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(ESPN)   NFL regular season schedules released. Every other sport in the US is such a failure that this is actual front-page news   (espn.go.com ) divider line
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2013-04-19 12:33:02 AM  
I don't know... I think it speaks more to how brilliant the NFL's marketing team is. The NBA playoffs are about to start, baseball's regular season is only three weeks old, and hockey is in full swing, yet ESPN and SI made this their leading headline today.

I have no idea what to expect from KC this season. We have a new coach, new GM, new QB, new defense, and a schedule of opponents (AFC South, NFC East, and Cleveland/Buffalo) that could be all over the damn board. The week three game at Philly should be interesting, at the very least.
 
2013-04-19 12:36:35 AM  
If the pattern holds, this schedule means the Chargers will win the Super Bowl next year.
 
2013-04-19 12:57:25 AM  
Football sucks.
 
2013-04-19 03:33:49 AM  
Browns are the only team with no Sunday or Monday night games. AND Cleveland fans who travel to Baltimore will get the home opener will be treated to watching their former team's second Super Bowl ring ceremony. Cruelty thy name is Goodell.
 
2013-04-19 03:40:27 AM  
 
2013-04-19 03:42:44 AM  

Triumph: Browns are the only team with no Sunday or Monday night games. AND Cleveland fans who travel to Baltimore will get the home opener will be treated to watching their former team's second Super Bowl ring ceremony. Cruelty thy name is Goodell.


Actually, the Browns have a night game October 3rd against Buffalo.
 
2013-04-19 03:42:56 AM  

SilentStrider: If the pattern holds, this schedule means the Chargers will win the Super Bowl next year.


Hah!

Wait, it's the preseason.  I should be assuming they'll make the playoffs and not suck.
 
2013-04-19 04:04:00 AM  

Wolfmanjames: Triumph: Browns are the only team with no Sunday or Monday night games. AND Cleveland fans who travel to Baltimore will get the home opener will be treated to watching their former team's second Super Bowl ring ceremony. Cruelty thy name is Goodell.

Actually, the Browns have a night game October 3rd against Buffalo.


That's Thursday night. Every team in the league has to play one Thursday game.
 
2013-04-19 04:16:41 AM  
Redskins play both the 49ers (on a Monday night) and Raiders (in Oakland) this year, so as a bay-area redskins fan, I am excited. I can go to a game for the first time since I saw them beat the 49ers in OT in 1999.
 
2013-04-19 05:52:09 AM  

Triumph: Browns are the only team with no Sunday or Monday night games. AND Cleveland fans who travel to Baltimore will get the home opener will be treated to watching their former team's second Super Bowl ring ceremony. Cruelty thy name is Goodell.


I thought it was an unwritten rule that every team got at least one prime time game.
 
2013-04-19 07:37:58 AM  
Additionally, every team plays on a Thursday, and every team has one short week game, plus all the usual crap of no three road games in a row (one small exception this year, so like 2.5), a bye between weeks 4 and 12, etc etc.

Plus, get off it already. Lots of us don't like Goodell, but he has nothing to do with the schedule each season.
 
2013-04-19 08:38:08 AM  
Is that really the Dolphins new logo?  That's almost as bad as the Rockets "Angry Spaceship" we had in the Nineties.  Man, I've been out of touch this offseason.  On the other hand, I can see somebody photoshopping "doplphin girl" on it.  That would make it funny at least.
 
2013-04-19 08:41:51 AM  

davidphogan: SilentStrider: If the pattern holds, this schedule means the Chargers will win the Super Bowl next year.

Hah!

Wait, it's the preseason.  I should be assuming they'll make the playoffs and not suck.


The last four Super Bowl winners played against the Eagles in the Eagles' home opener. This year its the Chargers coming to town.
 
2013-04-19 08:43:52 AM  

kaduh: Is that really the Dolphins new logo?  That's almost as bad as the Rockets "Angry Spaceship" we had in the Nineties.  Man, I've been out of touch this offseason.  On the other hand, I can see somebody photoshopping "doplphin girl" on it.  That would make it funny at least.


