Day 1: Predraft

For someone who loves football as much as I do I ‘m ashamed to admit that I’ve never been to a Super Bowl, the Pro Football Hall of Fame or the NFL Draft. Sure, I’ve followed my beloved Dallas Cowboys across the nation with varying degrees of success and spend most of my fall weekends in my basement basking in the glow of glorious football. Since I’m not getting any younger the time has come for me to starting checking off my NFL bucket list.

Check one: The 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. For those of you who don’t know the NFL Draft is a free event. Bracelets are handed out 9 PM the night before as there are a limited number of seats. If you don’t have a bracelet you will NOT get in the following night. In order to ensure yourself a bracelet you need to arrive at least 4 to 5 hours prior to hand out.  Bracelets are handed out in a first come first serve basis so as time goes on the line grows bigger.

Me, along with my buddy Matt, a diehard Philadelphia Eagle fan and a longtime season ticket holder, hit the streets of New York attending our first NFL Draft.  The following is an account of the evening: