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Old 03-10-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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Default NFL draft time start now 4PM?

THe NFL is moving the Time again...now it's 4:00 P.M. EST on Saturday. Last year the NFL moved it to 3:00 P.M., from the original Noon time that was in place for years.

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DRAFT NUDGES CLOSER TO PRIME TIME
Posted by Mike Florio on March 9, 2009, 9:20 a.m.

Last year, the league tinkered with the centerpiece of the offseason experience — the draft.

Moving it from a 12:00 p.m. EDT start to 3:00 p.m. EDT and reducing the time that teams have to make up their minds in the first round from fifteen minutes to ten (and in round two from ten minutes to seven), the goal was to expand the television audience and generally to make the thing more television-friendly.

This year, the draft will start another hour later, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. (A reader noticed this somewhere, and NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed it for us.)

The draft will continue to involve two rounds on Saturday and the other five on Sunday.

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So it'll be 8 o'clock before we find out our first pick.....and 3 more hours for #2?
Bummer.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
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Perfect.... I look forward to the draft. It's bad enough to miss work on Sunday during the season, at least I can get a full work day in draft Saturday before the Steelers are on the clock.....lol
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:26 PM   #3
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More likely between 9 to 9:30 with 10 mins between picks in first round and we are pickin last - unless we trade up !!
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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I dont like it. No sir.
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Why so late?? 1st of all what's wrong with starting at noon and 2nd of all 3:00 is not late enough
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Why so late?? 1st of all what's wrong with starting at noon and 2nd of all 3:00 is not late enough
Your preaching to the choir bud.
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I hope I don't fall asleep before our 2nd or 3rd pick!
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tomlin 0-7 in 4:00 pm drafts

"must wine. can no lose!"

oops... my bad. flashback.

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Why so late?? 1st of all what's wrong with starting at noon and 2nd of all 3:00 is not late enough
I take it you have never lived on the west coast?
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