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NFL pouring salt in Bronco Fans wounds (1 Viewer)

so you have no problems with the nfl hanging huge banners of the other teams players on your teams stadium during your teams home games?
Bias much?

I have no problem if the NFL wants to put a picture of another teams player, on the outside of the stadium, for the opening night of the NFL season, when a large portion of the free world will either be watching on TV or attending in person.

Huge financial gain for the city of Denver and the Broncos franchise. All for the cost of one picture.
Correct ^

Please list the financial gains Denver gets. All TV money is equally shared and Denver has sold out 300 some games in a row no matter who they play. So I'm not seeing it.
You can't be serious. Do you even know how the real world works?

Hotels, rental cars, restaurants, etc. Not just the normal Sunday afternoon game. But, the extra media coverage because it is the 1st game and the only game on that day.
This.

That many people coming to see the game is a huge influx of cash to the local economy.
What extra people? A few more media types? It's not like lots and lots of people are going to come to Denver just for this game.
I understand you are a fan and can't see past it being a simple banner of an opposing player. I expect it, to a degree, from any fan.

However, you are completely underestimating the value of this opening game. I would bet you can already see people showing up in the city that wouldn't be there. It will be a week long event. Once the preseason games end on Thursday, all the attention will shift to the 6 days leading up to Denver.

Heck, just the guys that put that banner up. They wouldn't have been there for a Broncos game on Sunday (whether it was the afternoon or the night game)

As a fan that lives hours away from any NFL team (and even farther from my favorite team) I'm trying to keep from telling you to shut the F up. Life could be much worse then a freekin' banner.
You know dude I'm not alone here on this. It's on all the news that's all they talk about on sports talk radio. The Bronco fans are pissed not just me.
Of course all the Bronco fans are pissed. They're Bronco fans. Just like you, they can't see past the fact that Denver gained monetarily and competitively from hosting this game. The only compensation Denver is giving in return is a banner.

You make that statement as if a group of people can't be wrong.
You would think then that someone from the city/broncos would be pointing out all these great monetarily gains this banner/game brings to the city then wouldn't you. But so far no one from either the city or broncos are. So far only the guys who don't live here are.
Or perhaps the city and the Broncos underestimated the how many fans are ingrates.

 
Of course all the Bronco fans are pissed. They're Bronco fans. Just like you, they can't see past the fact that Denver gained monetarily and competitively from hosting this game. The only compensation Denver is giving in return is a banner.


You know dude I'm not alone here on this. It's on all the news that's all they talk about on sports talk radio. The Bronco fans are pissed not just me.

You make that statement as if a group of people can't be wrong.
You would think then that someone from the city/broncos would be pointing out all these great monetarily gains this banner/game brings to the city then wouldn't you. But so far no one from either the city or broncos are. So far only the guys who don't live here are.
Or perhaps the city and the Broncos underestimated the how many fans are ingrates.
I THINK IF THE WORST FACKING THING WE HAVE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY IS A FREAKING NFL SIGN ON A STADIUM THEN WE ALL HAVE PRETTY GOOD LIVES.

Carry on.

 
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You mean the ingrates that voted them into office or voted to pay for the stadium with taxpayers money or buy tickets for 25 years of home sellouts or overpay for beer at games and buy bronco merchandise?

 
You mean the ingrates that voted them into office or voted to pay for the stadium with taxpayers money or buy tickets for 25 years of home sellouts or overpay for beer at games and buy bronco merchandise?
yep, those same ones. The ones that brought arguably the the 4th biggest NFL game of the season to your town. Not just to give you home field advantage against the defending Super Bowl champs, but also to help to lessen your tax burden through ancillary income.

If you try to use paying taxes, you lose all credibility in this argument. In case you don't understand, this game is helping your taxes.

Keep in mind that every Broncos fan may be crying about this issue of the banner. But every other fan base sees it as a non issue. That should tell you something.

I would venture to guess, the entire Baltimore fan base and business owners would put up 2 banners of Peyton if they could have the game in Baltimore. But, I'm sure you don't care how they feel. After all, Bronco problems are the only real problems in the world.

 
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so you have no problems with the nfl hanging huge banners of the other teams players on your teams stadium during your teams home games?
Bias much?
I have no problem if the NFL wants to put a picture of another teams player, on the outside of the stadium, for the opening night of the NFL season, when a large portion of the free world will either be watching on TV or attending in person.

