To me the draft was something special, an event. A two day man-fest were I could sit back, relax and spend time with my television enjoying some NFL in April. Now it is has been watered down, distorted and warped simply to placate those few fair-weather draft watchers that only stick around for the first few rounds and at the expense of those of us that are purists, and have a love for what was.
Rewind two years ago. My wife, knowing that I am about to embark on a weekend of holding down the couch, offers to take our daughter and go for a weekend trip to visit her friend in Pennsylvania. So it will be just me, the tv, and Rumblings watching the draft.....sign me up!. Saturday morning comes and five minutes after they walk out the door I head to the store. Steak - CHECK! Nachos - CHECK! Pizza bites - CHECK! Beer - CHECK!. Houston we have lift off.
After I get home and put my goods away, off come the pants, they would stay off until Monday morning when I had to go to work.
It was a great weekend, even if I didn't agree with every pick the Bills made I still had a great time chatting it up with my fellow Rumblers. Now that is all gone. Thanks to the new draft schedule I will miss the first 3 rounds of the draft because I will be working. Yeah it is prime time for those of you who have 9-5 jobs, but those of us that work nights....well, we are S.O.L. I can no longer enjoy the draft in it's entirety. The days of my weekends holding down the coach are gone. And why is it gone? because Mr Goodell saw fit to rearrange the draft times just put it all more into "prime watching hours" I call foul. I say leave it the way it was...but maybe I am in the minority. All I know is that I used to have a weekend to myself and that is now gone....you have ruined it Mr Goodell.