I like it a lot better than the goofy "he thinks he's people!" dolphin with a helmet.
 
2013-04-19 08:44:03 AM  
we don't play the patriots? you're welcome new england
 
2013-04-19 09:37:16 AM  
:/ @ Seahawks playing Houston, Indy, Atlanta and the Giants on the road. Should be 8-0 at home again, hopefully, but they'd better be just as good as they are at home when they head out, or else it's wild card city again.
 
2013-04-19 10:00:46 AM  

IAmRight: :/ @ Seahawks playing Houston, Indy, Atlanta and the Giants on the road. Should be 8-0 at home again, hopefully, but they'd better be just as good as they are at home when they head out, or else it's wild card city again.


We started playing strong on the road mid - season.
Wins in Chicago and Canada.

The Miami game was painful though.

Need to take care of our division first though.
 
2013-04-19 10:40:15 AM  
Packers go 11-5, lose in the second round of the playoffs.

BOOOOOO!!!!!!

/Hope for better--you never know.
//GO PACKERS!
 
2013-04-19 10:44:32 AM  

litespeed74: We started playing strong on the road mid - season.
Wins in Chicago and Canada.


Yeah but we beat Chicago on the road the year before with T-Jack, so that's not as huge as some make it out to be. And Toronto wasn't even a home game for the Bills. I'm just saying that, in addition to  our division, is a brutal road schedule, and the home games are pretty much games against teams we should beat easily anyway.
 
2013-04-19 11:04:02 AM  
2012+1
Still not being a relevant enough sport to become an Olympic sport
Still being dominated by soccer in every measure

Handegg are you even trying?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-19 11:52:17 AM  

nwave: 2012+1
Still not being a relevant enough sport to become an Olympic sport
Still being dominated by soccer in every measure

Handegg are you even trying?
[i.imgur.com image 850x477]


It's cute how you think Europe matters.
 
2013-04-19 11:55:20 AM  

nwave: 2012+1
Still not being a relevant enough sport to become an Olympic sport
Still being dominated by soccer in every measure

Handegg are you even trying?
[i.imgur.com image 850x477]


LOL soccer troll. Read the headline. Football will never be as relevant as the modern pentathlon. Just science.
 
2013-04-19 12:04:46 PM  
It's also the only sport not commissioned by a Jew.  Coincidence?
 
2013-04-19 12:10:36 PM  
So even the Soccer fans have given up the name football?  That's good to know.
 
2013-04-19 12:12:44 PM  

IAmRight: :/ @ Seahawks playing Houston, Indy, Atlanta and the Giants on the road. Should be 8-0 at home again, hopefully, but they'd better be just as good as they are at home when they head out, or else it's wild card city again.


Tough go on the road. Five 10am pst starts is complete bs.
 
2013-04-19 12:17:28 PM  

DubyaHater: It's also the only sport not commissioned by a Jew.  Coincidence?


No one swear or post naked pictures, it will get you banned
 
2013-04-19 12:20:51 PM  

digistil: Triumph: Browns are the only team with no Sunday or Monday night games. AND Cleveland fans who travel to Baltimore will get the home opener will be treated to watching their former team's second Super Bowl ring ceremony. Cruelty thy name is Goodell.

I thought it was an unwritten rule that every team got at least one prime time game.


Yes but I questing the Bills Browns Matchup.  I'm a bills fan but who the hell wants to see these two teams play.

Remember these teams gave us The worst game in the history of football.
 
2013-04-19 12:45:35 PM  

nwave: 2012+1
Still not being a relevant enough sport to become an Olympic sport
Still being dominated by soccer in every measure

Handegg are you even trying?
[i.imgur.com image 850x477]


I prefer to think of football as a significantly more complex sport and the culmination of sports evolution.  Soccer is a backwater kick-a-wad-of clothing-scraps game that can be played in any dirt-farming village, hence the worldwide popularity.  There are a lot more dirt farmers in the world than civilized aficionados of complex warlike games.

