Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Football, NFL Draft
National Football League; Football draft
It is the biggest non-event in sport. It saturates the sports talk shows, the sports pages, the sports magazines, the sports web sites. It is the orphan adopted and promoted by ESPN and turned into a monster of the television world. It is the sports version of "Let's Make a Deal" as audience members dress up to catch the camera eye. It is the sports television equivalent of a nuclear explosion leaving behind a wasteland of irradiated viewers.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The ultimate non-event: the NFL Draft" (2006). On Sport and Society. 727.