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2014 LIONS vs. FALCONS in London @ 9:30 AM? I LOVE IT, do you? (1 Viewer)

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So this is new, the Lions/Falcons game in London will start at 9:30am Detroit time next year.

What does the pool think?

http://www.freep.com/article/20131204/SPORTS01/131204008

Get ready for some morning football.

The Detroit Lions’ game against the Atlanta Falcons in England next year will kick off at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time (1:30 p.m. in London), the NFL announced today.

Lions president Tom Lewand said in October that the league had been toying with an earlier start to one game on its expanded slate of international contests. Typically, the games have been evening starts in London, and as the only game that pitted two Eastern Time Zone teams, the Lions-Falcons game seemed the most likely candidate to experiment with an earlier start.

Last week, the NFL said that the Lions and Falcons will play Oct. 26, 2014, in Week 8 of the regular season.

The Lions last played internationally in 1993, when they tied the Dallas Cowboys, 10-10, in an exhibition. They’ve never played a regular-season game overseas and won’t lose a home game for next year’s trip.

Individual tickets for the Lions and Falcons and the two other London games -- the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins play Sept. 28, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys meet Nov. 9 -- go on sale in mid-January, though international season tickets are on sale now.

The Lions also are putting together ticket packages for the game, though details are not yet available.
 
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6:30am PST is not cool, 8am PST and 11am EST seems more reasonable.

I however like an attempt at the earlier start.

 
Uuuuurgh.

Even as a UK resident this absolutely blows. I want the full days expectation and build up. I want to hit some pubs etc early afternoon and savour every second of anticipation building up in me.

Why mess with the 6pm ( 1pm ) start ? I was already lukewarm to UK games as it was and feeling a bit dirty inside at the joy of having the Lions come over, but the time slot for this game is a complete pain in the #### and has made me angry.

Can only imagine what most US Lions fans are thinking :-(

 
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When I was at Marshall we had a 930 AM kickoff when we play Kansas State at home one year. They moved it to get the game on ESPN. It was actually fun to start tailgating at 5 AM. We were drunk by 730, passed out around 2, and woke up in time to go out that night and get drunk again.

 
6:30am PST is not cool, 8am PST and 11am EST seems more reasonable.

I however like an attempt at the earlier start.
that sucks... wake up at 6am Sunday Morning to be sure all your players are active. This Guy just loves to throw tradition out the window.

 
When I was at Marshall we had a 930 AM kickoff when we play Kansas State at home one year. They moved it to get the game on ESPN. It was actually fun to start tailgating at 5 AM. We were drunk by 730, passed out around 2, and woke up in time to go out that night and get drunk again.
I approve of this kind of behaviour.

 
When I was at Marshall we had a 930 AM kickoff when we play Kansas State at home one year. They moved it to get the game on ESPN. It was actually fun to start tailgating at 5 AM. We were drunk by 730, passed out around 2, and woke up in time to go out that night and get drunk again.
Sounds fun...except I wasn't married with 3 kids when I was in college.

 
SaintsInDome2006 said:
Just wait - people will be forgetting to set their lineups or will miss out on inactives/injury info.
Hopefully neither team has a bye week the previous week, or this could be an issue.

Injuries / inactives will be a problem but my leagues allow you to set the rest of your lineup before each game, you're not stuck setting lineups on Thursday.

 
The NFL's war on Church begins.
You can say that again.
He can say it again, but it won't be any truer.The NFL doesn't give a squirt about your church. Go. Don't go. Hang a portrait of Billy Graham in your living room. The NFL doesn't care.

No, what you're worried about is the fact that a large chunk of Christians care more about the NFL than they do about their faith. That's not on the NFL. That's on them.

 
The NFL's war on Church begins.
Would love to hear GG's social take on this, how the NFL is projecting itself as all things to all people. The hypocrisy of 'defending the shield' across all races and religions. Cliff notes version will suffice. TIA

 
The NFL's war on Church begins.
You can say that again.
He can say it again, but it won't be any truer.The NFL doesn't give a squirt about your church. Go. Don't go. Hang a portrait of Billy Graham in your living room. The NFL doesn't care.

No, what you're worried about is the fact that a large chunk of Christians care more about the NFL than they do about their faith. That's not on the NFL. That's on them.
moot point with DVR and Tivo. Now, is it an excuse to skip church. Sure. Bud modern society affords us every way to not miss football. Goodell is still an a$$ though

 
The NFL's war on Church begins.
You can say that again.
He can say it again, but it won't be any truer.The NFL doesn't give a squirt about your church. Go. Don't go. Hang a portrait of Billy Graham in your living room. The NFL doesn't care.

No, what you're worried about is the fact that a large chunk of Christians care more about the NFL than they do about their faith. That's not on the NFL. That's on them.
moot point with DVR and Tivo. Now, is it an excuse to skip church. Sure. Bud modern society affords us every way to not miss football. Goodell is still an ### though
Advertisers pay because the overwhelming majority of viewers watch live.ETA: it's why baseball is still a viable product. Almost no one watches, but those who do watch live.

