Archive for November, 2008

The Not-So-Prime-Time Pats

Monday, November 24th, 2008

It always seemed like the Patriots for the past few years were pulled into the prime time flex game.  Their next scheduled prime time game, Sunday night on December 7th, is now going to another match-up.

While the Pats are not the same team they were last year (for many reasons), I have to believe the fact that the game is being pulled isn’t because of the 7-4 New England, but the 2-9 Seattle, maybe one of the more disappointing teams this season.  Starting the season, many had thought that Seattle was going to be a playoff contender, getting through because of a then-perceived weak NFC West.

Now, it’s another another game that I won’t be able to see here in New York, since it’s taken off the national game and play at the same time and channel as the Jets.

Also, that means that by going Baltimore, Madden and crew will save about 1400 miles by not having to drive the bus to Seattle.  That’s assuming NBC wants to keep Giants at Cowboys for the following week.  And that’s Universal going Green.

As a side note: what a weird scheduling quirk that New England has two sets of back-to-back west coast away games.  The first one didn’t end so well with a 30-10 drubbing in San Diego.