Around the NFL: The draft will now take 3 days

This news is a few days old, but I wanted to mention it.

Starting this April, the NFL draft will now be a 3 day ordeal.  The first round will be in Prime Time on THURSDAY night.  The second and third rounds will be on Friday night.  Rounds 4 – 7 will now take place on Saturday morning/afternoon.

I for one hate it.

I already hated the idea that they didn’t start this past draft until evening.

But THURSDAY!??!

If the draft starts at 6:30 Central time, it probably won’t be over until after Midnight.  At the risk of sounding like an old man… some people have to work Friday morning!!  How about the poor people on the East coast? (You know… those that live in big cities, like, say,  New York or Boston).  Are they expected to watch the NFL draft until after 1:00 AM on a Thursday night?  What terrible planning.

I miss the days of waking up and knowing that by mid-late morning I was going to sit down and watch the draft, and that the first round would take me up to the evening.  Then I could miss a little of the second round while I grabbed dinner, then finish the night off with the draft.

I don’t like the changes at all.