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Will Luck draft lead to lottery?

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09:58 AM ET 10.30 | Stanford's Andrew Luck is the best quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning was drafted in 1998, and is creating more draft hysteria than any player since John Elway in '83. And it's impacting the integrity of the game. "Suck For Luck" is clever and funny, of course, but it's not a good thing when fans are rooting for their teams to lose just two months into the season, and there are whispers in October whether teams are truly trying to "Suck For Luck." Roger Goodell should change the rules in the middle of the game: Instead of the No. 1 pick in the draft going to the team with the worst record, the NFL needs to institute a modified version of the NBA's draft lottery, which includes all the teams that don't make the playoffs.

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October 30, 2011  10:01 AM ET

Ya coz everything works so well in the NBA.

October 30, 2011  10:03 AM ET
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Ya coz everything works so well in the NBA.

Exactly

October 30, 2011  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ya coz everything works so well in the NBA.

The NBA season is losing games like leaves falling off a tree, and it doesn't seem like too many people care.

October 30, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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Exactly

Weekend interns seem incapable of posting photos.

October 30, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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Weekend interns seem incapable of posting photos.

Me too apparently. lol

October 30, 2011  10:07 AM ET
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The NBA season is losing games like leaves falling off a tree, and it doesn't seem like too many people care.

Care about what?

October 30, 2011  10:08 AM ET
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The NBA season is losing games like leaves falling off a tree, and it doesn't seem like too many people care.

I sure don't

I stopped watching/caring during the last lockout.


What'd Ewing say? Something about needing more money cause he spends a lot of money. What a maroon.

October 30, 2011  10:11 AM ET

No Effin Way!!!

October 30, 2011  10:12 AM ET

A draft lottery sounds like a good idea so the teams don't throw in the towel after half the season.

October 30, 2011  10:12 AM ET

Not a big fan of 'I-don't-want-to-play-in-Baltimore' Elway either.

October 30, 2011  10:17 AM ET
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Ya coz everything works so well in the NBA.

Is that still around?

October 30, 2011  10:18 AM ET

Nobody watches the rigged NBA Draft.

October 30, 2011  10:18 AM ET
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Is that still around?

Would you care if someone said yes? I wouldn't.

October 30, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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A draft lottery sounds like a good idea so the teams don't throw in the towel after half the season.

Only to an NBA fan.

October 30, 2011  10:19 AM ET
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Nobody watches the rigged NBA Draft.

Fixed.

October 30, 2011  10:26 AM ET

The tie breaker of " the previous season " record to determine strength of schedule and then divisional and conference records is what is in place now. The coin toss comes next.
Do NFL teams lay down sometimes at the end of the year for reasons that benefit them? Absolutely. And everybody knows it, but the system is what it is and it is not going to change.

October 30, 2011  10:27 AM ET

Here is the thing: You should never make a rule about the exception. Many years NO team wants that first pick and would trade it away if they could.

October 30, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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The tie breaker of " the previous season " record to determine strength of schedule and then divisional and conference records is what is in place now. The coin toss comes next. Do NFL teams lay down sometimes at the end of the year for reasons that benefit them? Absolutely. And everybody knows it, but the system is what it is and it is not going to change.

Nor should it.


If a franchise wants to disenfranchise it's fans by dumping games, so be it.

October 30, 2011  10:28 AM ET
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The tie breaker of " the previous season " record to determine strength of schedule and then divisional and conference records is what is in place now. The coin toss comes next. Do NFL teams lay down sometimes at the end of the year for reasons that benefit them? Absolutely. And everybody knows it, but the system is what it is and it is not going to change.

The Colts sure mailed it in last week in New Orleans.

 
October 30, 2011  10:30 AM ET
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The Colts sure mailed it in last week in New Orleans.

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