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(Football Nation)   Hey football fans, what could POSSIBLY be better than NFL Red Zone? How about NFL Red Zone Classic?   (footballnation.com) divider line 37
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2013-05-12 02:50:16 PM  
Not a bad idea for what is otherwise totally unused channel space by the NFL.

Actually, they could do it for 17 weeks leading up to the preseason (Start in early April on Sundays, and go until the week before they start showing preseason on NFL Network.... do they start using NFL Red Zone for preseason games then?).

They could pick what they consider to be the best "Week X"'s from the "Superbowl Era", so, first week is Week 1 of 1994, next week is week 2 of 1978, etc.
 
2013-05-12 03:18:34 PM  

dletter: Not a bad idea for what is otherwise totally unused channel space by the NFL.

Actually, they could do it for 17 weeks leading up to the preseason (Start in early April on Sundays, and go until the week before they start showing preseason on NFL Network.... do they start using NFL Red Zone for preseason games then?).


They use NFL Network for pre-season, so August might provide a conflict of interest for Sunday airings, especially if Fox or CBS is airing a live Sunday afternoon preseason game.

If you're doing the 17-week spread, you'd probably have to start in late March, and end before the Hall of Fame Game
 
2013-05-12 03:21:16 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-12 03:22:41 PM  
As long as the NFL doesn't chop the damn games up like they did with the DVD releases.

Full network broadcasts, biatches!
 
2013-05-12 03:27:35 PM  
NCAA Red Zone.
 
2013-05-12 03:29:57 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: NCAA Red Zone.


They already have something like that for NCAA CFB, it's called Goal Line.
 
2013-05-12 03:48:42 PM  

JDawgNJ: dletter: Not a bad idea for what is otherwise totally unused channel space by the NFL.

Actually, they could do it for 17 weeks leading up to the preseason (Start in early April on Sundays, and go until the week before they start showing preseason on NFL Network.... do they start using NFL Red Zone for preseason games then?).

They use NFL Network for pre-season, so August might provide a conflict of interest for Sunday airings, especially if Fox or CBS is airing a live Sunday afternoon preseason game.

If you're doing the 17-week spread, you'd probably have to start in late March, and end before the Hall of Fame Game


NFL Network and NFL RedZone are two different channels.  NFL Network is 24/7/365.  RedZone is on my cable guide, but is a static promotional image for all except 8am-5pm (Pacific time) for 17 Sundays a year.  Those two hours before the games kickoff is a fantasy preview appetizer show before they dive into the main course.  Otherwise... nothing.
 
2013-05-12 03:50:16 PM  

buckeyebrain: JDawgNJ: dletter: Not a bad idea for what is otherwise totally unused channel space by the NFL.

Actually, they could do it for 17 weeks leading up to the preseason (Start in early April on Sundays, and go until the week before they start showing preseason on NFL Network.... do they start using NFL Red Zone for preseason games then?).

They use NFL Network for pre-season, so August might provide a conflict of interest for Sunday airings, especially if Fox or CBS is airing a live Sunday afternoon preseason game.

If you're doing the 17-week spread, you'd probably have to start in late March, and end before the Hall of Fame Game

NFL Network and NFL RedZone are two different channels.  NFL Network is 24/7/365.  RedZone is on my cable guide, but is a static promotional image for all except 8am-5pm (Pacific time) for 17 Sundays a year.  Those two hours before the games kickoff is a fantasy preview appetizer show before they dive into the main course.  Otherwise... nothing.


I get that. I'm just saying, given the zealousness of the league, they might not want anything special opposite 'meaningful' pre-season games. Maybe they wouldn't care either way, but given Goodell's and the owners' greed, who knows?
 
2013-05-12 03:53:04 PM  

JDawgNJ: buckeyebrain: JDawgNJ: dletter: Not a bad idea for what is otherwise totally unused channel space by the NFL.

Actually, they could do it for 17 weeks leading up to the preseason (Start in early April on Sundays, and go until the week before they start showing preseason on NFL Network.... do they start using NFL Red Zone for preseason games then?).

They use NFL Network for pre-season, so August might provide a conflict of interest for Sunday airings, especially if Fox or CBS is airing a live Sunday afternoon preseason game.

