Friday, April 24, 2009
NFL Draft: A Major Media Event
Is the NFL a Juggernaut or what? More than 34 million people watched the draft last year and this year the coverage is doubling.
I heard about an ESPN poll showing that, far and away, the most eagerly anticipated sports event of this weekend will be the NFL draft. Sorry NBA play-off fan; sorry NHL play-off fan; college kids are going to find out which team they can try out for and the whole world thinks that's more interesting than the conclusion of your season.
Sorry Red-Sox/Yankees rivalry fan; we know your little hate fest is a good show but not as good as watching Dan Snyder trade the future for his latest man-crush or Al Davis moving up to draft a track star.
I didn't respond to the poll but I guess I am with the masses on this one. There's something about the draft that just can't be ignored.