The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy reported today that a longtime Cincinnati Bengals season ticket holder will announce the team's fourth-round pick on the stage at Radio City Music hall in New York City.
That pick will be made by Dr. Brady, a maternal-fetal specialist at Good Samaritan Hospital, has been a season ticket holder since 1991 and said that witnessing the draft is on his "bucket list."
"I got the call this past Friday and am pretty ecstatic about going," Dr. Brady said. "Witnessing the draft is on my bucket list of things to see."
Dr. Brady and his son, a University of Cincinnati law student, will be arriving in New York City next Friday to get ready to announce the fourth-round pick for the Bengals.
The NFL began allowing teams to select a representative to announce their draft picks last year. Reedy wrote that some teams hold some kind of lottery to select their representative and others have former players make the announcement. The Bengals select that person by scrolling through their long-time season ticket holder list. It's their way of rewarding the loyalist of their fans for sitting through losing season after losing season.
Said Andrew Brown, the team’s manager of ticket sales about the selection: "We think Dr. Brady is a great choice — he’s a regular tailgater (in lot one) and sometimes even works in Bengals-themed scrubs — but we mean for all our season ticket holders to share in the honor."
Last year's fan-announced pick was defensive lineman Geno Atkins. It would be nice if Dr. Brady's announced pick has as much potential and produces as much as Atkins did his rookie year.