Huge financial gain for the city of Denver and the Broncos franchise. All for the cost of one picture.
Correct ^
Please list the financial gains Denver gets. All TV money is equally shared and Denver has sold out 300 some games in a row no matter who they play. So I'm not seeing it.
You can't be serious. Do you even know how the real world works?

Hotels, rental cars, restaurants, etc. Not just the normal Sunday afternoon game. But, the extra media coverage because it is the 1st game and the only game on that day.
This.That many people coming to see the game is a huge influx of cash to the local economy.
What extra people? A few more media types? It's not like lots and lots of people are going to come to Denver just for this game.
I understand you are a fan and can't see past it being a simple banner of an opposing player. I expect it, to a degree, from any fan.However, you are completely underestimating the value of this opening game. I would bet you can already see people showing up in the city that wouldn't be there. It will be a week long event. Once the preseason games end on Thursday, all the attention will shift to the 6 days leading up to Denver.

Heck, just the guys that put that banner up. They wouldn't have been there for a Broncos game on Sunday (whether it was the afternoon or the night game)

As a fan that lives hours away from any NFL team (and even farther from my favorite team) I'm trying to keep from telling you to shut the F up. Life could be much worse then a freekin' banner.
You know dude I'm not alone here on this. It's on all the news that's all they talk about on sports talk radio. The Bronco fans are pissed not just me.
It's a really dumb thing to be upset about.
 
listen - if this game was NYG in Denver and they put Eli's poster up, that would be no big deal. If it was NE and they put up a giant Tom Brady poster, fine. Hell - if it was division rival SD and they put up a poster of Philip Rivers, no big deal. Put up a Flacco poster though - that's a damn insult. Understand that we, as Bronco fans, still have some sand in our collective ######s over last years playoff loss.

I understand that they want to promote the game, I do. I understand that it's an event. Why do they gotta paint the town black and purple? Would some simple NFL KICKOFF banners suffice? could they not instead have posters of Manning? Champ? Von (ok, maybe not Von)? Demaryius? Welker? It's not like there is a shortage of star-power in Denver, they certainly didn't need to go borrow a second rate QB's (who is being paid like a first rate) image.

Besides - there is no need for the banners anyways. The game has sold out. Every game has been sold out for 30 years. People will be coming to town for this game regardless of the banners. I don't understand the utility of this other than to intentionally poke the fans, working to gin up some passion. This NERDRAGE is exactly what they wanted.

 
Well sure the other fans aren't crying about it, they don't have the 30' by 60' banner of other teams players hanging on their stadium for a home game and never in the history of the NFL has the NFL made a team hang banners of other teams at their home games until now.

The deal about the home game with the Ravens is it was always going to be a Bronco home game weather it was game 1 or game 11.

Name me the thousands and thousands of extra people who are going to be at this game that wouldn't be here already. No tickets to buy since Denver already sells out every home game. They can only give out so many media passes? Week long event? What week long event do they have going on that thousands and thousands of out of town fans are going to come and see. The week long event and concert are going to be in Baltimore. Denver is just getting the game. No week long events here.



Baltimore won’t get to host the Sept. 5 NFL regular-season opener, but it will get Keith Urban.The Grammy-winning country music star will perform a live, free concert in the Inner Harbor on Sept. 5 as a lead-in to the Ravens’ game in Denver against the Broncos that night.

Urban will sing from a floating stage in the Inner Harbor in an area adjacent to the Maryland Science Center as part of NBC’s “NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented by Pepsi” pre-game show. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run until the 8:30 p.m. kickoff time of the Ravens-Broncos game, a rematch of a thrilling AFC divisional playoff in January. The Ravens won that game, 38-35, in double overtime on their way to the franchise’s second Super Bowl victory.

The concert will culminate a weeklong celebration of the start of the 2013 football season and honor the Ravens
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OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.

 
Broncos fans have a right to rage.

But this is all a result of the screwed up situation the NFL finds itself in.

I don't know much about why the game could not be in Baltimore, I believe the O's or MLB would not budge on a scheduled game.

I take it Wednesday, Friday and Saturday were not possibilities either? Or they couldn't play it at the Redskins field? At least that last option would have been "neutral" with a very likely advantage to the Ravens.

They also could have made this game someone other than Denver.

In any event the NFL cannot make this right, it's simply insulting to celebrate a Championship and treat as a quasi-home game in the city the winning team stepped on on the way to the throne. Can't be done. Heck if I was a Ravens fan I wouldn't like it either.

 
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Well sure the other fans aren't crying about it, they don't have the 30' by 60' banner of other teams players hanging on their stadium for a home game and never in the history of the NFL has the NFL made a team hang banners of other teams at their home games until now.

