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  1. #106
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled



    I have a heart and think Goodell screwed the pooch on this and the Ravens, Texans and Bengals. Anyone who watched the Weather Channel knew this storm was going to have a huge impact as soon as Wed. Bob McNair should have reached into his wallet and put the team and their family's up in Austin, kinda like the Saints did for Gustav. Obviously his greed and heartlessness knows no bounds. Did he think of the police officers working 12 on and 12 off that would have to direct traffic for the game? The people that bought tickets to the game that would not be able to go because of work/family obligations? Nope he already has their money If he really cared he would have had the game at a neutral stadium and taken donations for hurricane relief, like they did a few years ago when the Chargers had to move to AZ because of the wildfires. You can bet your last dollar if it was one of the NFL Darlings, aka irsay's or Patriots, the game would have gone on. Goodell has the spine of a jellyfish. Natural disasters happen and its not like this was a huge surprise, there should have been a better plan, the people of Houston deserve better and so do the Ravens.




  2. #107
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    I didn't have a chance to get on here yesterday, we had my youngest son's
    4th BD party. I did see the announcement & was really po'd. We heard when they made the decision to play Monday night they had a backup plan to play @ another site. Well now my team get's screwed & has to play 15 games w/o a bye, our bye is the 2nd week of the season, we have 5 of 6 games on the road, etc, etc. The league, in pursuit of their image, never wanted to play this game anywhere else but Houston. I heard a reporter for the Houston Chronicle on the NFLN before the conference call took place & he was saying the league was "callous" if they moved this game to a neutral site on Monday rather than reschedule in Houston later. It appears the league caved to this kind of pressure rather than using common sense. With all due respect to the people who went thru this event in Houston, the game should have been played in New Orleans Monday night since the Superdome is already set up for football. End of story!!
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  3. #108
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    Yes we do lose an important bye week int the middle of the season, but having this week off does have an advantage. We have numerous players with naggin injuries to start the regular season. This early bye week should put us in a better position moving forward.




  4. #109

    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenDavey View Post
    Yes we do lose an important bye week int the middle of the season, but having this week off does have an advantage. We have numerous players with naggin injuries to start the regular season. This early bye week should put us in a better position moving forward.
    No way.

    1) We don't get a true bye. The players get 3 days off. Ooooooo.

    2) We now have to play 15 weeks in a row.

    3) 5 of 6 games, 3 in a row, on the road. IN NOVEMBER!


    The fact that EVERYONE knew this storm was coming DAYS in advance, should have given the NFL plenty of time to set the plan. Send Texas to us, change our Oakland game to away, change Texas @ Oakland to a home game.

    How is it fans can figure that out, but the NFL can't?




  5. #110
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    Quote Originally Posted by StingerNLG View Post

    How is it fans can figure that out, but the NFL can't?
    Because we are from Baltimore & the NFL can't because they are out to screw Baltimore


    My youngest son Kyle w/ Michael Phelps after the Browms game 12/24/11

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  6. #111
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    [QUOTE=StingerNLG;96134]No way.

    1) We don't get a true bye. The players get 3 days off. Ooooooo.

    2) We now have to play 15 weeks in a row.

    3) 5 of 6 games, 3 in a row, on the road. IN NOVEMBER!


    The fact that EVERYONE knew this storm was coming DAYS in advance, should have given the NFL plenty of time to set the plan. Send Texas to us, change our Oakland game to away, change Texas @ Oakland to a home game.

    QUOTE]



    thats one hell of a call i never thought of it that way but sure makes alot of sense and is alot more fair to both teams then the NFL and mr.goodell slamming us in the ass.GOOD CALL STINGER!!!!!!!!!!!




  7. #112
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    Yes we did practice for the week, but what I was referring to is as a team we would not pound each other in practice, and then play a physically demanding game. My remark for the week off meant for the game basically.

    Now, I totally agree that we got screwed by the NFL and would have preferred other considerations in light of Ike. I do try to present an optimistic view though...




  8. #113
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    I hope to (insert divine deity here) we can manage to play well on the 15+ game marathon...

    I also hope all the folks in the area hit by the storm are OK... or as OK as possible at least.
    Keeping the purple flowing way out on the West Coast!




  9. #114

    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    It seems to me there was no way to make everyone happy. I think if we were hit by the storm and our stadium was damaged like that we wouldn't be very happy if the NFL just decided that it would be just as well to have the game played at an alternate location. How would that work? How would it be worked out as far as tickets go? How would fans feel if they had to leave their water-logged homes to see their team play three hours away or just flush that hard-earned money down the toilet and maybe not even be able to watch on TV because you have no power. If they just moved the game to another stadium then all the Houston fans would be saying they were screwed and the NFL didn't care about them.




  10. #115
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    Re: Ravens Game Rescheduled

    I know this is a bit late, but I wanted to add that originally I thought the switching Oakland games would be great...but in reality we would have had to play four road games in a row if we made that switch. I really think the NFL could have done something better with the situation. We did get screwed without lube. I hope Goodell liked it.




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