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  1. JSn

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    Hey guys. Are all the pre-season and regular season games airing somewhere?

    Just sorting out my satellite choices for this year (turn it off in the spring and summer).

    Any help is much appreciated.

    J
     
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    good question

    does anyone know if any of these preseason games are going to be nationally televised?

    thankums
     
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    All preseason games will be on WCVB channel 5 except the August 17 game which will be televised nationally on NFL Network and a yet to be determined Boston affiliate.

    http://www.patriots.com/schedule/

    And as pointed out in another thread I can't find, NFL Network showed replays of preseason games last year so there's a good chance you'll find the Pats game there after the original airing on WCVB.

    Edit: Found the thread: http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/showthread.php?t=89689
     
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    Is WCVB a channel that gets sat. coverage?
     
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    I know it's distributed throughout Canada on Bell ExpressVu... ;)
     
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    I never understood, since the schedule came out, why they didn't make Pats/Giants the nationally televised preseason game. You'd think they'd be smart enough to do that since that would most likely be the highest rated preseason game in the history of the NFL.
     
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    I would guess that it's because it's the final pre-season game, which typically features largely non-starters and rookies trying to make the team.
     
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    What are some of the streams that can be watched...?(I used to know them..)
     
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    For those outside the Boston area (or unable to get WCVB in Canada), and also without the DirecTV Sunday Ticket or a Slingbox set up somewhere in New England, here's the national television schedule.

    Pre-Season
    Week 2, 8/17, 8pm at Tampa Bay on NFL Network

    For the regular season, it really depends on where you are. If I'm not mistaken, it depends on two things: which network (CBS or FOX) owns the "doubleheader" that Sunday, and when the team in your local market is playing that day. For example, if you're in Miami and the Dolphins are playing at 1:00, then the only way you'll see the Pats is if they're playing at 4:00, and then only if CBS own the doubleheader on that weekend. But if you're in San Diego and the Chargers are playing a late game, you might get the Pats on local TV for the early game. The only sure things are (1) the week 6 game Sunday night game at San Diego, (2) week 7 Monday night game vs Denver, (3) week 9 Sunday night game at Indy, (4) week 11 Thursday night game vs the Jets on NFLN, and (5) week 14 Sunday night game at Seattle.

    NBC could also add more Sunday night games if they wanted to with the flex scheduling that allows games to be moved after week 11.

    This link shows which weeks FOX owns the doubleheader. The only Pats games you might see on FOX are 10/26, week 8 1:00 vs St Louis and 12/21 week 16 1:00 vs Arizona. If you live in the primary market of an NFC team you'll probably never see the Pats on FOX - unless the local team is on a bye or playing a night game that week - and will need to hit a sports bar on the weeks FOX owns the doubleheader: weeks 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14 and 16.

    Here are the weeks that CBS owns the doubleheader, and who the Pats play that week.
    Week 2, 9/14, 4:15 at Jets
    Week 3, 9/21, 1:00 vs Dolphins
    Week 5, 10/05, 4:15 at 49ers
    Week 7, 10/20 - Pats on MNF vs Broncos on espn
    Week 10, 11/09, 1:00 vs Bills
    Week 11, 11/13 - Pats play Thursday night vs Jets on NFLN
    Week 13, 11/30, 4:15 vs Steelers
    Week 15, 12/14, 4:15 at Raiders
    Week 17, 12/28, 1:00 at Bills

    Again, it depends on who the team is in your local market, when they play that week (or if they have a bye). The most likely games are those four 4:15 games. So it looks like the Pats will be on TV outside of New England probably about nine times this year, plus once in the pre-season - including a pre-season and regular season game on NFL Network (which you may or may not get.)
     
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    Poopily I have Star Choice. They don't carry WCVB. Grrr...
     
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    For the Brits amongst us we get to see the Tampa game live on Sky Sports.
     
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    For the last 2 years NFLN has replayed all of the preseaon games, just not live. So, they will be shown sooner or later. It was usually within 48 hours of the game happening.
     
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    The only downside of the NFLN replay is that you only get one half of the game with the Pats broadcast. The other half is then using the other team's broadcast of the game.
     
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    I have a terrible memory of broadcasting restrictions and what not so hopefully someone can remind me...

    So let's say that the Vikings are on at 1 PM EST on FOX. Its an CBS doubleheader week and the Pats are also on at 1 PM. Would I still get the doubleheader or... am I out of luck?

    Week 3 has the Vikes at home so there might be an blackout even tho CBS does have the doubleheader. Same with week 10 which is against the Packers no less. Week 12 and 15 has the Vikings away. Week 16... well I better find an bar (or have Sunday Ticket) to watch the Pats since they play the same time the Vikes do and both are on Fox. Week 17 is the same scenario as week 3.

