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  • #16
    Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

    I do think the NFL thinks everyone wants to see the Packers/Saints in the NFC Championship because it would be a ton of points on the arms of Brees and Rogers. It's not unlike baseball, where the networks wants home runs, not low scoring, good pitching duels. I would love to see a Giants/Niners Championship, not just because we would have a better chance to beat them than the Saints, but it would prove good defense beats good offense.

    GO GIANTS!!!!

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    • #17
      Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

      [quote user="RagTime Blue"][quote user="miked1958"][quote user="Bread"][quote user="TroyArcher"]The Giants and 49ers will have to overcome the zebras to win next week.[/quote]New York and San Francisco are the bigger markets.[/quote]
      No I think he is right... They want another game like the one the first Thursday night. They put up all those points. They figure it would be a rating bonanza[/quote]

      Real football fans will watch no matter who's playing.

      The casual/occasional fan wants a story (not nec. a shootout). Drew Brees made his story that Sunday night when he broke the record on national TV. Rodgers is a star (see his commercials everwhere??) with the defending champs and favorites to do it ALL. The NFL definitely wants a Packers/Saints game.

      On a related note, it must have been strange for the Steelers to NOT be the NFL's pick to advance today. We all know Tebow. . .what team is he on again. . .gets more mass public attention than anyone in the NFL. Heck, half of his fans own more bibles than footballs.

      Just as the NHL wanted an overtime-shootout in the Winter Classic, the NFL would KILL to have a Tebow-Packers Superbowl (with Tebow-Saints a runnerup).

      BTW: I believe the better teams will win, but some teams might get a push when they need it.
      [/quote]

      steelers got the benefit of the refs yesterday though. also who (other than AFC teams that are still in the playoffs) doesn't want to see tebow in the superbowl?

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      • #18
        Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

        Well, with posts such as this littering the football fan sites, I'm betting that these refs know that eyes are gonna be on them for any funny business.

        But...I don't buy the 'fixed game' thing. I would've thought the bigger ratings SB would've been Pats/GB four years ago - Brady vs. Favre. And THAT didn't happen.

        Got a solution - don't do anything to draw a flag, guys. Holding, PI. Also, if the Giants can get up on the Packers and put them into 'catch up mode' which would open up our pass rush on Rogers, then we won't have to worry. Then again, a simple sack could be turned into a 'roughing the passer'.

        OY!

        Whatever happened to the game called 'football'?? Can you imagine Ronnie Lott or Steve Atwater playing in this league today? They'd either be fined left, right and sideways or suspended!

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        • #19
          Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

          [quote user="CTLadyBlue"]Well, with posts such as this littering the football fan sites, I'm betting that these refs know that eyes are gonna be on them for any funny business.

          But...I don't buy the 'fixed game' thing. I would've thought the bigger ratings SB would've been Pats/GB four years ago - Brady vs. Favre. And THAT didn't happen.

          Got a solution - don't do anything to draw a flag, guys. Holding, PI. Also, if the Giants can get up on the Packers and put them into 'catch up mode' which would open up our pass rush on Rogers, then we won't have to worry. Then again, a simple sack could be turned into a 'roughing the passer'.

          OY!

          Whatever happened to the game called 'football'?? Can you imagine Ronnie Lott or Steve Atwater playing in this league today? They'd either be fined left, right and sideways or suspended![/quote]

          ronnie hit people in the head constantly, with the talent he had though he'd still be an amazing player.

          i also don't think that the nfl would risk the billions of $ it makes to fix the outcome, it would be stupid.

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          • #20
            Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

            [quote user="RagTime Blue"][quote user="miked1958"][quote user="Bread"][quote user="TroyArcher"]The Giants and 49ers will have to overcome the zebras to win next week.[/quote]New York and San Francisco are the bigger markets.[/quote]
            No I think he is right... They want another game like the one the first Thursday night. They put up all those points. They figure it would be a rating bonanza[/quote]

            Real football fans will watch no matter who's playing.

            The casual/occasional fan wants a story (not nec. a shootout).* Drew Brees made his story that Sunday night when he broke the record on national TV.* Rodgers is a star (see his commercials everwhere??) with the defending champs and favorites to do it ALL.* The NFL definitely wants a Packers/Saints game.

            On a related note, it must have been strange for the Steelers to NOT be the NFL's pick to advance today.* We all know Tebow. . .what team is he on again. . .gets more mass public attention than anyone in the NFL.* Heck, half of his fans own more bibles than footballs.

            Just as the NHL wanted an overtime-shootout in the Winter Classic, the NFL would KILL to have a Tebow-Packers Superbowl (with Tebow-Saints a runnerup).

            BTW:* I believe the better teams will win, but some teams might get a push when they need it.
            [/quote]

            This post is 100% right

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            • #21
              Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

              [quote user="NYfanatic"][quote user="jhamburg"][quote user="Bread"][quote user="TroyArcher"]The Giants and 49ers will have to overcome the zebras to win next week.[/quote]New York and San Francisco are the bigger markets.[/quote]

              You know what's a bigger market than New York? The whole country, who wants to see the two best teams and QBs play each other in the championship.[/quote]
              NY makes more money for the NFL if they are constantly better then the whole league. Their is a reason why the Yankees are the most valued franchise in the world and the knicks are the #2 or somthing most valued franchise in the NBA even after a decade of crap. NY > Every other team in the USA.
              [/quote]

              I repsectfully disagree. New York is huge and has many, many people. But the Yankees are a horrible example of New York's power over television markets. The Yankees are popular because they have been around and have been winning forever, thus everyone loves to hate them (ala, Cowboys, Lakers, etc)

              Yes, there's a lot of east coast biased and everything related, but the New York Giants (barring a dynasty) will not command the television presence of teams like the Patriots, Packers, Steelers, and even though we suck, Cowboys.