 
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While I do agree that Goodell is a jerk for doing this social experiment, the whole church uproar thing is overblown. The people who are committed to attending Sunday Services will do so even if the Super Bowl is on. Those who only go because they find a mass that conveniently fits into their viewing schedule aren't really seriously religous. I sometimes ask people if they go to church on Sunday. I sometimes get a sheepish, "sometimes I go", and it's kind of like a confession but also a social defense that they really are not bad people. Not that I'm judging or anything. You either go to church or you don't. If you "go", you can't imagine missing a service for any reason. No such thing as a sporadic attender, church is either important to you or it's not. There's no gray area. If football is getting in the way, you are not really a parishioner. Those who complain aren't fooling anybody about how committed they are to the church.

 
While I do agree that Goodell is a jerk for doing this social experiment, the whole church uproar thing is overblown. The people who are committed to attending Sunday Services will do so even if the Super Bowl is on. Those who only go because they find a mass that conveniently fits into their viewing schedule aren't really seriously religous. I sometimes ask people if they go to church on Sunday. I sometimes get a sheepish, "sometimes I go", and it's kind of like a confession but also a social defense that they really are not bad people. Not that I'm judging or anything. You either go to church or you don't. If you "go", you can't imagine missing a service for any reason. No such thing as a sporadic attender, church is either important to you or it's not. There's no gray area. If football is getting in the way, you are not really a parishioner. Those who complain aren't fooling anybody about how committed they are to the church.
Churchgoer here. Honestly, if ND plays early afternoon Sat, I am going Sunday am mass. if they are late Sat night, it's sat afternoon, or sunday am. I don't think revolving mass around football makes us any less religious, it's just which is the most convenient. I love Jesus, but I love football too

 
While I do agree that Goodell is a jerk for doing this social experiment, the whole church uproar thing is overblown. The people who are committed to attending Sunday Services will do so even if the Super Bowl is on. Those who only go because they find a mass that conveniently fits into their viewing schedule aren't really seriously religous. I sometimes ask people if they go to church on Sunday. I sometimes get a sheepish, "sometimes I go", and it's kind of like a confession but also a social defense that they really are not bad people. Not that I'm judging or anything. You either go to church or you don't. If you "go", you can't imagine missing a service for any reason. No such thing as a sporadic attender, church is either important to you or it's not. There's no gray area. If football is getting in the way, you are not really a parishioner. Those who complain aren't fooling anybody about how committed they are to the church.
Churchgoer here. Honestly, if ND plays early afternoon Sat, I am going Sunday am mass. if they are late Sat night, it's sat afternoon, or sunday am. I don't think revolving mass around football makes us any less religious, it's just which is the most convenient. I love Jesus, but I love football too
Why would anyone go to mass while ND is playing? God won't even be paying attention to your prayers.
 
The NFL's war on Church begins.
You can say that again.
He can say it again, but it won't be any truer.The NFL doesn't give a squirt about your church. Go. Don't go. Hang a portrait of Billy Graham in your living room. The NFL doesn't care.

No, what you're worried about is the fact that a large chunk of Christians care more about the NFL than they do about their faith. That's not on the NFL. That's on them.
Have fun burning in Hell dude.

On the plus side I hear they now have RedZone down there.

 
The NFL's war on Church begins.
You can say that again.
He can say it again, but it won't be any truer.The NFL doesn't give a squirt about your church. Go. Don't go. Hang a portrait of Billy Graham in your living room. The NFL doesn't care.

No, what you're worried about is the fact that a large chunk of Christians care more about the NFL than they do about their faith. That's not on the NFL. That's on them.
Have fun burning in Hell dude.

On the plus side I hear they now have RedZone down there.
How very Christian of you to say that. Peace, love and happiness to you.

 
He can say it again, but it won't be any truer.

The NFL doesn't give a squirt about your church. Go. Don't go. Hang a portrait of Billy Graham in your living room. The NFL doesn't care.

No, what you're worried about is the fact that a large chunk of Christians care more about the NFL than they do about their faith. That's not on the NFL. That's on them.
Have fun burning in Hell dude.On the plus side I hear they now have RedZone down there.
If this was a joke about Jacksonville, it was extremely well crafted.
 
While I do agree that Goodell is a jerk for doing this social experiment, the whole church uproar thing is overblown. The people who are committed to attending Sunday Services will do so even if the Super Bowl is on. Those who only go because they find a mass that conveniently fits into their viewing schedule aren't really seriously religous. I sometimes ask people if they go to church on Sunday. I sometimes get a sheepish, "sometimes I go", and it's kind of like a confession but also a social defense that they really are not bad people. Not that I'm judging or anything. You either go to church or you don't. If you "go", you can't imagine missing a service for any reason. No such thing as a sporadic attender, church is either important to you or it's not. There's no gray area. If football is getting in the way, you are not really a parishioner. Those who complain aren't fooling anybody about how committed they are to the church.
Churchgoer here. Honestly, if ND plays early afternoon Sat, I am going Sunday am mass. if they are late Sat night, it's sat afternoon, or sunday am. I don't think revolving mass around football makes us any less religious, it's just which is the most convenient. I love Jesus, but I love football too
Sounds like you are basically agreeing with me then. Churchgoers are going sometimes miss their regular mass, but there are always alternative sermons to hear if you really want to. For whatever reasons. Now if you aren't truly religious, then Sunday Morning football only aggravates a situation in which you were probably forcing yourself to go anyway. Some people want to complain about anything. And complaining about being inconvenienced is about as American as apple pie, baseball, and chevys.

 

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