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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:52 PM

Why isn't the NFL playing games on Saturday?

They used to at this time of year. There is ONE game, but what are we couch potatoes supposed to watch on Saturday? Army-Navy? Golf?

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Reply Why isn't the NFL playing games on Saturday? (Original post)
El Supremo Dec 2012 OP
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #1
Auggie Dec 2012 #3
El Supremo Dec 2012 #7
El Supremo Dec 2012 #6
ashleywilliam Dec 2012 #2
JonLP24 Dec 2012 #4
El Supremo Dec 2012 #5
KamaAina Dec 2012 #10
RagAss Dec 2012 #8
taterguy Dec 2012 #9

Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:07 PM

1. Go outside and enjoy the fucking weather. Supposed to be 65 here on Saturday.

Go down to the park and start a pick-up game of football.

Do something, but just get some fucking exercise!!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:16 AM

3. Maybe El can come to wine country and help me rake leaves

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Response to Auggie (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:45 PM

7. I still have two more bags to go before it snows tomorrow.

We've gotten five so far on recent weekends.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:43 PM

6. Says he with more than four times the number of posts at DU than I have.

In almost exactly the same number of years.

I bet your fingers are in great shape. Your butt however....

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:32 AM

2. i dont know

 

i dont know any thing about this plz u tell me.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

4. When the NFL was granted its broadcast anti-trust exemption

It was made practically illegal for them to air NFL games on Fridays & Saturdays during college & high school seasons. I don't believe this applies to bowl season but there is a FCS playoff game tonight.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:55 PM

5. I surfed around and found this:

The NFL Is Still Holding Back Saturday Football Because The NFL Hates You

Oh hey, what are you doing this Saturday? I'll tell you what you won't be doing: watching football. You will watch the Army-Navy game for five minutes before realizing you're watching Army play Navy and then the rest of your day will be a giant sea of NOTHING. For the seventh straight year, the NFL won't be playing any Saturday afternoon games in December, which is complete bullshit.

In fact, they won't even be playing Saturday night games anymore. There's one Saturday game being played this entire season, and that's during Week 16 to avoid a Monday night game on Christmas Eve. The NFL Network's Saturday Night Football schedule got thrown into the trash heap when the league decided to go with a full Thursday night schedule, a move that has brought Roger Goodell universal scorn. From Andrew Sharp at SB Nation:

Football fans openly mock Thursday games or just ignore them, the games are forgotten as soon as they happen, and the whole thing only exists because it's leverage to help the NFL gouge cable providers into carrying the NFL Network at a premium, a cost that's instantly passed on to you.

(snip)

SO WHY IN THE LIVING FUCK AM I STUCK WATCHING NOTHING ON SATURDAYS FOR A FULL MONTH? You know what football games are on a week from Saturday? The Gildan New Mexico Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. That's it. That's the schedule. I have to sit here like an ASSHOLE and attempt to tolerate Toledo-Utah State when I could be watching hot, sweaty NFL action just as the season is reaching its crescendo. Like I always argue, they play wild-card games and divisional playoff games on Saturdays. Why should the final month of the regular season be any different? Does the NFL not like increased enthusiasm for its sport at a time of cresting media scrutiny? I bet Roger Goodell schedules a Thursday night playoff game before he goes back to Saturday afternoon football. And you know why? BECAUSE HE SUCKS ROCKETS.

the whole piece at: http://deadspin.com/5965998/the-nfl-is-still-holding-back-saturday-football-because-they-hate-you

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 01:21 PM

10. Bang bang, Maxwell's Ginger Hammer came down upon our head

Bang bang, Maxwell's Ginger Hammer made sure the day was dead.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:06 AM

8. Let's hope these future December Saturdays...

Will be NCAA Football Playoff days !

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Response to RagAss (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:03 AM

9. Lots of NCAA Playoff games today

Just not in Division I, or whatever dumbass name they're calling it these days.

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