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Monday open thread: What is your favorite part of the offseason?

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The NFL never sleeps. What is your favorite moment from the league’s offseason?

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The Detroit Lions are entering Week 2 of the NFL offseason that will stretch for another 32 or so weeks before more football is played. For many Lions fans, this is the true NFL season, as it gives supporters of the team the optimism they so desperately desire. It also gives fans the opportunity to play general manager to build the team they want, not the team they’ve had for the past decades.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

What is your favorite part of the offseason?

My answer: Draft night. As many of you know, I despise the offseason. I love football to actually watch football. The in-game chess match, the wild swings of emotion during the game, the weekly lead-ups to every matchup. Nothing beats the NFL season.

However, the only thing that comes close is the NFL Draft itself. To the league’s credit, they’ve done an amazing job in building this event as must-see TV. The pageantry of the clock ticking down, the players anxiously waiting in the green room and the endless talking head coverage for hours upon hours creates some truly thrilling moments. It’s not football, but it’s as close as we get for the next seven months.

Your turn.