The NFL Draft Used To Be On A Chalkboard–And More Morning Links

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The NFL Draft hasn’t always been as exciting as it is these days. According to our friends over at Extra Mustard, the draft used to just be monitored on a chalkboard by then commissioner Pete Rozelle. The chalkboard method lasted until 1970, when the league was actually able to afford a projector. The photo above shows Pete Rozelle manually writing in linebacker Tommy Nobis who was the first overall pick to the Atlanta Falcons. To see more old photos from the NFL Draft, CLICK HERE.

And here are some more interesting links to kick off your Friday morning…

•  The U.S. Air Force challenges Godzilla [Huffington Post]

•  The Fly Citycopter is basically a real-life Jetsons vehicle [Brosome]

•  Watch Jimmy Kimmel and Pharrell take selfies with strangers [Maxim]

•  Dr. Dre is hip hop’s first billionaire [TMZ]

•  The best pickup lines of all time [The Chive]

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