If you're doing the 17-week spread, you'd probably have to start in late March, and end before the Hall of Fame Game

NFL Network and NFL RedZone are two different channels.  NFL Network is 24/7/365.  RedZone is on my cable guide, but is a static promotional image for all except 8am-5pm (Pacific time) for 17 Sundays a year.  Those two hours before the games kickoff is a fantasy preview appetizer show before they dive into the main course.  Otherwise... nothing.

I get that. I'm just saying, given the zealousness of the league, they might not want anything special opposite 'meaningful' pre-season games. Maybe they wouldn't care either way, but given Goodell's and the owners' greed, who knows?


So RedZone classic goes dark during live pre-season games.
 
2013-05-12 04:43:08 PM  
wow i'd get to watch the vikes lose even more
 
2013-05-12 05:10:12 PM  
You know what I'd like to see on some of these classic rebroadcasts?
The entire game, unedited, with commercials and all.
Seeing the old ads might be just as fun as the game itself.
 
2013-05-12 05:13:27 PM  
On NFL Network, for the early games, they had a real-time scoreboard with audio from Sirius XM. It was great to see all the red-zone notifications and "TOUCHDOWN" graphics at once. Near the end of last season, they got a sponsor, reworked the display into HD 1080 mode, and toned down the notifications. Sucks a bit, but I'll get over it,
 
2013-05-12 05:50:11 PM  
YES PLZ!  My broke ass might even shell out for that, lol.  :P

Ryker's Peninsula: You know what I'd like to see on some of these classic rebroadcasts?
The entire game, unedited, with commercials and all.
Seeing the old ads might be just as fun as the game itself.


It's been taken down now (probably because it was illegal as all hell for it to be on there in the first place), but a couple of years ago I stumbled across a YouTube channel with entire broadcasts of Steelers games from the '70s, complete with commercials, station breaks, etc.  It was awesome.  :D

Captain Steroid: [i1182.photobucket.com image 416x294]


OH HAI CAP!  :)
 
2013-05-12 06:40:00 PM  

becksellent: YES PLZ!  My broke ass might even shell out for that, lol.  :P

Ryker's Peninsula: You know what I'd like to see on some of these classic rebroadcasts?
The entire game, unedited, with commercials and all.
Seeing the old ads might be just as fun as the game itself.

It's been taken down now (probably because it was illegal as all hell for it to be on there in the first place), but a couple of years ago I stumbled across a YouTube channel with entire broadcasts of Steelers games from the '70s, complete with commercials, station breaks, etc.  It was awesome.  :D



I also love the rare ones where they don't have any commentary at all.  The announcers can really ruin a good game.
 
2013-05-12 06:41:28 PM  
Perhaps they could just create an NFL Films Classic channel.  I look forward to NFLN in the offseason normally because they tend to run ridiculous amounts of old NFL Films specials.  This offseason it seems like they're just running more analyst shows, and that's annoying.  I'll take offseason information in digest form unless something REALLY important is going on.  In the meantime, show me the goddamn highlights from 1978.
 
2013-05-12 06:44:07 PM  

7th Son of a 7th Son: They already have something like that for NCAA CFB, it's called Goal Line.


Yeah, this will be my first year having it after switching to Time Warner. Hope it's good.
 
2013-05-12 07:18:52 PM  

becksellent: OH HAI CAP!  :)


Hello, Becks! ^_^

i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-12 07:28:24 PM  
I always wished that NFL Films or someone would offer games to view in full.  A random 1991 week 2 game between the Vikings and Packers would be great.
 
2013-05-12 07:35:17 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Perhaps they could just create an NFL Films Classic channel.  I look forward to NFLN in the offseason normally because they tend to run ridiculous amounts of old NFL Films specials.  This offseason it seems like they're just running more analyst shows, and that's annoying.  I'll take offseason information in digest form unless something REALLY important is going on.  In the meantime, show me the goddamn highlights from 1978.


I'm looking forward to the channel decay where all the shows are hip-hop gangsta cribs shows and Tebow MMA contests.
 
2013-05-12 07:59:27 PM  

Captain Steroid: [i1182.photobucket.com image 416x294]


Yes.  I would watch.
 
2013-05-12 08:14:24 PM  
How about no. Grew up loving NFL Films but I am so exhausted by the coverage of the NFL that its making me dislike the sport to the point that even the old stuff doesn't even interest me.

It's May and if my city's QB does anything remotely physical it becomes national news. "RGKnee" and "Kneegate coverage" are words uttered on our local news broadcasts nightly.

