190 Drafts (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, WNBA )   posted: 060504, modified: 060511

Drafts of American four big pro sports, NFL, MBL, NBA, and NHL (for women, WNBA) are popular events.

NFL Draft was on 060429 – 060430.

It is interesting how the team order of selection is done. Roughly speaking, the worse the team's result was last season, the better that team has in the order of selection.  The Super Bowl winner drafts last, and the Super Bowl loser drafts next to last.  The team with the worst record would get to draft first. This method tries to even the ability of each team for the next season.  < http://football.about.com/od/miscinformation/a/detdraftorder..htm >  

For more info on NFL Draft

< http://www.nfl.com/draft/ >
< http://football.about.com/od/nfldraft/ >
For Minnesota Vikings, < http://www.vikings.com/ >
MLB Draft < www.mlb.com > < http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/events/draft/y2005/index.jsp >

NBA Draft < www.nba.com > < http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/basketball/ncaa/early.entries/index.html >

NHL Draft < www.nhl.com > < http://www.nhl.com/futures/ >

WNBA Draft < www.wnba.com > < http://www.wnba.com/draft2006/draft_board.html >

Qs from Japanese B:
”Does ‘Draft’ also mean that people are chosen as soldiers?  We often use a ‘draft’ as document, which we are preparing.  It looks like drafts have many meanings.  What kinds of drafts are frequently used in a conversation?”
American C’s Answer:
“Yes, you are right. Draft has many definitions. All the definitions you mentioned are frequently used in conversation.”  060510

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