Can someone in the know enlighten me on this? Is it true?

i dont get NFL network.... but i cant say i share the same dissapointment, i hate ESPN....

stingray
01-13-2008, 12:37 PM
They will have coverage on both networks, just like they did last year.

Hottoddie
01-13-2008, 12:37 PM
i dont get NFL network.... but i cant say i share the same dissapointment, i hate ESPN....

ESPN's the only game in town for continuous sports news updates. The only problem I have with them is their, more often than not, bias towards certain teams & their apparent disdain for Houston sports. Other than that, I use them all the time.

Watching the 2 day draft has become a kind of tradition for me & something I look forward to every year. I'll be very disappointed if the NFL punishes the fans in their quest to force cable companies to subscribe to their service.

WesmanTexanfan
01-13-2008, 12:39 PM
ESPN's the only game in town for continuous sports news updates. The only problem I have with them is their, more often than not, bias towards certain teams & their apparent disdain for Houston sports. Other than that, I use them all the time.

Watching the 2 day draft has become a kind of tradition for me & something I look forward to every year. I'll be very disappointed if the NFL punishes the fans in their quest to force cable companies to subscribe to their service.

word

Allstar
01-13-2008, 01:57 PM
The draft has had a simultaneous broadcast on NFLN and ESPN for at least the last two years. This is nothing new.

kastofsna
01-13-2008, 04:34 PM
will be in a deep depression when i realize that the first day ends after two rounds. STUPID decision.

Bubbajwp
01-13-2008, 04:39 PM
will be in a deep depression when i realize that the first day ends after two rounds. STUPID decision.

Im not a big fan of this decision either. Especially this year when the Texans dont have a second round pick.

Second Honeymoon
01-13-2008, 04:44 PM
will be in a deep depression when i realize that the first day ends after two rounds. STUPID decision.

yeah, it also diminishes the 'luster' of the 3rd Round and changes the whole 'first day pick' vernacular. I do like that they are giving the teams like half the time they did between picks. That should make for a swifter draft but its gonna end so fast now 1st day.

Bubbajwp
01-13-2008, 04:52 PM
Its just to make the second day more important so more people will watch it.

b0ng
01-13-2008, 05:05 PM
Its just to make the second day more important so more people will watch it.

But the shortening of the rounds is going to make it terribly lopsided time wise.

1 1st day pick sucks butt too :(

Hottoddie
01-13-2008, 05:08 PM
The draft has had a simultaneous broadcast on NFLN and ESPN for at least the last two years. This is nothing new.

Cool. I guess I'm just paranoid about the NFLN taking over & blacking out games, the Draft, the Pro Bowl, & some day, the Super Bowl just so they can squeeze some more money out of the little guys.

Hottoddie
01-13-2008, 05:10 PM
Im not a big fan of this decision either. Especially this year when the Texans dont have a second round pick.

The real problem is, you'll be afraid to turn it off for fear of missing the Texans making a deal for a 2nd round pick.

Bubbajwp
01-13-2008, 05:47 PM
I wont miss any of the draft I promise. Except for a couple restroom breaks and some refills.

TexanSam
01-13-2008, 08:01 PM
I always listen to the draft on the radio and just play video games while it's going on. There's no way I can just sit in front of the TV waiting 10 minutes to see who a team I don't even root for picks.

kastofsna
01-14-2008, 12:42 AM
and changes the whole 'first day pick' vernacular.
some agents work their clients' contracts so they have verbiage in them regarding the player being a "first round pick" and thus deserving more money. this will be interesting to witness, we might see a surprising amount of "hold-outs" who were drafted in the third round.

painekiller
01-16-2008, 02:50 AM
ESPN's the only game in town for continuous sports news updates. The only problem I have with them is their, more often than not, bias towards certain teams & their apparent disdain for Houston sports. Other than that, I use them all the time.

Watching the 2 day draft has become a kind of tradition for me & something I look forward to every year. I'll be very disappointed if the NFL punishes the fans in their quest to force cable companies to subscribe to their service.

You will like the NFLn coverage better. ESPN has become a joke, they are so busy kissing certain players that they have lost their creditability with me.

Watch the Senior Bowl next week and you should be happy.