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Fox, NBC vie for piece of Cowboys-Redskins showdown

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    By Dan Hanzus
    Around the League Writer

    Like Homer Simpson protecting the last case of Duff on Earth, Fox is fighting hard to hold on to its potential Week 17 gold mine.

    According to The Dallas Morning News, Fox and NBC are "locked in intense lobbying" to secure the rights to Week 17's matchup between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, a game that could decide the NFC East title.

    If the Cowboys and Redskins are in a win-or-go-home scenario, it will be a ratings juggernaut for whoever airs it. As a football fan -- and a fan of NBC's top-rate production -- we're pulling for the flex.

    More: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...wn?utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=twitterfeed
  2. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping for NBC, myself. I think that they do it better than anybody out there.
  3. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    If only this could be used as leverage to do away with next years cap penalty.
  4. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    Hope Fox keeps it. I hate waiting for the night games.
  5. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    BTW, this is a team where Garrett is on the hot seat due to apathy right?

    Networks openly fighting to carry our games....
  6. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Save us from Buck.
  7. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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    What does any of this have to do with Garrett?
  8. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    agreed x100.

    Even without the awesome slate of Sunday night TV (Dexter, Homeland, Walking Dead) I'd much rather watch this in daylight.
  9. gmb85

    gmb85 Active Member

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    I don't want it flexed. Go FOX! Lol
  10. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    This just shows Dallas is as coveted on TV as ever. Which makes the points people make about apathy seem quite silly. Especially considering they were so apathetic themselves they took the time to post on a message board about it.
  11. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    I remember Troy being upset last year when that last game was flexed.

    I imagine he won't be thrilled if this game is flexed
  12. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    I was under the impression NBC had the ability to choose any Sunday game they wished.
  13. rojan

    rojan Active Member

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    If fox get to keep the game, think they will change the start time?
  14. jterrell

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    there are supposed to be "some" protections fox has.

    but ultimately NBC gets their pick 99% of the time.

    again the fact this game is big enough to actually fight over says all you need to know about the state of "america's team".
  15. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Like Homer Simpson protecting the last case of Duff on Earth, Fox is fighting hard to hold on to its potential Week 17 gold mine.

    According to The Dallas Morning News, Fox and NBC are "locked in intense lobbying" to secure the rights to Week 17's matchup between the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, a game that could decide the NFC East title.


    Fox -- which has aired NFC games since 1994 -- currently has the matchup on their schedule for next Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. If the game ends up deciding the NFC East, the NFL could flex it to the Sunday night slot on NBC.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...source=twitterfeed&utm_campaign=cowboysreport
  16. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I hope they keep the game right where it is. I am not going to be in the mood to wait around for a night game. Besides, our recent night game match ups haven't been too stellar.
  17. starman22

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    I seem to be in the minority here, but I am literally praying for NBC to get the game. Being in Phillys market here in Central Pa, I will get Philly-NY instead of Dallas-Washington. Record your favorite show and watch it later, I want to watch the game live in HD on NBC, and as a bonus, I won't have to listen to Joe Buck.
  18. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    I'd absolutely hate that game being a Sunday nighter.
  19. TX_Yid

    TX_Yid Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine Aikman trying to be neutral with the NFC East on the line?
  20. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Or about how bad the NFC Least is.......

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