NFL Draft 2020 Review – Cringey Yet Oddly Endearing
The first-ever virtual edition of the NFL draft took place this past weekend. It went off without a hitch technology-wise. There were no hacks or disconnected virtual calls – despite what we thought last week. However, there were some interesting, endearing, and eye-brow raising aspects of the 3-day event. We’ll discuss those here in our NFL Draft 2020 review.
NFL Draft 2020 – Goodell is a Robot
While watching the draft initially, I had the audio muted the whole time and had my second screen going with live coverage from various YouTubers. With the sound of the TV off, commissioner Roger Goodell comes off as relatively relatable. This is a surprise to me. However, NFL fans watching with the sound on thought what South Park so brilliantly depicted 6 years ago – Goodell is a robot.
As I rewatch clips, it makes more sense. “I am now sitting down in my easy chair, as I am more comfortable here. I like watching NFL action right here. Look, I have eaten M&Ms. Beep Beep Boop.” While there were no hacks that made the draft hilarious, the Goodell part of it was both cringy and hilarious simultaneously.
Doggo Steals the Show
My favorite part of the whole draft coverage surprisingly came from Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick. He was supposed to appear on camera and it was just an image of his dog instead. As a dog lover, that part was oddly endearing to me – especially since I can’t really stand old hoodie at all. I would venture to guess that the majority of football fans outside of the New England area tend to agree. Outside of that, it was interesting to see how some general managers and coaches were spending their time inside during the coronavirus. There were some kids and families who showed up in shots in addition to some dogs.
Some Info is Way too Personal
To me, the worst part of the first-ever virtual draft was the fact that some player info was way too personal. This type of personal info might work for other shows, but not for sports. I understand that ESPN and ABC need content to fill up the time for graphics that would otherwise be spent on showing the crowd at the draft, players walking to the stage to get their jersey, and so on. But there is a number of better avenues they could have gone down. Seriously, we are watching the draft for a distraction from the uncertainty, the stress, and so on. Who needed to know that a player’s mom contracted the West Nile Virus, or that another player’s mom had drug addiction issues when he was growing up?
This was by far the most cringe-worthy part of the draft, in my opinion. Ask the player his favorite color, or his favorite athlete growing up – hell, even what he plans to have for a snack after getting drafted. Anything besides taking a massive #2 on him on his big day that he worked for his whole life – that was already cut short due to the fact that the draft was all virtual. Awful coverage by these networks that they should hopefully learn from.
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