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Complete Pre-Season Schedule, Sunday Ticket 2012 Stats

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  1. Apr 17, 2012 #81 of 114
    matrixj3

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    WOW! Just found out that i will able to watch t least 10 games with my Steelers without the ticket since the marquee games are going to air on the networks like Fox,CBS,NFL etc.

    Im thinking later this year i bet there may be even more once i find out more about the regional coverage and bye weeks that may add some freebies since im in Texas. I am coming to grips that i may actually dump the ticket for the first time ever! The ONLY reason to keep it since i can watch the majority of my Steeler games was the red zone channel to watch the other marquee matchups....but there is no way to do it now without paying full price. Incredible! Could DISH be in my future? BBCA?? Man this is making me think again..:eek2:
     
  2. Apr 17, 2012 #82 of 114
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    Overhyped. It is stupid to be rapt about a schedule.

    Here is overhype. 15 minutes before the real schedule comes out, the nfl network is putting together mock schedules for the Giants. Oh, espn had already leaked the real one.

    You don't get that the interest is manufactured. It is not natural. It is the result of the nfl being the best carnival barkers in the world. what you don't get is that people can be hyped into large interest.

    Or look at it this way....Jersey Shore is a popular tv show. Want to use ratings as a judgement?

    And no one is hating. We are giving credit to the nfl for manufacturing the show.

    Btw, love the use of an obscure server crashing as evidence of huge interest. I guess millions turned to a website no one knows rather than espn. Funny.
     
  3. Apr 17, 2012 #83 of 114
    tonyd79

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    Bah. He can't be a football fan. His avatar is the Cowboys. They haven't played football in years. ;)
     
  4. Apr 17, 2012 #84 of 114
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    I'd turn to HGTV to get the same info I could get from ESPN if I could.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2012 #85 of 114
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    I don't see the big deal they made about the schedule release. I received a text when the schedule was released, looked at my teams schedule and then went back to what I was doing.
     
  6. Apr 18, 2012 #86 of 114
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    Just because one believes that the NFL overhypes certain things does not make one a "hater." I've said before that I LOVE football, but even I believe some things the NFL does are ridiculously over the top.

    As far as MLB goes, I'll be the first here to say that I think Commissioner Bud Selig is a complete joke. I think he's an idiot. He also has no clue how to market things. Take a look at MLB Opening Day--March 28, 2012. How many people actually knew that those games in Japan were going on and were the official MLB Opening Day games? Moreover, they weren't even televised live. Way to go, MLB. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Apr 18, 2012 #87 of 114
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    The second game was. Apparently enough hell was raised after the first to make that happen.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2012 #88 of 114
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    You missed the three hour tv special complete with mock schedules. I saw it cause I was eating dinner at a bar with it on.
     
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    I logged on to Facebook saw it was released entirely, went to nfl.com and looked at the Jags schedule and saw they had 1 more prime time game then they deserved (1) saw we play I think 3 late games and then went back to the NHL Playoffs. 3 hours discussing such quality matchups as Miami vs Buffalo in South Florida when no one has a clue whether it is anywhere near important or not isn't my cup of tea. That's what NFL Gameday Morning and Fox NFL Sunday the day of the game is for and I WILL be watching that after church.
     
  10. Apr 18, 2012 #90 of 114
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    That is true, if there were less baseball games and each game was more meaningful the ratings would be much higher. The relatively short (in terms of games played) season gives football a big advantage, every game is crucial and important.
     
  11. Apr 18, 2012 #91 of 114
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    MOCK SCHEDULES! I can't believe I missed that! I'll have to be more vigilant next year. And maybe if we're lucky, they'll extend it to 5 hours! :rolleyes:
     
  12. Apr 18, 2012 #92 of 114
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    Not as much as in baseball, though. Anyone doubting this need only look at the final day of the 2011 MLB season, one of, if not the, greatest single days in MLB history. 162 games in the entire season, and it all came down to the last game for several teams.

    That was simply amazing.
     
  13. Apr 18, 2012 #93 of 114
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    It was, but a single game in the NFL is pretty much equivalent to 10 games in baseball. A single loss is like a 10 game losing streak. Using simple math, that is.
     