The deal about the home game with the Ravens is it was always going to be a Bronco home game weather it was game 1 or game 11.

Name me the thousands and thousands of extra people who are going to be at this game that wouldn't be here already. No tickets to buy since Denver already sells out every home game. They can only give out so many media passes? Week long event? What week long event do they have going on that thousands and thousands of out of town fans are going to come and see. The week long event and concert are going to be in Baltimore. Denver is just getting the game. No week long events here.



Baltimore won’t get to host the Sept. 5 NFL regular-season opener, but it will get Keith Urban.The Grammy-winning country music star will perform a live, free concert in the Inner Harbor on Sept. 5 as a lead-in to the Ravens’ game in Denver against the Broncos that night.

Urban will sing from a floating stage in the Inner Harbor in an area adjacent to the Maryland Science Center as part of NBC’s “NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented by Pepsi” pre-game show. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run until the 8:30 p.m. kickoff time of the Ravens-Broncos game, a rematch of a thrilling AFC divisional playoff in January. The Ravens won that game, 38-35, in double overtime on their way to the franchise’s second Super Bowl victory.

The concert will culminate a weeklong celebration of the start of the 2013 football season and honor the Ravens
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I can't believe you are selfish enough to think that Ravens fans wouldn't give up all that, to have their Championship team start the season in their own stadium. Do you think the odds of winning changed, since this game is in Denver?

The thousands of people are involved with the media and the NFL. I don't live in Denver. If you do, I don't think it will be very difficult to see. This game falls 4th behind the Super Bowl, the AFC Championship Game, and the NFC Championship game.

Quit complaining and enjoy your team.

 
OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?

 
Well sure the other fans aren't crying about it, they don't have the 30' by 60' banner of other teams players hanging on their stadium for a home game and never in the history of the NFL has the NFL made a team hang banners of other teams at their home games until now.

The deal about the home game with the Ravens is it was always going to be a Bronco home game weather it was game 1 or game 11.

Name me the thousands and thousands of extra people who are going to be at this game that wouldn't be here already. No tickets to buy since Denver already sells out every home game. They can only give out so many media passes? Week long event? What week long event do they have going on that thousands and thousands of out of town fans are going to come and see. The week long event and concert are going to be in Baltimore. Denver is just getting the game. No week long events here.



Baltimore won’t get to host the Sept. 5 NFL regular-season opener, but it will get Keith Urban.The Grammy-winning country music star will perform a live, free concert in the Inner Harbor on Sept. 5 as a lead-in to the Ravens’ game in Denver against the Broncos that night.

Urban will sing from a floating stage in the Inner Harbor in an area adjacent to the Maryland Science Center as part of NBC’s “NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented by Pepsi” pre-game show. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run until the 8:30 p.m. kickoff time of the Ravens-Broncos game, a rematch of a thrilling AFC divisional playoff in January. The Ravens won that game, 38-35, in double overtime on their way to the franchise’s second Super Bowl victory.

The concert will culminate a weeklong celebration of the start of the 2013 football season and honor the Ravens
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I can't believe you are selfish enough to think that Ravens fans wouldn't give up all that, to have their Championship team start the season in their own stadium. Do you think the odds of winning changed, since this game is in Denver?

The thousands of people are involved with the media and the NFL. I don't live in Denver. If you do, I don't think it will be very difficult to see. This game falls 4th behind the Super Bowl, the AFC Championship Game, and the NFC Championship game.

Quit complaining and enjoy your team.
All the events are in Baltimore only the game is in Denver. There won't be anymore media here then for any other national TV game. A home game we where going to host anyway.

 
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The banner isn't bringing anyone to town the game is. They can have the fame and not have the stupid banner and still make all the tons of money everyone keeps pointing to. If it was a game here in Philly does anyone believe the league would put up a banner of Tony romo? No chance! Its an ahole move and bronco Ans have every right to be pissed.

And spare me the comments about Philly fans throwing snowballs at Santa or whatever othaer stupid examples you want to regurgitate about how terrible Philly fans are.

 
OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.

Well sure the other fans aren't crying about it, they don't have the 30' by 60' banner of other teams players hanging on their stadium for a home game and never in the history of the NFL has the NFL made a team hang banners of other teams at their home games until now.

The deal about the home game with the Ravens is it was always going to be a Bronco home game weather it was game 1 or game 11.

