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    Banning cell phones at the draft

    Am I the only one who thinks that they should ban cell phones at the draft?

    It is very annoying to see players talking on their cell phones knowing who the team will pick 5 minutes before Goodell announces the pick

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorrisCaliborne View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks that they should ban cell phones at the draft?

    It is very annoying to see players talking on their cell phones knowing who the team will pick 5 minutes before Goodell announces the pick

    Thoughts?
    Umm... you realize they're talking to the people about to draft them? GM's will call them and say "hey, we're thinking of picking you up if you're still on the board when we're up. you game?"

    Believe it or not, the draft's purpose is for teams to get players, not for the viewer experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple View Post
    Umm... you realize they're talking to the people about to draft them? GM's will call them and say "hey, we're thinking of picking you up if you're still on the board when we're up. you game?"

    Believe it or not, the draft's purpose is for teams to get players, not for the viewer experience.
    Yeah I know that but still, it is annoying and it ruins the suspense of who they are going to draft

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    How did they do all the negotiations before cell phones i wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    How did they do all the negotiations before cell phones i wonder?
    There was a time when phones used to be plugged directly into the wall. Crazy, I know...
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    The cell phone thing is a non issue to me. It's only a "problem" for the first fifteen guys in the draft who usually know where they are going anyways. There aren't typically a ton of big shockers in the first half of the first round.

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    I agree, just makes for bad TV.
    I doubt anything meaningful ever happens in that last minute phone call.
    Also they talk/text on the phone to their agent, family and friends too.
    It all seems somewhat rude to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdon00 View Post
    I agree, just makes for bad TV.
    I doubt anything meaningful ever happens in that last minute phone call.
    Also they talk/text on the phone to their agent, family and friends too.
    It all seems somewhat rude to me.
    the players aren't there to please you. They're there to get drafted and make a shit-ton of money.

    They couldn't care less what the viewers at home think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdon00 View Post
    I agree, just makes for bad TV.
    I doubt anything meaningful ever happens in that last minute phone call.
    Also they talk/text on the phone to their agent, family and friends too.
    It all seems somewhat rude to me.
    I am glad you agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple View Post
    the players aren't there to please you. They're there to get drafted and make a shit-ton of money.

    They couldn't care less what the viewers at home think.
    The players have no say, they are just pawns.
    This is an NFL event. Goodell has done a good job of making the draft a television event, even rolling out the red carpet, and moving it to prime time.
    Ever see anyone at the Oscars talking on their cell phone when their name is called?

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