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Eminence

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I was beyond amped earlier in the year but really am burnt out. Ready to see what my fantasy playoff teams can do then enjoy the real playoffs.

 
You have to work through the "lull" just like any other goal you set for yourself. Personally I've done a lot to keep myself away from the 24/7 football overload since last year. I filtered the fantasy sites I frequent, the football shows I watch, I stopped refreshing the boxscore 10,000x's on sundays, and try to use sites like fantasypros or fbg to help me manage my teams with their software. I did most of that because I was sick of wasting time just to get the same info and recommendations. It's still a bit much, but overall still fun and profitable. I've noticed how much work you put in during the offseason Eminence, so I'm not surprised your bored waiting for the playoffs now. But, it's not over yet!!

 
Not burned out on it so much as re-evaluating the amount of time I spend on it each week and throughout the season. Hours and hours of lost productivity at home and with my work. Just starting to seem like a drain on me.

 
just tired of all the commercials and penalties but that's nothing new. I am finding college more fun to watch though

 
just tired of all the commercials and penalties but that's nothing new. I am finding college more fun to watch though
The commercials are starting to get to me...I find myself less entertained watching a game that doesn't involve the team I root for...

 
Replace the word "Football" with the OP's name and you've hit the nail on the head for me.

 
A bit, but that's mostly because my alma mater is on its way to a 2-10 season. It's hard not to enjoy Sunday with Redzone, though.

 
Commercials are horrible. I get you got to make your bank but I sat through commercial, play, time out, commercial, play, two minute warn, commercial, score, extra point, commercial, kickoff, commercial, a few plays, end of half commercials. Easily three to one.

And yes $@#% you need to use the flippin bolts moron!

 
Watching the games yesterday I noticed I was partially erect. When Torrey Smith scored the TD, I had to excuse myself to the bathroom to just take care of it already. No, I'm not burned out at all.

 
I'm a major college fan and NFL has always been a distant second for me, in the amount of time I spend viewing it. But ESPN has completely ruined college football over the past five years by over hyping the teams they have TV contracts for, and completely ignoring the smaller market schools, even if they're traditional powers. The bias is such an obvious and disingenuous practice, but it influences polls and recruiting and has completely changed the sport. The NFL is my refuge from this kangaroo court of a sport, where teams can decide their own destinies on the field (at least, when new unnecessary penalties aren't diluting the game).

I'm at a point where I just watch the Red Zone channel every Sunday. Regular NFL games (and college, for that matter) have way too many commercials, reviews, and penalties these days, but the pure nonstop football porn that is the Red Zone is a fantasy land that ignores these sad realities. Plus, Red Zone commentator Andrew Siciliano is so darned entertaining. That guy says some pretty amusing things during every broadcast.

 
Commercials are horrible. I get you got to make your bank but I sat through commercial, play, time out, commercial, play, two minute warn, commercial, score, extra point, commercial, kickoff, commercial, a few plays, end of half commercials. Easily three to one.

And yes $@#% you need to use the flippin bolts moron!
Why the hell would you not pony up a few dollars extra per year and get Red Zone?

 
I don't watch college football anymore. When I did, I would regularly feel burnt out. Now I only watch NFL and usually don't watch the late games because I work early.

Sunday afternoon is really the only time I dedicate to football, that's enough.

 
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I was beyond amped earlier in the year but really am burnt out. Ready to see what my fantasy playoff teams can do then enjoy the real playoffs.
I would not describe it as burnt out, but after 15 years of playing fantasy football, I don't get the same pleasure out of it as I used to years ago. My Sunday used to be built around all the games. Now, I check my teams out no more than 30 minutes a few evenings a week & set my lineups. It is just not as an important priority in my life as it used to be. I am 9&1 in my dynasty league and 6&4 in my high money league. So I can't say losing is making it (this hobby) lose its luster.

 
This is not the kind of thread/attitude that gets you a staff job son.

Go finish your accounting homework.

 
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I suggest you guys give this great feature a try.

Too bad it doesn't stop his threads from showing up though.

 
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I'm guessing there are some personal issues with the OP here to get some of these responses.

But to answer the question, I think there are always going to be a section of players who run their course and feel like its time to leave. This game definitely has a shelf life.

 
Commercials are horrible. I get you got to make your bank but I sat through commercial, play, time out, commercial, play, two minute warn, commercial, score, extra point, commercial, kickoff, commercial, a few plays, end of half commercials. Easily three to one.

