The NFL Draft's popularity is undeniable. Therefore, it was just a matter of time before someone made an attempt to capitalize on its popularity by... well, capitalizing its popularity.
With it being estimated that fantasy football drives between $600
million and $1 billion of revenue annually in this country, I imagine
that there has been no shortage in effort trying to figure out a way
that the draft could be turned into a lucrative gaming experience. That
it occurs but three days out of the year was most likely the foremost
factor having preempted yet another John Madden-EA Sports joint-venture, I am certain.
Enter Mel Kiper. Of course. The one man accredited more than any other
for making the draft what it is today need not let something so tenuous
as three days out of a year stand in the way of facilitating America's
Consequently, the On The Clock Godfather strapped on his patented Trojan
helmet (oh, that's his hair!) and went to work on creating the
internet's first interactive gaming experience involving the NFL Draft.
The game adopts a stock market motif in which draft prospects are bought
and sold as their value increases or decreases in relation to what
their actual draft "stock" is perceived to be leading into the draft. I
did not have much time to look at it; and therefore, I do not have any
sort of review to extend to those of you who may be interested... but it
is not recommended for members of the Occupy Movement.