On Thursday prior to Round 1 of the NFL draft, team HHR and a handful of bloggers including our friends at KSK, SB Nation, The Jets Blog, Bleacher Report and The NFL Chick were given the opportunity to tour the League’s new headquarters and sit in their nerve center to hear from, among others, senior manager/assistant director of operations (and former chicken dancer) Merton Hanks and the Commissioner himself, Roger Goodell.

GMC, the official vehicle of the NFL, was gracious enough to invite us to take part in the intimate gathering.  As black GM SUVs were shuttling players - past, present and future - to and from Radio City Music Hall, the invite was a smart, cost-effective and non-intrusive way to connect with a handful of online influencers that benefits the company, league and participants alike.