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ETL
04-26-2012, 09:26 PM
The NFL, NFL Network and ESPN got together to try to keep suspense in the draft and not show guys on the phone before a pick is announced or have the announcers tell us who the team is drafting before Goodell announces the pick.

This pact lasted about 10 picks. Chris "fat-f**k" Berman is acting as if he's some draft expert "predicting" who the draft is going to be. Hey you fat-f**k! - You are just noticing which player just got a phone call before Goodell goes up to the podium.

Now Adam "ego-head" Schefter and Craig "I look like a retard" Mortensen are trying to get in the act and trying to look like experts by "predicting" the pick. This is an exercise in utter stupidity. These egomaniacs are trying to look intelligent but are ruining it for all of us watching it on TV.

They just can't help themselves. They simply cannot help themselves. Their egos have an appetite so big that they are willing to throw the enjoyment of the fans under the bus.

I hope they all have heart attacks on live TV.

lambertlunaticfan
04-27-2012, 03:11 AM
Thanks,i thought i was the only one that thought this way.I f-n hate chris "im a star cause i interview them" berman.....The NFL, NFL Network and ESPN got together to try to keep suspense in the draft and not show guys on the phone before a pick is announced or have the announcers tell us who the team is drafting before Goodell announces the pick.

This pact lasted about 10 picks. Chris "fat-f**k" Berman is acting as if he's some draft expert "predicting" who the draft is going to be. Hey you fat-f**k! - You are just noticing which player just got a phone call before Goodell goes up to the podium.

Now Adam "ego-head" Schefter and Craig "I look like a retard" Mortensen are trying to get in the act and trying to look like experts by "predicting" the pick. This is an exercise in utter stupidity. These egomaniacs are trying to look intelligent but are ruining it for all of us watching it on TV.

They just can't help themselves. They simply cannot help themselves. Their egos have an appetite so big that they are willing to throw the enjoyment of the fans under the bus.

I hope they all have heart attacks on live TV.

TRH
04-27-2012, 09:28 AM
The things i did like :
-with the new player/owners agreement, the picks went really quickly and was very enjoyable. Previous drafts were almost unbearable and unwatchable...it was too dragged out and boring. This year was great.

The things i DID NOT like:
-what was mentioned above in other posts
-the "fake" and "acted out" long and extended hug between the drafted player and Goodell. What happened to a handshake or a quick hug??

ETL
04-27-2012, 09:37 AM
The things i did like :
-with the new player/owners agreement, the picks went really quickly and was very enjoyable. Previous drafts were almost unbearable and unwatchable...it was too dragged out and boring. This year was great.

The things i DID NOT like:
-what was mentioned above in other posts
-the "fake" and "acted out" long and extended hug between the drafted player and Goodell. What happened to a handshake or a quick hug??

i can't blame the players for the hug. they are so happy they would hug anything at that point ... Goodell...Rosie o'donnell ... a tree.

its Goodell using these players to try to pimp up his rep.

TRH
04-27-2012, 09:47 AM
i can't blame the players for the hug. they are so happy they would hug anything at that point ... Goodell...Rosie o'donnell ... a tree.

its Goodell using these players to try to pimp up his rep.


Every hug was long and extended and seemed "fake" after the 1st few.

tony hipchest
04-27-2012, 12:40 PM
i typically love the TV coverage of the draft and am usually torn because both ESPN and NFL network both have aspects that i like, so i flip back and forth.

with that being said, the best coverage last night was adam schein, tim ryan (former player), pat kirwan (former coach, director of player personell, gm) and gil brandt (HOF calibur GM and contributor) on sirius radio.

while the likes of schefter have excellent "sources", gil and pat are former insiders who have legitimate friends and associates all over the NFL who tell them plenty off the record. they use this insider info to distribute some of the most knowledgable, and trustworthy insight an analysis out there.

for instance pat kirwan revealed he recently had dinner with a steeler insider (i suspect it was his CBS co-worker bill cowher in town to cover the draft, or possibly even kevin colbert or even both) and revealed that the steelers absolutely loved dontari poe. "LOVED HIM".

the sirius team also has the best interviews with the players right after being selected. schein, who admitted he was a critic, told dontari poe to address his lack of production on tape. poe matter of factly stated that what he put on film was exactly what his coaches asked him to do (basically insinuating that the memphis coaches under used his talents and that he couldve done more).

great stuff.

Stu Pidasso
04-27-2012, 12:44 PM
There was only three things I liked about the first round of the draft:

#3: All of the announcers telling Colt McCoy he's frakked now that the Clowns wasted a pick on a 28 yr. old QB.

#2: Our draft choice of DeCastro.

And the #1 thing I loved: EVERY time GODdell came onstage, he got thoroughly booed and heckled. WHAT??!? :)

Curtain_of_Steel
04-27-2012, 01:16 PM
The kids are appreciative for having the opportunity to become a millionaire. No matter how you look at it, he is at the top or as big as a douche bag we all think Goodell is, he is still at the top there.

If it wasnt for the nfl, where would they be? Most failed turn on and off a light in there college courses.

