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  1. If they don’t buy into the system, then they wouldn’t make the team better. Being good isn’t enough for McBeane, you also have to be focused on the team as well. Neither of those guys were interested in that while here.
  2. This made me laugh. I wonder how many of those people on here that were writing that, still believe that. Or if they will after #theotherjosh gets smoked in Miami
  3. It won’t last. They will both want more money after next season. Ive said it in other threads. The real task now is building a franchise that is competitive for years and years.
  4. Oh yeah. My father hated the announcers unless it was Paul McGuire. He hated Dan Dierdorf with a passion. The first time I ever heard someone say F-you, was my Father saying “Oh F- you, Dierdorf.” It was better for everyone with Van on the radio.
  5. Hearing Paul McGuire’s voice brought me back to my parents family room. The sound of the crowd at Rich Stadium was deafening on the broadcast. I remember listening on the radio and the sound from the stereo was so loud, it used to drive my mother crazy. I have a feeling this years home opener is going to rekindle those old sounds. Great find OP!
  6. This is and isn’t true. If if i have more options, that creates a demand for service. The market dictates the price and the service provided for the price. If the NFL makes $3 billion from DTV alone, then that’s the number that they need to keep making. As stated before, DTV will continue to pay that, maybe a little less to insure that their business continues. But if you add in a streaming service across multiple platforms, similar to HBO Go, then you are expanding your service, reaching new viewers, and increasing your revenue. It’s possible that under this scenario, DTV will not pay $3 billion for non-exclusive rights, maybe they pay $1.5 billion instead, but with an Amazon, Hulu, and gaming platform deal, you can easily make that up within the first season. The numbers are there, it’s a matter of user interface and platform stability that is preventing this from happening. And for the poster that mentioned Madden. That game hasn’t been good in over a decade. The current iteration has brought back old flaws in the gameplay engine that were engineered out. Why? No competition in the marketplace. You let another developer come up with an engine that won’t allow a LB to jump 37 feet into the air to intercept a pass, and i guarantee that game will sell just as many copies as Madden. And EA will be forced by the market to actually produce a good video game worthy of the NFL shield.
  7. Like i said, platform stability is the biggest issue. They are aware of the market that exists, they don’t have a platform, that is stable enough to broadcast their product across the globe. But youre right, I’m just a stupid nobody.
  8. Considering that i work in the television industry, I think i have a pretty good understanding of how this all works. Not sure why you felt the need to be condescending in your response. You are certainly correct that the NFL does not want to lose its network affiliation. But streaming the games won’t effect that. You see, the networks are responsible for producing the content on Sunday and Monday and Thursday. So, the NFL needs the networks just as much as the networks need the NFL. What MLB, NBA, NHL, have that the NFL doesn’t have, is team owned networks, they subcontract out the broadcasting of the games to networks, sometimes their own. The Yankees are a perfect example of that model. What allows MLB to have such a great streaming service, is that everyone gets their cut. The teams, the league, the team owned networks, and the broadcast networks. Everyone takes a smaller piece of the pie, but it’s a bigger pie. The biggest issue is platform stability and the cost effectiveness for assembled viewing spaces (bars, restaurants, casinos, etc...). As I wrote in my original post. The model that the NFL is using is not relevant in today’s market. Yes they make money because they are the only game in town. The only way to see their product is to get it from them. It seems obvious to me, and many others, that allowing pay per game for a premium price, is a better way of getting more dollars from people who are willing to spend it, but don’t want a terrible service provider for internet and television.
  9. Tell me when i can buy individual games on Prime or Hulu, and then I’ll be interested. This whole monopoly that DirecTV has with the NFL is just such a wasted effort. Proprietary deals are irrelevant in today’s economy. You make more money offering the same product individually for more money. It’s basic math.
  10. Lol. Pretty close. I’m sure snack time at OBD is very cordial.
  11. Lunch pal football. Do your job, not your teammates job. Stout defense, don’t give an inch. Trust the process, and the process will deliver results. It’s not the same old Bills anymore. I may be wrong about what Bills football means, but it’s definitely new and improved.
  12. The goal is get them all to take team friendly deals to keep the process moving forward. Thats how the Pats have done it for years.
  13. Im not sure I’ve seen a team this motivated since the 90’s. I know it’s overreaction Monday, but man this team seems special this year.
  14. I threw my Eric Wood jersey straight in the trash after last years opener. That jersey cost me too many times.
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