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2014-07-27 11:53:38 AM  
HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.
 
2014-07-27 02:11:10 PM  
This -just- edges out the screen at Texas Motor Speedway (218 x 94.6 ft) in terms of area.
 
2014-07-27 02:19:15 PM  
So, with handegg starting up again, is Trey going to come back?
 
2014-07-27 02:23:22 PM  
Maybe they will show some NFL games on the screens, so Jaguars fans (are there any?) can see what professional football looks like.
 
2014-07-27 02:27:35 PM  

DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.


Honestly, if you're going to make fun of a team for blackouts, it should be the teams that regularly black out their games.  In other words, make fun of Tampa, Oakland, or Cincinnati for that sort of thing instead.
 
2014-07-27 02:30:13 PM  
Big screen comes in handy to watch Johnny Manziel go BUST....and show Blake Bortles highlites afterwards
 
2014-07-27 02:49:12 PM  

DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.


That's because they covered the upper deck with tarps for the season. Without them they'd never be on TV, the stadium is just too big to fill even when the team is good. It's not a reflection on the fanbase, they actually draw pretty well, but when you have thousands more seats than most NFL teams you're looking at blackouts. It's the same problem the Raiders and Rams faced with the LA Coliseum.
 
2014-07-27 03:08:29 PM  

RINO: So, with handegg starting up again, is Trey going to come back?


Of course! Same as the migratory birds fly south for winter and the Cowboys going 8-8, such is the cycle of nature.
 
2014-07-27 03:13:36 PM  
Sooo, they're moving to L.A. next year? >.>
 
2014-07-27 03:30:35 PM  
Here you can see how the new displays stack up against, a human, a car, a semi, one and two storey houses, a set of goal posts, and George Washington's noggin from Mt. Rushmore.

I'm not sure I understand the graphic. How many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2014-07-27 03:48:47 PM  
I lol'd.

Maybe the Jags can do what the SEC is currently doing, and study MLS teams in ways to figure out how to increase attendance.
 
2014-07-27 03:50:58 PM  
Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.
 
2014-07-27 04:06:10 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.

That's because they covered the upper deck with tarps for the season. Without them they'd never be on TV, the stadium is just too big to fill even when the team is good. It's not a reflection on the fanbase, they actually draw pretty well, but when you have thousands more seats than most NFL teams you're looking at blackouts. It's the same problem the Raiders and Rams faced with the LA Coliseum.


This.  The stadium's capacity is 76,867 yet they "sell out" with an attendance under 60,000.
 
2014-07-27 04:21:29 PM  

neuroflare: RINO: So, with handegg starting up again, is Trey going to come back?

Of course! Same as the migratory birds fly south for winter and the Cowboys going 8-8, such is the cycle of nature.


Excellent! Trey coming back, Staubach jersey is clean and pressed, I'm ready!
 
2014-07-27 04:22:55 PM  

rugman11: Adolf Oliver Nipples: DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.

That's because they covered the upper deck with tarps for the season. Without them they'd never be on TV, the stadium is just too big to fill even when the team is good. It's not a reflection on the fanbase, they actually draw pretty well, but when you have thousands more seats than most NFL teams you're looking at blackouts. It's the same problem the Raiders and Rams faced with the LA Coliseum.

This.  The stadium's capacity is 76,867 yet they "sell out" with an attendance under 60,000.


By contrast the Bills' stadium is 73,967 and they rarely fail to sell out.
 
2014-07-27 04:23:12 PM  

gfid: Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.


Because, "Fark you, Baltimore," that's why.
 
2014-07-27 04:26:16 PM  

gfid: Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.


hey, Jacksonville is the largest city* in the US!

*by land area, not counting Alaskan city-boroughs
 
2014-07-27 04:28:02 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: gfid: Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.

Because, "Fark you, Baltimore," that's why.


It's as good a reason as any and better than most.
 
2014-07-27 04:38:45 PM  

organizmx: I lol'd.

Maybe the Jags can do what the SEC is currently doing, and study MLS teams in ways to figure out how to increase attendance.


Not sure if serious?
 
2014-07-27 04:48:30 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Gecko Gingrich: gfid: Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.

Because, "Fark you, Baltimore," that's why.

It's as good a reason as any and better than most.



Yep, Tagliabue didn't want to give Baltimore a team and did everything in his power to get the team in Jacksonville.  And now Baltimore has sold out every game since moving to their new stadium in 1998, and has a waiting list for season tickets.  And we've won 2 Super Bowls.  Hopefully he'll die soon so I can go piss on his grave.
 
2014-07-27 05:12:37 PM  

Retsam: organizmx: I lol'd.

Maybe the Jags can do what the SEC is currently doing, and study MLS teams in ways to figure out how to increase attendance.

Not sure if serious?


Serious.
 
2014-07-27 05:29:07 PM  

MagicBus: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Gecko Gingrich: gfid: Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.

Because, "Fark you, Baltimore," that's why.

It's as good a reason as any and better than most.


Yep, Tagliabue didn't want to give Baltimore a team and did everything in his power to get the team in Jacksonville.  And now Baltimore has sold out every game since moving to their new stadium in 1998, and has a waiting list for season tickets.  And we've won 2 Super Bowls.  Hopefully he'll die soon so I can go piss on his grave.


I attribute it to him being a Giants fan in 1958 and 1959.
 
2014-07-27 05:31:15 PM  

Retsam: organizmx: I lol'd.

Maybe the Jags can do what the SEC is currently doing, and study MLS teams in ways to figure out how to increase attendance.

Not sure if serious?


MLS has the fastest-growing fanbase in the US.
 
2014-07-27 05:38:25 PM  

MagicBus: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Gecko Gingrich: gfid: Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.

Because, "Fark you, Baltimore," that's why.

It's as good a reason as any and better than most.


Yep, Tagliabue didn't want to give Baltimore a team and did everything in his power to get the team in Jacksonville.  And now Baltimore has sold out every game since moving to their new stadium in 1998, and has a waiting list for season tickets.  And we've won 2 Super Bowls.  Hopefully he'll die soon so I can go piss on his grave.


Make sure you don't video tape it, or you'll wind up on TMZ.

cameroncrazy1984: Retsam: organizmx: I lol'd.

Maybe the Jags can do what the SEC is currently doing, and study MLS teams in ways to figure out how to increase attendance.

Not sure if serious?

MLS has the fastest-growing fanbase in the US.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-07-27 06:03:50 PM  

MagicBus: Maybe they will show some NFL games on the screens, so Jaguars fans (are there any?) can see what professional football looks like.


So buy Jaguars tickets and get the RedZone channel at the stadium?  Sounds pretty fair if you're a Jags fan.  They should throw in free beer for the 1st half as well.
 
2014-07-27 06:12:00 PM  
They can run this at the bottom of the HD Jumbotron:static5.businessinsider.com
 
2014-07-27 06:44:41 PM  

DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.


img.4plebs.org
 
2014-07-27 09:58:38 PM  
Is there a trailer park near this monstrosity? If so, I know where the next hurricane-generated tornado cluster is going to strike.
 
2014-07-27 10:02:13 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.

That's because they covered the upper deck with tarps for the season. Without them they'd never be on TV, the stadium is just too big to fill even when the team is good. It's not a reflection on the fanbase, they actually draw pretty well, but when you have thousands more seats than most NFL teams you're looking at blackouts. It's the same problem the Raiders and Rams faced with the LA Coliseum.


Wrong. The tarps are mandated by the NFL to keep the stadium's capacity in line with the NFL standard for that market.

Everbank Field is a dual-purpose facility. It is both a college football stadium and an NFL stadium. If you haven't noticed, or aren't very bright: major college football stadiums are tens of thousands of seats larger than NFL stadiums.

When Everbank is being used as a college football facility, its seating configuration is that which is appropriate. When it is an NFL stadium, likewise.
 
2014-07-27 10:28:31 PM  

bubbaprog: Wrong. The tarps are mandated by the NFL to keep the stadium's capacity in line with the NFL standard for that market.


No, that is not correct.

Before the 2005 season, mainly due to low attendance figures and looming blackouts, team officials installed a series of tarps to reduce the seating capacity for Jaguars games. The covers were placed to block out seven sections in the upper north end zone and four in each upper deck section, located on the corners of each. This puts 9,703 seats out of service, leaving the stadium with 67,164 seats for the regular season. However, in the event the Jaguars make the AFC Championship Game, the stadium can easily be expanded to full capacity. Some believed that this was a sign that the city couldn't support an NFL team; the city is the second-smallest market in the league. However, the current capacity is actually very close to what Wayne Weaver included in his original proposal to bring the Gator Bowl up to NFL standards. The city council turned this plan down, mainly out of concern for not having enough seats to accommodate the annual Florida-Georgia game.

