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Ryleigh97
04-28-2008, 10:54 AM
Which did you choose to watch the draft?

I tuned in mostly to the NFL Network, but switched back and forth just to compare. There were aspects of both that I liked.

Whoever came up with the idea to have Deion Sanders do on-stage interviews with the players should be fired! I've managed to get over my dislike for Deion years ago when he was an analyst in the studio, but putting a microphone in his hand to get live reactions from players was a complete disaster. He came up with such brilliant questions for the players like "So, is your family excited for you?" or "What should ????? fans expect from you?" or "What are your true feelings right now?".

It reminded me of when he hosted the Miss USA pageant. I didn't actually watch that gem, only listened to Howard Stern replay it and dedicate a segment of his show making fun of it. Halarious!

BigDogsHunt
04-28-2008, 10:55 AM
Both, they invented P-i-P for a reason. Loved every minute of it.

P.S. the best part was commercial breaks, each rotated so you never missed a minute of action....I always laughed when one set came back from break and showed "old" footage of the already announced pick.

DolFan74
04-28-2008, 10:58 AM
Dont have NFL Network, but I hate ESPN's coverage of the draft after round 2.

Kdawg954
04-28-2008, 11:11 AM
Yea I watched both and was in Fin Chat all weekend . . . I'm still in football mode . . . which is why I am still on this site . . . but I go to work in a few and I will be OUT of football mode lol

It was kinda cool watching both . . . I think NFL network had the better coverage . . . but you can't miss some of the drama that ESPN brings.

Mort was about to kick some *** at one point
I respect Jaws' ability to break down film . . . but he is not a commentator at all . . . he fumbles alot when he is pressed about something.
The whole keyshawn/KFC things was funny
Always good to see how DUMB Chris Carter is . . . he still mad that we cut him?
ESPN also had cameras at certain people houses . . . that is a big PLUS over NFLN to me.
Kiper getting heated always is funny . . him and McShay were about to fight several times.

ESPN just has the guys we know . . . NFLN is still growing on me.

korl68
04-28-2008, 11:17 AM
NFL Network less commercials more Ex GM's and coaches and more focus on the players.

I have watched ESPN since the days of Paul Zimmerman and Howard Balzer when no one really knew who Mel Kiper was. But they are too repetitive all day long with the same comercials and too generic.

Kiick72
04-28-2008, 11:29 AM
I watched both, flipping back and forth on commercial breaks. On ESPN, I still get a kick out of Berman for some reason and watching Kiper get ticked is always fun. NFLN I think had better coverage. I think for the most part they were more interesting although sometimes they just seem unpolished and for some reason Mayock drives me nuts. It seems I have more criticism of NFLN but I really enjoyed their coverage more.

hemidemon
04-28-2008, 11:42 AM
I usually watch ESPN, but I found myself watch NFL Network more this year. They did have better coverage this year. Keyshawn and Deion need to go.

Ryleigh97
04-28-2008, 12:49 PM
Yea I watched both and was in Fin Chat all weekend . . . I'm still in football mode . . . which is why I am still on this site . . . but I go to work in a few and I will be OUT of football mode lol

It was kinda cool watching both . . . I think NFL network had the better coverage . . . but you can't miss some of the drama that ESPN brings.

Mort was about to kick some *** at one point
I respect Jaws' ability to break down film . . . but he is not a commentator at all . . . he fumbles alot when he is pressed about something.
The whole keyshawn/KFC things was funny
Always good to see how DUMB Chris Carter is . . . he still mad that we cut him?
ESPN also had cameras at certain people houses . . . that is a big PLUS over NFLN to me.
Kiper getting heated always is funny . . him and McShay were about to fight several times.

ESPN just has the guys we know . . . NFLN is still growing on me.

Did anyone else see someone in Dorsey's house hand him a red hat on camera right after C Long was picked by the Rams? He quickly handed it back to the person. I thought it was interesting that at least someone there was pretty certain he was headed to KC three picks later.

I enjoyed the little bit of Kiper and McShay bickering that I saw. It's always fun seeing an 'experts' opinion getting questioned on live tv.

