GIANTS FANS GETTING THEIR MONEY'S WORTH (11:07 p.m. ET)
A lot of Giants fans got up after the No. 15 pick was made, but those who stuck around past the halfway mark have pretty much decided to stay. Those tickets won't be good tomorrow, despite the fact that a *cough* source standing outside Radio City Music Hall told me that tickets for the first day of the draft were technically free, but were going on the open market for $150 to $175.
JETS FANS FEEL SHAFTED DESPITE GETTING WILSON (10:56 p.m. ET)
Danny Cassatta couldn't have been happier when his Jets picked Kyle Wilson, a DB from Boise State. Rex Ryan likes corners, even in the first round. It was what happened before that that was annoying.
"I saw when the Dolphins traded up with San Diego, I knew they were going to mess with us," Cassatta said.
AFC East rivals did indeed mess with the Jets. With the 27th pick, the Patriots took coveted Rutgers corner Devin McCourty, and then the Dolphins chose defensive tackle Jared Odrick, who would have been an excellent fit with the Jets.
Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't announce the Odrick pick until four minutes had elapsed off the Jets time, further frustrating fans like Cassatta. They booed as Odrick held up his Dolphins jersey.
CHANTS KICK UP DURING STEELERS' PICK (9:50 p.m. ET)
Get used to it Pittsburgh.
Fans started chanting, "She said no!" as Roger Goodell came up with a young Steeler fan, chosen to announce Pittsburgh's pick at the podium. With Ben Roethlisberger on the roster, that might be the nicest chant the Steelers get after the first six games of the season.
GIANTS FAN PERPLEXED WITH PICK (9:31 p.m. ET)
Wandering around the lobby in Radio City Music Hall looking for a Giants fan to interview about the No. 15 pick Jason Pierre-Paul, I run into Derrick Munning from Brooklyn, wearing a vintage Lawrence Taylor jersey.
Me: What do you think of the pick?
DM: What pick?
Me: The Giants pick, Pierre Paul.
DM: They picked already?
Hours waiting for tickets, hours in a seat waiting for his pick, and Munning was foiled by how long it took to seek out one of free gift bags given out. Maybe next year.
FAMILY MATTERS IN RADIO CITY (8:46 p.m. ET)
Greg Packer and Easton German didn't know each other before making a decision that kept them side by side for the better part of 36 hours. Packer, 46, wore his Brett Favre Jersey while the 32-year-old German sported a Mark Sanchez version. Even so, they had to find common ground or drive each other nuts.
"We're family right now," said German, kinda half convincingly.
At least for a few more hours.
• Eric Berry never forgot when Deion Sanders turned him down for an autograph, so last night he signed a Tennessee jersey on the way off the red carpet once he arrived. After he was taken by Kansas City with the fifth pick overall, he put on his hat, hugged commissioner Roger Goodell talked to the media and then walked up to where the fans were sitting in Radio City and signed some more.
JETS FANS: NFL DRAFT WORTH THE WAIT (8:19 p.m. ET)
There weren't many women in the line to get into Radio City, but Melanie Steinweis had no trouble convincing her boyfriend and fellow Jets fan Jeremy Woods to wait for parts of two days to get tickets.
"We went last year and it was amazing," she said.
Woods wore a Taylor Mays jersey, and were hoping the Jets draft the USC safety. The highlight was posing for a picture with Roger Goodell as the commissioner walked over to the fans before the draft started.
Woods said he loved the law and order commish, "It's a privilege to play in this league."
NFL ROLLS OUT RED CARPET FOR 2010 DRAFT (7:29 p.m. ET)
As if the NFL Draft were lacking pageantry, the league blocked off the Avenue of Americas for big SUVs carrying even bigger guys who rolled up to take a literal red carpet into Radio City Music Hall.
Although NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claimed he wasn't much of a red carpet type, you couldn't see it by looking at him. Goodell stopped to be interviewed by Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, working for the OchoCinco News Network across a divider for the media.
"You look good on that side," Goodell said.