Hypocycloid
04-27-2012, 03:43 PM
In a fantasy world, I would love to see James Harrison have to walk across that stage!:mad:

Curtain_of_Steel
04-27-2012, 04:35 PM
How about Gruden, who loves EVERYONE and who thinks EVERYONE is a great player, and how EVERYONE will be in the HofF, lol

The dude has to not like everyone, lol

TRH
04-27-2012, 05:23 PM
How about Gruden, who loves EVERYONE and who thinks EVERYONE is a great player, and how EVERYONE will be in the HofF, lol

The dude has to not like everyone, lol

He's not even HALF as bad as Eric Mangini........Gruden's tough on people compared to Mangini. I get sick and &#$^&$ tired of listening to Mangini on First Take kissing every teams a**, every players a**, and so on and so on and so on.
Bayless, Stephan Smith and others will throw some criticism out there about this and that and Mangini immediately defends anyone and everyone thats put on a uniform in NFL history. Worst analyst on TV by far and they need to sack him from the show ASAP. He's horrible.

TRH
04-27-2012, 05:28 PM
Probably the worst thing about the draft "spectacle" at Radio City Hall, as they discussed today on some analysis, was the fact they brought "the top prospects" in and instead of having them in the audience (as they should have...), they had them up there on stage standing there like circus animals on display. Terrible thing to do.
What about the guys who were bypassed? They looked like complete idiots....like they were not asked to the prom or something. And who said these were the guys that were the most sought after? They badly missed on this one too. Hopefully they won't do that foolish part of the show next year..

QCbeauBlak
04-27-2012, 05:49 PM
Last year I was told that ESPN's coverage of the first round was the most Epicest fail ever lol!! I missed it because every since I ordered direct tv, I watch most NFL stuff on NFL Network. Now that Sapp is toast and Deion is don't runway like reporting, NFL Network is great. Mayoch and Mooch vs turning to ESPN and seeing Gruden, Berman, and Kiper ewww..

I watched ESPN for about 4-5 picks. They were absolutely terrible. Gruden and Berman do not watch much college footall is boy was it evident. At least Gruden studied a little to not sound as bad. Berman sounded like a complete idot. He fumbled over his notes and seemed to care more about the frequency of picks and high drama vs the players.. Then Berman went on a streak of guessing picks again based off nothing. He is the WORST sports guy on TV. He used to me so good in the early 90's. He seriously needs to retire..

At the point that all I could hear was ""BACK-BACK-BACK-BACK-BACK" whenever Berman opened his mouth, I had to turn back to NFL Network.

QCbeauBlak
04-27-2012, 05:55 PM
...What about the guys who were bypassed? They looked like complete idiots....like they were not asked to the prom or something. And who said these were the guys that were the most sought after? They badly missed on this one too. Hopefully they won't do that foolish part of the show next year..


^^^100%

I laughed when I read this because I stayed up just to see the guys that didn't get picked in the Green Room. I know that's messed up. But those guys looked like fools. A few you could tell were very upset in sad way. Guess were moving in their seats, shaking their heads, a couple looked to almost be in tears. Not to mention, the mics got too close a few times and you could here family trying to console these guys.

To much stock is put into who these experts think are stars. There were plenty of guys drafted that people gave later round grades to. Just shows you that a lot of teams could give a damn about what these experts say. I agree that potential picks should sit in the regular crowd with minimal family escorts. Some of these undrafted guys had TONS of people with them.

NSMaster56
04-27-2012, 07:59 PM
It's ESPN.

Everything they do is awful.

lambertlunaticfan
04-28-2012, 01:44 AM
I thought the way too long hugs were kind of creepy,made me uncomfortable watching it.Kind of like the uncle or aunt that held onto the hug too long.I think the whole production has gone way over board.But thats what sports has become,its become more hollywood and less sports.I mean a red carpet,can you inmagine jack lambert having to jump threw all the hoops they make the players do now days as far as the silly production things.And the thing that made me almost turn the damn thing off,was the guys in suits walking the carpet with the "draft hats" in display cases.I mean what the heck was that? It embarress the hell out of me as a football fan they did that.i can't blame the players for the hug. they are so happy they would hug anything at that point ... Goodell...Rosie o'donnell ... a tree.

its Goodell using these players to try to pimp up his rep.

lambertlunaticfan
04-28-2012, 01:46 AM
BRAVO!!!!!!:applaudit:It's ESPN.

Everything they do is awful.

lambertlunaticfan
04-28-2012, 01:52 AM
Sorry, but to me,goodell is whats wrong with football.Not to go off topic.And to have the players come out there and basically "kiss his ring" was to me showed the ego on the guy.As thats what those long hugs looked for me."Now go out there and show mr,douchebag how much you like him".Do you really think those players wanted to embrace him that long? The guy needs to go.The kids are appreciative for having the opportunity to become a millionaire. No matter how you look at it, he is at the top or as big as a douche bag we all think Goodell is, he is still at the top there.

If it wasnt for the nfl, where would they be? Most failed turn on and off a light in there college courses.

fujirama24
04-28-2012, 01:58 AM
I love gruden as a person and as a coach. But can he shut the heck up for a second so I can see what mel has to say. Man he's irritating. Was the third round as hard to watch for you guys as for me. Did they ever just sit there and look at who was being drafted. I would pay to watch the draft if they would have no commercials and talk about each pick. My god I was watching another program and the draft went to commercial so I switched over . After a minute the program went to commercial. The program came back before the draft did. Very frustrating. Didn't see anything with tomlin. Just the colts and jeff fisher and the rams that is all they wanted to talk about.