2018: Day 116 The one with the NFL draft
Well hello again. This is day 116 of the year. You may have figured out by now that that the last post was on Day 113. My streak of consecutive blog posts for the year has been broken. It was bound to happen. Tonight is one of those nights that I miss having cable television. A ton of NFL draft coverage is being generated all over the internet. You can find hot takes everywhere online. Some live streams exist with reasonable coverage. None of that replaces what was the normal method for watching the draft. I plopped down on the sofa and watched the first round. It was exciting. It was full of curiosity and wildness. It seems like American interest in the NFL faltered last year. Last year was not the best year for the NFL in terms of prestige and long term value.
Like a true armchair quarterback with a blog and some time to type on my keyboard I have some suggestions for Roger Goodell. Consolidate the games into a Sunday only schedule. If you really want to play games worldwide, then establish a 2nd set of teams for a world league. Let those folks travel worldwide and manage that league separately. Roger needs to figure out a new plan that does something different. Maybe it is in part due to social media and the constant churn of media coverage. We are probably not going to have season tickets. I will totally set my TiVo Roamio to record every NFL game on broadcast television this year. We will probably get 3 o 4 games every Sunday. Some of them will be worth watching and some of them will just get deleted. That is pretty much where my interest ends in pursuing NFL content.
Any of the NBA playoff games that end up on ABC are probably going to be recorded. That is pretty much how I’m going to consume NBA basketball. I remember watching every playoff game for the teams Shaq or Lebron played on in years past. We watch a lot of Kansas Jayhawks basketball and that is probably the only series of sporting events that we will pay a subscription fee to be able to watch. Most of the NFL games are on broadcast television. Some of them end up on the NFL television channel or ESPN. Those games require a subscription of some type.
Dr. Nels Lindahl
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