A few years ago I heard someone say that the NFL had three seasons: Pre-season, regular season and “Favre season.” This was back when Brett Favre was at the end of his career and it seemed like each off season the big question in sports media was “what will Favre do? Which team will he go to?” I know, because I remember it well and I ate it up too because he captured the fans attention. Now the NFL draft does that I think(or has for a while).
So, of course with the evolution of the NFL’s popularity, as well as college football’s popularity, we clearly have a “draft season” of football (or at least draft hype) now. After each NFL and college football season, for football fans, there’s usually a bit of withdrawal that sets in. The time leading up to and then the actual draft itself becomes a welcomed event in the hearts of those fans.(Especially Fantasy football fans).
For this year’s “draft season”, we have for the first time a virtual draft and for the most part the first night went pretty smoothly according to Axios. I have to agree, to a certain extent. It went as well as you can expect for a virtual draft. No doubt though, it was fill with plenty of awkward moments and delayed reactions that come with the territory of a virtual event.
I would say the best part turned out to be the “real” reality moments of seeing the excitement of the draftees and families in their homes getting the big news. After all, getting picked will often times be a potential life changer for these kids and their families! The other bonus was seeing the lairs of the commissioner and league coaches in their natural settings. One of the more awkward things to me was see the virtual fans displayed on a large flat screen behind commissioner Goodell.
As for the picks, there’s usually not too many big surprises. Joe Burrow going to Cincinnati was no surprise at Number 1. As for my Atlanta Falcons, well, let’s just hope things turn out well this year. Depending on how this Covid-19 quarantine goes, we’ll see where all this leads and hopefully there will be some gridiron play come fall y’all!
Personal Note: As one of the newest writers here at The Resurgent, I’m honored to be on the team and thankful for our readers!