And yes $@#% you need to use the flippin bolts moron!
Why the hell would you not pony up a few dollars extra per year and get Red Zone?
:goodposting:

I may switch over to good game here & there, but 99% of the time I'm tuned into RZ. It's a steal for $40 some odd dollars we paid for it thru the Amazon Madden deal.

 
I'm the same guy now as I was back in the early 1970s, where I would run home from church so I could watch Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier recapping the previous week's games and watch Notre Dame highlights from Saturday's game, before getting ready to watch the current week's slate of NFL games. I still have that same excitement, only now you have the addition of fantasy football to add to that excitement.

 
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There are 12 timeouts and two two-minute warnings during a game. That's a lot of down time. It should take two and a half hours to play a pro football game.

 
There are 12 timeouts and two two-minute warnings during a game. That's a lot of down time. It should take two and a half hours to play a pro football game.
When you also add in the injuries and the precautions taken with injuries, it can get to be a very long day. I guess it is necessary, especially on the injury stuff but I don't know if it is just me or not but it seems like there are a LOT more commercials and breaks now than there used to be.

 
There are 12 timeouts and two two-minute warnings during a game. That's a lot of down time. It should take two and a half hours to play a pro football game.
When you also add in the injuries and the precautions taken with injuries, it can get to be a very long day. I guess it is necessary, especially on the injury stuff but I don't know if it is just me or not but it seems like there are a LOT more commercials and breaks now than there used to be.
Don't forget the reviews on turnovers and touchdowns. Or the nice post kick-off commercial.

 
I don't watch college football anymore. When I did, I would regularly feel burnt out. Now I only watch NFL and usually don't watch the late games because I work early.

Sunday afternoon is really the only time I dedicate to football, that's enough.
I rarely watch the Thursday night games except when I'm about to fall asleep I'll have it on in the background.

I generally only watch college to watch a prospect or two, or during bowl season.

I'll watch on Sunday and if MNF has a good matchup like tonight.

 
There are 12 timeouts and two two-minute warnings during a game. That's a lot of down time. It should take two and a half hours to play a pro football game.
When you also add in the injuries and the precautions taken with injuries, it can get to be a very long day. I guess it is necessary, especially on the injury stuff but I don't know if it is just me or not but it seems like there are a LOT more commercials and breaks now than there used to be.
Don't forget the reviews on turnovers and touchdowns. Or the nice post kick-off commercial.
Did you catch that Scott Hansen poke at the post kick-off commercial on the RedZone yesterday? It's like he reads these boards or something. " touchdown-review-commercial-PAT-commercial-kickoff-commercial....blah blah blah....we don't do commercials here...." lol

 
I'm the same guy now as I was back in the early 1970s, where I would run home from church so I could watch Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier recapping the previous week's games and watch Notre Dame highlights from Saturday's game, before getting ready to watch the current week's slate of NFL games. I still have that same excitement, only now you have the addition of fantasy football to add to that excitement.
If you were doing that back in the 70's, I doubt you are still running home you old geezer. :lol:

 
Raiderfan32904 said:
Slapdash said:
Shutout said:
roadkill1292 said:
There are 12 timeouts and two two-minute warnings during a game. That's a lot of down time. It should take two and a half hours to play a pro football game.
When you also add in the injuries and the precautions taken with injuries, it can get to be a very long day. I guess it is necessary, especially on the injury stuff but I don't know if it is just me or not but it seems like there are a LOT more commercials and breaks now than there used to be.
Don't forget the reviews on turnovers and touchdowns. Or the nice post kick-off commercial.
Did you catch that Scott Hansen poke at the post kick-off commercial on the RedZone yesterday? It's like he reads these boards or something. " touchdown-review-commercial-PAT-commercial-kickoff-commercial....blah blah blah....we don't do commercials here...." lol
He usually makes that comment a time or two every week. "Looks like someone is trying to go to commercial..We don't do commercials here." I was late to the Redzone party but I absolutely love it.

I have embraced the idea that all these years I was buying the Sunday Ticket was a waste because, as much as I would like to kid myself and say I wanted it so that I could watch the game I wanted, I was lying. What I really wanted was a way to keep constant action going and be able to see all my fantasy implications and that is exactly what RZ gives me and I don't even have to pick up a remote. My worst problem on Sunday is timing a bathroom run.

 
buck naked said:
JohnnyU said:
I'm the same guy now as I was back in the early 1970s, where I would run home from church so I could watch Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier recapping the previous week's games and watch Notre Dame highlights from Saturday's game, before getting ready to watch the current week's slate of NFL games. I still have that same excitement, only now you have the addition of fantasy football to add to that excitement.
If you were doing that back in the 70's, I doubt you are still running home you old geezer. :lol:
No, now I just drive very fast.

 
burnt out because of

a) too many teams

b) teams sucks

c) doesnt even like football to start

i love football, look forward to it all the time, its a nice escape to watch a game even if it is college on a week night and to really enjoy red zone on a sunday

 
Raiderfan32904 said:
Slapdash said:
Shutout said:
roadkill1292 said:
There are 12 timeouts and two two-minute warnings during a game. That's a lot of down time. It should take two and a half hours to play a pro football game.
When you also add in the injuries and the precautions taken with injuries, it can get to be a very long day. I guess it is necessary, especially on the injury stuff but I don't know if it is just me or not but it seems like there are a LOT more commercials and breaks now than there used to be.
Don't forget the reviews on turnovers and touchdowns. Or the nice post kick-off commercial.
Did you catch that Scott Hansen poke at the post kick-off commercial on the RedZone yesterday? It's like he reads these boards or something. " touchdown-review-commercial-PAT-commercial-kickoff-commercial....blah blah blah....we don't do commercials here...." lol
does scott hansen have the best job in the world?

 
Interesting topic and I agree. It's gotten VERY difficult just as a football fan to appreciate and watch games, fantasy aside. The constant reviews, sloppy play, time outs, challenges, and every other play a player is now writhing on the ground. We barely see three plays run consecutively.

As far as fantasy, I was very against the running of waivers on Wednesdays for the one Thursday game. Which for the most part especially early in the season are sucky contests, the visiting team isn't ready especially, to play after four days. Now we factor in the taps to the head which are now concussions, and shut players down, the penalties called when a QB gets grazed and you have a recipe that negates much of the developed skill you may have as a fantasy player. Even when winning i'm not enjoying the act of watching and playing as much as years past. Most guys here are too young to recall, games just weren't like this.

 
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Not burned out on it so much as re-evaluating the amount of time I spend on it each week and throughout the season. Hours and hours of lost productivity at home and with my work. Just starting to seem like a drain on me.
Same here. I used to spend far more time just 4-5 years ago. But my son is turning 9 and I am so involved with his baseball (coaching his travel team) school work...then my own mens baseball team on Sunday mornings, of course my career....and oh yeah...my wife (lol god bless her soul she is a champ).

FF has become so low on the totem poll for me the last 2 years. And continuing it's decent into.....not even on my radar soon.

I have gone from 13 leagues just 3 years ago.....to 5 leagues (4 dynasty 1 redraft) this year. That number will again probably go lower for next year.

Not worth the time investment anymore at all. 2 leagues will be ideal. one redraft one dyansty.....much more time for far more important things that give me far greater satisfaction.

 
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Interesting topic and I agree. It's gotten VERY difficult just as a football fan to appreciate and watch games, fantasy aside. The constant reviews, sloppy play, time outs, challenges, and every other play a player is now writhing on the ground. We barely see three plays run consecutively.

As far as fantasy, I was very against the running of waivers on Wednesdays for the one Thursday game. Which for the most part especially early in the season are sucky contests, the visiting team isn't ready especially, to play after four days. Now we factor in the taps to the head which are now concussions, and shut players down, the penalties called when a QB gets grazed and you have a recipe that negates much of the developed skill you may have as a fantasy player. Even when winning i'm not enjoying the act of watching and playing as much as years past. Most guys here are too young to recall, games just weren't like this.
Could not agree more. The game as we used to know it is long gone. 1977-2002 was the best the NFL ever was IMO. It has been one painful slow decent to what we have now.

Yet because of the full on commercialization of fantasy football (and no doubt this is a huge factor IMO) the game has become more popular than ever.

God.....I remember getting together in 1989 with 11 other owners at the local wing joint and doing our draft.....people were like WTF are they doing? Now.....everyone has a fantasy team and is an expert pounding their chest.

