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burger13
04-06-2006, 02:47 PM
Has anyone else noticed that the NFL seems to have put the better matchups on Sunday night over Monday night this year. Plus SNF gets flex scheduling (although it's understandable why they couldn't do that monday).

Look at the matchups....the Sunday nighters are almost all better games than the Monday nighters:

WEEK 1
Sunday, Sep. 10
Indianapolis at N.Y. Giants 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Sep. 11
Minnesota at Washington 7:00 p.m.
San Diego at Oakland 10:15 p.m.

WEEK 2
Sunday, Sep. 17
Washington at Dallas 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Sep. 18
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 3
Sunday, Sep. 24
Denver at New England 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Sep. 25
Atlanta at New Orleans 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 4
Sunday, Oct. 1
Seattle at Chicago 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 2
Green Bay at Philadelphia 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 5
Sunday, Oct. 8
Pittsburgh at San Diego 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 9
Baltimore at Denver 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 6
Sunday, Oct. 15
Oakland at Denver 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16
Chicago at Arizona 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 7
Sunday, Oct. 22
Washington at Indianapolis 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 23
N.Y. Giants at Dallas 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 8
Sunday, Oct. 29
Dallas at Carolina 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 30
New England at Minnesota 8:30 p.m.

WEEK 9
Sunday, Nov. 5
Indianapolis at New England 8:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 6
Oakland at Seattle 8:30 p.m.

(comparison ends at week 9, as flex scheduling starts week 10)


I don't know about you guys but it just looks bass ackwards to me......the only week I see where the Monday night game looks better than the Sunday night game is week 7 IMO.

I would much rather see better games on Monday night.......it's like a special treat after the worst day of the work week. Sunday night games are always sort of blah....after a long day of watching games and drinking. I feel like they screwed the pooch on this one. :shakeno:

Of coarse, as good as they are at predicting good matchups.....this will probably work out better anyway.

DolfanDaveInATX
04-06-2006, 03:12 PM
Exactly. The NBC Sunday night game is the new big game of the week. Has been ever since ABC dropped out and NBC came in.

Phishstix
04-06-2006, 03:33 PM
of course network tv will get the best games, that's how the cookie crumbles.

Goin` Deep
04-06-2006, 03:36 PM
The only thing I don`t like about the Sunday night NBC games, is that we`re going to have to listen to Theismann.

Caps
04-06-2006, 03:41 PM
The only thing I don`t like about the Sunday night NBC games, is that we`re going to have to listen to Theismann.

Isn't he on MNF?

Goin` Deep
04-06-2006, 03:46 PM
Isn't he on MNF?
You`re right the new MNF lineup is Mike Torico, Theismann and Tony Kornheiser.

Jimmy James
04-06-2006, 03:56 PM
I'm shocked this is actually news to some of you.

Adam First
04-06-2006, 03:58 PM
I'm shocked this is actually news to some of you.

Exactly.

All Sunday Night Football is is Monday Night Football on NBC, since John Madden and Al Michaels are on board.

grooves12
04-06-2006, 04:02 PM
Where have you guys been the last few months??

When it was announced that MNF was moving to ESPN, the league came out and said that SNF would be THE premier showcase for the NFL. It is the reason for flex scheduling and why they have gotten the better matchups.

Tpaddle
04-06-2006, 04:04 PM
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif=still on board http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/04/Tony_Kornheiser-1.jpg=welcome
:dolphins: :dolphins: :dolphins: :dolphins:

Jimmy James
04-06-2006, 04:05 PM
I will say this: the new MNF schedule looks to have higher quality games than the old SNF schedule did. It looks like SNF is going to be great and MNF is going to be better than what we had on SNF in the past.

burger13
04-06-2006, 04:32 PM
Where have you guys been the last few months??

When it was announced that MNF was moving to ESPN, the league came out and said that SNF would be THE premier showcase for the NFL. It is the reason for flex scheduling and why they have gotten the better matchups.

I follow the NFL 365, but I don't remember them just coming out and saying that Sunday Night Football was gonna be "THE" game......

As for the reason for flex scheduling, the logical reason that it was done on Sunday and never Monday's was because of the hardships it would cause to switch a game from sunday to monday....it's not so much of a problem to switch from sunday day to sunday night.......so it's not like you had to assume that Sunday would be the superior product based solely off of the flex schedule. Without having seen the statements that you say they made.....the schedule they just announced is the first indication to me that they have downgraded their Monday night program.

To me, it's so much less about what network it's on, or who is doing the broadcasting.....but about WHEN the game is. Football on Monday just means something.....the last game of the week. 10-15 games on Sunday, but only 1 on Monday (well, that's not even the rule anymore).
Oh well, life goes on.....just seems like they are screwing up a good thing IMO.

Mike13
04-08-2006, 11:01 PM
Where have you guys been the last few months??



They have been smoking the ganja.

Perfect23
04-08-2006, 11:19 PM
Thats old news.

unifiedtheory
04-08-2006, 11:20 PM
I will say this: the new MNF schedule looks to have higher quality games than the old SNF schedule did. It looks like SNF is going to be great and MNF is going to be better than what we had on SNF in the past.
I noticed that as well. ESPN actually got some pretty damn good games. They did pay a lot more for Monday's then they did for Sunday nights so I guess you get what you pay for...

The thing I'm excited about is the flex schedule. At least the Sunday night "big" games will be good match-ups with playoff implications. Unlike the past few years when the Monday night games late in the season have been dogs.

ih8brady
04-08-2006, 11:41 PM
I think the new MNF crew is crap (theisman is awful, Kornheiser is ok---at least its not Moussaoui, and I cant see Tirico as a better play-by-play). It also sucks that its moving to cable. :fire: