FOXSports.com Gets Drafted
NFL on FOX Starts Tweeting for Draft Weekend
FOXSPORTS.COM GETS DRAFTED – It’s the last weekend in April: the weather is warming, trees are budding and the best college football players in the land learn if they’ll be a Packer or Patriot, a Jet or a Giant. It’s NFL Draft time, and this weekend, FOXSports.com is a one-stop source for news, video and commentary. FOXSports.com’s NFL Draft coverage includes: ‘On the Clock’ draft analysis of all 32 teams, with local team beat writers discussing specific team needs; mock drafts; real time Draft Tracker; the latest rumors, grades, analysis and commentary, video (http://msn.FOXSports.com/video/NFL) and prose, from FOX NFL SUNDAY/FOXSports.com information Jedi Jay Glazer and FOXSports.com NFL writers Alex Marvez, John Czarnecki, Peter Schrager and Mark Kriegel (Glazer, Kriegel and Marvez are on location in NYC); contributions from www.SCOUT.com; an exclusive draft recap webcast with analyst Lincoln Kennedy; and Adam Schein’s post-draft report card. For the best NFL Draft coverage on the Internet, log on to www.msn.FOXSports.com/NFL all weekend long.
NFL DRAFT PERFECT TIME TO LAUNCH TWITTER.COM/NFLONFOX – Few events on the sports calendar are as tweetable as the upcoming NFL Draft. Bursting with pre-pick opinions, informed guesses, trade possibilities and post-pick reaction, the NFL Draft is a true Tweeter’s dream, and just in time FOX Sports is launching www.twitter.com/nflonfox. Beginning this week and over the weekend, FOX Sports will transmit news, gossip and commentary in 140 character spurts through the trendy micro-blogging phenomenon. People can follow along by logging on and signing up. We’re hoping that thousands of NFL fans join FOX Sports’ newest tribe. Tweeters this weekend include FOX NFL SUNDAY/FOXSports.com NFL insider Jay Glazer, FOX NFL SUNDAY analyst Jimmy Johnson, NFL on FOX analyst Brian Billick and FOXSports.com NFL writers Alex Marvez and John Czarnecki.
BILLICK: DRAFT HISTORY PROVES THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A SURE THING WITH QBS – NFL on FOX analyst Brian Billick believes the process, odds and history of selecting a quarterback early in the 1st round makes it a unpredictable proposition. “There was no reason to believe at this point before the draft in their process that David Carr, Ryan Leaf and Joey Harrington couldn’t have become elite quarterbacks in the NFL. Imagine the conversation with your owner if you’re the Detroit Lions after taking Matthew Stafford No. 1 overall. If you’re going to be totally transparent and honest with your owner you’ve got to say, ‘We’ve got our guy, we’ve got our quarterback. He’s got less than a 50% chance of making it and by the way you’ve got to give him $40 million dollars guaranteed.’ That’s a tough conversation to have.”
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