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2012-04-23 12:39:57 AM
Subby sounds like an Iggles' fan.
 
2012-04-23 01:05:39 AM
Your blog sucks
 
2012-04-23 01:35:53 AM
Pandering to get every last complainer to watch has never improved anything except short term profits.
 
2012-04-23 01:35:57 AM
I blame the 180 minutes of commercials.
 
2012-04-23 01:36:22 AM

IanMoone: Foxxinnia: DVRs

What? Then just watch it live then. No one's forcing anyone to record the game on DVR and watch it later.
.

Yeah I called bullshiat on that one too.

I tried watching a game on DVR. In today's age of instant game tracking online, twitter, etc. it's just dumb to watch the game later. If a play is good or important, they will show it on the highlight reel.

If you really want to watch the whole game without being spoiled, you'll have to unplug yourself from the rest of society until you do.


Yep. Had situations like that before. Go camping for the weekend, shut off my phone, and record the "big game". When I get back home and watch, it's EXACTLY like watching it live. Because it's on the damn TV either way. WTF??
 
2012-04-23 01:51:18 AM
"got ruined"

I'm guessing I didn't miss anything when I slammed into that wall and stopped reading.

Seriously... ? "got ruined"? WTF?

Message to the "bloggers" out there... being able to type doesn't make you a writer.
 
2012-04-23 01:52:27 AM
#11: Indianapolis in the wrong division.
 
2012-04-23 01:57:02 AM

Marcus Aurelius: I blame the 180 minutes of commercials.


This. I can barely make it through the 1st quarter before I'm channel surfing for Point Break or Roadhouse.
 
2012-04-23 01:57:53 AM
Roadhouse.
 
2012-04-23 02:02:22 AM

YouWinAgainGravity: 11) Troy Aikman and Joe Buck as announcers


There's a Ronald McDonald House Sunshine Coach (van) that he sponsored somehow, so they put a huge picture of his face on the rear end featuring his smarmy grin, and its stationed at some facility up the street from my house. I see it all the time. If it weren't a kids charity, I'd ram it.
 
2012-04-23 02:35:09 AM

grinding_journalist: There's a Ronald McDonald House Sunshine Coach (van) that he sponsored somehow, so they put a huge picture of his face on the rear end featuring his smarmy grin, and its stationed at some facility up the street from my house. I see it all the time. If it weren't a kids charity, I'd ram it.


Why do you hate Ronald Mcdomald?
 
2012-04-23 05:17:38 AM
The repetitive stupid ads (esp for light beer) are easily the worst thing about watching the NFL today. Waiting 10 minutes for the referees to determine so inane ruling (like if the player made "two football moves" after the catch) is a close second.
 
2012-04-23 06:21:01 AM
16) My 2 cents on the musical montage. Instead of worrying about what they are playing, he should be worried about how they are playing it. I think all NFL teams should have big brass bands. They can certainly afford it. I for one am sick of hearing thunderstruck or welcome to the jungle every kickoff, but brass bands would make it cool if not at least tolerable.
 
2012-04-23 06:50:48 AM
The lack of a disciplinary committee. As it stands, only one guy gives out the punishment...oh and he also is the person you appeal to.

...why yes I am a Saints fan. Felt his pussyfooting around with Michael Vick was wrong too.
 
2012-04-23 07:10:56 AM
I was hoping for a good "European Grass-Diving vs. Armoured Wankball" thread.

/Must be the wrong time of year.
 
2012-04-23 08:13:47 AM
(shrug) - Whatever. I partially agree with musical montages. Instread of AC/DC, how about some Wagner and the booming voice of John Firenza.

Yep - the 'Dillo is getting old
 
2012-04-23 08:25:56 AM
#1
gotcountryonline.com
 
2012-04-23 08:36:54 AM
MKost of these are things that are wrong with culture in general, and aren't specific to football.
 
2012-04-23 09:22:05 AM

AliceBToklasLives: So Jimmy Cannon, Red Smith, Ring Lardner, and Damon Runyon were just corporate shills?


I'm willing to take back the "always". I have no idea who any of those people are, but then again, I didn't start paying attention to football until about a decade ago. My frustration with sports "journalism" arises from that.
 
2012-04-23 09:54:41 AM
What a mention of Madden and it's about how it desensitizes children and the stupid "Madden Curse" bs? The real issue with Madden is the ridiculous exclusive contract that the NFL gave EA ruining any sort of innovation in the NFL video game genre.

Also, DVRs? seriously? They make the game better.

My biggest complaint about the NFL is with all the Country music. This isn't NASCAR, not just rednecks watch the game.

I also abhor the crappy announcers who can't shut up about Brady, Brees and others when their respective teams aren't even playing.
 
