Posted on: September 4, 2009 1:21 am
Edited on: September 4, 2009 1:38 am
 

NFL Should Stagger Sunday Schedule

There's no doubt that the NFL is presently America's number one pastime.  However, when it comes to comparing MLB's Extra Innings Package to NFL's Sunday ticket,  the value is not even close.  I'm not talking about the obvious, in which MLB has many more games to offer.  It's the staggering of MLB's game times.  Of course with the baseball teams in different time zones this is logical to do.  Why can't the NFL do the same?  The issue I have with Sunday Ticket is that you can only watch 2 games per Sunday if you desire to watch a game from beginnig to end.  If you stagger the scheduling starting times of NFL games, at least you'd be able to watch more climatic endings than you can now.  How many times have you clicked back and forth from games only to have just missed a TD scored.  You watch the reply, but it doesn't give you the same thrill.  Watching a split screen is too confusing and doesn't give the same thrill factor either.  The feature that takes you to games as teams enter the Red Zone doesn't let you see how that team got to the zone in the first place.  What I like most about watching College Football on Saturdays, is that after the first games, you can change the channel to watch a game already in progess, rather than watching a game that is just starting.  I don't know about you, but after the conclusion of a close game, it's quite a letdown to turn on the quietness of a game that is just starting.  If we had NFL games starting at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, and even 5:00, we fans would be able to observe a lot more NFL than we do now.
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