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Rumors that the Bills Steelers be flexed to Sunday Night? (update: Flexed to SNF)

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44 minutes ago, Dirtyd415 said:

This simply is not true, you can’t poll a large enough sample size to accurately gauge those likely to watch, thus one would base the market on demographics and other variables(climate, other professional sports etc). If you’re trying to say that based on demographics GB or Buffalo has a larger market than LA I don’t know what to tell you.  
 

Marketing departments can only do so much, a lot has to do with the product on the field.  You can’t really market a turd sandwich, which is why Russ Brandon was regarded as a marketing genius...until he played grab ass with the wrong assistant.

 

This is almost exactly like what I hear incompetent marketing people say as I wonder how they have a job. Anyone can read Wikipedia to get population figures.

 

Marketing is about determination of those with likelihood to chose your product and reaching them. 

 

The market size for a nfl  Game is likely viewers, not everyone with a pulse. London has 9 million people so is the idea that is a 9 million person market for the nfl?  No. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, No_Matter_What said:

Don't do this please. It is 2.20am here in Central Europe. I love my Bills in standard time they play every week.

 

12:30 pm in Melbourne
 

Please Flex this

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1 hour ago, Chris66 said:

Oh i dont know the second and sixth largest markets.

The Cowboys are going to have their 5th primetime game of the year next Thursday against the Bears. Teams are only allowed to be on primetime a maximum of 5 times a year. They can't flex the Cowboys game to Sunday night. I'm tired of seeing the Cowboys in Primetime anyway

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I have a buddy who works for NBC in New York. I just asked him about this. He said “no comment.”

 

OH IT IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG. 

 

(Or he has no idea and is just F’ing with me.)

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1 hour ago, Bferra13 said:

I could do without Chris Collinsworth busting our balls all night. Biggest tool in the business. But other than that, I'd be cool with it.

Mute the TV and you're good. Bills are winning even if CC is a hater. 

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Night games at Pittsburgh have been ugly even going back to the Kelly era. But heck yes, give me this challenge.

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1 hour ago, Steptide said:

When does the decision have to be made by? 

 

Deadline is tuesday

 

but nbc likely makes this announcement during the game tonight since it’s not faded on Monday night results.

 

chargers losing today seals this change.

 

the isdue is who they pick...buf at pit or hou v trn

 

houston v tenn  is one of the leading candidates for week 17 along with SF at Seattle for nbc

 

because of that buf at pit is the favorite

 

 

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2 hours ago, Chris66 said:

Nfl would be more inclined to move dallas/la to sunday night and move buffalo/pitt to 4:25.

Multiple other reasons have been provided why this wouldn't be something the NFL is inclined to do, but I think the biggest one has been skipped.

 

It's a CBS double-header week and guess what they have lined up for national coverage at 4:25? Patriots/Chiefs. They wouldn't want to flex anything against that jewel that would draw any sort of real ratings away.

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Remember

 

cbs and fox get to protect 1game a week from week 11-16 during traditional flex time. One week thrycant protects do 5 total. No protections in week 17.  NFL decidesthe werk 17 game based on playoff implications not market size or fan based.

 

double header networks will protect their feature 425 game like kc-ne and la-dallas.  In week 15 cbs might have decided to not protect games since they had only one game.

 

 

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I'm going to the game my buddy from Pittsburgh got us tickets.  

 

We are on stand by..

 

 

F5 F5 F5 F5.....

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2 minutes ago, Formerly Allan in MD said:

Someone on another thread a few days ago said this is a done deal.  The game will be at 8:00.  Anyone else confused?

 

 

It wasnt a done deal because you needed to see to see what happened this week.  Clevrland beat Pittsburgh thry would be in 2nd due to season sweep tiebreaker.

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14 minutes ago, JM57 said:

Multiple other reasons have been provided why this wouldn't be something the NFL is inclined to do, but I think the biggest one has been skipped.

 

It's a CBS double-header week and guess what they have lined up for national coverage at 4:25? Patriots/Chiefs. They wouldn't want to flex anything against that jewel that would draw any sort of real ratings away.

 

I'm confused. Week 15 is a fox double header week and NE/KC is next week. I think you have your weeks mixed up.

 

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1 hour ago, Kirby Jackson said:

Oh man I’m not even sure if you are trolling at this point? 32.5 M > 29.5M go ahead and google it

I'm old, please forgive me.  What's the correct terminology these days?

 

Mentally deficient?

Intellectually challenged?

pats fan?

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Buffalo's win over Dallas opened the eyes of TV network executives.

 

Then seeing that Bills v Cowboys was the highest rated Thanksgiving game for CBS since 1992 and most-watched regular season game on CBS since 2007 and thoughts of Bills being on TV got TV executives like...

 

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1 hour ago, Buddy Hix said:

Damn! I was going to make the drive and be at work the next day. Hope it stays put! I have no vacation time left.

 

So then you call in sick! LOL

1 hour ago, YoloinOhio said:

Night game at the Big Ketchup Bottle? Hell yes. 

 

As bad as Kraft is doing, wonder how long they'll still keep the naming rights?

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What other games are an option? I don't know how big this game would really be outside of Buffalo and Pitts? Houston & Tenn is a divisional game and could have divisional implications depending on what happens tonight (and next week). Looking at the schedule that week, I don't see anything else that may have playoff implications to it so I'd say there's a good chance it's one of those 2

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5 minutes ago, apuszczalowski said:

What other games are an option? I don't know how big this game would really be outside of Buffalo and Pitts? Houston & Tenn is a divisional game and could have divisional implications depending on what happens tonight (and next week). Looking at the schedule that week, I don't see anything else that may have playoff implications to it so I'd say there's a good chance it's one of those 2

Seahawks vs. Panthers, but fox might want to keep it for a 4:25 slot to replace rams cowboys.

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I would think the Panthers are out so that's not too big of a draw, Rams Cowboys is possible too I guess. Cowboys are going to take that division no matter how hard they try not too since no one else wants it. Depends on the Rams I guess

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The nfl might want to showcase 2 teams that are front runners for playoff spots that fans don't really know about

 

But I could see the nfl play it safe with Cowboys rams

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One other vague piece of intel from my buddy who works for NBC... Dec. 15 is the day of NBC's big family holiday party in Manhattan, and he inferred they would want to cap the night off with a great game.

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