2012-04-23 10:07:24 AM
Musical Montages
DVRs

Um, Mr. Writer guy...this is part of the reason why DVR's kick ass. Wait about an hour til after the game starts then start watching what you've recorded so far. By the end of the game, you'll be caught up to real time. I do this all the time. You skip past all the sucky stuff like the studio tools talking, pre-game/half time garbage, and best of all - the commercials. If I ever hear the family in the car singing "Crazy Train" or anything from Geico again, I swear to Dog I will throw my remote through the tv - working in advertising 40+ hours a week makes one a little testy when it's constantly around you.

The writer also fails to see why the players are using twitter and plastered in magazines - each player is an individual brand. They use these tools to get more money via endorsements and contracts. Also, they're huge attention whores.
 
2012-04-23 10:17:15 AM
You know how I know you're a persnickity little nancy-boy with his panties in a bunch?

The advertisement in the margin was for a scented-candle company. Sometimes Yahoo ads sums it up better than words ever could.
 
2012-04-23 10:31:08 AM

RepoManTSM: Damn kids with their tweetbook and Tecmo Bowl!

YouWinAgainGravity: Damn kids today with their rock music and their twitters and their hula hoops.


i.imgur.com

Damn kids and their Fork.coms
 
2012-04-23 10:39:16 AM
Sorry, we were looking for "owners who treat their team like a tax write-off and don't care if they win or lose."

blog.cleveland.com
Here's one now...
 
2012-04-23 10:39:53 AM

YouWinAgainGravity: 13) Jon Gruden's "This guy was a 95th round pick out of Coastal Utah State Tech and is the best guy you've never heard of at the backup cornerback spot"


After I read this, all I could think was, "This guy here... I really like this guy, Jaws. I call him the "tidal wave" cause he just came rolling outta Coastal Utah State Tech and is just crashing into everyone!"
 
2012-04-23 11:05:48 AM

skinink: Even though I'm old, I'm glad I haven't reached the stage of "Things were better when I was younger!" Why are old people so afraid of change?
Twitter ruined the NFL? Hell, I wish players like Ty Cobb had Twitter and Facebook, because it would be hilarious to watch him try to suppress his racist attitudes. "I think the day they let a colored boy into baseball is the day I die."


Yeah it's always funny to hear about some celebrity or sports star posting something stupid then backpeddling saying their account was "hacked".
 
2012-04-23 11:14:37 AM
I got Khaki pants in my yahoo ad space. Is there something you're not telling us about your love of candles?
 
2012-04-23 11:17:06 AM

Jamdug!: That article is bad and that author should feel bad.


Fuggin Bizzy: the Madden curse is effecting players

Gaah!! Editors. You need one.


Pray 4 Mojo: "got ruined"

I'm guessing I didn't miss anything when I slammed into that wall and stopped reading.

Seriously... ? "got ruined"? WTF?

Message to the "bloggers" out there... being able to type doesn't make you a writer.


At first I thought maybe I was just being hyper-critical (being raised by a journalist will do that to you ;)), but it's good to know I'm not the only one who engaged in serious facepalming after reading that article. Geeeez.
 
2012-04-23 11:18:31 AM

WhiskeySticks: I got Khaki pants in my yahoo ad space.


Better than yahoo ad space in your khaki pants, I guess...

/NTTAWWT
 
2012-04-23 11:37:04 AM

IanMoone: Foxxinnia: DVRs

What? Then just watch it live then. No one's forcing anyone to record the game on DVR and watch it later.
.

Yeah I called bullshiat on that one too.

I tried watching a game on DVR. In today's age of instant game tracking online, twitter, etc. it's just dumb to watch the game later. If a play is good or important, they will show it on the highlight reel.

If you really want to watch the whole game without being spoiled, you'll have to unplug yourself from the rest of society until you do.


I DVR pretty much every sports game I watch now. Being able to ffwd commercials, injury time outs and intermissions is such a boon. I can't watch NFL games at real time now, unless I'm at a pub or watching with friends. There is just too much downtime.

Where I live, on Sundays, the NFL games start at 11am, 2pm, and 6pm. I'll set up a recording for one game at each time slot, and go do stuff until after lunch -- avoiding the TV and internets of course. Then I'll watch the first game in less than two hours. Then I watch the second game, again in less than two hours. Sometimes I'll catch up to live action late in the game. I start to watch the Sunday and Monday night games an hour after kickoff -- that way I catch up to live action in the fourth quarter usually.

If I were to watch all these games live I would be sitting in front of the TV for 10 hours every Sunday. As it is I can watch three full games in less than 6 hours. Not bad.
 
2012-04-23 11:43:14 AM
Did this guy somehow miss out on the VCR and go straight to DVR?
 
2012-04-23 12:51:34 PM

akadros: My biggest complaint about the NFL is with all the Country music. This isn't NASCAR, not just rednecks watch the game.


There's a lot wrong with this statement, but for now, I'll just stick with this as a response: There is a button on your remote that says "MUTE." Using that takes a lot less energy than complaining that your tastes in music are different than what the NFL chooses to use occasionally. Let's just all come together in agreement that we're glad they're not using Nickelback, ok?
 
2012-04-23 01:14:27 PM
I'm ok with country music because usually the women singers have hot breastesses.
 
