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runnercyclist
10-20-2005, 04:48 PM
"We are not extending the telecast to more markets because we want to adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of our longstanding policy not to conflict with high school and college football during their seasons (which means Friday night and Saturday)," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said"

Complete Bullshit.

Should at least be on Sunday Ticket.

recxjake
10-20-2005, 04:50 PM
what pisses me off is that you can't even go to a bar and watch the game either. I have stupid sunday ticket and cant watch that either, i am so pissssed right now

tk13
10-20-2005, 04:53 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=Am96bY4XVewLxI1YclLRSbQ5nYcB?slug=ap-chiefs-dolphins&prov=ap&type=lgns

I saw this quote about an hour ago but I didn't post it to keep from adding to the chaos, but there's a link to it for anyone interested.

Phobia
10-20-2005, 04:58 PM
"We are not extending the telecast to more markets because we want to adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of our longstanding policy not to conflict with high school and college football during their seasons (which means Friday night and Saturday)," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said"

Um. Then WHY SCHEDULE the game for Friday? Wow. How about adhering to your multi-billion dollar agreement with DirectTV and CBS?

runnercyclist
10-20-2005, 05:02 PM
Just idiotic

Calcountry
10-20-2005, 05:07 PM
Fug the NFL.

runnercyclist
10-20-2005, 05:13 PM
Feel free to email my Aeillo at gaiello@nfl.com and let him know what you think of his "policy"

Alphaman
10-20-2005, 05:15 PM
"We are not extending the telecast to more markets because we want to adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of our longstanding policy not to conflict with high school and college football during their seasons (which means Friday night and Saturday)," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said"

Complete Bullshit.

Should at least be on Sunday Ticket.


I get that, but if I choose to pay for it (ala the NFL Sunday Ticket), shouldn't that preempt the antitrust issues.

Count Zarth
10-20-2005, 05:18 PM
They should have moved the game to Atlanta. Assholes.

ILChief
10-20-2005, 05:25 PM
Feel free to email my Aeillo at gaiello@nfl.com and let him know what you think of his "policy"

Here is what I sent, probably won't do any good:

Mr. Aielo,

I read your following quote:

"We are not extending the telecast to more markets because we want to adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of our longstanding policy not to conflict with high school and college football during their seasons (which means Friday night and Saturday),"

I am very disappointed by this. I (over)pay $200 a year for NFL Sunday Ticket from DirecTV because I am a Chiefs fan that lives in Illinois. I pay for this service because I am led to believe I will be able to watch ALL Chiefs games. I understand the hurricane is a special circumstance, so I feel that you should make an exception to your policy to accommodate Chiefs fans who donít live in Kansas City as well as Dolphin fans who donít live in Miami (or those who have evacuated). When it was a New York Giants away game that had to be moved, they got an extra home game. Why was this precedent not followed for this game? Ask yourself honestly, if this was the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles, would you still be sticking to your policy? I highly doubt it.

Thank you and Go Chiefs (even though I wonít be able to watch them)

Alphaman
10-20-2005, 05:28 PM
Feel free to email my Aeillo at gaiello@nfl.com and let him know what you think of his "policy"

Here's mine:

"We are not extending the telecast to more markets because we want to adhere as closely as possible to the spirit of our longstanding policy not to conflict with high school and college football during their seasons (which means Friday night and Saturday)," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said.

Mr. Aiello,

My understanding is that the long standing policy you speak of is tied to potential anti-trust issues. I commend the NFL for wanting to support and advance high school and college football. However, if I as a patron make the choice that I would prefer to see an NFL game and have or am willing to pay for it (i.e. the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket), shouldn't that end the anti-trust issue. I agree with not showing the game for free in markets outside of the participating teams, but to not allow fans outside of those markets who have paid to see those games doesn't seem fair. Can you help me understand that?

I am a Chiefs fan living in Austin, TX and have purchased the NFL Sunday Game Ticket for 3 years so that I can see each Chiefs game as it unfolds. In fact, I only purchased DirecTV because of the ability to see the Chiefs games. I don't think it is unrealistic for me to believe that my $200/year subscription to the NFL Sunday Game Ticket and my monthly DirecTV payment pays for a portion of the $2 billion that DirecTV paid to get the NFL games. This decision makes me feel ripped off.
Again, can you help me understand?

Darren Carter
DirecTV/NFL Sunday Game Ticket Subscriber
Biggest Chiefs fan in Longhorn Country

runnercyclist
10-20-2005, 05:28 PM
Very nice.

I just called him a butt licking ass wipe.

RINGLEADER
10-20-2005, 05:29 PM
Monopolies at work...at least if you could get Sunday Ticket via cable I could threaten to cancel Direct TV...

Spott
10-20-2005, 05:33 PM
I'm glad I never payed for DirectTV. What a load of crap. I will never buy that crappy satellite service.

HemiEd
10-20-2005, 05:45 PM
Feel free to email my Aeillo at gaiello@nfl.com and let him know what you think of his "policy"


Not my best effort, but here is what I sent him:

I have been a Chiefs fan since 1969. I now live in Chicagoland and have been a Direct TV subscriber for at least 7 years. The only reason I pay for this service is to watch my team, The Kansas City Chiefs. I paid for the Super Fan package this year, in order to watch them in HD. Now, due to the hurricane, I will not be able to watch the game this week. I could care less about High School or Local College Football, I want to watch the Chiefs. I would even put up with Sterling Sharpe, if this game were to be televised. I fail to understand, with the NFL Sunday ticket, and the NFL channel why the fans can not be satisfied here.

runnercyclist
10-20-2005, 06:03 PM
I heard on another thread that it is now going to be televised on Lifetime and Ellen is going to do the game.

Much better than SS!

siberian khatru
10-20-2005, 06:06 PM
Un****ingbelievable. What a f*cking joke. Tools.

Crush
10-20-2005, 06:11 PM
Feel free to email my Aeillo at gaiello@nfl.com and let him know what you think of his "policy"



Done and done.




Mr. Gaiello, with all due respect, no one cares about college or high school football. The NFL needs to find the warm chewy love goodness in its heart and allow KOLR 10 of Springfield, MO, to show the game. If the NFL doesn't show the game, how is little Billy supposed to root for his favorite player, Eric Warfield? He will be crushed, if the NFL stands by its stubborn decision. You don't hate little Billy, do you?