Extolling the virtues of soccer is like comparing harness racing to NASCAR.
 
2013-04-19 12:45:36 PM  

nwave: 2012+1
Still not being a relevant enough sport to become an Olympic sport
Still being dominated by soccer in every measure

Handegg are you even trying?
[i.imgur.com image 850x477]


Apparently, this tard can't quite comprehend the difference between the US market, as stated in the gorram headline, and the rest of the world, where 70% of the viewing population is barefoot on dirt lots 20 minutes from screwing a goat.

We're sorry the rest of the third world is stuck watching soccer, but we can't help that here. We'll just stick with our Armoured Wankerball Handegg, or whatever you try to dismiss it as this week.
 
2013-04-19 12:51:07 PM  

Warlordtrooper: Yes but I questing the Bills Browns Matchup.  I'm a bills fan but who the hell wants to see these two teams play.


I was questioning that too, but then I realized that since everyone has to have a TNF game, they might as well get those two teams out of the way in one week rather than having two different weeks suffer with the existence of one of those teams.

Also, it's the opening of the MLB playoffs, so there's two things going there: sacrifice a crappy game to a day where it was going to already be slightly damaged in the ratings, and to point and laugh at baseball when their playoff games are outdrawn by the motherf*cking Browns and Bills.
 
2013-04-19 01:29:01 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: I don't know... I think it speaks more to how brilliant the NFL's marketing team is. The NBA playoffs are about to start, baseball's regular season is only three weeks old, and hockey is in full swing, yet ESPN and SI made this their leading headline today.

I have no idea what to expect from KC this season. We have a new coach, new GM, new QB, new defense, and a schedule of opponents (AFC South, NFC East, and Cleveland/Buffalo) that could be all over the damn board. The week three game at Philly should be interesting, at the very least.


KC getting the NFC east this year makes me happy because my wife and son are diehard KC fans and I'm a skins fan, so we'll all be at that game for sure.  You should be happy though, Andy Reid has always had Dallas' number, and to a lesser extent the Ny Giants.  Honestly, KC seemed about 1 decent QB away from greatness alst year...Charles and the Defense pretty much won a bunch of games that Quinn then gave away with INTs,  It will be very interesting to see how they do this year.
 
2013-04-19 01:36:58 PM  
Bears pre-season schedule: Carolina, San Diego, Cleveland, Oakland. Why can't that be our December schedule?

/yes I know any of those teams has the potential to be better than the Bears this year, and I'm not talking shiat.
/OK; 3 of them have that potential
 
2013-04-19 01:48:14 PM  
This is only front page news because the eternal NFL hype machine and its cadre of suckups wish it to be.  I love the NFL, I really do.  But I can wait until September.  (mid August if the O's go down the tubes)
 
2013-04-19 01:51:33 PM  

Konowalchuk22: This is only front page news because the eternal NFL hype machine and its cadre of suckups wish it to be.  I love the NFL, I really do.  But I can wait until September.  (mid August if the O's go down the tubes) reading a schedule is more exciting than baseball.


FTFY

/and they chose a time with no basketball
 
2013-04-19 02:11:09 PM  
Why is the NFL schedule so important? They only play 16 games. You only have eight chances to get to a home game, unless they make the postseason. Baseball plays 162 games, 81 home games. You can always go to a game. Hockey and basketball play 82 games, so 41 home dates. It's not difficult to get to a game.

And that's also why every NFL game is considered so important. Its 1/16 of the season. That's the equivalent of 10 baseball games or five hockey or basketball games.
 
2013-04-19 02:12:53 PM  

bingethinker: Why is the NFL schedule so important? They only play 16 games. You only have eight chances to get to a home game, unless they make the postseason. Baseball plays 162 games, 81 home games. You can always go to a game. Hockey and basketball play 82 games, so 41 home dates. It's not difficult to get to a game.

