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Bill Lundberg
03-23-2009, 04:42 PM
WTF?!

Raiders | Will open season on Monday Night
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:21:59 -0700 The NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl) has announced the Oakland Raiders (http://www.kffl.com/team/28/nfl) will open their 2009 NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl) season at home against the San Diego Chargers (http://www.kffl.com/team/31/nfl) on Monday Night Football. The game is scheduled for 10:15 p.m. EST.

Reaper16
03-23-2009, 04:44 PM
Thrilling.

dj56dt58
03-23-2009, 04:45 PM
who cares about MNF? Who opens SNF?

Deberg_1990
03-23-2009, 04:46 PM
1. Monday Night Football is not "Marquee" anymore

2. MNF, opens the season now with a double bill. One East coast game and one west coast game. There are only so many West coast teams.

Bill Lundberg
03-23-2009, 04:47 PM
who cares about MNF? Who opens SNF?

Bears | Will open season on Sunday night
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:14:40 -0700
The NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl) has announced the Chicago Bears (http://www.kffl.com/team/11/nfl) will open their 2009 NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl) season on the road against the Green Bay Packers (http://www.kffl.com/team/17/nfl) on Sunday Night Football.

chiefs1111
03-23-2009, 04:47 PM
who cares about MNF? Who opens SNF?

Bears and Packers

Mile High Mania
03-23-2009, 04:51 PM
Weird... if I recall, Denver and Oakland were the 2nd MNF game in W1 last year.

Frazod
03-23-2009, 04:54 PM
Bears/Packers - both sucked last year. I like the Bears, but frankly they don't rate a prime time game. And obviously the fucking Raiders don't even rate a televised game.

I thought the Sunday Night Game was supposed to be a showcase of talent, not just a jerkoff of major population centers. Silly me, what I was thinking believing those turds? :shake:

Deberg_1990
03-23-2009, 04:54 PM
Weird... if I recall, Denver and Oakland were the 2nd MNF game in W1 last year.

Well, there are only 4 teams who could fill a 9:15 central start time:

Bolts
Raiders
Seahawks
49ers

talastan
03-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Come on guys, let the Raiderfan have his one night of legitimacy. :D

Deberg_1990
03-23-2009, 04:56 PM
Bears/Packers - both sucked last year. I like the Bears, but frankly they don't rate a prime time game. And obviously the ****ing Raiders don't even rate a televised game.

I thought the Sunday Night Game was supposed to be a showcase of talent, not just a jerkoff of major population centers. Silly me, what I was thinking believing those turds? :shake:

Technically, the Thursday Night game (Season Opener) will be the "Marquee" game that week. The Sunday Night game for that week will be a lesser game. Probably why they went with the Bears/Packers.

I think Peter King mentioned the Thursday Night opener will be the Steelers/Titans.

EyePod
03-23-2009, 04:57 PM
You'd think they would pick the team who lost to the Chargers by 1 point TWICE last year. I hope we have a primetime game this season; it really pissed me off that we didn't last season, but it seems that the NFL really knew that Herm was a bad coach...

Frazod
03-23-2009, 05:03 PM
You'd think they would pick the team who lost to the Chargers by 1 point TWICE last year. I hope we have a primetime game this season; it really pissed me off that we didn't last season, but it seems that the NFL really knew that Herm was a bad coach...

Perhaps we can ride the Pioli Express to at least one nationally televised game, but frankly, we don't rate one any more than Oakland does.

Buck
03-23-2009, 05:04 PM
The Raiders always get this game, I wonder why?

Maybe the NFL wants to get their primetime game out of the way early in the season so they don't have to worry about a potential crappy matchup in the later weeks.

88TG88
03-23-2009, 05:11 PM
The Raiders always get this game, I wonder why?

Maybe the NFL wants to get their primetime game out of the way early in the season so they don't have to worry about a potential crappy matchup in the later weeks.

It gives all of America a chance to collectively laugh at them.

Simply Red
03-23-2009, 05:22 PM
Lucky 'Autumn Queef's' not here, that's all I gotta say.

kcfanintitanhell
03-23-2009, 05:35 PM
10:15 EST? Is there a doubleheader the first MNF?

Pioli Zombie
03-23-2009, 05:41 PM
Do the Patriots play the Steelers anytime next year? That's the game I want to see.
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Stewie
03-23-2009, 05:45 PM
It doesn't surprise me that the Raiders are on MNF the first week. Advertising dollars are down, but the tattoo and link-chain retailers jumped in with their dollars and got their way.

Mojo Jojo
03-23-2009, 05:51 PM
Perhaps we can ride the Pioli Express to at least one nationally televised game, but frankly, we don't rate one any more than Oakland does.