FinFresh
04-28-2008, 12:53 PM
Online at NFL.com ;) They streamed it...it wasn't bad

FINSFAN2781
04-28-2008, 01:03 PM
I dont have NFL Network, ****ing Cablevision, so its always been ESPN for me. I love the draft coverage through ESPN and wouldnt have it any other way.

phinsfan84
04-28-2008, 02:23 PM
Did anyone else see someone in Dorsey's house hand him a red hat on camera right after C Long was picked by the Rams? He quickly handed it back to the person. I thought it was interesting that at least someone there was pretty certain he was headed to KC three picks later.


Yes I did notice that...i was like wow the cheifs huh? lol

Ronnie23Brown
04-28-2008, 03:22 PM
Keyshawn and Deion need to go.

:hi5:yes

Mile High Fin
04-28-2008, 03:26 PM
Why was Mort getting mad???

Ikema
04-28-2008, 04:17 PM
Chris Berman nausiates me now. Hearing him caused me to instantly go to NFLNetwork and was glad to watch there. No Eddie Munster was a clear bonus!

RUDEbyallMEANS
04-28-2008, 04:17 PM
The one issue I have with ESPN is that they tell you what the pick is before it is announced by the commissioner. The NFL network does not do that, they just give predictions as to who it will be and when the commissioner announces the pick, that's the first somewhere learns about it. I find that aspect of the draft to be the best part and when ESPN tells you what it is or when they show you the prospects in their houses on the cell phone prior to a pick, it irks me.

For that reason, I stayed tuned to the NFL Network.

RUDEbyallMEANS
04-28-2008, 04:19 PM
Chris Berman nausiates me now. Hearing him caused me to instantly go to NFLNetwork and was glad to watch there. No Eddie Munster was a clear bonus!

I agree with you on that. I'm not a big fan of the ESPN lineup. I like the NFL Networks better.

m i n o
04-28-2008, 04:24 PM
Which did you choose to watch the draft?

I tuned in mostly to the NFL Network, but switched back and forth just to compare. There were aspects of both that I liked.

Whoever came up with the idea to have Deion Sanders do on-stage interviews with the players should be fired! I've managed to get over my dislike for Deion years ago when he was an analyst in the studio, but putting a microphone in his hand to get live reactions from players was a complete disaster. He came up with such brilliant questions for the players like "So, is your family excited for you?" or "What should ????? fans expect from you?" or "What are your true feelings right now?".

It reminded me of when he hosted the Miss USA pageant. I didn't actually watch that gem, only listened to Howard Stern replay it and dedicate a segment of his show making fun of it. Halarious!
i started watching on nfl network but they were having sound issues there in the begining so i switched over to espn because it was starting to get annoying as all get out. nfl network is always having sound malfunctions of some sort. they should fire rod woodson and hire a better sound guy.

finner
04-28-2008, 04:39 PM
I have to say FOCK the NFL Network because (at least around here) you have to pay more cable extortion money to get the focking channel.

mmitro55
04-28-2008, 04:43 PM
Both, got to love the NFL network though.

xxAQUA JOSHUAxx
04-28-2008, 06:40 PM
The whole keyshawn/KFC things was funny

What was the KFC thing about?

NorFlaFin
04-28-2008, 06:55 PM
NFL was commercial free at least round one.

Boone
04-28-2008, 11:14 PM
ESPN sucks compared to NFL Network!

dolfan2334
04-29-2008, 12:57 AM
It was all NFL network for me, personally theres no comparison anymore, NFL network owns. But obviously like most i flipped to ESPN when NFL was on commercial.

But Mike Mayock did start to really piss me after a while, hes so cocky and obsessed with his mock draft - who cares buddy, the viewers are watching for the players and their teams not to watch you flip out about getting a pick right / wrong

Awsi Dooger
04-29-2008, 04:15 AM
I have to say FOCK the NFL Network because (at least around here) you have to pay more cable extortion money to get the focking channel.

That's my stance. I prioritize value so no chance I'm caving in to higher tier packaging for the NFL Network. I see their games in Las Vegas sportsbooks but that's my only exposure.

