Chicago, L.A. mayors aggressively pursuing 2015 draft

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    Goodell: Chicago, L.A. mayors pursuing 2015 NFL Draft

    Chicago's Rahm Emanuel isn't the only mayor politicking Commissioner Roger Goodell for a chance to host future NFL drafts.
    Goodell told NFL Media's Rich Eisen on Monday that Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has joined Emanuel in aggressively pitching their cities for the 2015 NFL Draft. Mayors from other cities also have been in contact with Goodell.
    The league has said in the past that it will consider alternatives to Radio City Music Hall, including venues in other cities -- but that's not the only possible change.
    After revealing last week that the NFL is considering expanding the draft to four days, Goodell provided Eisen with clarification Monday.
    If the rule passes, it's possible that each of the first three rounds will get their own night. Rounds four through seven would then take place Sunday.
    Goodell's disclosures are further evidence of the NFL draft's unabated growth. Big-city mayors are now mentioning the offseason extravaganza in the same breath as the Super Bowl.


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    I honestly feel they should consider smaller markets.

    Buffalo, Jacksonville, etc...

    Help promote those other cities.

    Hell, hate to say it, but how about London (if you want to promote a Europe market)..
     
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    Can I ban you from this board for saying stupid things? ;-)
     
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    trust me, I wouldn't put it past goodell...
     
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    I came into this thread with the intention of promoting Chicago due to the fact we actually have an NFL team but I like your idea more. I think that makes a lot more sense than how we currently do it, bounce around to the smaller markets to promote the NFL in areas that actually need promoting. Same goes for Hard Knocks, lets shed some light on teams that need light to be shed on them. London would be a solid call as well if we're treating to stimulate our overseas coverage, although I do prefer the small market idea to this one.
     
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    If they will not let you host a Superbowl then I see no reason why the draft could not be held in that city. I believe they are rethinking cold weather for SuperBowl but still have a Stadium Seating Requirement which I do no believe Soldier Field can meet so I would not mind the draft in Chicago and let the fans enjoy.

    Beats the Cubbies. ooooohhhhhh:0::10 1 132[1]:
     
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    I like it as well. Small markets need some promotion...
     
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    oh oh... I'm going into hiding.....
     
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    I'm in favor of anything that gets rid of having to see all the idiot slob Philly and N.Y fans and their reactions . I've seen enough of these clowns to last me a lifetime .
     
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    Yea, cuz chicago and Green Bay fans would be much better! LOL
     
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