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post #121 of 483
Looks like I'll have to switch the DNS settings and borrow my friend's NFL Game Pass account to watch game on Monday.
post #122 of 483
Chargers got a 24 hour extension.

Its been years since a game got an extension yet still blacked out cause generally it means there is already a deal in place for sponsors etc. to buy whatever tix are left at the deadline so this may be a "sellout" after all.
post #123 of 483
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Originally Posted by Tom Wellman View Post

Looks like San Diego will have the dubious distinction having the first Monday Night Football game blacked out in about 13 years as they host the Colts.

http://m.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/10/chargers-blackout-monday-night-football-colts/

Blackout avoided.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/12/chargers-blackout-colts-spanos-monday-espn/
post #124 of 483
After watching a comfortable slate of College Football games yesterday, I wonder why a similar thing for the NFL has not yet happened. We continue to be stuck with whatever offering CBS or Fox locals deem us interested in enough to watch. Instead of giving all NFC games to Fox and AFC games to CBS, why don't they contract with five or six networks for the Sunday afternoon games and get more money than the CBS/Fox deals combined? Then fans could watch what they want to watch. when College Football is on, I have the option of watching dozens of games simultaneously.
post #125 of 483
Anybody else having problems with TEN @ SEA looking like a 480i upconvert? I can really see the extra interlacing lines on the top score bug, and the wide shots don't look good. The bottom score bar looks as it should (1080i). Very strange.

Watching WOIO Cleveland OTA.
post #126 of 483
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Originally Posted by paule123 View Post

Anybody else having problems with TEN @ SEA looking like a 480i upconvert? I can really see the extra interlacing lines on the top score bug, and the wide shots don't look good. The bottom score bar looks as it should (1080i). Very strange.

Watching WOIO Cleveland OTA.

Ya, something is messed up in the signal chain somewhere.  Watching WCCO OTA in Minneapolis.

post #127 of 483
I'm surprised they're not letting Joe Buck call the NO/NE game, then taking a helicopter to Fenway to call the ALCS tonight.
post #128 of 483
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Originally Posted by mikepier View Post

I'm surprised they're not letting Joe Buck call the NO/NE game, then taking a helicopter to Fenway to call the ALCS tonight.

He did that last year, did he not? Call a game at Oakland or San Francisco, and then quickly jetted over to Giants stadium for the baseball game?
post #129 of 483
Some of the camera shots on SNF seem to have haze on them. Is that from the stadium lighting or were their fireworks during the pre game?
post #130 of 483
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

He did that last year, did he not? Call a game at Oakland or San Francisco, and then quickly jetted over to Giants stadium for the baseball game?

Yeah , I think he did a 49er game, then took a street trolley to the SF Giants game.
post #131 of 483
A Shockingly Small Amount Of Money From Pink NFL Merchandise Sales Goes To Breast Cancer Research

It's October and the NFL is once again covered head-to-toe in pink accessories and equipment as part of the league's Breast Cancer Awareness initiative.
While fans can also purchase pink clothing and accessories to support the cause, a shockingly small amount of the fans' money is actually going towards cancer research.

According to data obtained from the NFL by Darren Rovell of ESPN, the NFL "takes a 25% royalty from the wholesale price (1/2 retail), donates 90% of royalty to American Cancer Society."

In other words, for every $100 in pink merchandise sold, $12.50 goes to the NFL. Of that, $11.25 goes to the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the NFL keeps the rest. The remaining money is then divided up by the company that makes the merchandise (37.5%) and the company that sells the merchandise (50.0%), which is often the NFL and the individual teams.

Then consider that only 71.2% of money the ACS receives goes towards research and cancer programs.

In the end, after everybody has taken their cut, only 8.01% of money spent on pink NFL merchandise is actually going towards cancer research.




I hate the pink. Now I don't have to feel guilty.
post #132 of 483
It's really not that difficult to reconcile. The merchandise has a material cost which needs to be recouped. They can't just turn over 100% to charity, or they'd lose millions, and it's still a business. They could turn over 100% of the profits, but again that's after recouping investment costs.

I just popped over to the NFL Shop website, and they're selling the pink stuff at the exact same price as the regular stuff. Maybe they could sell the pink stuff at a premium, and turn over that extra money to the ACS?

