I have a beef that I know that many of you share ... moving the draft to May. We've now suffered through several months of the NFL "silly season", you know, the post combine period where players are dissected ad nausem and mock drafts by the train car load all have said players bouncing up and down the "big boards" like so many yo-yo's. I mean, really, at this point, the self proclaimed experts are reduced to commenting upon each other's picks and the latest "news" is that Player "A" is "falling" on some half baked pundit's mock draft. And we still have two freakin' weeks of this nonsense to go.
Moving the draft to May was an example of sheer greed by Goodell, TV Execs, and the NFL owners. The move was bad for the fans, bad for the rookie players (who now have less time to acclimate before the season starts) and bad for pro football in general. The ONLY reason to do this was to line their pockets ... yes, May is TV sweeps month and we need to get those ratings up, and GOD FORBID a month of the year went by with an "NFL Event".
Well, I say that it's about time that the fans revolt! Let the "Football Powers That Be" know that we "ARE MAD AS HELL AND AREN'T GONNA TAKE IT ANYMORE". It's simple: DO NOT watch the draft on TV. I know, I know, soooo many of you already have your draft parties planned, well, think about this ... there are going to be a million places on the net/twitter, etc wherefolks will be posting the picks about one nanosecond after "the commish" announces them, so you can have your party, do your happy dance when your team "strikes draft day gold", etc .... Just DON'T Tune in to NFL Network, ESPN, or any of the other sports networks ...
Think about it, what will you really miss by NOT tuning in? Cheesy music? Watching Goodell get huggles from the rookies? Utterly inane commentary from a bunch of media types? The inevitable boos every time Goodell takes the stage? Mel Kiper's hair?
I say, SEND A MESSAGE! When their ratings drop like a rock, the greedy SOB's will have to listen to us, the FANS. You know, the people who buy all those jerseys and fill stadiums and otherwise make it possible for these clowns to live posh millionaire lifestyles?
FOOTBALL FANS OF THE WORLD ... UNITE!! DON'T TUNE IN ON MAY 8!!!