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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2008/03/kraft_on_nfl_fi.html

    not Kraft quote but this got to me

    This is what is wrong with the media today. No cinematic value, it is all fast and sensational.

    I am 24 so it is my generation to blame but I for one think the old NFL films is so much better than the stuff you see now. It is my favorite offseason habbit to watch the old NFL films, it is where I get my knowledge from.
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    Thanks for posting and I agree with you 100%. NFL Films and their footage is filet mignon and the ESPN crap with the big hit stick bs is a hot dog.

    And the Best Damn Sports Show is awful. It's just people yelling at each other and half the people have no experience in the subject they're yelling about. I don't know why you would hire anyone from that show to NFL Network.

    The NFL Films all-access stuff they put out is so much better than what anyone else puts out in any other sport. Minimizing that in exchange for showing more big hits and yelling and taunting is completely asanine and borderline criminal.
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    This really bums me out. Watching NFL Films was one of the things that hooked me on football as a little kid and inspired me to teach myself to edit on my parents video camera. There should be a place for both styles but this tells me a little bit more of maybe why NFL Network is struggling.
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    Kids in the future will not know how to play a game of football in slow motion! That is art! My buddies and i always wished we could throw the ball in slow mo. We always did these lobs to extend the flight and hang time.

    No matter how controlled we were slow mo always turned into the real thing. Ussually somebody could not contain themselves and laid someone out that was still going 1/4 speed.

    Remember the Film they did on Bledsoe? He looked awesome in that.
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    ESPN's halftime highlights on MNF, where they actually speed up the tape, really annoy me. Quantity over quality.
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    I suspect ESPN thinks that's a new form of entertainment because it looks funny !
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    Just further validation of my belief that MTV is the cause of all evil in our society. The fathers of the girls in 'my super sweet 16' should kill themselves for creating sociopaths...and that's just the beginning. ESPN has become MTV, and I would rather put my member in a bloody paper cutter than watch Around The Horn. It's now just bright colors, Kanye West references and people yelling...it's like baby einstein for men age 18-25. I swear my generation is becoming retarded. The lack of appreciation for refined things is downright appaling. We're f*cked.

    Phew...I need to stop watching so much Lewis Black...
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    ESPN basically sucks in everything they do.

    I cannot stand their horrible "highlights" and how they inject their snide little comments into everything. They think they are just so "with it"

    As SBB mentioned, the old NFL films are treasures, I cannot believe we are going to lose this art form or at least some of it now with these layoffs.

    Are they crazy??

    The NFL Channel needs to get more into showing real highlight packages complete with FOOTBALL related knowledge and tidbits along with showing games, old games, new games any game at all. They also need to figure out a way to get back at Comcast.
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    Agreed - I can't watch TV anymore except for select sports. It's quite liberating. Every time I see a TV advert I get the sense that I'm being hypnotized and indoctrinated.

    I wonder if there's research that shows that fast paced television induces some sort of catatonic dependency on consuming goods.

    Fight the power!
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    Every time I see a TV addy I get this urge to fast forward (thank god for tivo)....If i am at a friends house without tivo I get the urge to pick up the phone and try to fast forward (drives me nuts)
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    NFL Channel...heh...let's see..."Marshall "I HATE THE PATRIOTS!!!" Faulk....Terrell "I've Blabbed My Whole Football Life How Much I Hate The Patriots" Davis and Rich "Born On Staten Island And I Hate All New England Teams" Eisen...yeah...a real cornucopia of unbiasedness there.
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    I agree with the 'blame MTV' sentiment. Thanks to that vapid culture, entertainment today is geared to an audience with the attention span of a gnat. I do admit to quick channel cruising with the remote, but that's where it ends. I most always want more info and insight into a topic that interests me, be it football, current events, history or science. I love the insightfull, analytical posts that long time and some newbie posters bring here. I do miss Box-O-Rocks' insight.
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    The hidden reason for the layoffs is the demise of the Pats perfect season. NFL Films and Steve Sabol gambled big on the Pats pulling it off, devoting more footage to that team than any other in history. The DVD would have set records, and helped fund the company for a long time. Without it, the year was a financial disaster for Sabol. Blame Goodell, the exSpectorator, Tomase and the Giants.
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    While I may not be a Pats or Kraft fan, I have to agree with Bob on this one. The classic NFL Films was just that--classic. I still think that John Facenda's voice is the voice that I expect God to have if I ever make it upstairs...
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    That sure sounds like something that would be in heavan.
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    Eh, if the Pats win SB43, they can always dust off all that footage and make an even more special two-season set. :)
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    The footage will get used I am sure. But they wont recoupe the profits for the 19-0 DVD unless we actually go 19-0 next year.
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    Now that would be cool - just winning SB 43 would enable the film from the 16-0 perfect season to be used, with one year delay for ultimate glory.
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    They can use it...It just wont sell as good as it would have had we won. even if we win it all next year (unless we win it undefeated).
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    I'm going to borrow a line from Russell Crowe's voiceover that day . . . last year, the Patriots redefined what's possible. At this point, who's to say that they can't do it? [That's a fundamentally different question from won't, BTW.]
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