Either way, if you're someone who cares about cancer research, you'll give cash directly to the ACS (which, like all organizations, has operating costs, so not 100% of their donations go towards research anyway). But I wager that some people like wearing the pink jerseys, too?
post #133 of 483
More telling in the story: "The NFL also told Business Insider they donated approximately $1 million per year to the ACS in the first three years of the program."

The NFL's annual revenues are around $9 billion.
post #134 of 483
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Originally Posted by cgmv123 View Post

More telling in the story: "The NFL also told Business Insider they donated approximately $1 million per year to the ACS in the first three years of the program."

The NFL's annual revenues are around $9 billion.

They also give money to many other charities and even run their own charitable programs. Are you saying because they make 9 billion annually, they should be giving more money to a particular charity?
post #135 of 483
rrainwater, you are missing the point of the whole "pink" thing.

While what the NFL actually contributes due to sales is a large amount of cash, the much more significant, and unmentioned benefit is the free publicity and the rise in public awareness that Breast Cancer Research gets from the increase in public discussion.

How much do you think a commercial, the length of, and with the audience of every NFL game would cost?
post #136 of 483
There's also a difference between revenue and profit. Hopefully most people don't need that explanation, but having revenues of $9 billion doesn't mean they have $9 billion in cash to spend as they please. Player salaries alone account for half a billion dollars at least.

Of course, not to defend the NFL, since they pay their executives millions upon millions of dollars. The actual "profit" from the NFL (on balance sheets) comes out to zero, since they are non-profit. That money has to go somewhere.
post #137 of 483
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And the Chargers won the game too. biggrin.gif What did you expect? It's the Colts, the Chargers have had their number for several years now (Peyton Manning or not). biggrin.gifcool.gif
post #138 of 483
Wow, people complaining about an entity giving to a charity. Just goes to show, no matter what you do, you cannot please everyone.
post #139 of 483
I was not intending to take a position. I was just pointing out a relevant fact.

Interpret that fact however you want.
post #140 of 483
ST @ TENN on WNYW-DT FOX5 OTA and FiOS.
The video is soft on all cameras almost as if it's SD.
Swimming grass and compression artifacts.

BAL @ PIT on WCBS-DT OTA and FiOS

The main filed cam is very soft. The ground cams are good.
post #141 of 483
Go Colts!!! smile.gif
post #142 of 483
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

Go Colts!!! smile.gif

Apparently the playoff game atmosphere proved toxic yet again to Manning.
post #143 of 483
i thought manning's arm strength was back this year but after watching last night it doesn't look like it. just about every pass over 15 yards looked awful.
post #144 of 483
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Originally Posted by philw1776 View Post

Apparently the playoff game atmosphere proved toxic yet again to Manning.

Huge Colts fan, so this game was a little difficult for me to root for (was at the bar wearing a Colts Manning 18 jersey).

Manning wasn't the problem, it was special teams/defense in general, like a lot of Manning's playoff losses.
post #145 of 483
Do you ever feel that they're watching (they being the Colts) game films of when Peyton lost with, pretty much, the same Colts team as before (at least the same type of players as in the past) when they were consistently losing to the team that gives them problems? I'm talking about those three words he would see that, after scanning the season schedule, would have him mutter to himeself: "Oy, these guys again!".

And no, I don't mean: New. England. Patriots.

I mean: San. Diego. Chargers. biggrin.gif

Let's face it, the Bolts may be up and down, but they have regularly driven Peyton nuts (winning, what, 8 out of the last 9 meetings?) Even winning when the Chargers back-up QB was in, during a playoff game (hello, Billy Volek).
post #146 of 483
Reggie Wayne out for the season with torn ACL. mad.gif
post #147 of 483
Giants win!
National holiday declared!
post #148 of 483
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Originally Posted by mikepier View Post

Giants win!
National holiday declared!

They still need to go some to catch the record of their stadium partner powerhouse New York Jets!
post #149 of 483
Which means Florida is home to the two worst teams in the NFL. And they're such a powerhouse for college football recruiting. rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
post #150 of 483
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Originally Posted by humdinger70 View Post

Which means Florida is home to the two worst teams in the NFL. And they're such a powerhouse for college football recruiting. rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif

Nope. Did you SEE the Vikings last night?
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