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Losing Interest In The Upcoming Draft

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Wood Chipper, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Is it just me or is anyone else losing interest in the upcoming draft?
    I half expect Goodell to be booed when he goes to the podium.
     
  2. packerstl101

    packerstl101 Cheesehead

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    im kind of looking forward to it
     
  3. GreenBayGal

    GreenBayGal Cheese Goddess

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    I'm looking forward to it just because it gives us more "football" stuff to sift through. Yesterday, after the schedule came out, was the most jibber-jabber on this forum that I've seen in a long time. Bring it on!!!
     
  4. GreenBayGal

    GreenBayGal Cheese Goddess

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    p.s. It doesn't take a lot to entertain me...as long as it's football related. (^ dumb blonde)
     
  5. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    It's far from the most-anticipated draft I've followed during my time as a fan but I'm still really excited about it. Love the draft.

    And I agree with Wood Chipper, I think Goodell will be booed pretty hard.
     
  6. azpackersfan12

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    I know I'll be boing hard from home whenever I see Goodell walk out on stage.

    Pretty interested in the draft still though. I always enjoy watching it and seeing who goes where. Plus there's a couple people from my AZ Wildcats turning pro and I want to see where they end up :)
     
  7. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    I love the fact that the draft gives us more NFL "intrigue" and the opportunity to speculate, but yeah, with all the uncertainty surrounding the lockout etc. it is a little difficult to stay excited about the draft. I'd rather know that we're going to have football this fall.
     
  8. DergaSmash

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    Maybe I am the only one, but this is the most excited I have been for the draft for as long as I can remember. It will be the first draft without free agency that I will have seen. It might not be the FIRST draft without free agency ever, but it will be the first for me since I have been watching the draft.

    This adds a whole different dimension to the draft. Teams have not been able to start filling in the holes on their rosters with free agents or trades, and they won't be able to trade players for picks. I think this will make some teams a bit more trigger happy when the runs start happening on certain positions. I think this will also make teams more prone to draft for need, rather than drafting the best player available. This can all work in Green Bay's favor, as the Packers don't have many needs, and only a couple of them require immediate help.
     
  9. Cheesehead Brittany

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    i bet the nfl will tell the people in the audience that if they boo then they will be kicked out
     
  10. Big E

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    I agree with Dergameister Meisterderga that I'm more excited for this draft, but for slightly different reasons. We just won the Super Bowl. The core of our team is still young, with a few exceptions. The players that we draft might not just be some players that help the team improve. They could be players that help us build a dynasty. What's more exciting than looking into the future at a few more Lombardi Trophies?
     
  11. Calhoun Lambeau

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    There are definitely some glaring negatives in this draft, the obvious lack of talent, the obvious lack of QB talent specifically, and the fact that players can't be traded. But for someone like me who loves the draft, i'll watch, I took off work for it.

    The most interesting thing for me is seeing where Ingram/Bowers fall, and who we take. Icing on the cake is seeing the fan reaction when Goodell goes to the podium. I wouldn't be surprised if the NFL/ESPN filled the stands with supporters, or drugged the people in attendance for a favorable TV product....

    It's not going to be a great draft because of the players in it, but the side-show factor could be interesting.

    Unfortunately as always all the drama will be taken out of it because ESPN will have camera's in every prospects house/draft table, so we'll know the pick before it happens....idiots.
     
  12. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    Looking back on trophy cases full of them.
     
  13. Big E

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    Touché
     
  14. neilfii

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    Actually, I wouldn't mind doing both.:victory:
     
  15. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    I'm more than a little surprised to see fans saying they're losing interest in the draft. This is the oasis in the desert that is the NFL/NFLPA conflict. It's very likely we won't be reading about, hearing about, or watching OTAs and minicamp activities for quite some time. No players can be signed as free agents and no players can be traded until a CBA agreement is reached (or the courts intervene). Training camps may not start on time so THIS IS IT as far as real Packers news is concerned for quite some time. Better savor it or put your Packer fandom on the back, back burner.

    The only reason to be less interested IMO is because the Packers pick so late, but the reason they are is a reason to stay excited.

    BTW, Calhoun Lambeau "obvious lack of talent" in this draft? Really? I'll go out on a limb and guess a few years down the road we'll look back at this draft and judge it to be made up of about average talent.
     
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  16. Cheesehead Brittany

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    what if ingram was available?
     
  17. packerstl101

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    thats who i want, but ive talked to people and they dont think we will go after a RB
     
  18. Cheesehead Brittany

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    if he is available i bet we do. we took rodgers when he dropped
     
  19. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    I think we're set with Grant, Starks and Jackson. McCarthy's offense doesn't need a stud RB to make it work. Just my opinion though.
     
  20. GBPack2010

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    Well the possibility of no season makes draft kinda useless so most laid back fans don't care. It's only the hardcore ones that want to see what positions of talent are being added and really nothing else but that at the moment. They need to get their act together like now. Both owners and players make billions and millions either way you look at it that's a ton of money. Unless you're stupid you can live off of that for an entire life if you save and spend right so no need to be greedy.
     

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