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keyser
04-02-2010, 12:32 PM
Not sure what the best forum for this is, so I'll try here.

I had grand plans of spending 3 days (OK, two nights and 1 day) watching draft coverage. Instead, something came up, and I will probably get to watch either day 2 or day 3 on TV, but will probably have to listen on the radio* to the other days during a drive.

I'm trying to figure out what I'll be able to hear at various times - e.g., I'd like to at least hear the Texans' pick on the first day. So, I'm hoping that someone who has paid more attention to the clock in the past might help me know what to expect. I know the starting times (6:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m.), but I am not sure of the times per pick this year (is it still 10, then 7, then 5 after that?), and I know that those times are an upper limit, anyway (lots of teams won't use all their time). It looks like the NFL is estimating 3.5 hours on day 1, 5 hours on day 2, and 8 hours on day 3 (but I have no idea if that's even historically accurate).

So, I'm hoping to figure out about when the Texans will pick in each round (assuming no trades...). Best I can figure it's something like:

First round: 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Second round: 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Third round: 9:00-9:30 p.m.
Fourth round: 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Fifth round: 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Sixth round: 2:15-3:00 p.m. (two picks)
Seventh round; 4:15-4:45 p.m.

Does that sound about right? Can anyone give me any more insight or a better guess?


*Speaking of radio, I am wondering how well I can catch ESPN radio in between Waco and Abilene (Meridian/Hico/Dublin area). I know it's unlikely, but does anyone happen to know if you can pick up the AM radio stations from either Abilene (1560) or Waco (1660) there? If not, does anyone know if there are other sports radio stations that would give good draft coverage in that area?

El Tejano
04-02-2010, 01:24 PM
Do you have XM or Sirius Radio? Much better coverage on those channels.

keyser
04-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Do you have XM or Sirius Radio? Much better coverage on those channels.

No - I generally only listen to the radio for 10 minutes to and from work (so XM/Sirius would be a waste). But, that's a good idea - I wonder if I can rent one for a few days or something, though...

El Tejano
04-02-2010, 01:45 PM
No - I generally only listen to the radio for 10 minutes to and from work (so XM/Sirius would be a waste). But, that's a good idea - I wonder if I can rent one for a few days or something, though...

Google all the little towns that you will be passing for the sports radio in that area, and see if those stations will carry it. So that way when your signal starts to run out, you know what station to change to.