The NFL announced yesterday that the draft will move from a two day format of Saturday and Sunday, to a three day format in primetime. Starting on a Thursday night.
The NFL said Thursday that the first round will begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT on April 22. The second and third rounds will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, with the last four rounds beginning Saturday morning.
"Moving the first round to prime time on Thursday night will make the first round of the draft available to fans on what is typically the most-watched night of television," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a release.
This is just the beginning. Expect this thing to morph into an all-out glitz and glamor star-studded event in the next few years with U2 performing a medley with Pink or some shit. Same thing happened to the Super Bowl. It went from being a football game, to an event about how awesome the commercials are, a 4-hour mediocre halftime show, and millions of morons who know nothing about the game paying shitloads of money just to be seen there.
In my day we didn't need no halftime shows! We just went into the restroom and ate the urinal cakes to entertain ourselves before the second half! And we liked it! We LOVED it! Flippity-floo!!