In other words, the stadium was built extra-large to cover the college games and the Jags couldn't fill it. They, and not the NFL, put the tarps up to end the blackouts.
 
2014-07-27 10:47:11 PM  

bubbaprog: Adolf Oliver Nipples: DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.

That's because they covered the upper deck with tarps for the season. Without them they'd never be on TV, the stadium is just too big to fill even when the team is good. It's not a reflection on the fanbase, they actually draw pretty well, but when you have thousands more seats than most NFL teams you're looking at blackouts. It's the same problem the Raiders and Rams faced with the LA Coliseum.

Wrong. The tarps are mandated by the NFL to keep the stadium's capacity in line with the NFL standard for that market.

Everbank Field is a dual-purpose facility. It is both a college football stadium and an NFL stadium. If you haven't noticed, or aren't very bright: major college football stadiums are tens of thousands of seats larger than NFL stadiums.

When Everbank is being used as a college football facility, its seating configuration is that which is appropriate. When it is an NFL stadium, likewise.


There are three NFL markets smaller than Jacksonville: Green Bay, Buffalo, and New Orleans

Lambeau Field Capacity: 80,978, Average Attendance: 77,947
Ralph Wilson Capacity: 73,079, Average Attendance: 66,267
Superdome Capacity: 73,208, Average Attendance: 72,901
Everbank Capacity: 76,867 (67,246 with tarps), Average Attendance: 59,940

Seems to me like it's not the market causing the problems.
 
2014-07-27 11:27:51 PM  

rugman11: Seems to me like it's not the market causing the problems.


I've pointed this out before but I'll do it again I guess.

The problem with the Jags market is the amount of good college football teams that it has in it. We have FSU, UCF, and UF within the market area of the Jaguars. If I only have money for one game, and I have to choose between of going to Tallahassee, Orlando, or Gainesville and watching a college team, or going to Jacksonville and watching a pro team, I'm going to Tally, Orlando, or G'ville nearly every time. Those three teams you listed don't have that in their market areas so it's not a fair comparison. At least not when it comes to football.

Now, if you throw in the beaches, the Nation's Oldest City, Disney World, Universal, and Busch Gardens all within 3 hours of Jacksonville, you can see the problem with getting asses in the seats. That said, the Jags have sucked lately and that sure doesn't help either but it's a little more complicated than simply being a bad team (which they are).
 
2014-07-28 12:02:55 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: bubbaprog: Wrong. The tarps are mandated by the NFL to keep the stadium's capacity in line with the NFL standard for that market.

No, that is not correct.

Before the 2005 season, mainly due to low attendance figures and looming blackouts, team officials installed a series of tarps to reduce the seating capacity for Jaguars games. The covers were placed to block out seven sections in the upper north end zone and four in each upper deck section, located on the corners of each. This puts 9,703 seats out of service, leaving the stadium with 67,164 seats for the regular season. However, in the event the Jaguars make the AFC Championship Game, the stadium can easily be expanded to full capacity. Some believed that this was a sign that the city couldn't support an NFL team; the city is the second-smallest market in the league. However, the current capacity is actually very close to what Wayne Weaver included in his original proposal to bring the Gator Bowl up to NFL standards. The city council turned this plan down, mainly out of concern for not having enough seats to accommodate the annual Florida-Georgia game.

In other words, the stadium was built extra-large to cover the college games and the Jags couldn't fill it. They, and not the NFL, put the tarps up to end the blackouts.


THIS

Let me post my graphic for everyone, as I try to always to in such silly threads:

i624.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-28 12:27:53 AM  
I am confused by the resolution on this giant board. It seems very low for such a HUGE screen
 
2014-07-28 01:42:46 AM  

Retsam: organizmx: I lol'd.

Maybe the Jags can do what the SEC is currently doing, and study MLS teams in ways to figure out how to increase attendance.

Not sure if serious?


http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/why-college-football-is-studying-major-le ague-soccer-1405556573?mobile=y
 
2014-07-28 04:37:57 AM  

gfid: Can someone explain to me why Jacksonville even has a team?