Name me the thousands and thousands of extra people who are going to be at this game that wouldn't be here already. No tickets to buy since Denver already sells out every home game. They can only give out so many media passes? Week long event? What week long event do they have going on that thousands and thousands of out of town fans are going to come and see. The week long event and concert are going to be in Baltimore. Denver is just getting the game. No week long events here.



Baltimore won’t get to host the Sept. 5 NFL regular-season opener, but it will get Keith Urban.The Grammy-winning country music star will perform a live, free concert in the Inner Harbor on Sept. 5 as a lead-in to the Ravens’ game in Denver against the Broncos that night.

Urban will sing from a floating stage in the Inner Harbor in an area adjacent to the Maryland Science Center as part of NBC’s “NFL Kickoff 2013 Presented by Pepsi” pre-game show. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and run until the 8:30 p.m. kickoff time of the Ravens-Broncos game, a rematch of a thrilling AFC divisional playoff in January. The Ravens won that game, 38-35, in double overtime on their way to the franchise’s second Super Bowl victory.

The concert will culminate a weeklong celebration of the start of the 2013 football season and honor the Ravens
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I can't believe you are selfish enough to think that Ravens fans wouldn't give up all that, to have their Championship team start the season in their own stadium. Do you think the odds of winning changed, since this game is in Denver?

The thousands of people are involved with the media and the NFL. I don't live in Denver. If you do, I don't think it will be very difficult to see. This game falls 4th behind the Super Bowl, the AFC Championship Game, and the NFC Championship game.

Quit complaining and enjoy your team.
All the events are in Baltimore only the game is in Denver. There won't be anymore media here then for any other national TV game. A home game we where going to host anyway.
You really are that naive. I can't help you understand.

I never had a dog in this fight, so I don't care. Good Luck to the Broncos this year.

 
The banner isn't bringing anyone to town the game is. They can have the fame and not have the stupid banner and still make all the tons of money everyone keeps pointing to. If it was a game here in Philly does anyone believe the league would put up a banner of Tony romo? No chance! Its an ahole move and bronco Ans have every right to be pissed.

And spare me the comments about Philly fans throwing snowballs at Santa or whatever othaer stupid examples you want to regurgitate about how terrible Philly fans are.
Hell no they wouldn't and they didn't but up banners of Tony Romo last year at Giants stadium for the season opener either.

 
If they promise to put banners of the visiting team up for next year's kickoff game, will you guys stop your crying?

 
OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...

 
OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...
Agreed. What makes this a huge money maker for the city is the week long celebration for the SB winner. All those money making events are happening in Baltimore. Denver is just getting a prime time home game opener on Thursday night otherwise it would probably be a Sunday night home game sometime later in the season.

 
OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...
Agreed. What makes this a huge money maker for the city is the week long celebration for the SB winner. All those money making events are happening in Baltimore. Denver is just getting a prime time home game opener on Thursday night otherwise it would probably be a Sunday night home game sometime later in the season.
So, you're telling me the Broncos are doing nothing different next week? It is the exact same lead up to a regular season game?

The game is big because it kicks off the season for the #1 sport in America. By default it garners more attention

 
I can't believe you are selfish enough to think that Ravens fans wouldn't give up all that, to have their Championship team start the season in their own stadium. Do you think the odds of winning changed, since this game is in Denver?

The thousands of people are involved with the media and the NFL. I don't live in Denver. If you do, I don't think it will be very difficult to see. This game falls 4th behind the Super Bowl, the AFC Championship Game, and the NFC Championship game.

Quit complaining and enjoy your team.
Were there Flacco posters hanging anywhere in Boston or Gillette Stadium last year leading up to the 2nd biggest game of the year?

 
OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...
Agreed. What makes this a huge money maker for the city is the week long celebration for the SB winner. All those money making events are happening in Baltimore. Denver is just getting a prime time home game opener on Thursday night otherwise it would probably be a Sunday night home game sometime later in the season.
So, you're telling me the Broncos are doing nothing different next week? It is the exact same lead up to a regular season game?

The game is big because it kicks off the season for the #1 sport in America. By default it garners more attention
Sure the game is big and we are excited to be playing in it. It would be a big game against the Ravens Sunday night week 10. We just don't like having the other teams colors hanging from our stadium because the NFL/MLB are in a pissing contest. As far as special events for Denver fans there are none that I have heard of that wouldn't be going on if the season home opener was Sunday afternoon.

 
I see you live in Nebraska. Could you every see a time when the fans there would be happy going to a Nebraska home game and seeing a huge giant banner hanging from the stadium with the colors/pictures of the visiting team?

