Just remember you have dinner reservations Thursday night? Worried that tomorrow's plans might prevent you from following your favorite team during the NFL's biggest spring event?
No matter where you'll be during the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the Buccaneers will have you covered.
Beginning at 6:00 pm Thursday and extending well past midnight, fans will be able to enjoy a comprehensive Buccaneers broadcast of all things NFL Draft with the simple touch of a button.
For the first time ever, the Buccaneers will bring fans over six hours of up-to-the-minute Draft coverage through the team's Official Facebook Page and Twitter account, as well as Buccaneers.com, ensuring you have unprecedented access to the latest news and analysis.
Well before the Carolina Panthers go on the clock with the first overall pick, fans can enjoy live updates from One Buccaneer Place and Raymond James Stadium on their computers and smartphones. Expect streaming, exclusive interviews with General Manager Mark Dominik, Head Coach Raheem Morris, and former Buccaneers Mike Alstott and Dave Moore through Buccaneers.com and Facebook to examine the night's events.
Buccaneers Radio Host T.J. Rives will bring fans special Draft coverage on Twitter and Facebook, providing a complete breakdown of the first-round selections and analyzing how early-round choices may affect the Buccaneers' pick. Fans can post comments, ask questions and engage with Buccaneers officials throughout the process, accessing Draft headquarters at One Buccaneer Place like never before.
Along with a live question and answer session at 9:30 p m on Twitter, Rives and Buccaneers.com's Scott Smith will respond to posts throughout the evening, dissecting and clarifying fan questions and opinions.
Highlights throughout the night will also include a live interview with the Buccaneers' first round pick, live post-selection interviews with Dominik and Morris, and a variety of additional content to showcase the 2011 Buccaneers.
Of course, you're also encouraged to join the hundreds of Tampa Bay faithful expected to turn out at Raymond James Stadium Thursday night for the annual Official Draft Party, presented by Miller Lite. The annual Draft gathering has become a popular destination for Buccaneers fans looking to share their excitement. Live on-site broadcasts from the Buccaneers Radio Network, as well as live Draft coverage on the club's giant HD video walls and monitors, will provide the latest news throughout the first round.
Not only will you be in the middle of a like-minded crowd of Buc fans, but you'll get the chance to mingle with Buccaneers Cheerleaders and prominent team alumni. You'll also have the opportunity to partake of discounted food and beverages.
The doors to the West Club Lounge open at 6:30 p.m. ET. Parking Lots 1, 2 and 3 open at 5:30, if you want to be among the first to secure a seat at the party.
Following the first round, stay connected on Friday and Saturday to Buccaneers.com and the team's Facebook and Twitter accounts, where the team will continue to post in-depth analysis of the Buccaneers' Draft selections.
Regardless of your location, you know where to turn. The 2011 NFL Draft: we've got you covered.
Thursday, April 28
- 6:00 PM: "Live" interview with Mark Dominik
- 6:30 PM: "Live" from Miller Lite Draft Party
- 7:00 PM: "Live" interview with Raheem Morris
- 7:30 PM: "Live" interview with former Jerry Wunsch
- 8:00 PM: "Live" Update from Draft Headquarters
- 8:30 PM: "Live" interview with Dave Moore
- 9:00 PM: "Live" interview with Mike Alstott
- 9:30 PM: "Live" Twitter Update with T.J. Rives
- 10:00 PM: "Live" Update from Miller Lite Draft Party
- 10:30 PM: "Live" Draft Update
- 11:00 PM*: "Live" Buccaneers First Round Pick Coverage
- 11:15 PM*: "Live" Interview with Mark Dominik & Raheem Morris
- 11:30 PM*: "Live" Mark Dominik Press Conference
- 12:00 AM*: Interview with Buccaneers First Round Selection.
- 12:15 AM*: "Live" First Round Draft Coverage Wrap Up
*Times subject change