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2021-03-04 6:29:52 AM  
Sure. Who cares about fans having access to all the games they want to see? Certainly not the NFL.
 
2021-03-04 6:38:33 AM  
Hey, let's send a couple teams to London to play a game there no one gives two f*cks about and screw one team's season ticket holders out of a game so we can attract that sweet, sweet European market that hasn't given a f*ck about our sport for f*cking decades and never will!
 
2021-03-04 7:31:25 AM  

lindalouwho: Sure. Who cares about fans having access to all the games they want to see? Certainly not the NFL.


I mean it's better than a few years ago where the games were exclusive to NFL Network only. At least now if you really want to watch it, it's a 30 second download and no contract because you can cancel Prime.
 
2021-03-04 7:45:10 AM  

lindalouwho: Sure. Who cares about fans having access to all the games they want to see? Certainly not the NFL.


Fortunately, there is almost never a Thursday game that you want to see
 
2021-03-04 7:49:08 AM  
Thursday night football is stupid. I wish the NFL would just get rid of it.
 
2021-03-04 7:56:30 AM  

browneye: Thursday night football is stupid. I wish the NFL would just get rid of it.


If there's a company out there who will give $1 for Thursday night games, then there will be Thursday night games.

I agree though. The quality of the games is terrible, and the injury risk seems higher

/I have no stats on the increased injury risk
 
2021-03-04 8:11:24 AM  

Gubbo: browneye: Thursday night football is stupid. I wish the NFL would just get rid of it.

If there's a company out there who will give $1 for Thursday night games, then there will be Thursday night games.

I agree though. The quality of the games is terrible, and the injury risk seems higher

/I have no stats on the increased injury risk


I hate Thursday night games.  They really show how much a week of preparation matters.

[Fantasy Nerd Alert] - Thursday night games are worse for all passing statistics but especially for QBs.  RBs who run from the line of scrimmage perform slightly better.  The interesting note is that this deficit in QB play impacts mediocre QBs more than the elite QBs.  Thursday night doesn't hurt Aaron Rodgers production much, but it does hurt guys like Derek Carr.

Some much smarter people than me have run numbers on this and it's interesting.
 
2021-03-04 8:29:22 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Gubbo: browneye: Thursday night football is stupid. I wish the NFL would just get rid of it.

If there's a company out there who will give $1 for Thursday night games, then there will be Thursday night games.

I agree though. The quality of the games is terrible, and the injury risk seems higher

/I have no stats on the increased injury risk

I hate Thursday night games.  They really show how much a week of preparation matters.

[Fantasy Nerd Alert] - Thursday night games are worse for all passing statistics but especially for QBs.  RBs who run from the line of scrimmage perform slightly better.  The interesting note is that this deficit in QB play impacts mediocre QBs more than the elite QBs.  Thursday night doesn't hurt Aaron Rodgers production much, but it does hurt guys like Derek Carr.

Some much smarter people than me have run numbers on this and it's interesting.


There are some things where I need numbers.

Then there are things like Thursday night games, where I don't need numbers to tell me that the play is bad :)
 
2021-03-04 8:45:20 AM  
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2021-03-04 8:48:03 AM  

Gubbo: Rapmaster2000: Gubbo: browneye: Thursday night football is stupid. I wish the NFL would just get rid of it.

If there's a company out there who will give $1 for Thursday night games, then there will be Thursday night games.

I agree though. The quality of the games is terrible, and the injury risk seems higher

/I have no stats on the increased injury risk

I hate Thursday night games.  They really show how much a week of preparation matters.

[Fantasy Nerd Alert] - Thursday night games are worse for all passing statistics but especially for QBs.  RBs who run from the line of scrimmage perform slightly better.  The interesting note is that this deficit in QB play impacts mediocre QBs more than the elite QBs.  Thursday night doesn't hurt Aaron Rodgers production much, but it does hurt guys like Derek Carr.

Some much smarter people than me have run numbers on this and it's interesting.

There are some things where I need numbers.

Then there are things like Thursday night games, where I don't need numbers to tell me that the play is bad :)


Agreed, but it's always nice to verify what you're seeing is real.  The improved RB play surprised me a bit, but it's because teams just run the ball more on Thursday, presumably in the absence of time to prep the QB.  It's not because of any superior blocking schemes.
 
2021-03-04 8:58:24 AM  
It's odd to hear about something involving Joe Buck and streaming, but not shoes.
 
2021-03-04 10:42:54 AM  

lindalouwho: Sure. Who cares about fans having access to all the games they want to see? Certainly not the NFL.


Does DirectTV still have exclusive rights to the Sunday ticket?  Because that farking thing really annoyed me.

Who thought it was a great idea to basically cut out anybody living in an apartment, condo, or who didn't want to slap a big ugly dish on the side of their house?

I would have payed for it as a streaming service, but instead I got crafty in the art of live sports streaming piracy.
 
2021-03-04 11:00:37 AM  

JimmyFartpants: lindalouwho: Sure. Who cares about fans having access to all the games they want to see? Certainly not the NFL.