 
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OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...
Agreed. What makes this a huge money maker for the city is the week long celebration for the SB winner. All those money making events are happening in Baltimore. Denver is just getting a prime time home game opener on Thursday night otherwise it would probably be a Sunday night home game sometime later in the season.
So, you're telling me the Broncos are doing nothing different next week? It is the exact same lead up to a regular season game?
I'm pretty sure the Broncos are approaching it as a regular season game

 
I can't believe you are selfish enough to think that Ravens fans wouldn't give up all that, to have their Championship team start the season in their own stadium. Do you think the odds of winning changed, since this game is in Denver?

The thousands of people are involved with the media and the NFL. I don't live in Denver. If you do, I don't think it will be very difficult to see. This game falls 4th behind the Super Bowl, the AFC Championship Game, and the NFC Championship game.

Quit complaining and enjoy your team.
Were there Flacco posters hanging anywhere in Boston or Gillette Stadium last year leading up to the 2nd biggest game of the year?
Don't know, I wasn't in Boston? But, I doubt it. Point was, the game was suppose to be held in Baltimore due to the Ravens being the Super Bowl Champs.

 
I see you live in Nebraska. Could you every see a time when the fans there would be happy going to a Nebraska home game and seeing a huge giant banner hanging from the stadium with the colors/pictures of the visiting team?
If it was just an average home game, I don't see why they would do that. But, you could look at some of the bowl games where the home team was playing. I'm sure there was pictures and colors of both teams hanging around those stadiums.

I've said for a long time that I felt the Big 12 Championship game should be held at each schools home stadium on a rotation basis. As it was (when NU was still in the Big 12) the games were always played in Texas or Kansas City. It did nothing to boost our local economy.

I would let them hang a banner of Barry Switzer outside the stadium for a Big 12 Championship game, because I knew there would be 90k screaming fans inside supporting the home team.

Life is is full of trade offs and compromises. Spend a little less time on what you don't have and I think you will appreciate what you've got.

 
I can't believe you are selfish enough to think that Ravens fans wouldn't give up all that, to have their Championship team start the season in their own stadium. Do you think the odds of winning changed, since this game is in Denver?

The thousands of people are involved with the media and the NFL. I don't live in Denver. If you do, I don't think it will be very difficult to see. This game falls 4th behind the Super Bowl, the AFC Championship Game, and the NFC Championship game.

Quit complaining and enjoy your team.
Were there Flacco posters hanging anywhere in Boston or Gillette Stadium last year leading up to the 2nd biggest game of the year?
No. A guy from the NFL told 104.3 the fan yesterday this is the first time they had ever put a banner of the visiting team on a home teams stadium. After that is when things started really heating up around here. The guys was an ####### and very condescending. Made it sound like the NFL was doing us a favor by letting us have the game here. A game that would have been played here sometime during the season anyway.

 
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OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...
Agreed. What makes this a huge money maker for the city is the week long celebration for the SB winner. All those money making events are happening in Baltimore. Denver is just getting a prime time home game opener on Thursday night otherwise it would probably be a Sunday night home game sometime later in the season.
So, you're telling me the Broncos are doing nothing different next week? It is the exact same lead up to a regular season game?
I'm pretty sure the Broncos are approaching it as a regular season game
So are the Ravens. Oh wait, they aren't in Baltimore. Wonder if they are treating it like a road game. Sleeping in a hotel, instead of at home. Not seeing their families for a few days. Sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure that the city of Denver is capitalizing on having this game. If they aren't then the Broncos fans have a reason to complain about their elected officials

 
So are the Ravens. Oh wait, they aren't in Baltimore. Wonder if they are treating it like a road game. Sleeping in a hotel, instead of at home. Not seeing their families for a few days. Sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure that the city of Denver is capitalizing on having this game. If they aren't then the Broncos fans have a reason to complain about their elected officials
dude, what are you talking about? the ravens were scheduled to play in Denver before they even played each other in the playoffs last year so how is the city or a team that has sold out every home game for something like 38 years capitalizing by hosting a game it was already going to host anyway? the only thing different are the banners with Bert from Sesame Street Flacco.

 
OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...
Agreed. What makes this a huge money maker for the city is the week long celebration for the SB winner. All those money making events are happening in Baltimore. Denver is just getting a prime time home game opener on Thursday night otherwise it would probably be a Sunday night home game sometime later in the season.
So, you're telling me the Broncos are doing nothing different next week? It is the exact same lead up to a regular season game?
I'm pretty sure the Broncos are approaching it as a regular season game
So are the Ravens. Oh wait, they aren't in Baltimore. Wonder if they are treating it like a road game. Sleeping in a hotel, instead of at home. Not seeing their families for a few days. Sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure that the city of Denver is capitalizing on having this game. If they aren't then the Broncos fans have a reason to complain about their elected officials
The Broncos aren't getting anything special here. The Ravens game was an announced Bronco home game even before the dates of the scheduling were announced. And the city is.. The NFL paid to post banners in the downtown mall and no one has a problem with that.. We just don't want them hanging on our stadium. This is the Broncos house. Hang Raven banners back in Baltimore on their stadium. They can show them hanging there during the game. Better yet hang banners of Manning and Flacco there all week.

 
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So are the Ravens. Oh wait, they aren't in Baltimore. Wonder if they are treating it like a road game. Sleeping in a hotel, instead of at home. Not seeing their families for a few days. Sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure that the city of Denver is capitalizing on having this game. If they aren't then the Broncos fans have a reason to complain about their elected officials
dude, what are you talking about? the ravens were scheduled to play in Denver before they even played each other in the playoffs last year so how is the city or a team that has sold out every home game for something like 38 years capitalizing by hosting a game it was already going to host anyway? the only thing different are the banners with Bert from Sesame Street Flacco.
Are you serious? So every year that the NFL has schedule the defending Super Bowl Champs to open the season on Thursday night, the game, the media attention, events, and the financial windfall, is exactly the same in each NFL city the for the rest of the opening weekend?

 
So are the Ravens. Oh wait, they aren't in Baltimore. Wonder if they are treating it like a road game. Sleeping in a hotel, instead of at home. Not seeing their families for a few days. Sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure that the city of Denver is capitalizing on having this game. If they aren't then the Broncos fans have a reason to complain about their elected officials
dude, what are you talking about? the ravens were scheduled to play in Denver before they even played each other in the playoffs last year so how is the city or a team that has sold out every home game for something like 38 years capitalizing by hosting a game it was already going to host anyway? the only thing different are the banners with Bert from Sesame Street Flacco.
Are you serious? So every year that the NFL has schedule the defending Super Bowl Champs to open the season on Thursday night, the game, the media attention, events, and the financial windfall, is exactly the same in each NFL city the for the rest of the opening weekend?
Yes, dude, I am super duper, totally serious. Do you think Denver is holding the annual Super Bowl celebration the week leading up to that game? They aren't. the festivities and revenue will likely rival that of any prime-time regular season game in Denver with the same *local* excitement as a regular season game. Baltimore even gets to kick off the season with the annual insert generic top 40 band concert here.

 
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OK, let's say that this game is in New York. Let's say it's on Feb 2, 2014. The teams are the NY Giants and the NE Patriots. Since it's the Giants home stadium, should the fans complain about any banners of Tom Brady or other Patriots players?

I think the Bronco fans are missing the point of this game being a celebration of more than just a regular season home game. Granted they haven't done this with opening seasons in the past. But, they haven't had the Super Bowl Champs play on the road.
You are now comparing what goes on at the SB to what is happening at a regular season home game?
Yes, to a degree. I explained that I believe it is the 4th biggest game of the year regardless of who is playing.
I'm not sure I agree, but for argument's sake I will accept that. I still don't see how this will bring in that much more money than a typical prime-time game. I'm sure the stadium will have 95% the same crowd as if this game was happening on Sunday at 1. And, I don't think there is much more media-folk in town than there would be for any other prime time game. Seems like a drop in the bucket to me...
Agreed. What makes this a huge money maker for the city is the week long celebration for the SB winner. All those money making events are happening in Baltimore. Denver is just getting a prime time home game opener on Thursday night otherwise it would probably be a Sunday night home game sometime later in the season.
So, you're telling me the Broncos are doing nothing different next week? It is the exact same lead up to a regular season game?
I'm pretty sure the Broncos are approaching it as a regular season game
So are the Ravens. Oh wait, they aren't in Baltimore. Wonder if they are treating it like a road game. Sleeping in a hotel, instead of at home. Not seeing their families for a few days. Sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure that the city of Denver is capitalizing on having this game. If they aren't then the Broncos fans have a reason to complain about their elected officials
The Broncos aren't getting anything special here. The Ravens game was an announced Bronco home game even before the dates of the scheduling were announced. And the city is.. The NFL paid to post banners in the downtown mall and no one has a problem with that.. We just don't want them hanging on our stadium. This is the Broncos house. Hang Raven banners back in Baltimore on their stadium. They can show them hanging there during the game. Better yet hang banners of Manning and Flacco there all week.
I did go back and looked at the game between the Saints and the Giants in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. The stadium was decorated with Saints colors, including the Saints logos painted in the end zones. Since they only had two weeks to prepare for this game. (Sept 19th, hurricane hit Sept 1st) they may have done more, had they been given more time.

