How Many People Does It Take To Cover 60 Picks??? (Mock Draft Info Center)

Thursday, June 21, 2007

If you've been reading this site for awhile you know of my amazement with the number of people ESPN sends to each Draft/Finals/Championship. Well the NBA Draft next Thursday will be no different. The grand total this year.....14! That's right...fourteen different people to tell you that Durant has upside and that he's very long. Here are your players....

Mike Tirico will host with Jay Bilas, Mark Jackson, Stephen A. Smith (Cheese Doodlez!!!) as anaylsts. Additionally the Leader will have Fran Fraschilla, Dick Vitale, Stuart Scott, Lisa Salters, Ric Bucher, Andy Katz.

But wait, you said 14....that's only 10. Oh I forgot the field reporters...Rachel Nichols in Charlotte (why Charlotte?), Sal Paolantonio in Philadelphia (does he ever leave that city), and Jim Gray in LA (that rhymed).

So that's your fourt......oh crap.....I forgot Radio and ESPN News coverage....

ESPN Radio has....Marc Kestecher, Will Perdue, Steve Lavin, and Doug Gottlieb on the call with writer Ric Bucher serving as on-site reporter. ESPNEWS will add Kiki Vandeweghe as their analyst to go with a host or two that haven't been named.

So there's over 20....count em....20!!! Different people on-hand Thursday night. (All info from ESPN'S NBA Draft Press Release)


And do you know what else is happening before and on Draft night??? Our 2nd Super Duper Blogger Mock Draft!!!!!!!! The NFL one was a rip roarin' good time, and I've decided to bring it back. This time with a different twist.

There are 26 Different teams drafting this Thursday night and first come first serve will be assigned to draft for that entire team's set of picks. If you get Portland you get 6 picks....if you get Washington you get 2.

The teams will be handed out in stages with the first teams awarded to those who say who they want in the comments today. If 26 people/sites step up and comment right away....we're closed for business. If 26 don't sign up in the comments I'll start emailing people. This is going to fill-up quick so I urge you to just leave a comment with the team you want (one that hasn't already been selected), and a link to your website.

Couple of conditions....1) You have to actually like the NBA and take this seriously. 2) You have to know something about some of the draftees and the teams picking them. 3) You have to actually have a blog/website/forum/etc. to participate. Here are the teams.....good luck on getting your favorite, and let's have some fun! (I'll update who's been taken throughout the day.)

Atlanta- Nyjer Please
Boston- OMDQ
Charlotte- Sports Show on Mute
Chicago- Critical Fanatic
Dallas- The Pig Pen
Detroit- Hermano from We Suck at Sports
Golden State- Jason from Ballhype
Houston- Musings of G-Money
LA Clippers- Signal To Noise
LA Lakers- Classic Cola for the Soul
Memphis- Mile High Ramblings
Milwaukee- Cake Rocks The Party
Minnesota- Blog of Hilarity
New Jersey
New Orleans- Digital Headbutt
New York- Mookie from Shoot Your Hopes and Dreams
Orlando- Larry Brown Sports
Philadelphia- J-Beanie Sports
Phoenix- Flyers Fieldhouse
Sacramento- Lunatic Fringe
San Antonio- Why Don't We Get Drunk and Blog
Seattle- SS Reporters
Utah- Bad Choice Milk
Washington- Larry Burns

Everything will culminate with one giant live-blog of the Draft next Thursday! Good times.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:27 PM


wizards links here.

larry burns said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:15:00 PM  

I'll take Seattle's picks.

mookie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:20:00 PM  

oh and

mookie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:21:00 PM  

I still say the Hawks will screw up their picks. Afterall, it is Billy Knight we're talking about...

Bruce said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:22:00 PM  

Man you guys are quick...I appreciate the excitement.

And Bruce...yes he will. They will draft the best PG on the board when they should be drafting the best available player like they've done the past 7 years.

They can't win.

Jun 21, 2007, 1:25:00 PM  

I'll do what Danny Ainge will not do, and make a good pick for the Celtics.

brian said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:27:00 PM  

I'd love to contribute for the Chicago Bulls

Jun 21, 2007, 1:35:00 PM  

I'll find this year's Patrick O'Bryant for Golden State.

Jason said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:36:00 PM  

Everyone be sure to leave your site's link underneath your pick....I'm too lazy to click on your Blogger Profile.

Jun 21, 2007, 1:37:00 PM  

Cake Rocks The Party wishes to take on the challenge of the Milwaukee Bucks.

And Bruce...Mo Williams for the #3?

Andrew said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:39:00 PM  

Even with 20 people covering the draft, ESPN will still not get around to interviewing or showing video of the last 52 players taken.

Jay said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:45:00 PM  

Bruce- Did that mean you wanted Atlanta?

Brian- What's your site?

Jun 21, 2007, 1:45:00 PM  

I'd like Atlanta if Bruce doesn't. I can top Billy Knight any day.

