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Goodell wants to shorten draft time limits, SB XLV in 2011 going to Az/Dal/Ind

May 16 2007 at 4:17 PM

David Karki  (Login DavidKarki)


Link here.

Commish wants to shorten the time limits for the 1st, 2nd, and following rounds from 15/10/5 minutes to 10/7/5 minutes respectively. The 2007 Draft had the longest first round and first day ever, and is the impetus for the change, as nothing that long would fit into a Friday night prime-time TV slot, which is what the NFL wants to go to.

Thoughts: What are all the draftniks here going to do with all that extra time on the last weekend of April? And you can insert your own joke about how the Vikings will manage to run over their allottment.

Also, they'll vote on who gets Super Bowl XLV in 2011 from three finalists: Phoenix, Dallas, and Indianapolis. Not coincidentally, they'll all be in brand new stadiums. Does that not give Minnesota a slight clue on the likelyhood of landing the Big Dance - and more to the point, the revenue the event would generate - should they ever get off the pot and replace the Metrodump?

Between Zygi ($250 M + $1 B for surrounding development), whatever the NFL is calling the G-3 Fund these days, and possibly a Super Bowl, there is no way MN can honestly complain that private entities aren't doing or contributing enough. Rather, it is MN that won't offer anything. And put-up-or-shut-up time is coming sooner than they think...

("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." --Thomas Jefferson)

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