The NFL has absolutely no respect for the fans who come to see these games live and little more for those of us who have to watch on television. That the Pittsburgh game, which could have been played in sunshine, or daylight at least, will be played at night when it is 20 degrees colder is obscene. It's 12:30 here on the east coast, and my body is ready for football to start a half hour from now. Are there really going to be enough more people who are going to watch at these unusual hours to disrupt the body rhythms of loyal fans?
posted on 01/18/2009 9:31:10 AM PST
I had to sit through sub arctic temperatures a few years ago in the TEN-NE divisonal playoff game. It was also at night.
Really, here in the Burgh, those who are lucky enough to have game tix don’t really care about the elements. I have sat out thru worse @both the Ketchup Bottle and old 3Rivers...and we yunzers just consider it ‘atmosphere.’
posted on 01/18/2009 9:41:47 AM PST
(PA is a banana republic without the great weather to actually grow bananas.)
I was surprised that the NFL didn’t have one game on Saturday and the other on Sunday. Both could start at 03:00 Eastern Time, thus allowing everybody in the nation to catch the game. Its not like there isn’t anything else competing for TV, well except for College Basketball Ball.
posted on 01/18/2009 11:36:35 AM PST
(Currently Reading: Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlanksy.)
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