Don't recall Giants fans complaining about that. I know, it's not the same as Flacco and the Ravens, since they beat the Broncos in the playoffs. But, who's responsible for the loss? Sounds to me like sore losers.

 
So are the Ravens. Oh wait, they aren't in Baltimore. Wonder if they are treating it like a road game. Sleeping in a hotel, instead of at home. Not seeing their families for a few days. Sounds about right.

I'm pretty sure that the city of Denver is capitalizing on having this game. If they aren't then the Broncos fans have a reason to complain about their elected officials
dude, what are you talking about? the ravens were scheduled to play in Denver before they even played each other in the playoffs last year so how is the city or a team that has sold out every home game for something like 38 years capitalizing by hosting a game it was already going to host anyway? the only thing different are the banners with Bert from Sesame Street Flacco.
Are you serious? So every year that the NFL has schedule the defending Super Bowl Champs to open the season on Thursday night, the game, the media attention, events, and the financial windfall, is exactly the same in each NFL city the for the rest of the opening weekend?
Yes, dude, I am super duper, totally serious. Do you think Denver is holding the annual Super Bowl celebration the week leading up to that game? They aren't. the festivities and revenue will likely rival that of any prime-time regular season game in Denver with the same *local* excitement as a regular season game. Baltimore even gets to kick off the season with the annual insert generic top 40 band concert here.
Never said it was the same as the Super Bowl. I mentioned it would rank 4th on the list. Just watch the coverage starting Friday or Saturday of this week. Everyone is going to be in Denver, not Baltimore. ESPN, Fox, NFL,

By the way, Keith Urban is playing in Denver this weekend.

 
Everyone is going to be in Denver, not Baltimore. ESPN, Fox, NFL,
Just like they would for any other prime time game in Denver--which it would be any way if it were played later in the year as was planned. but only then the good people of Denver would not have to have this watching their every move down 16th St.

 
Everyone is going to be in Denver, not Baltimore. ESPN, Fox, NFL,
Just like they would for any other prime time game in Denver--which it would be any way if it were played later in the year as was planned. but only then the good people of Denver would not have to have this watching their every move down 16th St.
He seems to think we are having all these big party events here in Denver to celebrate the Ravens winning the Super Bowl and we should be thankful for all the money the NFL is giving to us and that since the NFL/MLB are having a pissing contest we should be happy the NFL are pissing on Bronco fans and we should all just get along and let them hang Raven stuff on Mile High or where ever. Next it will be maybe we should paint the Ravens logo and colors in the south endzone since the NFL/MLB are screwing the Ravens over.

 
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A guy from the NFL told 104.3 the fan yesterday this is the first time they had ever put a banner of the visiting team on a home teams stadium. After that is when things started really heating up around here. The guys was an ####### and very condescending. Made it sound like the NFL was doing us a favor by letting us have the game here. A game that would have been played here sometime during the season anyway.
:lmao: "Guys from the NFL" don't just call up local radio stations. Pretty sure I've never, ever, ever heard an on-air interview with anyone from the NFL other than players, coaches or GMs.

 
Everyone is going to be in Denver, not Baltimore. ESPN, Fox, NFL,
Just like they would for any other prime time game in Denver--which it would be any way if it were played later in the year as was planned. but only then the good people of Denver would not have to have this watching their every move down 16th St.
He seems to think we are having all these big party events here in Denver to celebrate the Ravens winning the Super Bowl and we should be thankful for all the money the NFL is giving to us and that since the NFL/MLB are having a pissing contest we should be happy the NFL are pissing on Bronco fans and we should all just get along and let them hang Raven stuff on Mile High or where every. Next it will be maybe we should paint the Ravens logo and colors in the south endzone since the NFL/MLB are screwing the Ravens over.
I think the KC/Nebraska guy is :fishing:

