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- Austin Karp of the Sports Business Journal reports that the NFL Network had it's best three-day viewership of the NFL Draft they've had yet. However, ESPN saw a dip -- 17.7 percent, actually, which is a LOT -- in draft viewership. What does that tell me? More people have the NFL Network now than used to, hence the growth in viewership. Otherwise, it's pretty obvious that the NFL Draft wasn't nearly as compelling with the labor junk going on in the background.
- The NFL has responded to the news that Dave Duerson had brain damage when he committed suicide, saying they will continue to support the work of the scientists at Boston University.
- Chris Polian, not Bill, is the one running the Indy draft room these days.
- Albert Breer of the NFL Network has a very solid read on five things that fans need to know about the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.
- If you could only ask Mike Shanahan 11 things about the Redskins 2011 Draft, what would they be. Hogs Haven already knows.
- Per the gents at Rotoworld, the Rams tried hard to trade up for a running back in the NFL Draft over the weekend, but couldn't get anything done.
- We've got our EYE ON Emma Carmichael at Deadspin (might be an inside joke, or just a stupid one; whatever) who has put together an "Essay About Osama Bin Laden's Death, Constructed Entirely Out of Athlete's Tweets." Obvious potential language warnings apply.
- A shocking "football factory"? How about the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Nine -- NINE -- picks in the 2011 NFL Draft, and they had some guys (Kendric Burney?) who many thought would be drafted but weren't. Crazy how they can get so many good professionals there!
- Not that it matters NOW, I don't suppose, but Ryan Mallett was reportedly late to a meeting in Tennessee. Guy really needs a watch.