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  1. sullim4

    Miami officially hires Brian Flores as HC

    Apparently Bowles was their interim HC for 3 games after they fired Sparano. Don't forget about Wanny either.
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    Super Bowl Ratings Hit 10-Year Low

    Agreed. I did the same last year with the Patriots* in the super bowl. We were in Hawaii and just relaxed poolside at the house we rented on the Big Island.
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    Super Bowl Ratings Hit 10-Year Low

    There is more truth to this than most would acknowledge. Their divisional games account for at least 4 wins right off the bat, if not 5 or 6 per season. The AFC East has been the most consistently poor division in the entire NFL over the last 20 years. The other three teams have 2 "guaranteed" losses each season and the Patriots* have 4, 5, or 6 easy wins. If they actually had some decent competition, it'd be interesting to see if they would have won as many division titles as they have.
  4. I think they would have been better off playing at Sam Boyd Field than sticking around the Bay Area. Lame duck seasons rarely go well - the AFC West games (sans the Chargers) will sell out with opposing fans occupying most seats. Their home schedule is brutal this year - games against Detroit, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville will sell terribly. Add the Chargers to the mix too. Even the great Russ Brandon wouldn't be able to sell tickets to those games. For whatever reason, I didn't realize that the Raiders will be hosting Buffalo in Vegas in 2020.
  5. Scott Berchtold looks like a kid out of college at that presser...
  6. I see them sharing the Cardinals' facility in Glendale. After what's been happening with the Chargers I just don't see the NFL putting them in an undersized stadium. StubHub Center has been a disaster. It'd give the Chiefs and Broncos two away games that are essentially home games.
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    The Underappreciated Genius of Chan Gailey

    I agree, Chan is a good guy. I think he did a good job considering the talent level he had to work with. The defenses were awful but the offense was equally devoid of talent and was at least competent. He got the most out of Fitz that he could. Gailey is one of those guys that adapts his playbook to the personnel he has on the roster. That makes him a lot more flexible than the "system" guys that get run out of the league once defensive coordinators figure their playcalling out. I'd hire him as an OC, but not as a HC.
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    Eagles officially choose Wentz over Foles

    This is a good point. Would someone like Gruden trade a bunch of firsts for Wentz? I could see that.
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    Bills hire Heath Farwell as ST coordinator

    Don't forget about Tolbert.
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    Eagles officially choose Wentz over Foles

    I agree, this kind of pickup would have BB written all over it. He wouldn't be as successful as Brady but look at what he did with Cassel.
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    Bills hire Heath Farwell as ST coordinator

    I think I am with the majority here. If the guy is a good hire, then that's great. I would be curious to know, though, how many players, coaches, and front officer personnel we've picked up directly from the Carolina Panthers. Not just have ever been connected with the franchise, but how many were working for Carolina, that ended up directly in Buffalo.
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    Caption This

    FWIW, rumor has it that this guy is getting the Super Bowl assignment.
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    Divisional round, Eagles at Saints, 4:40 pm on FOX

    I'm with you... that would be a terrific Super Bowl. No one wants to see Brady, Belichick, Brees, and Payton again outside of the fans of those teams.
  14. I was eight years old at the time - this is my earliest Bills memory as a kid. We were listening to the game and my dad and I decided to go to the car wash at halftime to get our minds off the game. Then it happened...
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    CFP title game ticket prices plummeting

    I have no horse in this race, I only watch college football games a handful of times each year. I went to a D-III school that had D-I mens hockey, that's it. The main thing preventing me from watching more college football is the lack of parity between the top programs and everybody else. That's largely driven by recruiting and the cult of personality surrounding a small handful of coaches. Saban, Meyer, Swinney, etc. Bowden was certainly one of these guys in the 90s. Since there is no draft (because, of course, these players are picking the school for academic reasons, not the football team...), the top flight players flock to these programs. They are stocked with talent that makes any other team pale in comparison. Add that to the out-of-conference cupcake games that these teams inevitably schedule and you get maybe 1 or 2 competitive games on any of these top teams' schedules before the bowl season. These coaches end up being the highest paid public employee in their state, and this inevitably leads to a culture where this guy has a ridiculous amount of power and sway over their university. Unfortunately, look no further than State College to see how that can corrupt a university, going all the way to the top. I mean, outside of Alabama and Clemson fans, who actually wants to go see this game for the fourth consecutive year?