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A wedding, a draft choice and a dancing ex-Bills quarterback all compete for TV attention

Just about every bride wants the attention to be on her as much as possible on her wedding day.

But it certainly isn’t easy to do when you are one of 16 couples getting married together on national television.

That said, Jenell Greene and her new husband Paul Spitale got a fair amount of attention when the Buffalo couple was married today on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Greene was one of three brides in a makeup chair talking with Sam Champion several minutes before the ordained minister married all the couples. And Spitale got a few seconds of screen time with his bride during a program that “GMA” billed as the “Wide World of Weddings.”

“It is getting real, it is getting real,” said Spitale in a recorded clip after he and Jenell got their wedding license.

“It is starting to kick in now,” added Jenell.

Spitale also spent a decent amount of time over the last three days posting video on social networks about what he and Jenell did in New York City to prepare for the wedding.

I’m sure it was a memorable experience for the couple, who got a bonus. They could be shouting “we’re going to Walt Disney World.”

At the end of the program, it was announced that all 16 couples were given a three-day honeymoon at Walt Disney World, which has the same owner as ABC.

Speaking of attention, Mississippi offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil got more screen time than expected during the NFL Draft Thursday night as he fell to the Miami Dolphins with the 13th pick after a video emerged that was said to show him smoking marijuana through a bong a couple of years ago.

Tunsil’s slide made news on this morning’s national news programs and overshadowed the selections of two quarterbacks, Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, who were the first two picks of the draft.

The draft choices were revealed on Twitter before ESPN and The NFL Network, which took some of the suspense out for viewers simultaneously on social networks. There were some laughable suggestions that the media not tweet the picks before the cable networks announced them. The picks were news and any reporter would reveal them as soon as he or she knows them. If viewers don't want to know the choices before the cable sports networks reveal them, they should get off the social networks.

My top draft pick among television analysts Thursday was ESPN’s Louis Riddick. Whenever he talked, I listened. I will say that a new Jon Gruden emerged. He was more critical of players being drafted than he ever has been on Monday Night Football or any of the shows he has been on.

Of course, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Doug Flutie has gotten a lot of attention for weeks competing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” this season. His dance career mercifully ended on Monday night when he was eliminated.

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