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Anyone going to the draft

Discussion in 'NFL Draft Forum' started by Finatik, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Just booked rooms overlooking the Bellagio fountain and rented an Audi to drive out. Should be fun. Vegas baby.
     
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    texanphinatic Senior Member

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    Nice. If it ever comes to Detroit I might think about it, but it's not an event I would travel for. I'm also not sure it's an event that would appeal to me more in person than on TV with all the resources that we have at home to follow along, comment, etc.

    Vegas is probably a good place to see it though, have fun!
     
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  3. rafael

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    I'll be there for days 1 and 2.
     
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  4. DOLFANMIKE

    DOLFANMIKE COACH Luxury Box

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    I was planning on going to Days 1-2, but just saw today that tickets are starting at $1,000 just for Day 2 Draft tickets.
    I don't want to watch it standing up...
     
  5. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    There are no tickets to the event. Those $1000/ person deals are parts of NFL packages to get additional perks.
     
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  6. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    With the crazy side show that its become, I don't really think that I would want to see it in person now, honestly. Hard to learn much with all of that noise and chaos.
     
  7. DOLFANMIKE

    DOLFANMIKE COACH Luxury Box

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    So is it first come first served or no seating for the draft? I really want to go but the idea of having to stand isn't something I'm excited about.
     
  8. DOLFANMIKE

    DOLFANMIKE COACH Luxury Box

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    Something posted by another Finz fan that I thought was helpful:
    "I ran luxury hotels for 20 years. So, a little inside tip. For Vegas, if you can wait until the day of, Hotel Tonight is a great site and app where hotels put distressed inventory on in the day for the day. They usually list it starting at 2pm that day. it's a gutsy way to travel but you can get a hellacious deal on there. You can book for multiple nights when you book but for day one of your stay you can't book or even see rates until 2 pm.

    Another tip is go to the hotel's website itself. They will honor Expedia and other third party rates so you get the same price but THEN the actual staff controls the reservation so getting an upgrade is way more likely.

    Grease the front desk staff for an upgrade. It's really as simple as laying a $50 on the desk and telling them it's yours if you can get upgraded to a suite, penthouse, etc. When doing this, make sure you look at your bill at checkout though. Every once in a while, you'll run across an agent who will take your money but also jack your rate. if this happens, you just ask for the supervisor on the way out at check out and tell them you were offered a complimentary upgrade.

    A simple $50 can get your room upgraded by $400 a night.

    Tip housekeeping before you leave your room on last day. $5 a day for these people that never get tipped makes a huge deal to those people. They make peanuts."
     
  9. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Basically first come first serve. I have no idea about seating. I'm going b/c it's a bucket list thing for me. And the year with all these Miami picks seemed like a good year to do it.
     
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  10. DOLFANMIKE

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    Same here. I can't think of a better two day Draft event to attend than this draft. I'll prob suck it up and go, but I'm disappointed that we cant get seating tickets. I'll be getting up super early and driving the 3 hours to Vegas... then in line prob for about 6-8 hours
     
  11. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I fly in that morning. I haven't decided about getting in line at any time yet. I'll probably scope it out after I check in and decide then. I'm curious if corona will affect things. Will they shut it down? Will fewer people go?
     
  12. DOLFANMIKE

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    I suspect the virus will impact the draft visitors. I also suspect in two months things will be worse not better. Vegas may have lots of deals two months from now, so I'm waiting to reserve my room.
     
  13. danmarino

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    Vegas is already shutting down activities that involve large-ish crowds...including betting/gambling events.

    This will definitely get worse before it gets better.
     
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  14. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I do expect it to get worse but I booked my room before all this started. I could cancel and try my luck but it was a decent price. The only thing I’d really be potentially improving would be a slightly closer location. And I’m already in walking distance and could probably use the exercise anyways. lol
     
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  15. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Lots of rumors the last few days that the draft might not happen as planned. Rather, it would be a largely scaled back event, limited to league personel and TV crews. No fans, no players and family.
     
  16. DOLFANMIKE

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    Record: 5-11 (.484)
    Total picks: 14.


    » Round 1: Nos. 5, 18 (from Steelers), 26 (from Texans) overall
    » Round 2: Nos. 39, 56 (from Saints)
    » Round 3: No. 70
    » Round 4: No. 141
    » Round 5: Nos. 153, 154 (from Jaguars through Steelers), 173 (from Ravens through Rams
    » Round 6: No. 185
    » Round 7: Nos. 227 (from Colts), 246 (from Chiefs), 251
     
  17. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I think it's going to get cancelled. I hate to complain with people dying and such but my trip to Australia to dive with the Great Whites in a cage got cancelled, the draft is going to get cancelled IMO and then my cruise in October from Rome, Greek Isles, Turkey and then Venice isn't looking so hot right now. I'm REALLY hating this bug. Again its small potatoes to what some are dealing with. But it still sucks.
     
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    Ooh man that's rough. As phobic as I get about sharks/water, I always thought cage diving would be incredible. Then I saw a video where a White managed to get in the top of a cage ...

    I wouldn't be surprised to see the NFL wait it out for a week or two before making any declaration. It's possible the state of Nevada shuts it down though.
     
  19. DOLFANMIKE

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    Yeah - every indication is the draft will be a TV event only. This year will have less on site interviews and more home visits. etc...
     
  20. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I would personally like it if they didn't involve the players at all. No stage time, no interviews. Just have the TV guys talk about them.
     
  21. DOLFANMIKE

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    Yup. More highlights, more commentary. I've always thought there isnt enough of that. I mean after all, how many times have the fins drafted someone and then you jump on to his highlights to see more about him? Every time right? I know I do.
     
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  22. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    The hotel price just dropped in half. I'm keeping it just in case..........being optimistic.
     
  23. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    If not, you'll have Vegas almost all to yourself!
     
  24. Etrius24

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    I am shocked that they have not called off the draft to the public.... I think if things get any worse with the Corona they will indeed cancel that aspect of it.
     
  25. Unlucky 13

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    They did yesterday, man. The draft will happen, but it will be an indoor event, somewhere other than Vegas (my guess LA), with only league personnel and TV.
     
  26. Finatik

    Finatik Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Maybe they should just do the draft in Vegas next year. I cancelled my everything this year.
     
  27. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    Next year's has already been promised to Cleveland. But there's been talk of awarding Vegas one of the ones after that to make up for this year.
     

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