It's not like they're a real city.


It's just one giant suburb with endless stretches of 6 lane major roads and soulless strip malls. About the only tolerable section of the metropolitan area is the Jacksonville/Neptune Beach areas. Other than that it's one of the most bland "cities" to visit in America.
 
2014-07-28 08:21:10 AM  
Hopefully the screen will be able to ship to London.
 
2014-07-28 09:23:47 AM  
xaks:

Let me post my graphic for everyone, as I try to always to in such silly threads:

[i624.photobucket.com image 570x960]



But how many of those tickets were free tickets, buy 1/get 1 free, $20 tickets, etc.?  All of these other teams don't have to rely on giveaways and gimmicks to sell tickets.  Plus in jacksonville all of the seats between the 30's (maybe 20's) are considered Club seats, and don't count as part of selling out or not.  Face it, jacksonville may barely sell out their games with a smaller capacity, but they don't have anywhere near the draw or the season ticket waiting lists of most other teams.

Maybe the NFL should just combine Jacksonville and Tampa into one team, and play 4 games in each city.
 
2014-07-28 01:53:27 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: rugman11: Adolf Oliver Nipples: DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.

That's because they covered the upper deck with tarps for the season. Without them they'd never be on TV, the stadium is just too big to fill even when the team is good. It's not a reflection on the fanbase, they actually draw pretty well, but when you have thousands more seats than most NFL teams you're looking at blackouts. It's the same problem the Raiders and Rams faced with the LA Coliseum.

This.  The stadium's capacity is 76,867 yet they "sell out" with an attendance under 60,000.

By contrast the Bills' stadium is 73,967 and they rarely fail to sell out.


FedExField is 85,000 and officially still sells out.
 
2014-07-28 04:29:52 PM  

xaks: Adolf Oliver Nipples: bubbaprog: Wrong. The tarps are mandated by the NFL to keep the stadium's capacity in line with the NFL standard for that market.

No, that is not correct.

Before the 2005 season, mainly due to low attendance figures and looming blackouts, team officials installed a series of tarps to reduce the seating capacity for Jaguars games. The covers were placed to block out seven sections in the upper north end zone and four in each upper deck section, located on the corners of each. This puts 9,703 seats out of service, leaving the stadium with 67,164 seats for the regular season. However, in the event the Jaguars make the AFC Championship Game, the stadium can easily be expanded to full capacity. Some believed that this was a sign that the city couldn't support an NFL team; the city is the second-smallest market in the league. However, the current capacity is actually very close to what Wayne Weaver included in his original proposal to bring the Gator Bowl up to NFL standards. The city council turned this plan down, mainly out of concern for not having enough seats to accommodate the annual Florida-Georgia game.

In other words, the stadium was built extra-large to cover the college games and the Jags couldn't fill it. They, and not the NFL, put the tarps up to end the blackouts.

THIS

Let me post my graphic for everyone, as I try to always to in such silly threads:


I love you, man.
 
2014-07-28 04:37:16 PM  
I thought the Jags blacked out in their own stadium about eight times each season.
 
2014-07-28 08:00:40 PM  

LucklessWonder: cameroncrazy1984: rugman11: Adolf Oliver Nipples: DasCoop: HAHA Subby, that would be great if they had been blacked out at some point since 2009, but they haven't. Go back to the internets and research before attempting a witty headline. A much better one would have been something about how they will be able to see their wide receivers do drugs in the largest HD in the world or something.

That's because they covered the upper deck with tarps for the season. Without them they'd never be on TV, the stadium is just too big to fill even when the team is good. It's not a reflection on the fanbase, they actually draw pretty well, but when you have thousands more seats than most NFL teams you're looking at blackouts. It's the same problem the Raiders and Rams faced with the LA Coliseum.

This.  The stadium's capacity is 76,867 yet they "sell out" with an attendance under 60,000.

By contrast the Bills' stadium is 73,967 and they rarely fail to sell out.

FedExField is 85,000 and officially still sells out.


...thus explaining why Dan Snyder still owns the team.
 
jvl
2014-07-28 09:15:43 PM  

Raelkcmo: I am confused by the resolution on this giant board. It seems very low for such a HUGE screen


The video played on it can be up to four-wide 1080p.

Meanwhile in Oakland, the Raiders/A's have a standard definition board...
 
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