Hope is in the air.
Thursday night, die-hard fans will break out their unwashed jerseys and retire to a sacred spot on the couch in hopes that their game day rituals bring good luck to their beloved football franchise.
The National Football League’s draft is a spectacle that gives lovers of the sport a renewed belief that this could be their year. As a Cleveland Browns fan, I can tell you firsthand that it signals a fresh start for some teams and fanbases that would like to forget about last year—or many previous years.
The NFL will expand its coverage of the seven-round event—including broadcast coverage of all three days for the first time ever.
In a press release, the NFL described the details of its partnerships with ESPN and Fox: