Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SVN, Oct 11, 2007.
Ha ha. That's why the Dolts-Patriots isn't on primetime because the Dolts will win by so much right ?
I mean. It IS true. Over the past couple years the Colts have done just that.
Not saying they toast ALL teams in the league (of course they wouldn't toast the Pats) but against the league's average opponent, they blow them out. Much like the Pats are doing.
i think its polian being full of himself. Reason they are not in primetime is because other networks are fighting for their share of ratings - one of the main reasons cbs got the pats game this yr instead of nbc.
I think they MORE than compensate with the volume of Peyton Manning commercials playing these days. I'll bet he's pimping 20 different products on commercials these days. And that doesn't even count that, with a couple clicks, I can jump inside Manning's Mind and hear the museum-like echo any time I want.
The colts almost lost to the titans by 2 points. They barley beat a bunch of average teams last year.
So, by your account the Pats were average? The Colts beat them twice.
I knew I would take heat for it, but the Colts are a good team as of late. Do I think its ****y for Polian to say that? Yes. BUT, if that was the reason given to him, why shouldn't he repeat it? Because he will sounds lame?
Keep talking Polian
Really? I hadn't noticed.
If I were a colts fan this year, I'd be pretty good and pissed this year.
Imagine the shoe were on the other foot. We were defending superbowl champs, were undefeated against a decent schedule, and seemed to be rolling toward another easy playoff appearance.
Yet all we heard was about some other 5-0 team out there that we had beaten the year before the in the AFC championship. I'd be pissed.
It's pretty much all Pats all the time these days, whether positive or negative, we're the team that everyone seems to talk about, despite the fact that Indy are the champs and will be until someone knocks them off.
Could you imagine the disrespect card we'd (and our coach) would be playing if the shoe were on the other foot?
Polian had to be joking. Not even he is that full of himself or is he?
It is a relatively known fact that the reason that the Colts/Patriots game is not in primetime because CBS gets screwed every year because the what is usually the most popular game on the AFC schedule (Pats/Colts) always ends up in primetime. The league decided that CBS should actually have it for once.
Besides, the Colts have only blown out the Pats once in the Brady era.
"I mean. It IS true. Over the past couple years the Colts have done just that.
Not saying they toast ALL teams in the league (of course they wouldn't toast the Pats) but against the league's average opponent, they blow them out. Much like the Pats are doing."
What are you talking about? You said they toast the leauges average opponent. As proven this year by the titans game, and many times last year that is not true.
They are not talking about all games. They were refering to primetime games at home.
So the Titans game this year doesn't have anything to do with it since it was neither at home or during primetime.
Colts fans love to call Beli an egomaniac. Funny thing is the biggest one of them all resides in Indy. NaPolian is a drunken crybaby. Maybe he can get all suaced up in a media booth and tell us all why the colts are sooo good
Polian is obviously too fvcking dumb to run the math.
There are 17 possible NBC Monday night games (including the Thursday opener).
There are 32 teams in the league.
That means that the Colts, hosting ONE of the 17 prime time games, are better off than 15 other teams on the league, who get to host NOTHING.
Run the math, Bill, before you open your ass-gasket of a mouth.
What the heck does your statement have to do with my post?
Yeah, right. I could take the Colts with one hand tied behind my back.
And Polian is full of crap because he knows that the Pats/Colts game being at home has absolutely nothing to do with why it isn't on primetime. In fact, NBC and ESPN would both have killed for the Pats/Colts game even if it was played in Peyton Manning's back yard. There isn't a bigger ratings draw in football right now than Pats/Colts.
i'm betting that the networks hate dealing with Polian so when he asked they stroked him and said "you guys win by too much at home, bad tv"
If the colts are so popular why would they care if the colts win by too much?? how is that bad tv?
WHy would they schedule dallas vs Buffalo ....everyone thought that was going to be a blow out....it wasn't but no one picked it.
If the Indy primetime ratings drop it would be becasue most people tune in to see the colts lose and when it doesn't look like they will they turn the dial. Fans watch the whole game.
The question and answer had nothing to do with the game against the Patriots. They were talking about the lack of home Monday night games. The defending Super Bowl champ doesn't have a single home Monday night game.
Here is the question and entire answer...
Q: Why are there so few Monday Night games in the RCA Dome?
A: NBC told us they donâ€™t like us at home, because we tend to win by rather large scores and that doesnâ€™t make for good TV. Monday Night is ESPN and I think weâ€™re only on once â€“ Jacksonville. They chose Jacksonville as the host there. Thatâ€™s partially the schedule-maker and partly television and partly how they juxtapose the schedule and fit every game in. It tends to run a little bit in cycles. Weâ€™ve had our share of Monday Night games at home, I think, and this year it tends to go the other way. The one anomaly that I find interesting in the schedule â€“ and I donâ€™t have a stat on this, but Iâ€™m going to get it next week â€“ is that weâ€™re on the road on Monday Night at Jacksonville and then have to go back and play on the road the following Sunday at Carolina. That is extremely rare. I canâ€™t remember it happening to any team that I have been with. My memory is failing me these days, so I could be wrong on that, but nothing jumps to mind immediately. It is a very, very difficult thing to do.
Fans of the two teams involved watch the whole game. But many people without a vested interst in the teams tend to turn off blowout games.
I think the Dallas/Buffalo game was scheduled because Buffalo looked like they might be a team on the upswing last year and they had not hosted a Monday night game in a long time.
Not true...NO ONE thought the bills were on an up swing.
and what i'm saying is if the colt fan base is so big then you get big ratings either way.
it comes down to this. When Polian has you up against the wall with his hands around your throat you'll tell him whatever you have to so he'll let you go.
The reason that they don't get many prime time games is because the network doesn't give two ****s about fly over country.
They were a 7-9 team with an emerging QB and WR. There are up starts every year.
If that's the case, why was the league "fixing" games for the Colts to win the Super Bowl?
Because the yokel finally needed to win something. With all those awesome new ads and all. Aw shucks!!!
Monday night games are not marquee games anymore. They are mostly crap games that used to be Sunday night games when ABC used to have MNF. I don't think Indy running up the score at home has anything to do with it. I think Polian is just full of himself.
I didn't read the comment and just commented on other posts. But looking at the comment, I think Polian is just pumping up his own ego again.
I disagree they got a game because they might be on an upswing, I think the whole reason was they hadn't had a primetime game in a long time.
Remember that until last year Monday night was for marquee teams, the top tier of the leage, and Sunday night on ESPN gave the rest of the league an occasional shot at primetime. Now the nights are reversed in status.
where did Polian say ANYTHING about the Patriots in that statement? Some of these pat fans are just so eager to find "bulletin board" material out of nothing that you'll make something out of anything that doesnt even have to do with your team
thank you for posting the entire quote, i had seen it but a lot of these fans obviously hadn't, since they're soooo interested in what Polian has to say
You are on a pats board farmer boomer. Might want to take that into consideration. If we where on the second pats board (indystar) things might be different!
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