The audience for the NFL draft has been growing, and the league has responded by expanding the event from two to three days.
Commissioner Roger Goodell notified teams Thursday that the draft will be spread over three days in 2010, running Thursday, April 22, through Saturday, April 24.
In addition, the first round will start in prime time at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Seriously, this is way dumb. The all-day, start-at-noon NFL draft used to be one of my favorite days. You could lounge around and watch football highlights, go grill some food and only really have to pay attention when your team drafted. It was a perfect lazy Saturday.
Hell, I was pissed this year when it started at 4pm or whatever. I mean, we had just gone through two solid months of pre-draft bullshit, now we had to wait an extra four hours just to start the damn thing.
Way to ruin my second favorite day in April.