Top 5 reasons to watch the NFL draft!

2013 NFL DRAFT – The San Diego Chargers Select….

Hello football fans!  It is April and the NFL is starting to heat up!  Sure, it’s 150 days until we will see a real kickoff, but the NFL draft can be turned into an event too.  Personally, I love the draft.  It’s a great reason to have friends over, make some food and discuss football.  In case you are not all in, here are my top five reasons you shouldn’t miss it.

5.  Invite friends – Nothing like getting a group of people together to talk football.  Especially if you have friends who are fans of different teams.  I know, I know, it’s about the San Diego Chargers 24/7/365, but you can begin the seasons rivalry if your friends team happens to pick someone like Ryan Leaf.

4.  Food and drinks – Nothing says NFL Draft like some good food and drinks.  Make lots of finger foods, snack plates, stock the beer fridge and suggest friends bring toothbrush and jammies.  Nothing says football like a post-draft day hangover.  That said, make sure you put in for Friday the 26th as a vacation day and stock up on bloody mary supplies.

3.  Football Holiday – Do not accept any meeting invites, schedule any events or plan any major surgery.  This is your first glimpse into how your season will go and for us Charger fans, it will be our first outing with our new General Manager.  I am already chomping on my nails in anticipation!

2.  Get geeky – I don’t know about you, but not only will the draft be on at least 5 TV’s at our house, but all laptops will be refreshing regularly.  It is pretty cool that you can look up each players stats, history and personal life with a click of a button.  Fun smack talk on twitter will be a three day event.

1.  Excitement – Even if you are not that into whether or not we trade up to get the best lineman possible or if we pick a new quarterback, there is something that you will feel deep down when the very first player is chosen.  The emotion that these kids and their families feel and the excitement of hearing their names called gives me chills.  It truly is the biggest moment of their life and I love watching it happen.

The 2013 NFL Draft starts on Thursday, April 25 at 5 PM SoCal time.  The second and third rounds follow on Friday April 26 at 3:30 PM.  Rounds 4-7 will be held Saturday, April 27 at 9 AM.  If you do not already have NFL Network, call your cable company NOW.

ChargerGirl Cindi

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  • JoseSD

    I like watching the draft to see who my team picks and what trades happen, but let’s be honest. The NFL Draft is terrible television. It’s good they shortened the allotted time to 10 minutes in the first round. Remember how it used to be with 15 minutes? 4 draft picks per hour watching the draft was mind numbing, especially if your team picks towards the end. And the worst part is Chris “whoooopp!!” Berman giving away the draft picks, or if it wasn’t him ESPN shows the player crying backstage getting the phone call, idk about you but I like hearing the announcement of the pick by the commish

    • ChargerGirl Cindi

      I agree. We play pool, eat and do online stuff and wait to for the commish to start talking before we pay attention. That gives me a good idea, put up a big monitor to show player stats. That should be under #2.

  • Stefanie Smith

    I like it when there is a little drama, but I don’t like the sobbing.

    • ChargerGirl Cindi

      LOL, I would sob if I got a phone call telling me I was going to get paid millions to play a sport. The kind of sobbing where you can’t get a breath in.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Speaking of the draft: They are doing a feature on NFL Network looking at teams’ draft picks over the years and seeing which are having any impact and actually starting in the NFL.

    Also – why are the draft boards of these experts wrong a whole lot of the time? I was thinking about Brady Quinn, Blaine Gabbert, Jamarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf, they are calling Justin Blackmon (2012 pick for the Jags) a bust.. So many are really not ready to be starters when they get here.

    I remember Mayock saying that Gabbert was about the greatest thing since sliced bread. There are a ton more.
    And to think –they were so off that they didn’t even pick Brady until the later rounds Arian Foster – didn’t even get picked to go to the Combine. The experts didn’t think he was good. There are tons that get ignored. Really interesting.

    But I love watching the draft. Means it is getting closer to September.

    • ChargerGirl Cindi

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s so excited! Also, I have no idea why so many “experts” are wrong so often. Then again, football has so many variables, what looks good on paper, in real time, not so much. Ryan Leaf is a great example. Talent off the charts, but also wack-a-do off the charts. No check box for that. ha ha