Jacksonville may be on to something

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by erod, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    I'm a season ticket holder, love it, and try my best to never ever take it for granted.

    But I've got to admit, I'm conflicted about it at times. Yes, going to the games is super cool, but there have been Sundays when I kinda wanted to stay home, even though I can get from my house to my seat in less than 45 minutes, and home from the stadium in equal time.

    Conflicted not so much because of the high number of opposing jerseys that attend the games - which can be nauseating, especially for the lowest-common-denominator teams like the Saints, Reskins, Eagles, Raiders, etc - and not because of the high prices on concessions, which I don't really partake in outside of a diet coke and an occassional chicken cheesy flauta (mmmm, good!).

    All in all, it's a first class experience, made better by the fact that I share it each Sunday with my aging father. These are times never to be forgotten.

    So why? What could possibly be conflicting about getting to go to Cowboys games and see first-hand my lifelong favorite team? And why is it taking me five, going on six, paragraphs to get to the point? (Read your mind.)

    It's because of the brilliance of the NFL telecast. Monster televisions with razor sharp definition, multiple replay angles, pause and rewind....and now one of the true wonders of the civilized world, The Red Zone Channel. If you don't got it, get it, and thank me later.

    It's intoxicating to sit there and literally watch every game at the same time without so much as touching your remote control. No commercials. No trouble following along whatsoever. Not a minute of boredom. The only downside is having to get up to go pee during the commercial, because again, there aren't any.

    Sitting at a Cowboys game, you're in a bit of bubble, locked into this one game, with nothing but league scores occassionally trickling across the scoreboard from time to time. Yes, you get a Red Zone channel update on the big screen, but the highlight is typically an hour old, so it serves little purpose.

    Jacksonville might be on to something. They're talking about putting the Red Zone Channel on their stadium screens during home games for their fans. Granted, that's some bad football they're rolling out there, but the result might be worth looking at by Jerry.

    No, I wouldn't want it as a constant (unless other screens could be installed, and that might be a bad idea, too). However, there's a LOT of downtime during the game during commercials and halftime, and that would really make the game more fun to be able to watch football when the game is in a holding pattern.

    Frankly, at these prices, we shouldn't be "sacrificing" our football experience by going ot the game. Teams should reward its paying patrons with a more visceral experience at the game then what they can get at home, which happens in Cowboys Stadium except for this one important area.

    Most importantly, it would relieve my confliction. I can feel your sympathy.

    Don't judge me.
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  2. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Me personally i really dont watch other teams besides the cowboys. So i wouldnt care about that complaint you have. Just me tho.
  3. Macnalty

    Macnalty Well-Known Member

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    I agree with your premise not sure if the solution is the redzone(I agree the Redzone rocks). Seems like the Cowboys Cheerleaders serve a similar purpose as to what you are seeking. Have you noticed them at the game?
  4. ilykdrama

    ilykdrama Well-Known Member

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    I completely understand where you're coming from, but the big screen is such a HUGE deal at the stadium. It's how I can bring someone like my girlfriend and she can glance up at that and I can watch the field and see the entire play, like the junkie I am. I think it's what makes the stadium amazing where literally anyone can enjoy the game.
  5. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    I don't have the Redzone, but does it cost money?

    The reason I ask is, if they charge a TV viewer to pay additional for the Redzone, that would be like charging a TV viewer for a pay for event for a boxing match for around $45.00 or what not (i never subscribe to pay per events).

    But, a sports pub cannot show a boxing pay per view on their TV for 200 customers and only pay the $45.00 or what not. That is illegal.

    So, if Redzone is say, $20.00 a month or so for one household TV viewer, I don't see how it would be legal to show Redzone at a stadium to 85 thousand fans.
  6. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    I don't really care to watch other team but the Cowboys.
  7. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    i watch other teams, only if the cowboys are'nt on. jacksonville is such a terrible team to watch they kinda owe it to their fans
    but who goes to a football game and pays the price it costs to watch another game on a big screen
  8. hornitosmonster

    hornitosmonster Well-Known Member

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    I watch other games but if the Cowboys are on they get 100% of my attention. I flip channels between games a lot when the Cowboys are not playing.
  9. luvtheboys

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    Comcast charges me $9.99/mo for its Sports Entertainment package which includes the Red Zone (which is awesome!). It would be legal to show it at the stadium because the NFL owns the Red Zone channel.

    I love going to Cowboys games in person, but I do feel like I am missing out on what I going on around the rest of the NFL. It wouldn't be so bad if I could get a decent Wi-Fi signal in the stadium.
  10. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Well, that seems to make sense then...
  11. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Wait until OLED 4Ks with ultra-speed IPTV carriers come out. Your eyeballs might melt like that Nazi in the Indiana Jones movie.
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  12. Crazed Liotta Eyes

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    The red zone channel is awesome, especially if you play fantasy football. If the Cowboys aren't playing or there isn't a great matchup to watch, I only watch the red zone channel.
  13. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    It ain't just you. I only watch Cowboy games....
  14. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    I hate what the Jags are doing. I hate the trend all sports stadiums are going in. When you're at a game, the biggest attraction should be, the game. Enough with all these world class amenities and such, that's what dwindles away real fans and brings people who just want to "experience" the stadium.
  15. cwbyfan72

    cwbyfan72 Well-Known Member

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    I commend them on trying to keep revenue in house. Fantasy football is HUGE and aint goin nowhere. Why not make it pleasing to the casual football fan who knows he'll get live updates while at a game. A bit distracting if always on, but smart non the less.
  16. JsnSA

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    I am a football fan and a Cowboys fan and I think the Red Zone channel is awesome. Still, unless there is a specific matchup I want to see I will I watch the Red Zone channel when the Cowboys are not playing because it gets straight to the action. Its nothing but alternating TDs and goal line stops. If you have it you should really give it a shot.
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  17. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.

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    It might be legal since RedZone is owned by the NFL Network, not a third party. A sports pub probably can't show the RedZone channel without a special deal either though.
  18. TX_Yid

    TX_Yid Well-Known Member

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    I think my wallet will melt first!
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    The NFL owns the rights to the games and to Redzone.

    I think the reason it's illegal for boxing and UFC to do such a thing is because both boxing and UFC sign off on it knowing that it will result in more viewers.
  20. MonsterD

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