Save that, I'll take the L.A. Clippers.

Signal to Noise said...
Jun 21, 2007, 1:48:00 PM  

Memphis, please.

the butler said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:01:00 PM  

Detroit still available? Because they're the closest to me, and I hate them.

Hermano said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:03:00 PM  

The Lunatic Fringe would be honored to try to rebuild the Sacramento Kings...

SonDog said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:11:00 PM  

I'll take Dallas


Mike said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:11:00 PM  


SonDog said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:12:00 PM  

Good good....we're getting there folks.

Jun 21, 2007, 2:16:00 PM  

My gosh, save for Signal to Noise and ballhype, I don't know any of these blogs.

mookie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:18:00 PM  

Mookie- Doesn't matter to long as people take it seriously. That was the problem with the football one if you ask me.

Most people took it seriously, but there were a few picks that were just ridiculous.

Plus I don't really have the time to deal with 60 different people. I think we'll have a great group of folks....we do so far.

Jun 21, 2007, 2:22:00 PM  

Currently disqualifying self from Mock Draft eligibility...

Jun 21, 2007, 2:40:00 PM  

Hey, I counted 19 from the Leader, who is the 20th?

chiguy23 said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:41:00 PM  

I'd like to take Atlanta. They set the tone for the whole draft so I might as step up and see what i'm made of.

J-Beanie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:46:00 PM  

I added in the un-named ESPN news anchor Chiguy.

Jun 21, 2007, 2:46:00 PM  

What's your website J?

Jun 21, 2007, 2:46:00 PM  

Shoot Your Hopes and Dreams will take the Knicks

Mookie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:47:00 PM

Mookie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:47:00 PM  

I'd like to draft for the Lakers, if they are available still.

When is the mock draft being conducted?


Cola said...
Jun 21, 2007, 2:51:00 PM  

haha, we've got 2 mookies in the draft.

mookie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 3:03:00 PM  


I'll either start a giant email chain (that can get messy), or just do a message board.

The Lakers are yours.

Jun 21, 2007, 3:03:00 PM  

The more the merrier!
-Mookie from Shoot Your Hopes and Dreams

Mookie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 3:10:00 PM  

Sorry, I guess I didn't leave my site. And I see Atlanta is taken so about Phily, or Boston. Those could be fun, interesting picks.

website is

J-Beanie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 3:13:00 PM  

Sorry J...Philly is yours.

Jun 21, 2007, 3:20:00 PM  

Whatever you got, I'll take since the Cavs have no picks.

GMoney said...
Jun 21, 2007, 3:32:00 PM  


GMoney said...
Jun 21, 2007, 3:33:00 PM  

I'm so excited I can't type.

GMoney said...
Jun 21, 2007, 3:34:00 PM  

Graig, you should have just taken the Cavs. You know you'd get those picks right.

J-Beanie said...
Jun 21, 2007, 3:56:00 PM  

And we get Atlanta!

Nyjer said...
Jun 21, 2007, 4:00:00 PM  

If Boston's still available, I'm in. If not...well, you can consider me an alternate or something.

Jun 21, 2007, 4:21:00 PM  

If it's alright, I'll grab the Suns. I'll admit that I have minimal vested interest except for the fact that I think they need only one player to put them over the top. Should be interesting to sort through late first round rubble.

McBain said...
Jun 21, 2007, 5:14:00 PM  

Sorry, I'm at Flyers Fieldhouse.

McBain said...
Jun 21, 2007, 5:15:00 PM  

I was actually wondering whether you were doing this or not when I was perusing mock drafts this morning. I'll take those Bobcats. Lots a flexibility there.

BD said...
Jun 21, 2007, 7:25:00 PM  

The Blog of Hilarity would be interested in taking the Minnesota Timberwolves. I've always dreamed of roleplaying the part of someone who should be unemployed.

Chris said...
Jun 21, 2007, 8:09:00 PM  

Umm I count 13/19, who am I missing?

Jibblescribbits said...
Jun 21, 2007, 9:42:00 PM  

Actually I count 13/18, and Ric Bucher a second time

Jibblescribbits said...
Jun 21, 2007, 9:43:00 PM  

I forgot site link

Chris said...
Jun 21, 2007, 10:58:00 PM  
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Shorty said...
Jun 22, 2007, 12:17:00 PM  
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Shorty said...
Jun 22, 2007, 12:20:00 PM  

Can i get either Orlando or Utah? Or am I too late? Drop me a note and let me know if I made the cut. Thanx.


Shorty said...
Jun 22, 2007, 12:22:00 PM  

I'll take the Hornets if they're available.

DigitalHeadbutt said...
Jun 22, 2007, 3:31:00 PM  

I'll take Orlando if they're available...I can help them build towards the playoffs

Larry Brown said...
Jun 22, 2007, 5:58:00 PM  

if you are absolutely, positively desperate, i'll take the spurs.

Lozo said...
Jun 22, 2007, 8:59:00 PM  

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