New York City May Lose NFL Draft

Published on 7-May-2014 by Stacey Mickles

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New York City May Lose NFL Draft

Coming to a city near you, the NFL Draft.

As if the Big Apple isn't big enough, commissioner Roger Goodell wants to take the draft to different cities around the country. Apparently he's going to get his wish.

“We’re looking at the idea of [moving] out of Radio City. We’re looking at the potential of moving out of New York,” the Commish remarked.

“Radio City’s been a great place for us, but there’s a lot [sic] of cities that are interested in having us in the future, and we’re looking at that. The two most aggressive probably are Chicago and Los Angeles, but we’ve heard from a few more mayors also.”

Another venue getting more than its share of press is the new Texas Stadium -- aka Jerry World -- out in Arlington.

New York City has been hosting the draft since 1965, and it's been fun to watch Jet and Giant fans' reaction to it, but maybe it is time for a change.

I think it'd be fun to see the draft take place elsewhere, like New Orleans, which just put in a bid  for the draft, but not necessarily with the approval of Tragically Hip:

Perhaps the Commish could go in another direction and hold it in places that don't have an NFL team but are huge football fans like Birmingham, Oklahoma City, or Las Vegas. Sin City, of course, would come with a warning from Emmy Lou Harris:

Would Goodell be booed as much somewhere else as he is in Gotham? Sounds like he wants to find out.

One thing is for certain, neither he nor his league is so big they'll ever get a New York street named in their honor, like the real stars there:

xxxxJoey Ramone Place street sign

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