With the NFL Draft only two days away, everybody is making their final preparations for viewing. Over at Mocking the Draft they ran a poll regarding what network you'd use for watching the draft: ESPN or the NFL Network. I'm curious how NIners Nation breaks down. I'd imagine ESPN would get the most votes because it's the longest-running and a lot of people don't get the NFL Network.
So, where do you fall? Three years ago, when I live-blogged the whole draft I found myself bouncing back and forth between the two channels. However, since then I've transitioned over to the NFL Network almost exclusively. I'll flip back to ESPN during NFL Network commercials, but for the most part I stick with the NFL Network. Part of it is the fact that Chris Berman is absolutely soul-crushing at this point in his career. Yes he's got the passion but I find Rich Eisen infinitely more entertaining. If I have to hear Berman give away a pick from the NYC cabbie, I'm gonna scream.
As far as the actual analytical/player talent (we'll keep those two separate!), both networks have their good and their bad. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay fight like a couple of elementary school kids, and Mike Mayock just seems better. I do like guys like Steve Young and Adam Schefter on ESPN, but I don't think they make up for the negatives for me to switch back to ESPN on a more regular basis.
I've put together a poll to see how people view the draft. I know some folks that don't have cable have to live-stream the draft over at nfl.com or 49ers.com. And others just stick around Niners Nation for their coverage, which is always welcome.
So how do you watch the draft? ESPN, NFL Network, Both, or Neither?