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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

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    I hope MN gets ZERO NFL Network Games. Quite a few people, including myself unless I am at home, have no opportunity to watch these game. Does that make us less of fans? IMHO the league cheats the fan base by putting games on a network that a relatively small portion of fans have and that has quite frankly inferior coverage. ESPN games are bad enough, If I had my way I would like to see all the games be on Fox. CBS and ABC are ok, but I think Fox covers the games best. The broadcast networks are the best for access, even though out-of-market fans have to shell out big $$ to Directv to see their teams anyway.
    Not to hijack the thread, but the NFL wants NFLN available to everybody who has basic cable.
    It is the cable companies who are balking, and therefore the ones who are cheating the fan base.

    Anyway, with AD I expect a few nationally televised games.
    Looking ahead to the schedule, I wouldn't be surprised to see Indianapolis, Green Bay, or New York Giants as nationally televised games.
    The only away game that might be of national interest is Green Bay, the rest are all relatively small market teams.
    With that being said, I will vote for 2 nationally televised games.
    One home, one away.
    I thought I heard somewhere that the NFL forced one cable company to provide NFLN free of charge, i could be wrong though

    www.iwantnflnetwork.com

    I thought NFL was attempting to charge the cable companies quite a bit to carry the channel though. Otherwise it would make no sense for the companies not to have something that would attract viewers.

    And Mediacom doesn't have it yet.

    Also, apologize for the thread-jacking, so back to task

    My guess is that we get 3ish but atleast one is Sunday night.


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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

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    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    I hope MN gets ZERO NFL Network Games. Quite a few people, including myself unless I am at home, have no opportunity to watch these game. Does that make us less of fans? IMHO the league cheats the fan base by putting games on a network that a relatively small portion of fans have and that has quite frankly inferior coverage. ESPN games are bad enough, If I had my way I would like to see all the games be on Fox. CBS and ABC are ok, but I think Fox covers the games best. The broadcast networks are the best for access, even though out-of-market fans have to shell out big $$ to Directv to see their teams anyway.
    Not to hijack the thread, but the NFL wants NFLN available to everybody who has basic cable.
    It is the cable companies who are balking, and therefore the ones who are cheating the fan base.

    Anyway, with AD I expect a few nationally televised games.
    Looking ahead to the schedule, I wouldn't be surprised to see Indianapolis, Green Bay, or New York Giants as nationally televised games.
    The only away game that might be of national interest is Green Bay, the rest are all relatively small market teams.
    With that being said, I will vote for 2 nationally televised games.
    One home, one away.
    I thought I heard somewhere that the NFL forced one cable company to provide NFLN free of charge, i could be wrong though

    www.iwantnflnetwork.com

    I thought NFL was attempting to charge the cable companies quite a bit to carry the channel though. Otherwise it would make no sense for the companies not to have something that would attract viewers.

    And Mediacom doesn't have it yet.

    Also, apologize for the thread-jacking, so back to task

    My guess is that we get 3ish but atleast one is Sunday night.
    NFLN wants to charge 40 cents per subscriber.
    ESPN charges nearly $5 per subscriber.
    It is more of an issue with cable companies knowing they could make more money if it was offered solely on the sports tier.

    Anyway, I would love to get three, but that would me Indy, GB, and NYG.
    I just can't see any other team on the roster that would warrant a nationally televised game.
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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    I hope MN gets ZERO NFL Network Games. Quite a few people, including myself unless I am at home, have no opportunity to watch these game. Does that make us less of fans? IMHO the league cheats the fan base by putting games on a network that a relatively small portion of fans have and that has quite frankly inferior coverage.
    Write your Congressperson and Senators.
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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

    I know it isn't necessarily great for the team (due to a shorter week of preparation), but I wouldn't mind seeing the Vikes on thanksgiving.
    If I recall, the last time they played the Lions on Thanksgiving was 2000.


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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    I hope MN gets ZERO NFL Network Games. Quite a few people, including myself unless I am at home, have no opportunity to watch these game. Does that make us less of fans? IMHO the league cheats the fan base by putting games on a network that a relatively small portion of fans have and that has quite frankly inferior coverage.
    Write your Congressperson and Senators.
    Seriously.


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    Might. kind of goes against my beliefs.


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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

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    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    I hope MN gets ZERO NFL Network Games. Quite a few people, including myself unless I am at home, have no opportunity to watch these game. Does that make us less of fans? IMHO the league cheats the fan base by putting games on a network that a relatively small portion of fans have and that has quite frankly inferior coverage. ESPN games are bad enough, If I had my way I would like to see all the games be on Fox. CBS and ABC are ok, but I think Fox covers the games best. The broadcast networks are the best for access, even though out-of-market fans have to shell out big $$ to Directv to see their teams anyway.
    Not to hijack the thread, but the NFL wants NFLN available to everybody who has basic cable.
    It is the cable companies who are balking, and therefore the ones who are cheating the fan base.
    Not to hijack your hijack, but it's the cable companies who are standing up for the MILLIONS of basic cable subscribers who don't want to pay the ridiculous fee that the NFL is demanding for the niche programming of NFLN.
    These people do not want nor care to have NFLN in their homes, but that is exactly the stance of the NFL - it will be yours!
    Rather than allowing it to be an option on a sports tier, the NFL wants for it ONLY to go to EVERYONE.
    Basically, the NFL wants to force all consumers of the cable product to pay for an option that only some want.

    As to the # of primetime games - I say 3.

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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

    I'd love to be over for a Monday or Sunday Night game - make a change from every game I've seen at the Dome being a noon start
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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

    Atleast 2 in the early parts of the season just to show off AP.
    If we are actually in contention that number could go up twords the end of the season.

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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

    I'm guessing about 3 will be shown on primetime...mostly to show off AD like you said. My guess?
    It will be the Packers, Colts, and Lions (on Thanksgiving).
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    Re: How many primetime games will the Vikings have in 2008?

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "tgorsegner" wrote:
    I hope MN gets ZERO NFL Network Games. Quite a few people, including myself unless I am at home, have no opportunity to watch these game. Does that make us less of fans? IMHO the league cheats the fan base by putting games on a network that a relatively small portion of fans have and that has quite frankly inferior coverage. ESPN games are bad enough, If I had my way I would like to see all the games be on Fox. CBS and ABC are ok, but I think Fox covers the games best. The broadcast networks are the best for access, even though out-of-market fans have to shell out big $$ to Directv to see their teams anyway.
    Not to hijack the thread, but the NFL wants NFLN available to everybody who has basic cable.
    It is the cable companies who are balking, and therefore the ones who are cheating the fan base.
    Not to hijack your hijack, but it's the cable companies who are standing up for the MILLIONS of basic cable subscribers who don't want to pay the ridiculous fee that the NFL is demanding for the niche programming of NFLN.
    These people do not want nor care to have NFLN in their homes, but that is exactly the stance of the NFL - it will be yours!
    Rather than allowing it to be an option on a sports tier, the NFL wants for it ONLY to go to EVERYONE.
    Basically, the NFL wants to force all consumers of the cable product to pay for an option that only some want.

    As to the # of primetime games - I say 3.

    =Z=
    Nice argument, but the % of viewers who want ESPN is probably fairly close to the % of viewers who want NFLN (The number of sports fans who don't watch football is relatively small).
    Yet ESPN charges more than ten times the price for their package.
    FYI, the price of ESPN has gone up steadily for the past decade.

    Anyway... I would rather have a Sunday night or Monday night game than a Thursday game.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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