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badboy 04-17-2012 09:46 PM

How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Most of you know I am a draft nut but what about you? I really look forward to it and re-arrange my schedule for three days. I have mock boards scattered all over my living room and mark off names as each team selects. I get very hopeful and often P.O. when our picks don't go way I want. I plan meals for each day to allow me to focus on screen. I have at least one sports radio station on and often two radios with different programs. I flip back and forth between ESPN & NFL. Cell phones are on vibrate and I usually disregard calls. Plus I have the TT MB up and running. I also do a lot of pacing.

I think this draft could be the most significant in recent history but am concerned that our #26 will not be a happy one for me.

Describe your "war room" or if you even watch.

Playoffs 04-17-2012 09:50 PM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
I enjoy the ever-lovin' shyte out of the draft and everything that leads up to it.

My watch room is same as for games -- big screen & big laptop nearby. I DVR NFLN & ESPN and I always get pissed when the commentary skips over the Texans pick in depth analysis in favor of the "popular" teams. I'll be following Twitter this year, too -- see what value is added there.

I don't often get upset at picks -- although Cushing over Clay Matthews burned my butt. http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...ie/laugh-1.gif

Goldensilence 04-17-2012 10:14 PM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Loved the old format... not so much on how it's going to be done moving forward.


Used to be wake up..start BBQing with friends...crack beer at first overall pick and start speculating until sundown. Repeat Sunday.

gary 04-17-2012 10:24 PM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
I watch the draft but don't follow college sports too much so the later rounders are a usually a bit of a blur to me.

aussie_texan 04-17-2012 11:11 PM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Well i took annual leave on saturday (rounds 2-3 here down under) so I'm all in.
Ill have a couple of friends over not to much because i don't want to get distracted.
Im currently finalising my final mock and draft board so ill have them next to me.
Ill have espn on my telly and NFL network on my comp.
So I'm pretty set.

Classic arm chair GM!

brakos82 04-17-2012 11:14 PM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gary (Post 1937889)
I watch the draft but don't follow college sports too much so the later rounders are a usually a bit of a blur to me.

I'm about the same.

MistaRed 04-17-2012 11:17 PM

Took Thursday and Friday off so I can watch the entire draft(I don't work weekends)

mussop 04-17-2012 11:24 PM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by badboy (Post 1937856)
Most of you know I am a draft nut but what about you? I really look forward to it and re-arrange my schedule for three days. I have mock boards scattered all over my living room and mark off names as each team selects. I get very hopeful and often P.O. when our picks don't go way I want. I plan meals for each day to allow me to focus on screen. I have at least one sports radio station on and often two radios with different programs. I flip back and forth between ESPN & NFL. Cell phones are on vibrate and I usually disregard calls. Plus I have the TT MB up and running. I also do a lot of pacing.

I think this draft could be the most significant in recent history but am concerned that our #26 will not be a happy one for me.

Describe your "war room" or if you even watch.

I like the draft more than I do the regular season. Need I say more?

Rey 04-18-2012 12:17 AM

The draft is really fun to me, but it's not very important.

Ryan 04-18-2012 01:05 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
The first couple of days are fun for sure. The mid-late round picks are very important and can really make or break a draft but i don't usually know many of the players involved so i can't get excited about anything.

Wolf6151 04-18-2012 03:14 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
The draft is like Christmas in April, you get presents but you don't get to pick which ones. I watch in the bedroom so I won't be botherd so much and make mental notes as the draft goes on. I get mad when one of my favorite players that I know would be great as a Texan gets picked by someone else. I immediately start checking out a player when we pick someone I'm not familiar with. My wife hates draft time.

kiwitexansfan 04-18-2012 03:24 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Love it.

Will be up in the early hours of the morning watching it, wife thinks I am CRAZY.

4Texans 04-18-2012 07:14 AM

I love it! I flip channels between the espn and NFL coverage, and have the laptop running to keep track. I don't do my own mocks, but will have a couple printed out just to follow. After the first 4-5 rounds I start losing interest, and just check it periodically. One of my kids birthdays falls during draft time. I couldn't control the birth, but my wife knows not to plan the birthday party the weekend of the draft.


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beerlover 04-18-2012 11:07 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
The draft is the singular most intriguing non-sporting event in the free world. It combines hundreds of College Football games on Saturdays, NFL on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays etc..... then breaking down individual prospects trying to project future results. Then combining thousands of players, variables, into one neat package of best possibilities fitting into a Texan uniform that will inspire and engage our community :texan:

Blake 04-18-2012 11:20 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
I soak it up. I will watch the entire thing. My personal life tries to get in the way but I wont let it.

Mr teX 04-18-2012 11:21 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
I'm only interested in the guys that have the chance to come in and start so beyond the 1st 3 rounds, not very. And after those rounds, i just wait until the draft is over to see who else we got. To be honest after the 2nd round, i'm turning the channel and watching something else until the Texans' pick comes up again.

badboy 04-18-2012 11:30 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aussie_texan (Post 1937913)
Well i took annual leave on saturday (rounds 2-3 here down under) so I'm all in.
Ill have a couple of friends over not to much because i don't want to get distracted.
Im currently finalising my final mock and draft board so ill have them next to me.
Ill have espn on my telly and NFL network on my comp.
So I'm pretty set.

Classic arm chair GM!

I don't have friends over as don't want the distraction. Like with the games a whole lot of non-football stuff going on. Last year a group of us were watching Texans and cooking out by lakeside pool. A female neighbor kept running her mouth about her Cowboys which was bad enough but almost everything she said was not correct or accurate. The drunker she got the worse she became. Her husband got drunk even quicker but at least he was silent except when he rolled out of the lawn chair and busted himself. 2 guys had to carry him home.

aussie make sure you post your final thread by draft day.

powda 04-18-2012 11:33 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wolf6151 (Post 1937955)
The draft is like Christmas in April

I've said exactly this for years. For as long as I can remember I have followed it. I'm typically pretty cheap ,but starting in February I make pilgramages to various book stores scooping up any draft publication I could find. Most years I could make it to about the 6th round before a player I wasnt familiar with got drafted.

I am that guy who got mad about 6th and 7th round picks when I felt there was better value on the board. And I am the guy who is so intent on finding out our pick that I can remember cussing ESPN every single year for their "The Texans pick is up, go to commecial" habbit.

badboy 04-18-2012 11:39 AM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beerlover (Post 1938092)
The draft is the singular most intriguing non-sporting event in the free world. It combines hundreds of College Football games on Saturdays, NFL on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays etc..... then breaking down individual prospects trying to project future results. Then combining thousands of players, variables, into one neat package of best possibilities fitting into a Texan uniform that will inspire and engage our community :texan:

There you go, I am wound up again! Doesn't take much. I probably will not sleep much beginning the night before round one. I pity the fool who knocks on my door!


Every year at this time I remember a prior draft and me saying who the hell is Demeco Ryans? chuckle. Not so fond memory is Texans not selecting CB Darrelle Revis. Took me a while to get over that, wait..still not over it.

TexCanada 04-18-2012 12:05 PM

Re: How important is NFL draft to you?
 
My interest in the draft has gone way up since I joined this board. You guys are the main source of information for me since I don't watch college ball at all. I still do way more reading then posting though.


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