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Hines
03-23-2009, 01:29 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09082/957709-66.stm


I can dig it.

Strongside
03-23-2009, 02:07 PM
That will be a great game. Too bad the Ravens pussed out though

Ravens1991
03-23-2009, 02:10 PM
Yes I agree its stupid that the owners wimped out on that.

The Great Jonathan Vilma
03-23-2009, 02:16 PM
Haha, that is funny that the Ravens requested to not be involved. Assuming this game is played in the US and wouldn't take away a home venue, seems a little odd.

Ravens1991
03-23-2009, 02:25 PM
its because for the past couple of seasons we had a primetime game at PITT and not in Baltimore. I see how they are pissed but still it would have been so awesome having the opener.

Menardo75
03-23-2009, 02:27 PM
I am down with that opening game.

619
03-23-2009, 02:33 PM
That's an awesome matchup to kickoff the season. Opening up against Baltimore would've been just as great though, it's too bad.

yourfavestoner
03-23-2009, 02:40 PM
Excellent matchup.

vikes_28
03-23-2009, 02:59 PM
I'm pumped!

RAVENS/WIZARDS/ORIOLES
03-23-2009, 03:14 PM
Man this sucks. Now I am going to have to hear **** about the Ravens being *****'s and not wanting to play this game. Another reason to hate the Steelers

CashmoneyDrew
03-23-2009, 03:35 PM
Sweet. I get to see my team play a real game before everyone else! :D

Besides the Steeler's fans obviously.

Geo
03-23-2009, 03:47 PM
All of Week 1's primetime games were announced on ESPN a few minutes ago, I saw:

Titans @ Steelers, Thursday night
Bears @ Packers, Sunday night
Bills @ Patriots, Monday night
Chargers @ Raiders, Monday night

Hines
03-23-2009, 03:47 PM
This is one of the matchups I predicted. I wouldn't of minded a Viking-Steeler or Raven-Steeler game either. Great defensive matchup it looks to be. I hope Ryan Clark and company smack Nate Washington around. ;)

PACKmanN
03-23-2009, 04:07 PM
All of Week 1's primetime games were announced on ESPN a few minutes ago, I saw:

Titans @ Steelers, Thursday night
Bears @ Packers, Sunday night
Bills @ Patriots, Monday night
Chargers @ Raiders, Monday night

this is going to be a good start for the Packers, new to the 3-4 and facing a below average offense. A nice confidence boost.

Geo
03-23-2009, 04:21 PM
Thanksgiving games announced:

Packers @ Lions
Raiders @ Cowboys
Giants @ Broncos

Thank goodness for the NFL primetime game, because those first two games are garbage. Ugh.

And LOL at the league scheduling the Raiders instead of the Chargers, afraid that the 'boys would get beat in their house on Thanksgiving.

TitanHope
03-23-2009, 05:08 PM
Some bad blood left from last year's game. Should be a great smash-mouth game with two 100% healthy teams who probably won't be that afterwards.

I hope Ryan Clark and company smack Nate Washington around. ;)

Maybe he'll take a page out of Hines Ward's book and break Clarks's jaw with a block? :p

JRTPlaya21
03-23-2009, 05:16 PM
What a way to kickoff the season.

BmoreBlackByrdz
03-23-2009, 05:24 PM
I doubt its gonna be as good as we might think. Keep in mind that Tennessee lost a great defensive cordinator and there best defensive player. I doubt Tennessee will be anywhere close to what they were last year.

ShutDwn
03-23-2009, 05:43 PM
Should be awesome. I can see why Baltimore wouldn't want to play there, they haven't played a normal game in Pittsburgh in a while.

TitanHope
03-23-2009, 05:54 PM
I doubt its gonna be as good as we might think. Keep in mind that Tennessee lost a great defensive cordinator and there best defensive player. I doubt Tennessee will be anywhere close to what they were last year.

Haynesworth was injured and inactive for the Titans/Steelers game last season.

The Steelers will be a great test for Chuck Cecil tho.

diabsoule
03-23-2009, 06:02 PM
Should be a great game. Go Stillers!

