The fine folks at ESPN and the NFL Network announced that they would be banning their reporters from sending out the picks of the 2013 NFL Draft on Twitter before it was announced at the podium from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The news was met with a great reaction from fans who enjoy watching the draft on television and experiencing the entire draft process with all of the drama and surprise. When people like Adam Schefter or Chris Mortensen would tweet out the picks, it would ruin all of the intrigue.
So while ESPN and the NFL Network will be doing the fans a favor and giving them what they asked for, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports plans to go ahead with tweeting as normal.
His message? If you don’t want the draft to be spoiled, then stay off of Twitter or simply unfollow him.
“We’re not a broadcast partner for the draft,” La Canfora said. via Sherman Report. “I will be trying to get the information out as quickly and accurately as possible. What event is made more for Twitter than the NFL draft? If the teams have the information; if the guys in the production truck have the information; if the commissioner has the information; why wouldn’t passionate football fans want it as well?”
It is likely a decision that will be met with much scrutiny, but if you are really that concerned about learning picks before they are announced, step away from your social media outlets. It is not that hard.
Just like with any other event, whether it be a television show like Game of Thrones or a sporting event that you have recorded, you can avoid any spoilers if you keep away from the places they surface now. So, draft fans, just avoid Twitter if the surprise of a pick really means that much to you.
For me, that era is over. I just want to learn the picks and move right along.
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