No more "Pick Tipping"

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No more "Pick Tipping"

Post by CaptainKirov » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:10 am

While ESPN and NFL Network will compete fiercely for audience this week, they have once again come together for a gentleman's agreement on the subject of tipping draft picks. Both networks have pledged not to show images of players on the phone in the green room at Radio City Music Hall. In addition to that, both networks tell SI.com that they will tell staffers not to report pick-by-pick selections on their Twitter feeds prior to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announcing the picks on the podium. The Twitter edict will extend into the second round of the draft. Teams have 10 minutes to pick in the first round, seven minutes in the second round and five minutes for the rest of the draft.

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Re: No more "Pick Tipping"

Post by dead_poet » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:32 am

I like it. Adds a bit more suspense.
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Re: No more "Pick Tipping"

Post by Texas Vike » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:32 am

I read something somewhere, recently, that said that Jason Lacafora (or whatever his name is) is the lone Dbag that plans to tweet the info out ahead of time. He works for CBS sports, and is therefore outside of this "gentlemen's agreement".

Oh, here it is:
both ESPN and the NFL Network are restricting their staff from tweeting out the picks prior to them being announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. That's all well and good. . .but such things don't apply to people like Jason LaCanfora, who now works for CBS (and worked for the NFL Network the past few years) and has become notorious for putting the picks on Twitter before Goodell gets to the podium.
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Re: No more "Pick Tipping"

Post by Eli » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:51 pm

Adam Shefter has also said that he'll tweet about "headline making" items.

Simple: Don't follow twitter during the draft if you want to be surprised.

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Re: No more "Pick Tipping"

Post by Cliff » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:11 pm

Meh … this isn’t for the fans, this is so they don’t lose viewers/$$$ to twitter.

A “Gentlemen’s Agreement” among large corporations is laughable. The phrase “no honor amongst thieves” comes to mind.
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Re: No more "Pick Tipping"

Post by CaptainKirov » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:42 pm

Cliff wrote:Meh … this isn’t for the fans, this is so they don’t lose viewers/$$$ to twitter.

A “Gentlemen’s Agreement” among large corporations is laughable. The phrase “no honor amongst thieves” comes to mind.
Well....nice dose of reality haha. That makes way more sense than them actually trying to please us lol the truth sucks sometimes :lol: :cry:
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Re: No more "Pick Tipping"

Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:04 pm

Just a heads up to anyone following 'insider' Jason LaCoforna. That tool piece of #### is still going to tweet the picks before hand.
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