Per the NFL TV contract every team gets a "only on" national game. That includes Thursday Night/Saturday/Sunday Night/Monday Night/Thanksgiving...etc. The Chiefs will have at least one game fall into one of those time slots. This is the reason you have MNF games with the Texans vs. the Lions. Kill two birds with one stone.

Buck
03-23-2009, 05:51 PM
Do the Patriots play the Steelers anytime next year? That's the game I want to see.
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No.

AFC West plays the AFC North

Pats finished 2nd, Steelers finished 1st.

DJJasonp
03-23-2009, 06:06 PM
Well, there are only 4 teams who could fill a 9:15 central start time:

Bolts
Raiders
Seahawks
49ers

Arizona could be on this list as well.......

tymania
03-23-2009, 06:07 PM
When was the last time the Chiefs played a MNF game, thats the real question!?

DeezNutz
03-23-2009, 06:14 PM
Cool. Mizzou fans will get a chance to see Maclin in his first game.

Buck
03-23-2009, 06:17 PM
When was the last time the Chiefs played a MNF game, thats the real question!?

If I had to guess, I would say 2004.

chiefscafan
03-23-2009, 06:20 PM
Longer than that I don't think we've had a game since the meltdown I think it was '98

nose
03-23-2009, 06:23 PM
wasnt it in 05 against the texans? didnt larry johnson shred them for over 200 yards??

Deberg_1990
03-23-2009, 06:23 PM
Longer than that I don't think we've had a game since the meltdown I think it was '98

We had an 03 game against the raiders. in 04 we had one against the ravens.

wild1
03-23-2009, 06:25 PM
they have matched the quality of the game with the quality of the broadcast

Mojo Jojo
03-23-2009, 06:30 PM
wasnt it in 05 against the texans? didnt larry johnson shred them for over 200 yards??

That was a Sunday Night Game.

chiefs1111
03-23-2009, 06:34 PM
didnt we have a Monday Night home game against the Patriots in 2004 or 2005??? or maybe that was a Sunday Night game im not sure

leviw
03-23-2009, 06:45 PM
Three Monday night games in 2004:
Week 4 @ Baltimore
Week 11 New England
...and finally the last Monday night game for the Chiefs...
Week 14 @ Tennessee

Sam Hall
03-23-2009, 07:20 PM
The Thursday night game that opening week is Titans at Steelers.

KCrockaholic
03-23-2009, 07:22 PM
What is the NFL turning into? They seriously think Chargers/Raiders warrants a monday night game to open the season? I can see SD, but not chokeland.

Buehler445
03-23-2009, 08:26 PM
Weird... if I recall, Denver and Oakland were the 2nd MNF game in W1 last year.

Yes and the Donko bitches beat the ever living hell out of them.

Ditka was in the booth yelling about how that level of effort was unacceptable.

Skip Towne
03-23-2009, 08:42 PM
I don't want the Chiefs on national TV until they are respectable. We don't need the whole nation laughing at us.

chiefs1111
03-23-2009, 08:43 PM
I don't want the Chiefs on national TV until they are respectable. We don't need the whole nation laughing at us.

yup

KCKY-Fan4life
03-23-2009, 10:12 PM
This is bullshit. Why does Oakland always get primetime slots?!? They have been horrible for longer than we have, and had NUMEROUS prime time games last year.

KcKing
03-23-2009, 11:25 PM
This is bullshit. Why does Oakland always get primetime slots?!? They have been horrible for longer than we have, and had NUMEROUS prime time games last year.

They have at least 2 this year as well...

They play Dallas on Thanksgiving...

Other than that, The pure fact the NFL set up these Games with the Anni. of the AFL in mind, and did not include the Chiefs is nauseating at best...

whoman69
03-23-2009, 11:27 PM
Per the NFL TV contract every team gets a "only on" national game. That includes Thursday Night/Saturday/Sunday Night/Monday Night/Thanksgiving...etc. The Chiefs will have at least one game fall into one of those time slots. This is the reason you have MNF games with the Texans vs. the Lions. Kill two birds with one stone.

If that's the case then why didn't the Chiefs have one last year?

ChiefsCountry
03-23-2009, 11:43 PM
Good grief people. Its a 9:15 start game - its going to be one of the California teams or Seattle hosting it. The 49ers and Seahawks blow ass as well. They want an all AFL matchup - Chargers/Raiders is perfect for the timeslot. I just dont get all the bitching and moaning just think about it logical for a second.

tboss27
03-24-2009, 12:42 AM
Three Monday night games in 2004:
Week 4 @ Baltimore
Week 11 New England
...and finally the last Monday night game for the Chiefs...
Week 14 @ Tennessee

I understand wanting to have the teams that draw the most on MNF, but not having a game in 4 years is ridiculous. I bet we get one this year though with Cassel/Pioli in town

Guru
03-24-2009, 05:55 AM
I understand wanting to have the teams that draw the most on MNF, but not having a game in 4 years is ridiculous. I bet we get one this year though with Cassel/Pioli in townFuck Monday night. Sunday night is where its at now.