TitanHope
03-23-2009, 06:05 PM
Should be a great game. Go Stillers!

But... But... :'(

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bearsfan_51
03-23-2009, 06:06 PM
In much more interesting news, the greatest rivalry in the NFL will take place on the first Sunday Night Football.



Bears vs. Packers baby!!

yodabear
03-23-2009, 06:07 PM
Doesn't the loser of the Super Bowl usually get a week 1 game on Primetime? NFC WEST HATERS!

fenikz
03-23-2009, 06:11 PM
Thanksgiving games announced:

Packers @ Lions
Raiders @ Cowboys
Giants @ Broncos

Thank goodness for the NFL primetime game, because those first two games are garbage. Ugh.

And LOL at the league scheduling the Raiders instead of the Chargers, afraid that the 'boys would get beat in their house on Thanksgiving.


wow really?

that's just dumb, we were in the ******* superbowl a minute away from winning it, guess we still get to play the no respect card

Dr. Gonzo
03-23-2009, 06:40 PM
In much more interesting news, the greatest rivalry in the NFL will take place on the first Sunday Night Football.



Bears vs. Packers baby!!


I think there is much hatred between the Vikings and Packers but either way all three teams hate each other.

RaiderNation
03-23-2009, 06:41 PM
Cant wait to get smashed on Thanksgiving

steelersfan43
03-23-2009, 06:52 PM
Lol the ravens are scared

Geo
03-23-2009, 06:57 PM
Doesn't the loser of the Super Bowl usually get a week 1 game on Primetime? NFC WEST HATERS!
In '07, the Bears played at San Diego on the afternoon Fox game. So no.

Btw, it's all but guaranteed that the Dallas Cowboys will be on SNF for Week 2, a home primetime game to unveil their new stadium.

I don't think the league will use of the NFC East rivals for that game though, to give Dallas a better chance to win its home opener. Probably Atlanta or Carolina instead.

Donno
03-23-2009, 07:11 PM
Sept 14, Oakland. Ill be there, possibly hammered.

BlindSite
03-23-2009, 07:38 PM
In '07, the Bears played at San Diego on the afternoon Fox game. So no.

Btw, it's all but guaranteed that the Dallas Cowboys will be on SNF for Week 2, a home primetime game to unveil their new stadium.

I don't think the league will use of the NFC East rivals for that game though, to give Dallas a better chance to win its home opener. Probably Atlanta or Carolina instead.

Probably Atlanta, Carolina doesn't have the same marketability.

Bucs_Rule
03-23-2009, 08:07 PM
In '07, the Bears played at San Diego on the afternoon Fox game. So no.

Btw, it's all but guaranteed that the Dallas Cowboys will be on SNF for Week 2, a home primetime game to unveil their new stadium.

I don't think the league will use of the NFC East rivals for that game though, to give Dallas a better chance to win its home opener. Probably Atlanta or Carolina instead.

It would likely be Washington then. They didn't make the playoffs where Atlanta/Carolina both did. Having the highest paid defensive player would be a slight boost as well.

Geo
03-23-2009, 08:10 PM
I would love for it to be Washington @ Dallas, for Week 2 SNF.

BlindSite
03-23-2009, 08:11 PM
It would likely be Washington then. They didn't make the playoffs where Atlanta/Carolina both did. Having the highest paid defensive player would be a slight boost as well.

I tend to agree, now that I think about it picking either Carolina or Atlanta would be more likely to lead to a loss than most of the other teams in the NFC S or Washington.

gameplaya2435
03-23-2009, 08:14 PM
The NFL got tired of the Lions getting ripped a new asshole by the Colts and Titans on Thanksgiving, looks like they finally wised up and decided to put two ****** teams in Detroit for Thanksgiving. Once again, the Lions and Cowboys games will be a bore-fest on Turkey Day.

Hines
03-23-2009, 08:35 PM
Doesn't the NFL announce all the primetime games during the owner's meetings as well?