              More than the Saints? Yeah probably.

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              • #22
                Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                Also, The refs get paid by the NFL, not the networks. The Networks have something to gain from more viewers, but the NFL has already been paid by the Networks.

                Yes when it's time to renegotiate contracts, the NFL would like to have leverage by pointing out good ratings, but the last thing the NFL and Goodell wants is controversy like MLB.

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                • #23
                  Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                  [quote user="NYCDBS"][quote user="NYfanatic"][quote user="jhamburg"][quote user="Bread"][quote user="TroyArcher"]The Giants and 49ers will have to overcome the zebras to win next week.[/quote]New York and San Francisco are the bigger markets.[/quote]

                  You know what's a bigger market than New York? The whole country, who wants to see the two best teams and QBs play each other in the championship.[/quote]
                  NY makes more money for the NFL if they are constantly better then the whole league. Their is a reason why the Yankees are the most valued franchise in the world and the knicks are the #2 or somthing most valued franchise in the NBA even after a decade of crap. NY > Every other team in the USA.
                  [/quote]

                  Actually the most valuable sports franchise in the world is Manchester United... The Yankees are close though.[/quote]

                  Yup.

                  1. Man United 1.86 billion
                  2. Dallas Cowboys 1.81
                  3. NY Yankees 1.7
                  4. Washington Redskins 1.55
                  5. Real Madrid 1.45

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                  • #24
                    Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                    [quote user="Ntegrase96"][quote user="NYCDBS"][quote user="NYfanatic"][quote user="jhamburg"][quote user="Bread"][quote user="TroyArcher"]The Giants and 49ers will have to overcome the zebras to win next week.[/quote]New York and San Francisco are the bigger markets.[/quote]

                    You know what's a bigger market than New York? The whole country, who wants to see the two best teams and QBs play each other in the championship.[/quote]
                    NY makes more money for the NFL if they are constantly better then the whole league. Their is a reason why the Yankees are the most valued franchise in the world and the knicks are the #2 or somthing most valued franchise in the NBA even after a decade of crap. NY > Every other team in the USA.
                    [/quote]

                    Actually the most valuable sports franchise in the world is Manchester United... The Yankees are close though.[/quote]

                    Yup.

                    1. Man United 1.86 billion
                    2. Dallas Cowboys 1.81
                    3. NY Yankees 1.7
                    4. Washington Redskins 1.55
                    5. Real Madrid 1.45
                    [/quote]

                    Seems crazy to me that football teams would even be in the top 10, compared to baseball teams. I mean I know football is the most popular sport but in baseball you have literally 10 times as many games to make money from.

                    I guess maybe players are so expensive in baseball though.

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                    • #25
                      Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                      I completely agree. Ultimately the NFL wants either the Saints or the Packers in the Super Bowl with the Patriots.

                      NFL uses Jeff Triplette and crew to officiate key games for those teams in their favor.

                      Look at this thread within this forum to see videos of back to back weeks of questionable calls by this officiating crew. One week against the Giants (vs Packers) the very next week the same crew protecting Tom Brady with bogus phantom calls.

                      http://boards.giants.com/forums/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=2417481#2417481

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                      • #26
                        Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game



                        [quote user="weeds123"]Really .... really?

                        Television markets?? That's what it's all about? ...and the NFL would jeopardize their cash cow by 'cooking' the game? I've heard this crap at nearly every fan site I've been at. Say that the officiating is an inexact principle ... say that it's too subjective to human error .... say something non-committal that make you out to sound like you're awaiting part two of the partial lobotomy that you've obviously already received....Good gawd man, you sound like a Viking or Lion fan [:'(] My question to you, TroyArcher would be this: Are you old enough to remember what football was like before ESPN started broadcasting? I would bet not ....

                        Need I remind you that last year's Super Bowl was the most watched and had the highest rating of any television broadcast ever (all categories, not just sports...) .... little ol' Green Bay and middle of the top-20 Pittsburgh. Market size doesn't matter ... Packers fans are flippin' EVERYWHERE, brother.
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                        I have been watching football since the mid-60's. Not a big fan of ESPN. I can confidently say that the refs have been horrible this year. Just watch the games with a little objectivity. Giants got screwed big time in the firts Packers game and the Saints never get a holding call on their offensive line. I know they are good but come on. Maybe not fixed but surely incompetent and in the cae of New Orleans perhaps a little intimidated. . </P>

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                        • #27
                          Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                          I think this is pretty silly. I definitely don't think they're fixing the games. The refs don't get to decide that much. When a team dominates another, there's very little the refs can do.

                          I think the refs have been horrible this year and have blown some huge calls and maybe changed the outcome of some games; sometimes perhaps in our favor (Ari) and sometimes against us (Ballard in GB), but I certainly don't think they're trying to fix games...they're humans, they screw up, now more than ever it seems.

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                          • #28
                            Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                            You do realize tghat the Giants games have been some of the highest rated games on nbc sunday night football ..

                            People underestimate the size of fanbase we have , It may not be as large as ther Packers but its bigger than the Saints unless you count the soft fair weather fans

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                            • #29
                              Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                              the NYG know how to crash a football party.....

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                              • #30
                                Re: NFL wants a Saints - Packers NFC Championship game

                                The Giants to me have a following that is largely in the NY Area. Down here in Baltimore, they have a TON of fans who support them. Granted Baltimore is a transient town but the support for the G-Men here is overwhelmingly large.

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