Originally posted by Quest4six:
Originally posted by AUniner:
Wow is that for real? Or just happened that way this season? Gotta say that's pretty unreal that they only get 1 home primetime game this year. I would understand if it was the Raiders or the Browns but not Seattle.
Primetime games are based off of money.
Bigger and more valuable franchises get more primetime games (thats why the boys are always on)
That "franchise" up north doesn't make much money for the NFL
Thats why they only have 1
That has nothing to do with it. The Seahawks have FIVE primetime games but only are at home for ONE, due to the noise advantage they have. The NFL feels it would be too much of an advantage, and would lead to a blow out on a prime time tv slot. These broadcast companies pay waaaay too much money for these games to not have a competitive game on tv. I'm not a fan of conspiracy theories but I know who really runs the NFL... CBS, NBC, FOX, and ESPN. Without them the NFL is worthless.
Phase one was about all the rule changes that have been made since Roger became the commish, it has all been to make a better TV product. First he started by cleaning up the game and suspending guys like Pacman, Tank, etc. He cleaned up all the on the field celebrations, your uniform has to be a certain way, etc. Now it's a family friendly product. All the thugs get reprimanded, no more Ocho halftime shows every time he scores a td, and everyone looks nice and professional.
Phase two let's handle the old timers lawsuit and cya by installing new rules against helmet to helmet hits etc. Parents won't let their kids play the game if they feel it is an unsafe sport. They put money is USA Football, and Play 60 to help ensure the NFL has a family friendly product. Hell they even tried to make an NFL cartoon.
Phase three RULE change every year, yet reviews are limited as hell... why? It makes the games more controversial. They talked about fail marry for weeks after it happened because those controversial ending equal good ratings. If they keep messing with the rules the refs are bound to mess up calls and a honest mistake equals more ratings.