GB12
03-23-2009, 08:53 PM
wow really?

that's just dumb, we were in the ******* superbowl a minute away from winning it, guess we still get to play the no respect card
What the hell are you talking about. That has absolutely nothing to do with playing on Thanksgiving.
I would love for it to be Washington @ Dallas, for Week 2 SNF.
Don't worry, there will be plenty of NFC East matchups.

Geo
03-23-2009, 09:06 PM
There's the truth, GB.

The last time the Colts weren't on primetime for Week 1 was 2003, heh.

I really like Titans/Steelers as the season opener. Both teams essentially hate each other, and one team will have to start the season 0-1.

Brent
03-23-2009, 09:41 PM
Bills @ Patriots, Monday night
I'm sure ESPN wanted this so they could talk about TO for 3 weeks prior.

guess we still get to play the no respect card
More like the 'no ratings card'. Outside your state, the Cards arent going to draw a lot of viewers.

Xonraider
03-23-2009, 09:58 PM
good Lord why do they keep giving the raiders prime time schedules! its embarrassing!

619
03-23-2009, 10:04 PM
good Lord why do they keep giving the raiders prime time schedules! its embarrassing!

Yep. Last year's PT games should've taught 'em a lesson, it couldn't have been any worse. ugh.

Xonraider
03-23-2009, 10:17 PM
Yep. Last year's PT games should've taught 'em a lesson, it couldn't have been any worse. ugh.

seriously! the only games I HATE watching are Raiders on prime time! They get seriously exposed.

BlindSite
03-23-2009, 11:19 PM
seriously! the only games I HATE watching are Raiders on prime time! They get seriously exposed.

The only reason I don't like watching it is because usually there's an awesome game on in the afternoon that would be better served as a prime time game.

The Raiders have potential sure, but why not put the best product on the national stage?

LonghornsLegend
03-23-2009, 11:35 PM
I'm sure ESPN wanted this so they could talk about TO for 3 weeks prior.

Saw that game coming as soon as he signed.

Brent
03-23-2009, 11:43 PM
Saw that game coming as soon as he signed.
Who didnt? The fact that Eldorado (that is actual middle name) is on a team is a guarantee of at least 2 primetime games. Add in that Buffalo could actually make the playoffs this year and you have ESPN execs blowing a load in their pants.

NIN1984
03-24-2009, 12:15 AM
Raiders on prime time again? twice? We get crushed every time.

fenikz
03-24-2009, 01:48 AM
I'm sure ESPN wanted this so they could talk about TO for 3 weeks prior.


More like the 'no ratings card'. Outside your state, the Cards arent going to draw a lot of viewers.


bad brent, even look in the favorite player thread and 1/3 of them are cardinals

What the hell are you talking about. That has absolutely nothing to do with playing on Thanksgiving.

what the hell are you talking about, i was referring to prime time opening week

yourfavestoner
03-24-2009, 02:09 AM
Thanksgiving games announced:

Packers @ Lions
Raiders @ Cowboys
Giants @ Broncos

Thank goodness for the NFL primetime game, because those first two games are garbage. Ugh.

And LOL at the league scheduling the Raiders instead of the Chargers, afraid that the 'boys would get beat in their house on Thanksgiving.

Oakland is going to win that game. Watch.

DeathbyStat
03-24-2009, 06:16 AM
It should be the steelers and lions on thanksgiving

Hines
03-24-2009, 09:00 AM
It should be the steelers and lions on thanksgiving

Yeah, then the game will go to overtime and the refs will ******* blow it again.

JRTPlaya21
03-24-2009, 09:05 AM
I would love for it to be Washington @ Dallas, for Week 2 SNF.

I would love to beat the T.O. less Cowboys in their new stadium.

JRTPlaya21
03-24-2009, 09:06 AM
Oakland is going to win that game. Watch.

Wouldn't mind that one bit.

GB12
03-24-2009, 03:19 PM
bad brent, even look in the favorite player thread and 1/3 of them are cardinals



what the hell are you talking about, i was referring to prime time opening week
You quoted a post that was specifically talking about Thanksgiving games when you said that.