Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by The Batman, Mar 1, 2019.
Wanna go to an NFL game? Go to one of their stadiums.
I'd probably go just to see what the game is like. I suspect they would pack the stadium, even for a pre season game provided the prices are reasonable.
If there is a chance to see Antonio Brown play live, even for 5 minutes I'm there in a heartbeat.
The price point is the key. I don’t see why they’d go out of market for a game though without gouging, even if it is just a preseason game. They’re selling a novelty to a new market. Prices were so insane in Toronto for Bills games that people stayed away. Probably be the same for something like this.
I have been to NFL games live. I learned from that experience that the NFL experience is largely a TV experience.
Expert production and broadcasting really makes that game what it is.
I agree with this, I’ve been to a NFL game mostly to say I went to one.
But being that I’m not really a fan of any team but just love watching great football I enjoy the tv and broadcast route more.
The nice thing about being at home is there is a lot of games on. Being a fantasy football manager it's nice to flip around and watch multiple games.
You make a good point...when you are a fan of one of the teams you are more emotionally invested and it changes the experience. That said because i was a football fan and not a fan of any of the teams I was watching it did allow me to be more objective in evaluating the experience.
Considering that most of the CFL imports are players that couldn’t quite make an NFL team, I suspect the level of play would be about what the CFL is right now. The only difference would be the rules and the jerseys.
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Would this make the Oilers better or worse? Would guys want to sign here as easily as the Eskimos were able to sign top guys this year?
Yech to the NFL game here!
Love the post and it's totally true! Its been a hard sell lately trying to convince non-CFL fans that Eskimos games are worth watching/going to. But the Esks are looking good (on paper) so far in spite of the head coach. It will definitely be a different year I feel at least.
But if the ultimate nightmare were to happen and the Flames win the Stanley Cup the same year that the Stamps won, I will quit sports altogether. I'm out. I'm just going to buy a cabin deep in the woods and whittle wood.
Don’t forget to carry water.
Fred Stamps to sign 1 day contract to retire as an Eskimo
Edmonton Eskimos - Official site
One of my favorite Eskimos of all-time!! Nice move by the Esks here. It would be great if we had someone even half as good at getting those YAC yards as he could.
AAF gone Yay!!
By the hurricanes owner, probably not enough surges after the games to attract fans
Get Your $22.22 Tickets Now - Edmonton Eskimos
In honour of Fred Stamps #2 looks like the Esks are selling some cheap tickets for $22.22. Not sure where they are but it does say lower bowl. A nice gesture by the organization for opening night!
The sudden and chaotic end of the AAF left players confused and stuck with unexpected bills
And players not only didn't get paid but were stuck with huge hotel bills.
I guess the CFL is starting to look pretty good to them now.
CFL owners holding millions in off-season bonuses due to players | 3DownNation
This is a very significant story and after reading the article I have to agree with Brian Ramsay and the players.
If the players are owed the money then pay them rather than creating this type of animosity. Fair is fair.
The CFL is already experiencing difficulties in getting guys to go North and this won't help matters.
I love the job that Randy has done but I have to disagree with him in this instance.
I hope their mindset isn't "where else they going to go now"
I also found it interesting in researching this story ---- the players say the league pays only 22% of the revenue to its players. Does anybody know if this is accurate because if it is then I have to question this as well.
I'd question whether the teams are actually providing solid numbers and what type of auditing access the PA has.
I know for Edmonton we are pretty straight forward due to being a community ran club, but who knows about the other clubs with private ownership.
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