ESPN is pathetically tame these days, barely a ridiculed pick. I want exploding GMs.

They need a panel of Kiper, Jaworski, Hoge and McShay. That would be high octane disagreement, and awesome. Let it roll all day. At one point the crowd was chanting, "Mel! "Mel!..." when Kiper and McShay were arguing a point.

Kiper is a bit too tame these days, when on his own. He needs that pecking order surge of energy, when McShay is alongside.

Plus, Jaworski and Hoge have done so much film work they're not easily swayed or impressed by draft gurus who disagree with them.

Boomer
04-29-2008, 08:57 AM
When ESPN say the picks before they're announced - that's AWFUL. Mike Mayock outdid himself this year. He was awesome.

And this from a Kiper fan.

lane26
04-29-2008, 02:05 PM
mayock just does his research. he breaks down players better than kiper....not to mention that kiper stare drives me nuts. way to intense!

mayock kicks kipers _ _ _ all day long :)

Mike13
04-29-2008, 10:57 PM
ESPN takes waaaaaaaaaay tooooooo long to get the god damn pick.

thevegasphinfan
04-30-2008, 12:00 AM
anyone else notice berman stumble looking for what to say, being forced to watch espn frickin' comcast, i thought trey dingo did a better job on the second day

Roman529
04-30-2008, 12:15 AM
I watched both. Deion Sanders is really annoying, smug and cocky....always letting everyone know how good he was back in the day. His interviews are horrible. I think Rich Eisen does a good job of controlling things on the NFL network. I also watched ESPN and Kiper and McShay going at it. Kiper seems to resent McShay intruding in on his area of expertice. They had a real argument over whether or not Vernon Gholston was going to be a bust. I wish Chris Berman would retire and let others do the draft show....thankfully Berman was nowhere to be seen on Day Two.

VT Dolphan
04-30-2008, 12:40 AM
Definitely NFL Network. I used to love Chris Berman when I was a kid...then I became intelligent...and realized he is basically one of those dolls with a pullstring that says the same five lines over and over again. ESPN did a really poor job providing insight, it was more to showcase the personalities of their anchors than to provide useful commentary. Especially on day two, when they would spend about ten seconds talking about each pick...a half hour after it was made.

3rd and long
04-30-2008, 11:24 AM
NFL Network was the better in my opinion. Mayock was on point, I was really impressed with how many picks he predicted during the telecast. NFL Network had better game film and broke down the players strengths and weaknesses much better. Also, ESPN annoys me with everybody on the set trying to be funny.

Phishstix
04-30-2008, 01:03 PM
espn is all fluff, nfln is for the hardcore football head

AquaAdrenaline
04-30-2008, 01:05 PM
ESPN gave me a more clear picture on TV but NFL Network kept a ticker during the commercial breaks which I liked. I also switched back and forth because ESPN would interview say Matt Ryan on the podium live then NFL Network would interview the next guy (Darren McFadden) and they'd switch back and forth.

Phidget
05-01-2008, 09:09 AM
Anyone else notice in trhe 2nd round and beyond that ESPN coverage would be speculating and guessing "maybe theyll take a QB or a RB or a CB, hard to say", while Mayok was saying things like "having talked to some members of the organization, it is clear they covet player x, and it appears they are going to move up and get him here."
It was speculation, but smart stuff instead of a couple guys talking without any info. I get that from my friends.
Mayok was spot-on with his info, and Kiper and team were only good for the typical top 15 or so.
The sound issue for half of the first round sucked for NFL network, but overall the only good part about ESPN was the in-house camera with players.

NFL network could also stand to lose Deion for interviews. Anyone notice that NFL Network got the first interview shots and that many time ESPN didnt get the player till a few picks later? Of course the NFL has the inside line, but ESPN really slacked here. Too bad NFL Network didn't capitalize and have someone intelligent interview them.

Side note, anyone catch C Long giving his mom a hard time about her cell phone ringing in his interview? That was classic. He said "yea mom, its call VIBRATE".

Crunkcore
05-01-2008, 03:41 PM
NFL network by far.