Monthly Archives: July 2009

Welcome to the NFL…and primetime TV

I always hear people criticize the NFL as being the “No Fun League”, and sometimes it’s unfair. Other times, it’s right on the money.

Take, for example, the new 2010 NFL Draft schedule, which will now have the draft’s seven rounds spread out over three days. Round 1 will air on Thursday night, April 22 at 7:30, with Rounds 2 and 3 the following night at 6:30, and Rounds 4-7 on Saturday morning at 10.

It’s being pitched as a way to give the common fan more access to an event that is growing in popularity (39 million viewers in 2009). “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,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement on Thursday.

Right, because every hard-working fan, who has to work that much harder to pay exorbitant season ticket prices, wants nothing more than to come home near the end of the work week and hear three hours of Chris Berman’s antics. Continue reading

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Welcome to The Hawk Sports blog

Welcome to The Hawk’s news and commentary blog!

We are the student newspaper at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. This blog was created as a way for editors, writers, and photographers from The Hawk staff and the St. Joe’s community to continue the conversation beyond our weekly printed edition. This blog gives us the opportunity to voice our opinions and provide unique insight on a variety of topics throughout the sporting world, and allow us to give more in-depth coverage to the sports goings-on Hawk Hill.

If you’re a student at St. Joe’s and you’re interested in adding to the discussion, please contact our staff at thehawk@sju.edu.  We’d love to hear your voice!

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