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  • Vikings vs Saints highest-rated opening game ever

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...yers_something

    According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, the overnight ratings were through the roof. The game did a 17.7 rating with a 28 share making it the highest-rated opening night NFL game ever. Per King, 28 percent of all Americans with a television on watched the game.

    That right there should resonate with DeMaurice Smith, Roger Goodell and the 32 owners.

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    All the more reason why the owners would be incredibly foolish to lock out the players next year. The NFL is in uncharted waters in terms of mainstream appeal and popularity, and doing anything to combat that verges on signs of insanity.

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    Originally posted by Job
    On another note, Nicklas Backstrom is amazingly good.
    Meanwhile, in hockey the other night, the Washington Capitals' Eric Belanger gets hit with a stick, loses EIGHT teeth, has an instant root canal in the locker room, comes back out and PLAYS and never says boo.

    So new rule, NBA: Unless you have a root canal at halftime, SHUT UP AND PLAY!

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    • #3
      I can see why it was highest rated leading up to it but the game didn't fullfil anyone's expectations. I found myself more interested in the Auburn-Miss St game more often than not.

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      • #4
        Yeah, it's nice that people watched, but the game sucked donkey ass. Neither team looked like they were ready for the season opener.

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        • #5
          I thought we had a good one on our hands after the Saints scored so quickly. Turns out, that was the peak of the game.

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          • #6
            People are starved for football and the idiot owners are still ready to lock out. Ugh.

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            • #7
              I just dont get the owners.

              There is no law saying the NFL must be so popular. If they get spoiled and selfish, theyll kill the goose that layed the golden egg. Little kids learn this story. But will the owners know and head this simple idea?

              I think they wont. I think the NFL is in trouble and if they do lockout into the season there will be very dire consequences. There are other sources of entertainment that will reap the benefit (this would be huge for the very fast growing UFC and coming back NHL).
              Originally posted by Thumper/JBCX/Bixby
              Orton will never be in the same class as the Drew Brees or the Peyton Mannings or the Tom Bradys of the world. Kevin Kolb has the potential to be that kind of player.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hockey619 View Post
                I just dont get the owners.
                Oh, I get the owners.

                -USA TODAY, Sept 7, 2010
                More stadium blues: NFL TV blackouts loom in several cities
                At least 11 NFL teams could be facing TV blackouts in their home markets as the NFL fights through a downward trend in stadium attendance.

                A confluence of issues including a still-struggling economy......

                The newspaper notes three 2009 playoff teams could face blackouts, including the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers

                Also, there's this:
                Jamarcus Russell, #1 overall pick

                Ryan Leaf, #2 overall pick

                Charles Rogers, #2 overall pick
                Close to $100 millon given to these fools. The NFL needs to change the rookie salary scale. Anyone who doesn't agree with that hasn't seen the price of an official NFL jersey or price of the Sunday Ticket in the past 5 years.

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                • #9
                  I didn't see Derek Anderson's 2 of 17 performance. I bet it looked a lot like Brett Farve in the second half. So many passes were completely off.

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                  • #10
                    One day games will be played in a completely bare empty warehouse.

                    While everyone will be watching at home from their fancy tvs that will show the game in every possible angle.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by soybean View Post
                      One day games will be played in a completely bare empty warehouse.

                      While everyone will be watching at home from their fancy tvs that will show the game in every possible angle.
                      Players said the old AstroTurf was like getting tackled on cement. Guess we'll find out how close they were.

                      Sounds awful just thinking about it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by J-Mike88 View Post
                        Oh, I get the owners.

                        -USA TODAY, Sept 7, 2010
                        More stadium blues: NFL TV blackouts loom in several cities
                        At least 11 NFL teams could be facing TV blackouts in their home markets as the NFL fights through a downward trend in stadium attendance.

                        A confluence of issues including a still-struggling economy......

                        The newspaper notes three 2009 playoff teams could face blackouts, including the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers
                        That pisses me off. I'd camp out overnight in the snow to go to a game(I did it for a Wii), if we had a pro team in Oklahoma.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by J-Mike88 View Post
                          Oh, I get the owners.

                          -USA TODAY, Sept 7, 2010
                          More stadium blues: NFL TV blackouts loom in several cities
                          At least 11 NFL teams could be facing TV blackouts in their home markets as the NFL fights through a downward trend in stadium attendance.

                          A confluence of issues including a still-struggling economy......

                          The newspaper notes three 2009 playoff teams could face blackouts, including the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers

                          Also, there's this:
                          Jamarcus Russell, #1 overall pick

                          Ryan Leaf, #2 overall pick

                          Charles Rogers, #2 overall pick
                          Close to $100 millon given to these fools. The NFL needs to change the rookie salary scale. Anyone who doesn't agree with that hasn't seen the price of an official NFL jersey or price of the Sunday Ticket in the past 5 years.



                          Those teams are also facing blackouts because ticket prices are through the roof. In a struggling economy where people are scared and have a very high propensity to save, there is very little disposable income. These two things dont mix well at all, true, but the league wouldnt have to worry about blackouts if they werent hiking ticket prices in a tanking economy. At these prices, im very surprised more teams arent struggling to fill the seats.

                          And yes they want a rookie pay scale, but the NFL drew the most attention it EVER has on opening night, yet the owners claim theyre losing money. Is there any rational person on the planet that is buying that statement, especially considering how reluctant they are to provide auditing proof?

                          For all the money theyll save on lowering the rookie pay scale, they stand to lose exponentially more by locking the players out and risking pissing off the customers. Billionaire owners and millionaire athletes are gunna look really bad and petty for fighting over who gets more millions in an economy where theyre screwing their customers with the current prices/future lockout.
                          Originally posted by Thumper/JBCX/Bixby
                          Orton will never be in the same class as the Drew Brees or the Peyton Mannings or the Tom Bradys of the world. Kevin Kolb has the potential to be that kind of player.

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                          • #14
                            ya...not surprised. The big network ratings keep going up and up and up. Game was pretty boring, though. And Percy let me down.

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                            • #15
                              Ratings keep going up because less people go to the games and watch from home.

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