Football Schedule Reminder

Burt Likko

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  1. Kazzy says:

    Re: scheduling

    Typically the Super Bowl winner kicks off the season on the first Thursday, but the NFL didn’t want to go up against Obama so they moved it to Wednesday.Report

    • Jonathan McLeod in reply to Kazzy says:

      As much as I enjoy getting a football fix early, part of me would rather that the first Sunday be the true opening day.

      Life is an eternal conflict.Report

      • Kazzy in reply to Jonathan McLeod says:

        I’ve never loved the Thursday opener. There is something special about gearing up for that first day. Especially on the East Coast where you have that otherwise interminable amount of time before the games start. But on that first day… oh man…Report

        • Burt Likko in reply to Kazzy says:

          That is definitely something different between a home football party in California as opposed to, say, Pennsylvania or Florida. Most of the weekly games are at 1:00 p.m., Eastern time, which means they’re at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. If the game starts in the afternoon, you’ve got time to get up, do some chores or go to church, hit the store to stock up on your supplies, and maybe start lunch before the game begins.

          Here in the PTZ, the NFL is something you start watching over a late breakfast. A big-ass three-egg-and-cheese omelette with home fries is as much football food to me as are tacos and burgers and bratwurst. And as often as not, the first alcoholic drink of the day is had well before noon, and yeah, it might be a beer but it might also very likely be a bloody mary or a screwdriver.

          And after the second game is done, it’s round about 4:30. With the advantage that you have an additional three hours to sleep it off as compared to your comrades who live (relatively) near the Atlantic Ocean.Report

  2. Anne says:

    I did Holy Crap how did that happen?Report

    • Burt Likko in reply to Anne says:


      You got the medal based on the computer’s projections, the players the computer thinks you’re most likely to start will score more points than players the computer thinks the rest of us are likely to start.

      And in fact, your starting six are all elites, and your bench has among the best depths in the league for the talent-scarce category of WR’s. The only flaw I see in your lineup is Jake Ballard. Your Not-so-Gentlewomen are the team to beat as of the start of the season.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    Clarification question:

    Let’s say that, in theory, you have Marshawn Lynch as your RB.

    Can you wait to before the Seahawks game to bench him/swap him out or do you have to set it/forget it by kickoff Wednesday?Report

  4. Burt Likko says:

    Such a theoretical owner would be required to make the play-or-bench decision before the individual player’s game begins. If I understand the mechanics of this site correctly, which is not a certainty.Report

  5. gregiank says:

    Tonight is opening night!?!?…..oh double fudge….we had a huge wind storm last night and we still don’t have power. No heat or light is one thing, but missing football…frack.Report

  6. gregiank says:

    It might be more important to pick which refs you have for the game. that might decide it.Report