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  1. Thought of this with the NFL Draft going on and all the talk this past season in the NBA in particular: What if the NFL had a lottery for all of the non-playoff teams similar to the NBA and NHL where each team (even one that failed to make the playoffs at 11-5) has a chance of getting a Top 3 pick, with the team with the worst record given the best chance, 2nd worst getting the next best chance at the top pick, and so forth with the Top 3 determined that way and if a team moves into the top 3, the rest move down one spot. Such could probably be done as a one-hour prime time special on ESPN and/or NFL Network in the run-up to the Super Bowl much like the NBA version is done as a half-hour special before the ESPN telecast of (this year) the (Western) Conference Finals. There would probably be a lot of talk of ping-pong balls if the NFL used the NBA's formula for determining the top three picks.
  2. Looks like the NFL is looking at making Sunday prime time playoff games a permanent fixture: I doubt they will do it for the Wild Card round. That Sunday is usually also the weekend of the Golden Globes, which is a major Hollywood award show event that airs on NBC run by the International Press Corp I believe. That show gets big numbers in the 18-49 demo (especially with women, whom ad buyers crave) and I don't know if the NFL is going to want to mess with that. Even if the NFL does want to go with Sunday night playoff games both weeks (Wild Card and Divisional), it may be difficult to do because the Golden Globes is a very difficult event to move due to the number of other Hollywood Award Shows (plus the Grammy Awards for Music) that take place during January and February in the run-up to The Oscars (that for many ad buyers is widely considered to be "The Super Bowl for Women") and some of those would likely have to see their dates changed if the Golden Globes had to be moved to accommodate Sunday Night NFL Playoff games, possibly to the week of the Pro Bowl with the Pro Bowl moved up to Saturday night or pushed back to the Monday night before the Super Bowl (though that also could be remedied by the NFL adding an additional week to the regular season with all teams getting a second bye week, most likely tied to Thursday night games and a new Week 18 possibly having one conference play all its games on Saturday and the other on Sunday simultaneously to accommodate the Golden Globes remaining where it currently is on the schedule). One other thing I could see the NFL do is set it up in future years so both playoff games in one conference are played on the same day both weeks, alternating between Saturday and Sunday for the first two rounds and then Sunday and Monday for the Conference Championships. In one year, the AFC could have Saturday Wild Card and Divisional Playoff games that would have 3:05 and 7:40 PM ET kickoffs (the longer gap between games allows for no overlap unless the first game goes more than two overtimes) while the NFC could have Sunday Wild Card and Divisional games at the same times and that then done the other way the following year. The Conference with the Saturday Wild Card and Divisional Games would have its Conference title game in Sunday prime time with a 7:35 PM ET kickoff while the conference with Wild Card and Divisional playoff games on Sunday would have its Conference title game on Monday with an 8:45 PM ET start (the later start to accommodate the west coast on Monday). Since there is an extra week before the Super Bowl, the conference with one less day off before that game would not be at as big a disadvantage by that.
  3. Hi Guys, Doing a Youtube page about the Eagles! Check it out :) #FlyEaglesFly
  4. Do you think the Philadelphia Eagles win this years divisional games against the Redskins? Or will they fall? Do you think they'll win both? Reply below.
  5. Veteran Combine this year?

    Does anyone know if the NFL is holding the veteran combine this year (or if its already been held)? I am always curious to see which players could potentially make a comeback. I did a little digging myself but didn't find anything for this year.
  6. Pro Football Talk is reporting the Steelers are willing to give up a home date to play a regular season game in Mexico City: It was suggested in the article the NFL add a 17th week to accommodate the growing slate of international games. My thoughts: The 17th game is something the NFL should consider (cutting pre-season from four games to three) with Game 17 at a neutral site (and also expanding the regular season to 19 weeks with each team getting a second bye week specifically tied to mid-week games to eliminate the short rest issue). This as noted can cover the international games for most teams and also for example make it so when the Jets play the Giants at Met Life, that can be a neutral site game with half the tickets going to fans of each team along with certain other such neutral-site games, including (but not limited to): Eagles OR Giants-Steelers at Beaver Stadium (Penn State's home field) Jags-Bucs at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando Cowboys-Texans at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin, TX Giants-Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadlelphia Eagles-Patriots at Met Life Stadium in The Meadowlands Bears-Bengals at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville In all cases, half the tickets would go to each team's fan base. That to me would be the way to do it.
  7. I'm sure the NFL breathed a big sigh of relief they beat the Bengals on Sunday night: I'm sure the NFL now hopes they beat both the Vikings and Packers in their games against them (Vikings in the Week 14 Thursday nighter, Packers in Week 16, both at home) and otherwise take care of business so they have the #2 seed in the NFC wrapped up before the final week of the season because of a potential issue if they are in a position if they can still be the #3 seed going into New Year's weekend: The Cardinals home (University of Phoenix Stadium) is the site of the College Football National Championship Game on Monday, January 11. I would presume the entire weekend of January 9-10 would be needed to have everything in place for that game, especially since unlike in the NFL, you likely will have fans of the two schools in that game arriving as early as Friday 1/8, and in some cases in RVs looking to use the parking lots for 3-4 days (something unique to College Football that is NOT the case with the NFL). IF CFB Playoff officials insist on having that Saturday and Sunday to have everything in order for the Championship on Monday 1/11, then if the Cardinals wind up with the #3 seed and having to play at home in the Wild Card round, the NFL may have to have the Cardinals play such a game on FRIDAY, January 8 (and if so, most likely that being ESPN/ABC’s playoff game since ESPN would be there anyway for the CFB Championship) so the CFB Playoff committee gets the weekend to set up the Cardinals home field for the CFB Championship game that Monday. If the NFL were forced to have that playoff game on Friday 1/8, it could result in the Cardinals’ final regular season game (at home against the Seahawks) and that of ANY potential first-round playoff opponents being moved to SATURDAY, January 2. While I’m sure the NFL made provisions for this and worked deals out ahead of time to avoid such a scenario, if the CFB Playoff committee insists on a Wild Card game being played Friday 1/8 so the stadium can be readied to their liking for the Championship Game Monday 1/11, then I think the NFL may be forced to kowtow to the CFB Playoff Committee so as not to upset elected officials in parts of the country where college football is actually bigger than the NFL. The NFL earlier this year I believe learned a lesson when it said if the playoffs are expanded to add a third wild card they wanted a Monday night playoff game the CFB Playoff committee made it clear they would fight the NFL on that as I believe elected officials, particularly where college football trumps the NFL could very well go as far as to introduce legislation that would give the CFB Committee preference on dates for the National Semifinals and Championship game, something I'm sure the NFL wants to avoid at all costs.