2012-04-23 01:33:21 PM

Di Atribe: akadros: My biggest complaint about the NFL is with all the Country music. This isn't NASCAR, not just rednecks watch the game.

There's a lot wrong with this statement, but for now, I'll just stick with this as a response: There is a button on your remote that says "MUTE." Using that takes a lot less energy than complaining that your tastes in music are different than what the NFL chooses to use occasionally. Let's just all come together in agreement that we're glad they're not using Nickelback, ok?


Hey, maybe I want to see "NFL's Top Hits of the Week" with the Pink Floyd's "Echoes" in the background.
 
2012-04-23 02:03:00 PM

Cybernetic: I was hoping for a good "European Grass-Diving vs. Armoured Wankball" thread.

/Must be the wrong time of year.


I never understood why the two sports need to be at odds with each other. They're really not similar except for the name.


Ken VeryBigLiar: Hey, maybe I want to see "NFL's Top Hits of the Week" with the Pink Floyd's "Echoes" in the background.


Not a bad idea! It'll probably work better after we get pot legalized, though.
 
2012-04-23 02:48:58 PM

akadros: What a mention of Madden and it's about how it desensitizes children and the stupid "Madden Curse" bs? The real issue with Madden is the ridiculous exclusive contract that the NFL gave EA ruining any sort of innovation in the NFL video game genre.

Also, DVRs? seriously? They make the game better.

My biggest complaint about the NFL is with all the Country music. This isn't NASCAR, not just rednecks watch the game.

I also abhor the crappy announcers who can't shut up about Brady, Brees and others when their respective his teams aren't isn't even playing.


OMFG THIS!!! And I hate 3 games into the season they are are talking who is going to the Super Bowl. GAH! Shut up and analyze the game you are covering already!

the constant yammering about brady/pats is the main reason I hate them so much, well, that and brady is a crybaby.
 
2012-04-23 06:03:32 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Two_Noodles: 15) Cancelling NFL Europe.
They should have televised it on ESPN2 or something until it took off in Europe.

Athough an NFL D-League would be nice, NFL Europe had 16 years to fill that function.


No one is going to care about a d-league in Europe. You want a real NFL d-league, it has to be stateside. I want every NFL team to have a developmental roster that plays during the offseason.
 
2012-04-23 06:09:46 PM

Forecaster18: No one is going to care about a d-league in Europe. You want a real NFL d-league, it has to be stateside. I want every NFL team to have a developmental roster that plays during the offseason.


I wasn't proposing putting it there, just pointing out that it carried out the same function. The danger of doing it though means cutting into fan loyalties unless you put it places like Des Moines, Butte or Little Rock.
 
2012-04-23 06:56:20 PM
Shorter version:

pichars.org
 
2012-04-24 12:23:20 AM

Ken VeryBigLiar: Forecaster18: No one is going to care about a d-league in Europe. You want a real NFL d-league, it has to be stateside. I want every NFL team to have a developmental roster that plays during the offseason.

I wasn't proposing putting it there, just pointing out that it carried out the same function. The danger of doing it though means cutting into fan loyalties unless you put it places like Des Moines, Butte or Little Rock.


Actually, the way I envision it is like a co-located farm system. Each NFL franchise gets a developmental roster that plays in their facilities during the spring and summer. Expand the draft, guarantee that each pick taken in the top few rounds are on the main team's roster, picks below that are team options for d-league or active, and have procedures for calling d-league players up during the season to fill in for injured players, etc. The NFL is already becoming a year-round product, let's make it official.
 
2012-04-24 09:16:18 AM

Forecaster18: Each NFL franchise gets a developmental roster that plays in their facilities during the spring and summer. Expand the draft, guarantee that each pick taken in the top few rounds are on the main team's roster, picks below that are team options for d-league or active, and have procedures for calling d-league players up during the season to fill in for injured players, etc. The NFL is already becoming a year-round product, let's make it official.


Nothing could be better for the body than playing football games literally all year round.
 
2012-04-24 11:17:05 AM

IAmRight: Forecaster18: Each NFL franchise gets a developmental roster that plays in their facilities during the spring and summer. Expand the draft, guarantee that each pick taken in the top few rounds are on the main team's roster, picks below that are team options for d-league or active, and have procedures for calling d-league players up during the season to fill in for injured players, etc. The NFL is already becoming a year-round product, let's make it official.

Nothing could be better for the body than playing football games literally all year round.


You do understand that those rosters would be separate, right, with only procedures for emergency fill-ins from the developmental roster?
 
2012-04-24 11:29:24 AM

Forecaster18: You do understand that those rosters would be separate, right, with only procedures for emergency fill-ins from the developmental roster?


Yes, I'm saying it would be great and f*cking suck at the same time to finish your season, then go out and have to try to compete for another job, play nearly that whole season due to injury or replacement, then get shipped back down to start the next year.

I mean, it's not too different from the current system where guys play in the CFL or AFL, but it's still harsh and I don't see it going too well with the NFLPU.
 
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