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Birdwatcher
Jerry Jones wants it, but there were supposedly 100K out on the parkway yesterday and the NFL is liking the way it is coming off, constant booing of Goodell notwithstanding.

Jaws seems like he is pushing for it...
Joegrane
No, they'll move to another city. People came out because it was something different and new.

QUOTE (Birdwatcher @ Apr 28 2017, 09:57 PM) *
Jerry Jones wants it, but there were supposedly 100K out on the parkway yesterday and the NFL is liking the way it is coming off, constant booing of Goodell notwithstanding.

Jaws seems like he is pushing for it...

Zero
From everything I've heard it was an EVENT and much more than the draft. It was like a huge carnival with fans mingling with players. All they missed were the rides and bearded ladies. wink.gif
Aitkens
QUOTE (Zero @ Apr 29 2017, 04:59 AM) *
From everything I've heard it was an EVENT and much more than the draft. It was like a huge carnival with fans mingling with players. All they missed were the rides and bearded ladies. wink.gif



It's Philly, so the bearded ladies were surely out there. As for the rides, I'm sure there were plenty of escorts offering their services over the past few nights. Philly pride!

As for the event, the draft was ratcheted up quite a few levels this year. I went in 2004 and 2005 and it was mostly buttoned up, the fans were generally tame for most of the event. Day 2 was usually a ghost town. The NFL went so far as to have the "Day 2 Die-Hards", where if you stayed until after the final pick, you could sign up and would receive 2 tickets to the following draft. It was worth it so you didn't have to get in line the night before to get in each year. I honestly don't think any other fanbase would be able to deliver that rock concert vibe the way that Philly has this year.
Birdwatcher
QUOTE (Joegrane @ Apr 28 2017, 11:36 PM) *
No, they'll move to another city. People came out because it was something different and new.


From what I understand Philly already has the option to host again next year, as part of the original deal. Chicago had it two years in a row before us because they had the same option. So Joe, before floating your opinion, consider doing a little research first. BTW, the final number of attendees came in at 250K, probably more than the last 5 drafts combined.
Dreagon
QUOTE (Zero @ Apr 29 2017, 03:59 AM) *
From everything I've heard it was an EVENT and much more than the draft.


That's the problem I have with it though. It seems like the NFL is trying to monetize everything, and turn every little thing into a spectacle. I liked it when it was a single day event you could read about in the next morning's paper and get the whole list of picks to start researching.

And honestly, if I were one of the potential first rounders, I wouldn't show up to sit in their little waiting room to see if I got picked or not. At least not without getting paid. If the NFL is going to turn this into a three-day spectacle, they can at least pay the cast that's providing them with the faces to add drama and emotion to the show. The idea that it's an honor to be there at this point is nuts.

Sigh, rant over.
*shakes cane at clouds and totters back in house*
Zero
Dreagon you have hit the veritable nail with that.
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