    So worse case scenario I got at least four games that don't air here. Best case is only one game. Plus that's pending on what game my CBS station gets to broadcast. Normally we get most Pats games when they are on CBS since the Pats draw very well here in ratings. Hopefully that continues this year.
     
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    My apologies to Pats fans in New England, or those with Sunday Ticket or Slingbox - but I'm going to continue in detail as a courtesy to all the displaced fans craving an opportunity to watch the Pats . . .

    If you're in Minnesota, this is what will most likely happen, week by week, IMO:

    1, 9/07: since the Vikings play on MNF, there's a chance you might catch the Pats - Chiefs early game on CBS even though FOX has the doubleheader.
    2, 9/14: Vikings play at 1, so you'll probably get the Pats at Jets at 4 (CBS dh)
    3, 9/21: Pats & Vikes are on at the same time & it's a FOX dh week. CBS will probably show Jax at Indy or Pitt at Philly.
    4, 9/28: Pats have a bye
    5, 10/05: Vikes are on MNF, so you'll probably see the Pats on the CBS week at 4:15 vs the 49ers.
    6, 10/12: Pats are on SNF at San Diego on NBC
    7, 10/20: Pats are on MNF vs Denver on espn
    8, 10/26: Vikes have a bye, so there's a chance to see the Pats vs St Louis on FOX, but they'll probably show Tampa Bay at Dallas.
    9, 11/02: Pats are on SNF at Indy on NBC.
    10, 11/09: CBS has the dh, but the Pats and Vikes are on at the same time. Good chance you end up with Jax at Detroit.
    11, 11/13: Pats play an early Thursday game vs the Jets on the NFL Network at 8:15.
    12, 11/23: Pats and Vikes both play at 1 & it's a FOX dh; you'll probably have Oakland at Denver.
    13, 11/30: Steelers at Pats will be the CBS 4:15 game.
    14, 12/07: Pats are at Seattle, SNF on NBC
    15, 12/14: Vikes are at Ariz at 4, but CBS owns the dh and the Pats at Oakland is the only other 4pm game; that one should be available.
    16, 12/21: Vikes and Pats both plat at 1; the Pats - Arizona game will not be aired outside of New England or Arizona.
    17, 12/28: Both teams are on at 1 and both get a dh. FOX will give you the Vikes; I would assume CBS will give you Cleveland at Pittsburgh.

    Looks to me like you'll end up with ten Pats games in Minnesota. That's pretty good, better than most areas outside of New England. Now you just have to find an acceptable sports bar for those six other games.
     
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    Doesn't Flex Scheduling mean that if the Pat's happen to be on a hot streak they may show up more in primetime from 11-17? Seems to me I was able to watch every single Pat's game from about week 9 on last year.
     
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    Absolutely.
    Starting with week 11, NBC can move games in to Sunday Night Football prime time. Thursday and Monday night games can't be changed, but game times can be shifted around (1 to 4, 1 to 8, 4 to 8, etc.) With an undefeated season on the line, the Pats were a big draw nationwide for NBC last year.

    Week 11: Pats play the Jets on Thursday, no change.
    Week 12: Colts at Chargers (Pats at Miami), no change.
    Week 13: NBC has Chicago at Minnesota on SNF. CBS has Pittsburgh at New England. I could be wrong, but I have a feeling that CBS gets to keep this game as part of their doubleheader rights. Maybe somebody with more knowledge can help me out, but I can't imagine CBS would willingly give this game up.
    Week 14: Pats are already at Seattle on NBC for SNF.
    Week 15: NBC has Giants at Cowboys scheduled, while the Pats are at Oakland. I can't see NBC making a change here.
    Week 16: Chargers at Bucs (Cardinals at Pats). NBC may not keep the SD - TB game depending on those team's records, but I doubt the Pats - Arizona game will be compelling for a national audience either.
    Week 17: The networks have figured out that week 17 deserves no Sunday or Monday night football due to games that have been less watchable than division 3 JV scrimmages in August. For 2008, even the 4pm games fall into that category: Seattle at Arizona, Denver at San Diego, and Washington at San Francisco.
     
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    Thank you very much jmt57. I might be jumping to DirecTV with their current Sunday Ticket offer so those potential six games will be covered. Well... plus with DirecTV airing the upcoming season of "Friday Night Lights" in October instead of waiting until Feburary for it to air on NBC is also tempting me.... :D
     
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    Cardinals/Pats could get moved, if the Pats are who we think they are ( :D ) and the Cardinals FINALLY take that next step everyone predicts for them every offseason.
     
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