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terribletowel67
03-26-2007, 05:45 PM
the 2007 kickoff game is saints at colts.

BettisFan
03-26-2007, 05:48 PM
yea
http://nfl.com/news/story/10089529

it sucks they have bungles vs the chiks but not us, i wish we were playiing in a big game !

polamalufan43
03-26-2007, 05:56 PM
Well, we have the HOF game, so that's something I guess.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

Newzfoxjr
03-26-2007, 06:13 PM
This is cool. That'll be a good game.

BettisFan
03-26-2007, 06:45 PM
??? HOF game??

Atlanta Dan
03-26-2007, 07:00 PM
This from Peter King today:

The schedule will be announced April 5 on ESPN, which owns much of the free world and is currently in negotiations to buy the rest.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/03/26/0326/3.html

Thought Steelers-Cards might be the first weekend of MNF but obviously not.

My bet is one Sunday night and one Monday night game for the Steelers.

After all the prime time and late afternoon kickoffs for the defending SB champs in 2006 I am looking forward to what I assume will be mostly 1 pm kickoffs in 2007.

4n2t0
03-26-2007, 07:04 PM
??? HOF game??

Hall of Fame game.

http://www.profootballhof.com/enshrinement/game.html

Suitanim
03-28-2007, 06:00 PM
Weird...it wasn't that long ago that games featuring the Colts, the Saints, The Bengals and the Cards would have been all local market fodder called by the Z teams...

Atlanta Dan
03-28-2007, 07:52 PM
Weird...it wasn't that long ago that games featuring the Colts, the Saints, The Bengals and the Cards would have been all local market fodder called by the Z teams...

That's the difference between baseball and football. Baseball ratings pretty much require Yankees or the Red Sox since they have the $$$ to win and develop viewers nationwide; the NFL sells the game and because of the cap (at least for now) any team can become competitive and a media draw.

Suitanim
03-28-2007, 08:49 PM
That's the difference between baseball and football. Baseball ratings pretty much require Yankees or the Red Sox since they have the $$$ to win and develop viewers nationwide; the NFL sells the game and because of the cap (at least for now) any team can become competitive and a media draw.

But baseball is different...small payroll teams can win. It's the nature of the game, though, and I'm not sure rev share would work in MLB. Baseball is a different animal altogether...

As for fan draw, people will watch the first game because it's the first game, but interest will wane fast. The NFL is simply more of a spectacle than baseball is...

MACH1
03-28-2007, 08:53 PM
And football doesn't go on for a 100+ games.

verks36
03-28-2007, 09:33 PM
the 2007 kickoff game is saints at colts.

gonna be a good game

Atlanta Dan
03-28-2007, 10:57 PM
And football doesn't go on for a 100+ games.

My point was not that baseball and football are the same types of sports but that the NFL has more teams that are competitive. Accordingly, the NFL can put up any of those competitive teams and be fairly confident of getting a good game + TV rating rather than being dependent on needing to putting up the Giants, Bears or Pats every week. Thus, the NFL has many small market teams play the first weekend of the season in the big TV games and Seattle-Pittsburgh draws very high ratings even by SB ratings standards.

OTOH Fox Sports and MLB are in despair any year the World Series does not feature the Red Sox or Yankees since those teams outspend virtually every other MLB team, including perennial sad sacks like the Brewers (geographical counterpart of the Packers), Royals (counterpart of the Chiefs), and Pirates (counterpart of the Steelers).

BettisFan
03-28-2007, 11:54 PM
oh ok so we are televised nice