For hard-core pro football fans, Thursday night marks an oasis in an offseason marred by labor disputes in the NFL. Thursday night is the start of the 2011 Annual Selection Meeting, now commonly known as the draft.
The St. Louis Rams co-sponsored a watch party at the in Creve Coeur. Fans mingled with Rams alumni, cheerleaders, among other activities, while broadcast the station's live coverage of the draft on location from the restaurant.
Here's a look at some of the action from Thursday.