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Old 12-27-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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Default NFL screws Steelers; changes schedule

So the NFL decided to make a scheduling change for the last week for the season. Previously, the Bengals-Jets game was scheduled for 1pm, the same time as the Texans-Pats game. This was good for the Steelers, since we need both the Pats and Cincy to win. If they both started at the same time, they would both have to play their starters to fight for the #3 seed.

However, the NFL has just moved the Cincy-Jets game to 8:20pm on Sunday. This now means that the Bengals will be able to wait to see what happens in the Patriots game. If the Pats win, the game for the Bengals is useless and they can rest their starters (which screws the Steelers, since we need Cincy to win).

I'm sure the NFL didn't think of this when they were making the change, but this has serious playoff implications. The NFL should not be able to make changes like this.

For reference, the NFL made this change after all games were completed on Sunday. Source.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:53 PM   #2
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No, we screwed ourselves.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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Yes, they screwed us. So did that asswipe Jim Caldwell when he decided to pull his players with a slim lead and throw away an undefeated yer.

Ultimately though, if we beat a bunch of crappy teams a month ago, it wouldn't have mattered.
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No, we screwed ourselves.
That's certainly true, but don't you think the NFL has having too much of a hand in it? With all the gambling and similar problems in sports, this seems like a pretty serious problem, since the NFL front office is favoring a team by moving them.
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That's certainly true, but don't you think the NFL has having too much of a hand in it? With all the gamlbing problems in sports, this seems like a pretty serious problem, since the NFL front office is favoring a team by moving them.
Please don't even go there. Everybody else around the league already believes that the NFL is rigged in our favor anyway (which is also bullsh*t). The Bengals/Jets game was moved to Sunday night because it involves two solid teams, and FOX probably told the NFL to leave the Cowboys/Eagles game alone already.
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Please don't even go there. Everybody else around the league already believes that the NFL is rigged in our favor anyway (which is also bullsh*t). The Bengals/Jets game was moved to Sunday night because it involves two solid teams, and FOX probably told the NFL to leave the Cowboys/Eagles game alone already.
Like I said in the OP, I don't think the NFL had any intent of screwing the Steelers on purpose (there are probably other teams affected by this as well). But I don't think they should have the power to do that.
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We did it to ourselves playing like hell in 7 games, but that's definitely a mistake by the league to do something like that.
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"Delay of griping, offense. five games from the spot of the foul".

The league did not screw us. *We* screwed us. Just like every nonsense complaint about bad calls/ no calls, etc; don't let it come down to this, and the call doesn't matter.

We lost to the Chiefs, the Raiders, and the Browns. Had we not done that, we'd be looking at a guaranteed berth. As it stands, we still have a very good chance to make the playoffs. There's plenty of teams who would love to be in our position right now.
/ take what you get and make the most of it...
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:19 PM   #10
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Simple formula: Dont lose as many games and were in. Moving the game has nothing to do with Destiny. A team has to win no matter whats thrown at them.
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