Does DirectTV still have exclusive rights to the Sunday ticket?  Because that farking thing really annoyed me.

Who thought it was a great idea to basically cut out anybody living in an apartment, condo, or who didn't want to slap a big ugly dish on the side of their house?

I would have payed for it as a streaming service, but instead I got crafty in the art of live sports streaming piracy.


DirectTV still has it, but their contract expires after the 2022 season. I expect a big fight for the rights, I think AT&T (DirectTV) paid $1.5b.
 
2021-03-04 11:43:28 AM  
Good. The picture is great!
 
2021-03-04 12:06:10 PM  

lindalouwho: DirectTV still has it, but their contract expires after the 2022 season. I expect a big fight for the rights, I think AT&T (DirectTV) paid $1.5b.


The only downside is I will lose my trump card when someone tries to get me to switch to their cable provider.

//Don't even have Directv
 
2021-03-04 12:08:39 PM  
So, I have dish network because I live out in the boonies, and there is no cable. I watched the game that was exclusive to Prime Video earlier this year. Laggy low refresh HD and stereo sound? I've been watching games (and everything else) in 1080p and 5.1 surround for over a decade on Dish. And some I could watch in 4K if I wanted to upgrade my TV. Why the hell would I want CRT levels of video and audio quality simply to save a couple bucks, at most? And that seems to be true for many live streaming services. My sister has fairly fast internet, and still, watching hulu live sports at her place was like traveling back to 2004.

/Dropping the dish sounds great in theory, until I actually compare apples to apples on content offered, video/audio quality, dvr storage sizes, cost to purchase and install an OTA antenna for local stations, etc.
 
2021-03-04 12:58:00 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Gubbo: Rapmaster2000: Gubbo: browneye: Thursday night football is stupid. I wish the NFL would just get rid of it.

If there's a company out there who will give $1 for Thursday night games, then there will be Thursday night games.

I agree though. The quality of the games is terrible, and the injury risk seems higher

/I have no stats on the increased injury risk

I hate Thursday night games.  They really show how much a week of preparation matters.

[Fantasy Nerd Alert] - Thursday night games are worse for all passing statistics but especially for QBs.  RBs who run from the line of scrimmage perform slightly better.  The interesting note is that this deficit in QB play impacts mediocre QBs more than the elite QBs.  Thursday night doesn't hurt Aaron Rodgers production much, but it does hurt guys like Derek Carr.

Some much smarter people than me have run numbers on this and it's interesting.

There are some things where I need numbers.

Then there are things like Thursday night games, where I don't need numbers to tell me that the play is bad :)

Agreed, but it's always nice to verify what you're seeing is real.  The improved RB play surprised me a bit, but it's because teams just run the ball more on Thursday, presumably in the absence of time to prep the QB.  It's not because of any superior blocking schemes.


I'm sure fatigue/lack of recovery time for LB/DL players factors in here too.

Run blocking from OL also requires less time at the point of attack, and you can easily scheme in your TEs and WRs to block at the line and downfield.

Finally, most teams carry a pretty deep stable of RBs, and outside of a few, players are largely interchangeable. This isn't the case for most other positions.
 
2021-03-04 1:01:32 PM  
For TNF games that were on Amazon, I almost exclusively watched them there vs OTA. I preferred Amazon's commentary choices, and the in game insights feature was neat. I also don't have NFL Network or any premium cable package through a cable provider or streaming platform, so this to me is a great way to utilize a service I'm already paying for.
 
2021-03-04 2:54:25 PM  
I like that they have the Thursday night games and wish they'd get the Monday night games too. I don't have cable and wouldn't pay an espn premium for 1 game a week if I did.
 
2021-03-04 3:15:53 PM  

SafetyThird: I like that they have the Thursday night games and wish they'd get the Monday night games too. I don't have cable and wouldn't pay an espn premium for 1 game a week if I did.


I rarely watch MNF (only the ones that get simulcasted on ABC) and it's nearly unwatchable between the quality of the commentary and the in-game production. I have to mute the audio and go to a radio broadcast just so I know what's going on when they let commercials overlap play or they decide to keep some stupid stat up instead of the play happening on the field.
 
2021-03-05 2:00:36 AM  

JimmyFartpants: lindalouwho: Sure. Who cares about fans having access to all the games they want to see? Certainly not the NFL.

Does DirectTV still have exclusive rights to the Sunday ticket?  Because that farking thing really annoyed me.

Who thought it was a great idea to basically cut out anybody living in an apartment, condo, or who didn't want to slap a big ugly dish on the side of their house?

I would have payed for it as a streaming service, but instead I got crafty in the art of live sports streaming piracy.


https://www.tomsguide.com/us/get-sund​a​y-ticket-without-directv,review-3811.h​tml

It is available as a streaming service. I've used it the last couple of years. The price also gets a lot better if you have a university student in the family and can use their school info to sign up. $100 vs almost $300 at full price.
 
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