And by former I mean they were starting last night and they were yanked because they were terrible. I am honestly surprised Ryan Mallett didn’t just leave the sidelines and go get some snacks at the concession stand shortly after he was benched. Talk about a sullen sore loser. You played like shit, guy. What did you expect? To be the next Papa John’s spokesman?
Alright, let’s get down to the schedule and then some quick analysis:
|1:00||Seattle at Cincinnati||FOX (BC, Alberta, Northern Ontario, Belleville, Cornwall, Quebec, Eastern Canada)/CTV (Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan)|
|1:00||Chicago at Kansas City||FOX (Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario)/TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
|1:00||Washington at Atlanta||no TV|
|1:00||Cleveland at Baltimore||no TV|
|1:00||St. Louis at Green Bay||CBS (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, Northern Ontario, Western Ontario, K/W-Cambridge, Guelph, Ottawa-Gatineau)/CTV (Winnipeg)|
|1:00||New Orleans at Philadelphia||no TV|
|1:00||Jacksonville at Tampa Bay||no TV|
|1:00||Buffalo at Tennessee||CBS (Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Eastern Ontario (except Ottawa), Quebec, Eastern Canada)/CTV (all of Ontario, Montreal, Atlantic)|
|4:05||Arizona at Detroit||FOX (Western Ontario, K/W-Cambridge, Guelph, Golden Horseshoe, GTA, Peterborough, Kingston, Ottawa-Gatineau)/TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
|4:25||New England at Dallas||CBS (all of Canada)/CTV (Vancouver, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, all of Ontario, Montreal)/CTV2 (Atlantic)|
|4:25||Denver at Oakland||no TV|
|8:30||San Francisco at NY Giants||NBC/TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
|8:30||Pittsburgh at San Diego||TSN1/TSN3/TSN4/TSN5|
Obviously some games merit way more coverage. New England travelling to Dallas. Of course most Canadians should get that game since it seems these days there are more Patriots fans than anything (New England Patriots: Playing Football Since 2000) and there have always been a lot of Cowboys fans around. Other than Bills fans and Packers fans, these two teams have the biggest fanbases among Canadians I am sure. What I don’t get is how much love Chicago and Kansas City are getting this weekend. Four of the five TSNs AND FOX in most of the prairies? Really? For two mediocre teams. This what I can’t stand about TSN. They could have easily had two games on these channels early on Sunday. Have Chicago-KC on TSN1 and TSN3 and another game (like, say Washington-Atlanta) on the other two. But no, pull a Sportsnet and put it on almost every one of the channels (except for TSN2 which almost feels like the black sheep of the family.
So 11 games on Sunday other than the Sunday nighter and Canadians can see six of them. Wow, that’s pretty bad actually. I have noticed that CTV and TSN (as mentioned above) seem to like to put the same game across most regions of the country. Do they realize we get CBS and FOX? I have a feeling there are some that work there that really do believe that we only get Canadian channels. Ridiculous. If I wasn’t probably watching most of the day I would care a lot less. Oh well, I guess it could be worse but I don’t want to give them any ideas.
Mah ProLine Picks, ya HEAR!
I have been doing above average so far this season. Not good enough to win but not bad enough to be considered shitty. So basically like every one of those so-called professionals who select games and allow you to hear their “awesome” logic for only $80 a month. I think I may have missed my calling in life. Anyway here are my picks:
Seattle over Cincinnati
Kansas City over Chicago
Atlanta over Washington
Baltimore over Cleveland
Green Bay over St. Louis
Philadelphia over New Orleans
Jacksonville over Tampa Bay
Buffalo over Tennessee
Arizona over Detroit
New England over Dallas
Denver over Oakland
San Francisco over NY Giants
San Diego over Pittsburgh
I should be live-tweeting most of Saturday and a decent part of Sunday (@LikeABauce1978) until I probably pass out on both days. Still wondering what shitty food I will end up shoving down my throat this weekend. No wonder I have a dadbod (Although I thought they were sexy? Yeah sure they are. What a fucking joke.). Have a good weekend and enjoy the games.