I remember watching the NBA Draft, with Twitter right in front of me.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports ruined every. single. pick. by tweeting it about 30 seconds before it was announced. This was not fun for me. I like being on Twitter during sporting events because it’s an opportunity to have a shared experience, and because of insight and news. This wasn’t either to me.
For the NFL Draft, one group of reporters has promised not to do this. Another group of reporters has promised to keep doing it. I suspect this is because certain networks are NFL partners and others are not.
No matter who is doing it, I think it’s stupid and not at all fun to ruin the picks by tweeting the news seconds before the announcement. Here’s why.