The last 2 weeks.....I have actually stayed away from Red Zone for the most part. I aactually in the last two weeks watched games start to finish.....I only switch to Red Zone on breaks (I can;t stand the commercials anymore....just an abortion) where as the last 2 years since Red Zone came out....other than watching the Dolphins (which has been an exercise in futility for me for the last 15 years) game I would be Red-Zone all the time.

Not anymore. It is giving me headaches now.

I really enjoyed relazing and watching a couple of full games with my kid.

Back to the old school way of watching football (save for the commercial breaks). In that regard.....Red Zone is my new commerical breaks or if a game get's so out of hand that I need to watch some exciting games (like the SF/NO game for example. I was able to see almost the entire second half on Red Zone).

Oh and no question College Football blows the NFL out of the water. I have had so much fun watching college football the last 2-3 years.....just awesome games every week, drama, heart, tradition, pagentry...the best man. No contest. The NFL is watered down junk most of the time....look at the parity today....so many average teams....really low quality football most weeks for most games.

 
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Interesting topic and I agree. It's gotten VERY difficult just as a football fan to appreciate and watch games, fantasy aside. The constant reviews, sloppy play, time outs, challenges, and every other play a player is now writhing on the ground. We barely see three plays run consecutively.

As far as fantasy, I was very against the running of waivers on Wednesdays for the one Thursday game. Which for the most part especially early in the season are sucky contests, the visiting team isn't ready especially, to play after four days. Now we factor in the taps to the head which are now concussions, and shut players down, the penalties called when a QB gets grazed and you have a recipe that negates much of the developed skill you may have as a fantasy player. Even when winning i'm not enjoying the act of watching and playing as much as years past. Most guys here are too young to recall, games just weren't like this.
This is pretty much spot on. The game has been watered down with crappy Thursday games. Used to wait all week for the explosion that was football on Sunday afternoons. Now, it's like, "oh yeah, there's a game tonight", I have to make sure I check my lineup before it locks. Just one more tedious thing to worry about midweek to never let you forget football. Sometimes it's nice to relax and enjoy the game after a break.

And the part about the QB getting grazed really hit home watching the 49ers vs Saints game. Brees got hit high in a bang-bang play across the shoulder pads. He's a little guy no taller than 6 feet tall. Anyway, his head snaps back on the brutal impact and it looks like it is a helmet to helmet or helmet to neck, but in reality it's a very clean hit. Now the announcers defend the flag, but I've watched a lifetime of football and that's a good clean slobberknocker of a hit. That's the way football is played. They make up this dumb rules to protect the QB's over other players like they are more special. To me, football is a violent game and anybody who laces up their cleats should get equal parts violence across the board.

 
The last 2 weeks.....I have actually stayed away from Red Zone for the most part. I aactually in the last two weeks watched games start to finish.....I only switch to Red Zone on breaks (I can;t stand the commercials anymore....just an abortion) where as the last 2 years since Red Zone came out....other than watching the Dolphins (which has been an exercise in futility for me for the last 15 years) game I would be Red-Zone all the time.

Not anymore. It is giving me headaches now.

I really enjoyed relazing and watching a couple of full games with my kid.

Back to the old school way of watching football (save for the commercial breaks). In that regard.....Red Zone is my new commerical breaks or if a game get's so out of hand that I need to watch some exciting games (like the SF/NO game for example. I was able to see almost the entire second half on Red Zone).
I like watching full games better, but the commercials are not the same as the old days. I can't watch most of them without squirming in my seat. The viagra commercials warning us to see a doctor about yada yada yada over 4 hours ... I can't watch that in front of my kids. C'mon! There should be some sort of sane censoring going on. G rated or Y7 rated commercials, to allow dads to watch with kids. I don't have the inclination to be sitting on my remote to switch back on every commercial either. They sneak in commercials nowadays in between plays. They are getting good at throwing up 15 second ads now. Will this dreck ever end?

 
Watch games start to finish (assuming they are worthwhile) and stop flipping the damn channel. Sunday Ticket channel flipping nearly ruined the game for me years ago, until I realized the damage it was doing and put it to a stop.

MUCH more enjoyable watching and getting into a single game for me, as long as that game is competitive and meaningful. You can always catch up with the rest of the league via highlight shows, this message board and NFL Game Rewind.

Oh and unless it's an amazing matchup, stay away from Thursday, Sunday and Monday night games. Reserve that time for your family or other interests (save these nights for special games only).

 

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