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#1 Posted on 15.2.05 1636.35
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I was listening to TK on the Sports Reporters today, and he mentioned something that got me thinking. He said February was the worst sports month of the year. Even though I am a huge baseball fan, I would say July is the worst sports month on the calendar. February has the NBA, NHL (When they aren't haggling over $$$) and college basketball. July has baseball, the British Open and the very earliest parts of NFL Training Camp.
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#2 Posted on 15.2.05 1714.15
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Yeah, but in Feb. you have the post SuperBowl hangover, meaningless NBA and NHL games, and the real college hoops fun starts in March.
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#3 Posted on 15.2.05 1733.19
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Click Here (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)

February is also SI Swimsuit month.... It's not so bad!!

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#4 Posted on 15.2.05 2046.43
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I gotta agree about February being a snoozer in the sportsworld. Of course I'm biased, being such a football fan. I like March & April just for the simple fact of all the NFL Free Agency moves & the draft.
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#5 Posted on 15.2.05 2125.11
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July has the worst week of the sports year with the All-Star game causing a few days of absolutely nothing of value, but February overall is historically the worst month. However, should the NFL go along with their plan to move the NFL schedule to begin in late September with the Super Bowl on Presidents Day weekend, that changes. First, the Super Bowl becomes a legalized Holiday Weekend, which means increase alcohol intake before/during/after game by 10. Also, it means football moves right into pitchers and catchers as well as right on the doorstep of college conference tourney week.
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#6 Posted on 15.2.05 2129.17
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See, I'm dead sports-wise, until Spring Training starts. I can't get into the NBA, and college ball really only works for me when I'm cursing because my pool went to crap. I think being at a horrible college b-ball school might be part of it.
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#7 Posted on 15.2.05 2139.23
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Ugh, no thanks. Football should be over at the end of January. February is for gearing up for the College Basketball tournaments. Lots of important games happening this month.

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#8 Posted on 15.2.05 2148.34
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    should the NFL go along with their plan to move the NFL schedule to begin in late September with the Super Bowl on Presidents Day weekend


Wow, that's the first I've heard of that. Is this something that's really being discussed? I'm kinda torn on that issue. While it does sorta prolong the season and gives me a day to recover, I still like the idea of the Super Bowl in late January (which we didn't get this time).
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#9 Posted on 15.2.05 2204.19
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    Originally posted by Mayhem

      Originally posted by redsoxnation
      should the NFL go along with their plan to move the NFL schedule to begin in late September with the Super Bowl on Presidents Day weekend


    Wow, that's the first I've heard of that. Is this something that's really being discussed? I'm kinda torn on that issue. While it does sorta prolong the season and gives me a day to recover, I still like the idea of the Super Bowl in late January (which we didn't get this time).


I like having the Super Bowl in January, but I like the idea of having one or possibly two more home games in January, when warm-weather teams are fighting for playoff spots.
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#10 Posted on 16.2.05 0705.32
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The Super Duper Bowl being played in February doesn't feel right to me just like the opening weekend on Labor Day weekend never felt right. I just wish they would get rid of the extra week off before the Super Duper Bowl and get rid of the Bye week but I know the Bye week will never disappear because it gives the networks an extra week of football to show and an extra week of ad revenues to pocket.
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#11 Posted on 16.2.05 0754.50
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It's good to be a NASCAR fan in February, since the Bud Shootout was last Saturday and the 500 is this Sunday. Plus, with Arena Football having games on NBC that can sort of give me a football fix. And they're always Fox Soccer Channel.

At least here we're going through a littile basketball renaissance with the Huskies being 20-4 and the Sonics in first place.
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#12 Posted on 16.2.05 0944.47
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    It's good to be a NASCAR fan.


That is just so wrong.
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#13 Posted on 16.2.05 1416.57
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    Originally posted by gugs
      Originally posted by Mayhem

        Originally posted by redsoxnation
        should the NFL go along with their plan to move the NFL schedule to begin in late September with the Super Bowl on Presidents Day weekend


      Wow, that's the first I've heard of that. Is this something that's really being discussed? I'm kinda torn on that issue. While it does sorta prolong the season and gives me a day to recover, I still like the idea of the Super Bowl in late January (which we didn't get this time).


    I like having the Super Bowl in January, but I like the idea of having one or possibly two more home games in January, when warm-weather teams are fighting for playoff spots.






The idea that has been floated is the NFL starting on the last Sunday in September rather than the second Sunday in September. The key component: More money from TV. By moving the season back, that allows more Saturday games, as the season would move further past the legal demarcation spot of the second Saturday of December where the NFL cannot be televised due to it impacting college and high school football. Also, the most important point: Push the Super Bowl to Presidents Day weekend, and you know it is in sweeps month. With the two week period before the Super Bowl, that means the Conference Title games would be the first weekend of February, which is also during sweeps month.
Personally, I think cold weather regular season games in January can backfire at the box office for the league, but TV drives the league, and if that is what the networks want, pretty good bet they get it.
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#14 Posted on 16.2.05 1424.02
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RE: Sweeps - as the TV season changes, I thin you'll see less of a value set on Sweeps ratings. TV viewership from the entire year will be used to calculate ad rates. This is the impression I've gotten from a TV/Radio Board that I visit.

RE: More January home games in the cold - Hey, I'm all for that!
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