Jethopper
03-24-2009, 08:40 AM
The real question here is now that Seabass is getting old, will the Raiders take a kicker with their first pick?

Bowser
03-24-2009, 11:28 AM
And, the Raiders play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Explain that.

King_Chief_Fan
03-24-2009, 11:34 AM
This is bullshit. Why does Oakland always get primetime slots?!? They have been horrible for longer than we have, and had NUMEROUS prime time games last year.

I am all for the Chiefs not being on national TV to embarass themselves.
I will start bitching about it when they are winners and don't get on.

Frazod
03-24-2009, 11:38 AM
And, the Raiders play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Explain that.

The Cowboys want to slaughter one of the shittiest teams in the league while we all eat turkey and laugh? I mean, I hate Dallas, but if they play the Raiders, I'll root for them.

stevieray
03-24-2009, 12:31 PM
And, the Raiders play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Explain that.

Chiefs/Dallas would've been perfect.

Buck
03-24-2009, 12:36 PM
And, the Raiders play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Explain that.

The Cowboys want to slaughter one of the shittiest teams in the league while we all eat turkey and laugh? I mean, I hate Dallas, but if they play the Raiders, I'll root for them.

Chiefs/Dallas would've been perfect.

Dallas always hosts the Thanksgiving day game.

Since it is on CBS this year (Fox and CBS switch between Detroit and Dallas every year), they had to choose an AFC team playing @ Dallas for the game.

The only 2 AFC Teams Dallas plays at home this year are the Raiders and Chargers.

Obviously, Jerry Jones pulled some strings to make sure that he got an easy win on Thanksgiving.

chiefqueen
03-24-2009, 08:45 PM
And, the Raiders play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. Explain that.

The Cowboys/Lions alternate between CBS & FOX on Thanksgiving day. Its the Cowboys turn to be on CBS so they have to host an AFC opponent, so it had to be either San Diego or Oakland.

Deberg_1990
03-24-2009, 09:19 PM
Good grief people. Its a 9:15 start game - its going to be one of the California teams or Seattle hosting it. The 49ers and Seahawks blow ass as well. They want an all AFL matchup - Chargers/Raiders is perfect for the timeslot. I just dont get all the bitching and moaning just think about it logical for a second.


This.

Basically Chiefs fans are not happy unless the Chiefs are on SNF and MNF every week of every year.

whoman69
03-24-2009, 09:53 PM
I still have to ask if there's a rule that each team get a national game, then why did the Chiefs not have one last year? It begs the question as to how the Raiders, who have stunk over the last half dozen years (historically bad), can get national games?

Deberg_1990
03-24-2009, 10:03 PM
I still have to ask if there's a rule that each team get a national game, then why did the Chiefs not have one last year?

No. There is no such rule.


It begs the question as to how the Raiders, who have stunk over the last half dozen years (historically bad), can get national games?


Alot of Chiefs fans dont like to hear this but The Raiders have one of the NFL's largest national followings. Its simple ratings + dollars and sense. The NFL is a business.

BigChiefFan
03-24-2009, 11:21 PM
The good news is, one of those teams starts off 0-1 within the division.

ChiefsCountry
03-25-2009, 12:38 AM
I wouldnt be suprised to see the Chiefs-Cowboys to open the season on FOX.

KCtotheSB
03-25-2009, 01:18 AM
The reason the Raiders-Cowboys game was put on Thanksgiving instead of the Chargers-Cowboys game is simple....national exposure. The SD-DAL game is going to get ratings and national exposure no matter WHEN it's played. Why waste a permanent nationally exposed game on a game that'll get big time coverage no matter when it's played? The Raiders suck so much ass, there's no way in hell the OAK-DAL game would get national coverage on any time BUT Thanksgiving.

Plus, I suppose the Raiders and Cowboys having two of the biggest fanbases would have something to do with it also.....

As for the Chiefs, I think they'll slip into a Sunday or Monday night game this season with the headline grabs of Cassel and Pioli this offseason. As soon as the schedule comes out, I'm always sifting through to see the primetime games we have right after I see who's up in Week 1. Personally, I want Sunday Night more than Monday Night. Outside of Jaws, I fucking can't stand the Monday Night booth.

Oh, and I was at the last night game the Chiefs had when they played the Chargers in San Diego back in 2006. Also, we did have a Sunday Night game scheduled in New York against the Jets in Week 17 in '07 before the NFL flexed it after discovering both teams sucked ass.