Thursday, October 02, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) tweeted at 2:41 PM on Tue, Sep 30, 2014:
The Patriots have three big things working in their favor: 1. The Bills. 2. The Jets. 3. The Dolphins. http://t.co/BwCryS0nfs
In the local media, it was sort of a cautious "yeah but it was the Raiders...."
Today we learned that the Raider coach was fired in small part because of the loss, and in large part because it was part of a 10-game losing streak. And that started to dominate the sports sites...
And speculation starts on who the next coach is...and it looks like it will be...Tony Sparano!
Talk about taking what could have been a nice victory and several small stories from it, and turning it into something else.
The Sparano angle just made me laugh...
The Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to eliminate its sports blackout rules Tuesday, but the NFL said that it doesn't plan to change the way its broadcasts are handled.
"NFL teams have made significant efforts in recent years to minimize blackouts," the NFL responded in a statement Tuesday. "The NFL is the only sports league that televises every one of its games on free, over-the-air television. The FCC's decision will not change that commitment for the foreseeable future."
The FCC vote eliminated rules that were implemented in 1975 to ensure that sports broadcasts would not hurt local ticket sales.
Of course this all boils down to money. Yes, there is more to be made from selling ads than leaving seats open. But because of high sell out rates, they can artificially tweak the numbers (hey, better buy tickets before we sell out, and its blacked out locally!) to maximize both. Yay for them.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Yes, its only the Oakland Raiders. A team that came out of the half and probably set a NFL record by turning the ball over on their first 4 possessions.
Didn't see that coming or did you? Or did you even notice it?
So this beat down keeps Philbin at the helm for a while.
Tannehill played very well completing 23 of 31 passes for 278 yards with 2 TDs and only 1 interception. He also rushed 5 times for 31 yards. If you started him in fantasy you would have scored 22 points.
He looked very crisp and ran the offense superbly. He also had some drops and his interception bounced off of Dion Sims hands so how can you blame that on him.
He looked like the QB we all want him to be.
So this performance keeps Tannehill at the helm for a while.
Thank God they did what they should have done otherwise we would still be having those discussions through the much needed bye.
Yes, we need it.
We need to get some extra time between games to get a few guys back healthy and off suspension.
We need to get a few days off with a very good feeling inside and put a lot of this controversy behind us.
We needed to have gotten back in the hunt, though we never really fell out of it, even at 1-2. But 2-2 sounds so much better than the unthinkable.
When we combine this win with losses to both the Jets (1-3) and Buffalo (2-2), we've had a great day.
Everyone enjoy tonight. Have a wonderful night's rest.
I have some dishes to do.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971