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  1. Exactly. Foles saw what McCown did when he was here and I suspect if he did re-join Doug in Jacksonville, he would have a similar role.
  2. Yeah, well I also thought FOX would be guaranteed both Eagles-Cowboys games since ESPN got both last season (and the last time that happened with Giants-Cowboys in 2011, FOX got both games the following season). Further surprised NBC got the one here for a Sunday Nighter.
  3. He will be a backup no matter what at this point. Plus, he knows Doug's offense and could very well play the role Josh McCown did with the Eagles in developing the WRs.
  4. Many think that late 1st is going to be one of the steals of that draft as he was being looked at with the 10th pick by the Jets AND many felt the Cowboys should have taken him before the Jets could.
  5. I was thinking.... Does Foles wind up back in Jacksonville for a second tour of duty, this time back with Doug? That would be the obvious landing point.
  6. We're talking about New Year's and the college bowl games. College football fans are different in that regard.
  7. Updating this: There WILL be a Monday night game on January 2 as the Sugar Bowl Committee (likely "strongly suggested" by the NFL to do so IMO) agreed to for this year (and likely next as well) move the Sugar Bowl off its traditional New Year's Night spot on the schedule and will instead this year be played at 11:00 AM local time on New Year's Eve (December 31). I suspect this basically was the NFL and Disney telling the Sugar Bowl Committee: "Move the game or we'll see you in court" as I suspect otherwise the Sugar Bowl Committee would have refused to move the game off January 2, 2023 (and most likely January 1, 2024 as well) OR if not, likely threatening to air MNF on ABC that week directly opposite the game. I'm sure many college football traditionalists who don't care about the NFL are upset about this.
  8. Updating this: There WILL be a Monday night game on January 2 as the Sugar Bowl Committee (likely "strongly suggested" by the NFL to do so IMO) agreed to for this year (and likely next as well) move the Sugar Bowl off its traditional New Year's Night spot on the schedule and will instead this year be played at 11:00 AM local time on New Year's Eve (December 31). I suspect this basically was the NFL and Disney telling the Sugar Bowl Committee: "Move the game or we'll see you in court" as I suspect otherwise the Sugar Bowl Committee would have refused to move the game off January 2, 2023 (and most likely January 1, 2024 as well) OR if not, likely threatening to air MNF on ABC that week directly opposite the game. I'm sure many college football traditionalists who don't care about the NFL are upset about this.
  9. Main factor in this time being a mistake is by having most of the games on MONDAY afternoon (day after Christmas, which actually is the LEGAL HOLIDAY for Christmas because Christmas falls on a Sunday), it allows for a rare "Monday Flex" for ESPN where the NFL can more easily flex ESPN out of a bad Monday Night game using the same rules normally used for Sunday night football. I would have had a single 3:00 PM ET game on Christmas Eve (if you HAD to have a game Christmas Eve Night, you could do it at 7:00 with two west coast teams), maybe the Christmas Day Tripleheader (or at least a doubleheader as was done this year with the prime time game being the normal Sunday night game on NBC) and then what normally would be the Sunday doubleheader on FOX/CBS being on Monday. The reason I do that with a Monday flex for ESPN is the fact New Year's weekend is going to be a MESS for the NFL given for the first time, it is NOT the final week of the season, and the Tournament of Roses and Sugar Bowl Committees are almost certain to refuse to budge off their traditional dates (January 2 when New Year's Day is a Sunday) for the Rose and Sugar Bowls that are on ESPN and they would loudly object if one or both had to air opposite Monday Night Football on ABC. In addition, you have the College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year's Eve, so UNLESS THOSE GAMES got moved to Tuesday 1/3 and/or Wednesday 1/4, the NFL would likely not have a game on ESPN at all that week (if the CFB Playoff Committee did agree to play the semis 1/3 and/or 1/4, then you could have perhaps a tripleheader on ESPN/ABC on New Year's Eve. That is why I do the games on Monday 12/26 UNLESS the NFL got the CFB Playoff Committee to agree to the semifinals being Tues-Wed 1/3-1/4 so the NFL can have a New Year's eve tripleheader on ESPN.
  10. Some surprises in the 2022 schedule: Among them was the announcement there will be a tripleheader on Christmas Day (which does fall on a Sunday) with the bulk of the schedule played on Saturday (Christmas Eve). This to me is very surprising as *I* would have had the bulk of games the day after Christmas (Monday 12/26, which is actually the legal holiday for Christmas Day) UNLESS the station managers of FOX and CBS affiliates balked at that due to contractual commitments with regular daytime programming that would have likely been pre-empted for NFL games as the producers of those limit the number of times such shows can be pre-empted. For FOX, this could be an issue in 2022 due to having to air weekday matches of the World Cup in November and December. Another reason I would have done that would have been to make that Monday a "flex week” for ESPN given the following Monday (January 2, 2023) there likely won’t be a Monday Night game as the Tournament of Roses and Sugar Bowl Committees likely would refuse to budge on THEIR traditional New Year’s Day bowl games being moved off the legal holiday for New Year’s Day (when New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday, those bowl games are traditionally played Monday):
  11. Yeah, but this could wind up being a potential case where the Cooke's could actually sue to force the NFL to give THEM back the team no matter what because it was in the eyes of many swindled from them (albeit for a then-record price) in 1999 during a process that was supposed to make money for charity and give the team to John Kent Cooke for tax purposes, NOT to actually sell the team.
  12. If anything, as said, what I REALLY think the NFL fears is THEY wind up having to buy the team and FedEx Field from Snyder for whatever it took AND THEN give the team and FedEx Field at minimal or no cost back to whom many believe should have all along been the rightful owners, the Cooke Family. The Cookes owned the Redskins/now-Commanders until in the eyes of many Snyder swindled the team from them in an auction following the death of Jack Kent Cooke that was meant to raise money for charity and officially make John Kent Cooke (Jack's son) the actual owner without the estate taxes that would have otherwise hit, with when the elder Cooke designed the auction never anticipating someone like Daniel Snyder swooping in and taking the team (for what at the time was an all-time record as I remember). The have always been those who felt the NFL should have stepped in and blocked Snyder from buying the then-Redskins that way and I suspect the NFL now fears there will be pressure from elected officials for them to eat a ton of money they have to give to Snyder to first buy the team and FedEx Field and give the team back to the Cookes citing the circumstances of how Snyder got the team.
  13. Even Jerry may not be able to save Snyder on this one, especially if some elected officials get their way.
  14. And not a bad gamble. He's likely getting the league minimum and if he can prove himself it pays off big.
  15. I suspect Brady knew that and saw he could get back to the playoffs easily. Bucs could sweep the NFC South, go 6-5 outside the division and at 12-5 be a 2 or 3 seed.
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