It's madness and it has to stop.
 
2013-05-12 08:27:03 PM  

EvilMonkeyBoy: How about no. Grew up loving NFL Films but I am so exhausted by the coverage of the NFL that its making me dislike the sport to the point that even the old stuff doesn't even interest me.

It's May and if my city's QB does anything remotely physical it becomes national news. "RGKnee" and "Kneegate coverage" are words uttered on our local news broadcasts nightly.

It's madness and it has to stop.


Okay, how about those of us fortunate enough not to have an owner that sells stale airline peanuts to the rubes I mean, fans?
 
2013-05-12 08:42:03 PM  
I guess the best reaction to this I can muster is "well, something is better than nothing on NFL Red Zone, so why not?"  But frankly it doesn't sound all that thrilling.  There are a very few memorable games from the past, and I already know how those turned out.  Maybe I can do the "new to me" thing like old TV shows I haven't watched -- I have no clue how some random Seahawks-Chiefs game in 1986 turned out, so I can pretend like something's at stake and root for my team... I guess?
 
2013-05-12 08:54:39 PM  

JDawgNJ: EvilMonkeyBoy: How about no. Grew up loving NFL Films but I am so exhausted by the coverage of the NFL that its making me dislike the sport to the point that even the old stuff doesn't even interest me.

It's May and if my city's QB does anything remotely physical it becomes national news. "RGKnee" and "Kneegate coverage" are words uttered on our local news broadcasts nightly.

It's madness and it has to stop.

Okay, how about those of us fortunate enough not to have an owner that sells stale airline peanuts to the rubes I mean, fans?


I got a 70th anniversary Darrell Green jersey for Christmas when I was in High School. Everybody had 70ths, the arrow logo was sweet.

Then the 80th anniversary jerseys got revealed, all of my friends and cousins got 80ths.

I just look at them like their farking retarded.

Moral of the story: Yes, we are all retarded.

/Typed with a 'Skins blanket around me.
 
2013-05-12 09:38:54 PM  
Perhaps they could actually make the channel viewable without having to pay $7 for an insanely overpriced and otherwise useless sports package.
 
2013-05-12 10:34:03 PM  
www.freakingnews.com
 
2013-05-12 11:28:15 PM  

mikaloyd: [www.freakingnews.com image 836x1267]


i1182.photobucket.com

Not cool, Mikaloyd! Not cool! :-(
 
2013-05-13 01:41:05 AM  

djones101: Perhaps they could actually make the channel viewable without having to pay $7 for an insanely overpriced and otherwise useless sports package.


I don't know about you, but that $7 (actually $7.99, I think) is the best money I spend every month.  I can actually enjoy sports without having to put up with BSPN's 24/7/365 bullshiat.
 
2013-05-13 09:17:56 AM  

buckeyebrain: I don't know about you, but that $7 (actually $7.99, I think) is the best money I spend every month.


This. If I could get rid of the useless rest of the channels on the digital tier, that'd be great, though.

/$7.99 for 15 channels or so I actually watch
//digital cable is another like $50-60 for the 10 or so channels of them I actually watch

Super Chronic: Maybe I can do the "new to me" thing like old TV shows I haven't watched -- I have no clue how some random Seahawks-Chiefs game in 1986 turned out, so I can pretend like something's at stake and root for my team... I guess?


You watch with someone else and bet on it. Requires a friend you can trust to not have looked up the final.
 
2013-05-13 11:39:56 AM  
perhaps I'm a strange bird, but I hate the red zone.  I'd rather not watch football if the redzone were the only way to watch it.  i like to watch the whole game, even if that means 3.5 hours of commercials for 11 minutes of football.
 
2013-05-13 11:51:37 AM  

pute kisses like a man: perhaps I'm a strange bird, but I hate the red zone.  I'd rather not watch football if the redzone were the only way to watch it.  i like to watch the whole game, even if that means 3.5 hours of commercials for 11 minutes of football.


Red zone is basically made for Fantasy Football players, or if you aren't rooting for a particular team, but, if that is the case, then, probably your only interest is from a fantasy or gambling perspective anyway.
 
2013-05-13 12:03:29 PM  

dletter: pute kisses like a man: perhaps I'm a strange bird, but I hate the red zone.  I'd rather not watch football if the redzone were the only way to watch it.  i like to watch the whole game, even if that means 3.5 hours of commercials for 11 minutes of football.

