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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2008, 09:11:09 AM »
Miami has the Dolphins....the greatest football team....

And one is a heck of a dancer....   ;)


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2008, 09:16:23 AM »
Miami has the Dolphins....the greatest football team....
You and I are gonna have another one of those seasons aren't we.. ::)

My home town team; Buffalo Bills vs your Miami Dolphins
LET THE RIVALRY CONTINUE >:D >:D


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008, 09:17:06 AM »
NFL Season Checklist:

Rams Season Tickets - CHECK
Season Parking Pass - CHECK
Flight to STL on SWA - CHECK

Playoffs - Potential CHECK


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008, 09:18:03 AM »
You're doing better than me..

I'll be lucky to get to a Panthers game this year :-\


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008, 09:19:10 AM »
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2008, 09:19:37 AM »
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK
D'OH! :angry:


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2008, 09:31:34 AM »
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK
D'OH! :angry:

How RVR II gets his Panter games



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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2008, 09:33:15 AM »
One more Item for Checklist:

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket - CHECK
D'OH! :angry:

How RVR II gets his Panter games


True.. Only When I'm doing an on-sight job with my business on Sundays :-[


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2008, 09:34:27 AM »
The rest of the time it's listening intently outside the stadium isn't it? ;)


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2008, 09:35:23 AM »
The rest of the time it's listening intently outside the stadium isn't it? ;)
Nah.. My 46" big screen will suffice ;D


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2008, 09:45:39 AM »
The Rams say that they are putting in TV replay monitors on both sides of the stadium (hopefully ones that you can actually make out details) and "open up the stadium to allow in some natural light".

The stadium is in the middle of a convention center, I have no clue how they plan on doing that.   Hopefully it does not involve removing load bearing walls.   


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2008, 09:50:53 AM »
Miami has the Dolphins....the greatest football team....
You and I are gonna have another one of those seasons aren't we.. ::)

And Miami is my hometown team....since I was six years old.

BRING IT ON!!!

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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2008, 09:53:23 AM »
OH YEAH?! Well, I was Born in Buffalo! Born a Bills Fan!

Despite them playing Half of their 'home' games in Toronto Canada this season ::)

So.. So.. THERE!!


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2008, 09:54:53 AM »
OH YEAH?! Well, I was Born in Buffalo! Born a Bills Fan!

Despite them playing Half of their 'home' games in Toronto Canada this season ::)

Are they playing the other side of the Falls or something?


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Re: 2008 NFL Season Begins August 3!!
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2008, 10:46:27 AM »
OH YEAH?! Well, I was Born in Buffalo! Born a Bills Fan!

Despite them playing Half of their 'home' games in Toronto Canada this season ::)

Are they playing the other side of the Falls or something?
Here's the article about it..
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Bills will receive $78 million - more than double their calculated 2006 operating income - to play eight games in Toronto over the next five years.

The payment to the Bills was disclosed for the first time in Rogers Communications' 2008 first-quarter report released Tuesday. The Toronto-based company is part of a consortium that negotiated a deal with the Bills to have them play five regular-season and three preseason games, starting this year, at the downtown Rogers Centre.
In becoming the NFL's first team to play annual games outside the United States, the Bills are scheduled to host Pittsburgh in a preseason match at Toronto on Aug. 14, followed by a regular-season game against Miami on Dec. 7.

Rogers spokeswoman Jan Innes would not comment beyond the one-paragraph statement included in the company report, except to say the $78 million figure was in Canadian currency. The Canadian dollar hovered around par to its U.S. counterpart during the first quarter this year.

Innes declined to say whether any portion of the payment has been made to the Bills.

Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold also declined comment, citing a policy that the team does not discuss financial details of its business relationships.

The deal, announced in February, was reached with a group headed by Rogers CEO and founder Ted Rogers, and Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. Rogers also owns the Blue Jays as well as the Rogers Centre.

As part of the agreement, the Toronto group is effectively leasing the home games from the Bills. Buffalo will provide the team, the NFL provides an opponent, while the Toronto organizers will be responsible for selling tickets, concessions and promoting the event.

The Toronto group is using the eight-game series to show the city can support its own NFL franchise. The Bills sought the agreement to generate additional revenues by expanding their market to Canada's largest city and financial capital, a 90-minute drive from Buffalo.

The $78 million payment eclipses what Forbes calculated the Bills made in 2006, in the magazine's annual financial breakdown of NFL franchises. Forbes calculated the Bills had an operating income of $31.2 million after bringing in $176 million in revenues that year.

Broken down, the Bills will make nearly $9.75 million per game in Toronto, something they'd be unable to make at Orchard Park, where the small-market team has perennially had the lowest ticket prices in the NFL. The Bills' average ticket price for this season is about $51 at Ralph Wilson Stadium, which has a 72,000 seating capacity.

Ticket prices for the games in Toronto have not yet been released, but are expected to average more than $100 at a facility with a 54,000 seating capacity for football.

Demand is already high after more than 100,000 single-ticket reservations were made for the eight-game series through a Web site established by the Toronto group. Tickets will be distributed via a lottery starting next month.