 
A guy from the NFL told 104.3 the fan yesterday this is the first time they had ever put a banner of the visiting team on a home teams stadium. After that is when things started really heating up around here. The guys was an ####### and very condescending. Made it sound like the NFL was doing us a favor by letting us have the game here. A game that would have been played here sometime during the season anyway.
:lmao: "Guys from the NFL" don't just call up local radio stations. Pretty sure I've never, ever, ever heard an on-air interview with anyone from the NFL other than players, coaches or GMs.
Here you go.

http://www.1043thefan.com/podcasts/Episodes.aspx?PID=1620

Drew and Scott show hour 2 8/27/13

Starts at 19:25

 
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Everyone is going to be in Denver, not Baltimore. ESPN, Fox, NFL,
Just like they would for any other prime time game in Denver--which it would be any way if it were played later in the year as was planned. but only then the good people of Denver would not have to have this watching their every move down 16th St.
He seems to think we are having all these big party events here in Denver to celebrate the Ravens winning the Super Bowl and we should be thankful for all the money the NFL is giving to us and that since the NFL/MLB are having a pissing contest we should be happy the NFL are pissing on Bronco fans and we should all just get along and let them hang Raven stuff on Mile High or where every. Next it will be maybe we should paint the Ravens logo and colors in the south endzone since the NFL/MLB are screwing the Ravens over.
I think the KC/Nebraska guy is :fishing:
Yep. There is the standard answer when someone can only see one side of an argument. I must be fishing.

Simple question. Will the city of Denver (and the a lesser extent the Broncos), create more revenue in the week leading up to this game, as they would any other home game?

 
I'm a Ravens fan and even I recognize the tone deaf thinking that went into this by the NFL. If the Patriots won the Super Bowl by going through the Ravens and then played the first game of the season in Baltimore and the NFL hung banners of Brady on the stadium I would personally burn those effers off. I will admit to getting a chuckle out of the spectacle this is creating but it is still a ridiculous idea by the NFL.

 
Two things:

1) Bad idea by the NFL

2) KCitons is right though - on pretty much every point, and just because there is 1 of him and more than 1 Bronco homer trying to shout him down, doesn't make his points less valid.

 
I did go back and looked at the game between the Saints and the Giants in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. The stadium was decorated with Saints colors, including the Saints logos painted in the end zones. Since they only had two weeks to prepare for this game. (Sept 19th, hurricane hit Sept 1st) they may have done more, had they been given more time.

Don't recall Giants fans complaining about that. I know, it's not the same as Flacco and the Ravens, since they beat the Broncos in the playoffs. But, who's responsible for the loss? Sounds to me like sore losers.
That was supposed to be a home game for the Saints. The least they could do is decorate a little, since the Giants were essentially getting a ninth home game.

 
The banners/posters aren't that big a deal, but I was definitely surprised to hear that Ray is going to come out after the rest of the Ravens are announced and do his squirrel dance while holding the Lombardi Trophy. I don't think that's going to be well-received in Denver.

 
Simple question. Will the city of Denver (and the a lesser extent the Broncos), create more revenue in the week leading up to this game, as they would any other home game?
Probably, but I can't imagine it's much. And, it has little to do with the Ravens. The game would probably get more hype if it was Brady and the Patriots coming to town. Should they hang Brady's mug on the stadium if that were the case?

 
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The banners/posters aren't that big a deal, but I was definitely surprised to hear that Ray is going to come out after the rest of the Ravens are announced and do his squirrel dance while holding the Lombardi Trophy. I don't think that's going to be well-received in Denver.
:lol: Now that would be awesome! "You Must Protect this House!" :lmao:

 
Simple question. Will the city of Denver (and the a lesser extent the Broncos), create more revenue in the week leading up to this game, as they would any other home game?
Probably, but I can't imagine it's much. And, it has little to do with the Ravens. The game would probably get more hype if it was Brady and the Patriots coming to town. Should they hang Brady's mug on the stadium if that were the case?
First off, there is a difference between a home game, opening home game and OPENING THE NFL season. The amount of national media-types there next Thursday will be higher than at the rest of Denver's home games the rest of the season combined...and all of their support people, non-Denver/Baltimore media, NFL administrative people, etc.

Secondly, in regards to your "would they do the same if it were Brady?" Abso-freakin-lutely. This just in: the NFL promotes it's stars. Ironically, it has a lot to do with fantasy football - players and their stats are more important to many people now than team allegiances. Do I care if the Bears won? Yep. But I also care of Jermichael Finley put up a good stat line...and he's a hated Packer!!! (but to me, he's my starting TE)

 
The NFL sent the Broncos a fax asking if they would be bothered by Flacco banners being hung on the stadium but apparently the team never got it

 

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