Red zone is basically made for Fantasy Football players, or if you aren't rooting for a particular team, but, if that is the case, then, probably your only interest is from a fantasy or gambling perspective anyway.


On the contrary, while I do play fantasy football, I consider myself a fan of the entire league (though I am an Eagles fan), and like to watch all of the goings on. So Red Zone is perfect.
 
2013-05-13 12:37:32 PM  

JDawgNJ: dletter: pute kisses like a man: perhaps I'm a strange bird, but I hate the red zone.  I'd rather not watch football if the redzone were the only way to watch it.  i like to watch the whole game, even if that means 3.5 hours of commercials for 11 minutes of football.

Red zone is basically made for Fantasy Football players, or if you aren't rooting for a particular team, but, if that is the case, then, probably your only interest is from a fantasy or gambling perspective anyway.

On the contrary, while I do play fantasy football, I consider myself a fan of the entire league (though I am an Eagles fan), and like to watch all of the goings on. So Red Zone is perfect.


I am not saying some might just like it to see all of the "scores", but, the prior person is correct.... most people want to see a game "evolve".... the primary people who are interested in "scoring plays" across the league in a live setting are predominantly because of fantasy football or gambling.
 
2013-05-13 01:14:30 PM  

dletter: JDawgNJ: dletter: pute kisses like a man: perhaps I'm a strange bird, but I hate the red zone.  I'd rather not watch football if the redzone were the only way to watch it.  i like to watch the whole game, even if that means 3.5 hours of commercials for 11 minutes of football.

Red zone is basically made for Fantasy Football players, or if you aren't rooting for a particular team, but, if that is the case, then, probably your only interest is from a fantasy or gambling perspective anyway.

On the contrary, while I do play fantasy football, I consider myself a fan of the entire league (though I am an Eagles fan), and like to watch all of the goings on. So Red Zone is perfect.

I am not saying some might just like it to see all of the "scores", but, the prior person is correct.... most people want to see a game "evolve".... the primary people who are interested in "scoring plays" across the league in a live setting are predominantly because of fantasy football or gambling.


but, even when you're watching just one game, chances are that you'll get the highlight of that score you missed on another station.  but, it won't be live.

I'd rather pick a few games to watch every weekend, maybe bounce back and forth if I picked one that was less competitive/interesting, or have multiple games I want to watch.  then, catch all the big scores on a highlight reel/post game show. To me, the fun of watching is a lot more than the touchdowns/field goals.  I get excited on every play, watching this person on the line do something special, watching that linebacker make a smart move to shut down a play, etc.  the big plays are fun too, I just love the game in all of its facets.  that's why I hate spending the day watching the red zone, i feel like I'm not watching football.
 
2013-05-13 01:32:28 PM  

dletter: Red zone is basically made for Fantasy Football players, or if you aren't rooting for a particular team, but, if that is the case, then, probably your only interest is from a fantasy or gambling perspective anyway.


Or if you don't like commercials. Or if they never show your team in your area.

/again, this year the Seahawks played TWO local teams and those were the only f*cking Jets/Bills games they didn't televise here all year
 
2013-05-13 01:57:08 PM  

IAmRight: dletter: Red zone is basically made for Fantasy Football players, or if you aren't rooting for a particular team, but, if that is the case, then, probably your only interest is from a fantasy or gambling perspective anyway.

Or if you don't like commercials. Or if they never show your team in your area.

/again, this year the Seahawks played TWO local teams and those were the only f*cking Jets/Bills games they didn't televise here all year


Well, the "fish out of water" thing as well, I can see that... even just the "scoring" elements of your game is better than nothing, if you can't/don't want to go all in for Sunday Ticket.
 
2013-05-13 02:11:59 PM  

dletter: Well, the "fish out of water" thing as well, I can see that... even just the "scoring" elements of your game is better than nothing, if you can't/don't want to go all in for Sunday Ticket.


Well, I just watch online, of course. But the wife likes RedZone because she doesn't mind watching the sports, she just prefers not to deal with some of the things they advertise for and the sleazy way they advertise some of them (I don't mind sleaze, I just find it pathetic that it works). So there's another benefit to the no commercials - I can leave RedZone on all day and the wife doesn't mind, ever.
 
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