Found June 14, 2013 on Awful Announcing:
PLAYERS: Roger Goodell
The NFL draft has exploded in recent years, both live and on television. And while the league has pretty much maximized the exposure it can give the draft on TV and online, there's one way it can continue to literally expand the annual event's reach. And that's by taking it on the road. That's something Roger Goodell and Co. is considering, according to Sports Illustrated's Don Banks:  Though the planning and consideration is only in the preliminary stages, league sources say the NFL has tasked three internal study groups to consider options that include holding the three-day draft in three different NFL cities in the same year, or moving it around to a different NFL city each year, in an attempt to make it an even more accessible and fan-friendly event than it has become at Radio City, its home for the past eight years. That could also mean that the draft would do away with on-site officials from each team, who take up a ton of space at the front of the room in the current format. Are those guys really needed in this day and age? And if you get rid of them, you open up the "mosh pit" for fans and media, which could help make the event more enticing to fans and more entertaining to viewers at home. The only concern I'd have is that cities would likely be reluctant to take on the third day of the draft. Without Rounds 1-3 in that city, would you really be able to sell Rounds 4-7 on a Saturday afternoon to fans? It'd also be difficult to get players to appear in the second and third cities, which would be a downer. You'd also have to keep in mind the television coverage. Would ESPN and NFL Network have three sets with three broadcast crews in three cities? It'd be quite the undertaking for either network and a bit of a cumbersome product for television purposes. Three cities in three days might be a bit of a stretch, which is why they're also considering staying in one city for the duration of each draft but moving it around from year to year.  That's probably the best and most logical strategy. That way, cities could promote "draft week" to locals and tourists, and the fact that it wouldn't be back the next year could cause more people to come out and take part in draft festivities.  [Sports Illustrated]
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Roger Goodell Defends Redskins Name in Letter to Congress, Which Calls it ‘Statement of Absurdity’ (Photo)

Late last month, 10 member of Congress’ Native American Caucus sent letters to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to take action to force the Washington Redskins to change their name. They argued that the word “redskin” is flatly a racial slur, and has no place in a modern society. One June 5, Goodell responded to them, calling the perceived slur “a unifying force...

Goodell defends Redskins nickname

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname is ''unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.'' Goodell was responding to a letter from 10 members of Congress who want the name changed because it is offensive to many Native Americans. Goodell cited the nickname's origins and polls that support its popularity....

Roger Goodell defends Washington Redskins name in letter to Congress

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Washington Redskins team name in a recent letter he wrote to Congress, which was revealed to the public on Tuesday. As you know, the Redskins name has garnered a lot of attention over the past year or so as some consider “redskin” to be a racist term. Goodell’s letter [...]

Roger Goodell defends Redskins’ name

After Congress sent a letter to the Washington Redskins laying out why the team should change the name, owner Dan Snyder vowed to never change the name. Looks like he’s being back by the NFL as well. Roger Goodell sent a letter back to Congress, as shown here on the Indian Country Today Media Network. in which he defends Snyder’s decision to not change the name. Here’s part...

Roger Goodell: “The Name is a Unifying Force That Stands for Strength, Courage, Pride and Respect”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently responded to a letter sent to him by members of Congress less than a month ago urging him to persuade the Washington Redskins to change their name. Goodell’s response was one that has been echoed by Redskins fans for weeks on end. “Neither in intent nor use was the name...

That redhaired Roger Goodell is a Complete Douchejuice

Ginger Roger Goodell answered a letter from members of Congress asking him to stop using the name 'Redskins' with a letter of his own. In it, he defined Redskin as meaning, "a unifying force that... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Goodell letter: Redskins’ name is ‘positive’

national football league commissioner Roger Goodell defended the Washington Redskins' nickname in a letter to 10 members of Congress who had earlier urged team owner Daniel Snyder and the national football league to change the name because it is offensive to many Native Americans., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/goodell-letter-redskins-name-is-positive

Roger Goodell pens letter to Congress defending ‘Redskins’ moniker

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to the United States Congress explaining how the term "Redskins" is not racist at all. Interesting.

Roger Goodell Defends Redskins Name In Letter To Congress

The nickname of the Washington pro football team is "a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect," the Commissioner says.
HE'S IN THE RIGHT BUSINESS

Dockett loves to inflict 'bodily harm'

Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett took to Twitter to announce that he loves football because he "can inflict physical, bodily harm to another individual."

The next NFL scandal…pursegate

He changed the overtime rules, the definition of a fair tackle, even kickoffs. We handled it. No problem. But when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went after our handbags…the ladies of the NFL united and rose up in outrage. Where is … Continue reading →The post The next NFL scandal…pursegate appeared first on Pigskin 'N Pearls.

NFL Selling LGBT Gear

This is pretty neat. The NFL is now selling LGBT Pride shirts, with player names and numbers on the back, first scoped out by Deadspin. It’s the first thing Roger Goodell has done right since he put the Jets in the Superbowl. Or Tebow on the Jaguars. Or made PSLs illegal. Or suspsended Ray Lewis for steroids. Or squashed the 18 game season rumors. Or stopped grabbing money from...
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.