And that's also why every NFL game is considered so important. Its 1/16 of the season. That's the equivalent of 10 baseball games or five hockey or basketball games.


Yep.

Now consider that the Orioles couldn't be bothered to kick off ONE of their games a few hours earlier so the Ravens could play at home in the Thursday kickoff.
 
2013-04-19 03:48:12 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: I don't know... I think it speaks more to how brilliant the NFL's marketing team is. The NBA playoffs are about to start, baseball's regular season is only three weeks old, and hockey is in full swing, yet ESPN and SI made this their leading headline today.

I have no idea what to expect from KC this season. We have a new coach, new GM, new QB, new defense, and a schedule of opponents (AFC South, NFC East, and Cleveland/Buffalo) that could be all over the damn board. The week three game at Philly should be interesting, at the very least.


Granted, NFL does a wonderful job marketing, but the other sports do shoot themselves in the feet quite well.

Hockey - coming off of a lockout doesn't help

Baseball - When this is said about your sport: "you lose 1/3 of your games, you win 1/3 of your games, it is the other 1/3 that matters"  You are basically saying 2/3rd's of the games don't matter.  That is a tough sell to get people interested in your sport, especially with our ADD society.

Basketball - since every round is a 7 game series and this reduces upsets, it is hard to get excited in the early rounds (plus it makes the playoffs waaaaay to long) go back to the 3-5-7 game series format.

Golf - Unless Tiger is winning, no one cares.  sad but true, golf really needs to start generating interest in other players.  Bubba might be able to do it with some of his antics.

Tennis - Wimbledon is all there is for the summer and it is still tennis.  I don't follow the sport, but are there any American players to be interested in? male or female?

Running events - usually bomb when it comes to ratings

/too soon?
 
2013-04-19 05:35:05 PM  

kaduh: Is that really the Dolphins new logo?  That's almost as bad as the Rockets "Angry Spaceship" we had in the Nineties.  Man, I've been out of touch this offseason.  On the other hand, I can see somebody photoshopping "doplphin girl" on it.  That would make it funny at least.


Yes.  Yes, it is.  It's not horrific, but it's not good.  I prefer the old logo myself.

They play Monday nights against the Saints and Ravens, and one Thursday night game against Tampa Bay.
 
2013-04-19 06:07:28 PM  
Ha ha the Ravens can't open the Thursday opening game @ home because the Orioles will not change their schedule.  And they go to Denver no less.
 
2013-04-19 10:13:16 PM  
Hmmmm The viking schedule starts out fairly  easy but toughens up later then finishes with the lions lol.
 
2013-04-19 10:55:52 PM  
While the NFL broadcasts are mostly a waste- they're flooded with ads, and even when they aren't, so much time is dedicated to talking heads who couldn't find a football if you shoved it up their asses, there's a definite merit to the turn-based, 20th century militarism to American football. It's a fascinating bit of modernist art. It couples the turn-based combat of tabletop gaming with the primitivism of the mob football roots which spawned both football and soccer (and lacrosse, hockey, and an entire family of other sports). It's a game that could only have evolved in the 20th century, and is struggling to find its place in the 21st. It's Civilization to soccer's Starcraft. There are many Starcraft-like RTS games, and few of them could honestly be called imitators. But every 4X game is always held to Civilization's standard.
 
2013-04-20 07:50:41 AM  

nwave: 2012+1
Still not being a relevant enough sport to become an Olympic sport
Still being dominated by soccer in every measure

Handegg are you even trying?
[i.imgur.com image 850x477]


If you're going to troll, at least call it "futball" when you are going to call the NFL Handegg.  If you're going to call it soccer, then you are just outing yourself.

/although it appears a lot of the people responding to you didn't notice that.
 
2013-04-20 08:15:54 AM  

t3knomanser: It's a game that could only have evolved in the 20th century, and is struggling to find its place in the 21st.


Dominating the American sports landscape and growing every year is "struggling to find its place?"
 
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