oh ya i remember hearing that they normally do it on a thursday but something was happening on that thurday this year so they pushed it forward. Either a holiday or something with the presidency idk...
"The season opening game to be hosted by the Super Bowl Champions, the New York Football Giants, will be pushed back one day from the originally scheduled Thursday, September 6 to Wednesday, September 5 to avoid a conflict with President Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Four years ago, the NFL had a similar conflict with Senator John McCain’s speech at the Republican National Convention and at the time, the league chose to move the speech back an hour and a half from 8:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time. As a result, the earlier kickoff sank ratings by 25% from the year before. Coincidentally, the 2008 season opening game also involved the Giants.
So this year, the game will be a day earlier, held at its regular time, and there should not be problems with the ratings."
And lookin at the schedule during week 1 all games are on sunday + the 1 monday game as normal so there wont be anything on that thursday.
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The NFL has offered to reduce Vilma's suspension from a year to eight games. Not really sure what to think about that. I don't know how the punishments fit with the crime. Vilma appears to be refusing the deal.
New England are looking quite strong. I believe in them once again, let's hope they don't choke another time!
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I can't really feel too bad for T.O. when it's as easy as wearing a fucking condom. You know you are a wealthy athlete and gold diggers are going to try to get their hooks into you however they can.
That being said, any judge who awards a woman that much in child support should be kicked out of office immediately. There is not a single reason any woman needs 20k a month to raise a kid, regardless of how much the dad makes. It's stupid.
Like how Kobe's wife got all 3 of their houses and half of their assets. For what exactly? To keep her lavish lifestyle without her husbands money to keep her afloat? Yes all single women need 3 homes and 75 million dollars in assets that they didnt even earn themselves. The system is rediculous
Looks like Seattle is leaning one way finally on the QB situation... not that it comes as a surprise.
QB Matt Flynn to start preseason opener vs. Tennessee Titans:
“Matt has done a fantastic job so far. He’s learned the system. He’s on it. He can make all the adjustments, all the calls. He sees the defense really well. I love that he’s moving well in the pocket. All of the things we’re asking him to do he’s fit that together so far. Now I need to see him in a situation where now he takes over and see what that looks like.” - Head Coach Pete Carroll
I think Flynn has the job down and will keep it for a while. This isnt a Kevin Kolb situation where hes stinking up the joint, at least not yet.
Knowing how Kolb is, he'll be healed around week two, if not before the regular season starts. He'll be injured again before week five. Skelton will save the Cardinals season again, which is perfectly fine with me