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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

MNF

So, the Detroit Lions have sold out their Monday Night Football game and all is well with Detroit football. Sorry, I can't see it that way.
Sure, Matthew Stafford is not yet out of the season, awaiting his first body slam. Then we will see what this team and its QB are made of.
I am not buying the high expectations of the season, just as I'm not buying that Monday Night Football is a return to glory for the Lions.
Primetime football is best on Sunday....on NBC, not ESPN.
Sorry ESPN and the tradition of MNF, but that boat has passed. Not just because MNF is now on Cable, but the night features plenty of other viewing opportunities. Also, the announcers and production are just not as good. SNF is the prime football broadcast. They have the players, they have the prime matchups, and they have the talent in the booths.
I'm reading the biography of ESPN's start and losing the SNF to NBC while gaining MNF was not a winning moving. According to the interviews, SNF came with the prime flex schedule and with the traditional MNF schedule, Super Bowl winners and high market teams. MNF is now the old Sunday Night Football.
So we in Detroit should not be acting like MNF is the old MNF.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Timothy P. Flynn said...

Steve:
I hear you. We here in Detroit are loooong suffering when it comes to football. I too like what I've seen so far in the pre-season. But the Lions have paid heavy price tags over the years relative to the injury component of the game; and in the NFL, it is an important part of the game. The Lions are not deep; not at the offensive line, and not at QB.

I will, however, be going to the MNF game in October even though I don't have a ticket yet.

August 24, 2011 at 1:56 PM 
Blogger Stephen Frye said...

Good for you Tim, going to the game, and hopefully it doesn't cost too much. It's sold out...but you wait a few weeks, after a few losses, and they'll start appearing affordable on stubhub. :)

August 24, 2011 at 2:14 PM 
Blogger Stephen Frye said...

Me, I'm waiting for Tiger playoff tickets.

August 24, 2011 at 2:15 PM 

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