  14. Apr 18, 2012 #94 of 114
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    Actually, that is an improper comparison, because the math of number of season games vis-a-vis other sports is irrelevant. One need look at the end of the season and see just how tense the race for the post-season is. In MLB, if they keep adding playoff spots through additional wild cards, etc., this will water down the regular season games' importance, to the point where it becomes like the NFL's, or worse, like the NBA's and NHL's.
     
  15. Apr 23, 2012 #95 of 114
    Gary Toma

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    EDIT: 7/25/12:

    The pre-season schedules posted 4/23/12 have been removed. Please see the 7/25/12 post for the most current updates of game times and broadcasting details.


    The attachments below provide the complete NFL 2012 Pre-Season Lineup of games. Schedules are provided for 4 different Time Zones; please download the correct schedule for your home location. [The response for Hawaii and Alaska schedules was so resoundingly zero, I will not bother publishing them again.]

    This schedule is for live Pre-Season games only. Please check your DIRECTV Online Guide and NFLNET for tape-delayed games that will be available.

    Welcome back to football!
     
  16. Jun 20, 2012 #96 of 114
    Gary Toma

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    Just updated the attachments - while the game-day assignments have not changed, some of the game-times have changed.

    If you have tickets for, or plan to attend one of these preseason games, please pay close attention as the game day draws near.

    :)
     
  17. Jun 20, 2012 #97 of 114
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    Excellent, thanks a lot!
     
  18. Jun 29, 2012 #98 of 114
    Gary Toma

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    Attached is part of an NFL Press Release 6/28/12:



    [SIZE=+1]The kickoff time for Sunday late afternoon doubleheader games on CBS and FOX will be moved from 4:15 PM ET to 4:25 PM ET, the NFL announced today. The 4:05 PM ET kickoff time for games not on the doubleheader network will remain unchanged.

    The 4:25 PM ET kickoff time will reduce instances in which fans miss the end of a 1:00 PM ET game telecast because they must receive the opening kickoff of their home team’s late-afternoon game. In addition, fans not in the cities of the late doubleheader opponents will be less likely to miss the beginning of the late doubleheader game.

    In researching the kickoff time shift, the NFL analyzed games from the 2009-11 seasons and found that 44 games required part of the audience to be switched to a mandatory doubleheader game kickoff. With a 4:25 PM ET kickoff time, that number that would have been reduced by 66 percent to only 15 games.

    Approximately 40 games over the full 2012 season will be impacted by the 10-minute kickoff time shift – with half of those moves coming in games played in Mountain or Pacific time zones with 1:25 PM or 2:25 PM local starts.
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  19. Jul 1, 2012 #99 of 114
    Gary Toma

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    part of a news release at NFL.com:

    June 30, 2012

    The NFL has relaxed local television blackout rules, a league spokesman confirmed to NFL.com on Saturday.

    The Wall Street Journal first reported the change.

    Home teams will now have to sell 85 percent of tickets to avoid a blackout in their local TV market. Previously, teams had to sell out games or receive an exception from the league for the game to be shown on local TV.

    The change comes as league-wide attendance has declined over the past five years, the newspaper said.

    Owners approved the measure at the NFL Annual Meeting in May.
    Lowering the blackout threshold also is a matter of how revenue is shared, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

    "It's optional if clubs want to do this and would only affect a few teams," McCarthy said in an email. "Last year only 6 percent of games were blacked out in a local market. This figure is down significantly from 15 to 20 years ago when 25 to 30 percent of games were routinely blacked out."
    The blackout rule was originally meant to spur fans to attend games.

    "If a team chooses to do so, it may set its capacity number needed for a blackout to be lifted at 85 percent of overall capacity," McCarthy added about the new rule. "More revenue than usual will be shared with the visiting clubs for tickets sold above that base number."
    At the same meeting, owners also voted to add high-speed wireless Internet to all stadiums in an effort to add home-like services to the game-day experience.
    "We believe that it is important to get technology into our stadiums," Goodell said in May. "We have made the point repeatedly that the experience at home is outstanding, and we have to compete with that in some fashion by making sure that we create the same kind of environment in our stadiums and create the same kind of technology."

    The league will also begin showing the same replays in stadiums that game officials see when reviewing plays, the report said.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2012 #100 of 114
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    can we get what they have for the Arena Football League on the NFL network?

    where they show full replay with the officials?
     
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