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Playoff Schedule Thread

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    #1 RedOctober3829, Dec 30, 2018
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  2. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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    Would have thought Fox would be all over Jerryworld
     
  3. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    Praying that the NFL wants Pat Mahomes on Saturday night in the divisional round.
     
  4. Dr. Gonzo

    Dr. Gonzo Member SoSH Member

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    Will the Divisonal round schedule be announced after tonight’s game or just next weekend’s games?
     
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  5. shawnrbu

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    That would be my expectation. Expecting the Pats to get the early Sunday game.
     
  6. CreedBratton

    CreedBratton Member SoSH Member

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    Just curious, why?
     
  7. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    I’m sick of the constant night games at home. Getting home at 2am sucks if you go to the game. staying up until midnight sucks 1pm games rule.
    /spoiledfan

    The AFCC is also the late game the next week.
     
  8. CreedBratton

    CreedBratton Member SoSH Member

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    Haha I totally understand that! I live over 8 hours away & am contemplating coming for the game if it’s Saturday night but can’t come if it’s Sunday.
     
  9. Salem's Lot

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    I’ve always wondered why Kraft likes that 8pm Saturday slot so much in the playoffs. Has that ever come up with STH discussions? I know the Patriots don’t have a “State of the Bruins” like we do as B’s STH’s but I didn’t know if that question was ever asked.
     
  10. axx

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    It's not Kraft. I think the networks have a lot of say, even assuming the League makes the actual decision.
     
  11. tims4wins

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    Were the Sunday games moved to 3:00 and 6:30 like the championship games are? For both wild card and divisional weekends? I know it was discussed can’t remember if it was enacted.
     
  12. tims4wins

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    Wouldn’t the Sunday early game be the game that will get the worst rating? The Pats haven’t played an early Sunday playoff game since 2009 IIRC.
     
  13. axx

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    Last year it was a 1:05 PM kickoff.
     
  14. tims4wins

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    Right I thought they talked about moving it after last year
     
  15. shawnrbu

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    NBC gets 1 of the AFC divisional games. I assume NBC wants Mahomes.
     
  16. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    It was speculated that Fox didn’t want the narrative of a Cowboys homer Aikman calling a playoff game.
     
  17. NortheasternPJ

    NortheasternPJ Member SoSH Member

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    Good. Can we send in Romo and get him away from the Pats game?
     
  18. tims4wins

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    I assume they want the Pats. They are the Yankees of the NFL. No matter who plays Saturday night the game will get ratings but the Pats will get the biggest rating. Maybe LA would be bigger I dunno.
     
  19. Greg29fan

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    LOL what? He's done several of their playoff games and always roots against Dallas anyway.
     
  20. shawnrbu

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    Aikman has called 4 Cowboys playoff games (09 Vikings, 14 Lions, 14 and 16 Packers).
     
  21. RedOctober3829

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    I didn’t say it made sense. It was speculated by other Dallas beat guys.
     
  22. axx

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    Don't remember anything about that, but it would make things easier on the League. I'm sure they would want to bury the Rams game but obviously a 1 PM EST kickoff isn't going to fly.
     
  23. shawnrbu

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    Why would the NFL want to bury the Rams game? They have a ton of talent.
     
  24. tims4wins

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    Won’t the Rams get ratings because LA? Didn’t they play Saturday night last year in the WC round?
     
  25. DrewDawg

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    Some team is gonna get buried--KC, NE, NO, LAR. Rams might be least attractive of those 4.
     
  26. DrewDawg

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    EDIT: Wrong thread.
     
  27. RedOctober3829

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    They wouldn't want to bury the game especially if the Bears win. Chicago-LA would be a big rating given their market sizes.
     
  28. loshjott

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    Brady and the love em or hate em Pats will dwarf Mahomes and small market KC in the ratings. The NFL may want to build its future marketing around Mahomes but this season Brady will bring the eyeballs.
     
  29. Nator

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    So, next weekend, wouldn't NBC want Chicago/Philly rather than Dallas/Seattle? Seems like the former are bigger markets than the latter.
     
  30. RedOctober3829

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    Dallas gets much bigger ratings because "America's Team".
     
  31. axx

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    The times are decided before the WC games are played.

    Does LA even care about football? I think they are going to be afraid that depending upon the opponent the Colosseum is going to be filled with the other teams fans.
     
  32. DrewDawg

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    Yeah, and it's about ratings--of the top 2 seeds in each conference, the Rams are the least attractive from that standpoint.
     
  33. DrewDawg

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    Ravens tix are $109. Hmmm.
     
  34. RedOctober3829

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    Baltimore officially announced they are playing Sunday at 1:00

     
  35. DrewDawg

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    West coast team gets 1 pm game? LOL
     
  36. Hendu for Kutch

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    I love the Pats getting the Saturday night game for the simple fact that it gets them extra rest and gameplanning time. Plus I like knowing who to root for in the later games, i.e. team that gives Patriots easiest path vs. team that I find most tolerable.
     
  37. RedOctober3829

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    Eagles-Bears is the late game Sunday.
     
  38. Mystic Merlin

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    Was a slam dunk that PHI/CHI and SEA/DAL would get the preferred slots of 8:15 EST on SAT and 4:40 EST on SUN.

    Big markets/well-known teams.
     
  39. tims4wins

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    This has the makings of an epic wild card weekend. Fantastic slate IMO
     
  40. shawnrbu

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    Pats get the early Sunday game. Called it.
     
  41. tims4wins

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    Wow. Stunning.
     
  42. DeadlySplitter

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    man I'm used to Saturday night all the time.
     
  43. Mystic Merlin

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    NBC just flashed the divisional round schedule.

    It's KC at 4P on SAT, Rams at 8:15P on SAT, Pats at 1P on SUN, and NO at 4:40P on SUN.

    Lots of chips thrown into the LAR pile there.
     
  44. shawnrbu

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    FOX has the primetime spot this year.
     
  45. tims4wins

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    Not nearly as fun drinking Sunday at 1 than Saturday at 430 or 8. Boo.
     
  46. RedOctober3829

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    NBC is doing Chicago/Philly. Interesting.
     
  47. DeadlySplitter

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    whoever said NBC wanted Mahomes was right. and I guess as shawnrbu says CBS/FOX are alternating primetime spots.
     
  48. snowmanny

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    Oh no! We're going to Foxboro Jim!
     
  49. Mystic Merlin

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    If all goes well, we'll be seeing a lot of Nantz and Romo.
     
  50. axx

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    Very surprised but If the NFC is going to be the late game both times it doesn't matter which order I guess.

    Edit: Will add that I thought they typically alternated early-late between conferences. Not this year.
     
    #50 axx, Dec 30, 2018
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