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TEXANS84
04-13-2005, 04:11 PM
Weaver Dissapointed Link (http://www.jaguars.com/story/4302.asp)


Wayne Weaver didn't get the Monday night game he wanted and the schedule the NFL presented to the Jaguars on Wednesday includes only one prime-time, nationally-televised game, against visiting Cincinnati on Sunday, Oct. 9.

I am extremely disappointed in our schedule. As a small-market team struggling to fill our stadium, and as a team on the rise, we felt we deserved consideration for a Monday night game, Weaver said in a statement released by the team on Wednesday afternoon.

texasguy346
04-13-2005, 04:13 PM
Wow that's a travesty. I feel sooooooo sorry for them. :thumbdown

D-ReK
04-13-2005, 04:14 PM
:rofl: Awww poor Jag-off...Even with a Monday game they wouldn't fill the stadium...

TEXANS84
04-13-2005, 04:22 PM
They are upset on their boards that we got two games, and they only got one. Although, you can't blame them for being upset...they did post a 9-7 mark last year which is almost a guarantee for you to get a game. But by not filling the stands (Texans game Dec. 26th as they are pushing for a playoff spot) is what probably was the ultimate killer.

Hervoyel
04-13-2005, 04:25 PM
I'm really torn when it comes to MNF. On the one hand I want to see the Texans get to play on the big stage and frankly, I don't consider getting an ESPN Sunday night game to be anywhere close to the same thing. I'd trade both of our Sundays for the Jags MNF game.

On the other hand as much as I like watching the Texans play in prime time I hate not having them on TV at their usual time on Sunday. It throws my whole day off.

Oh well, guess I can't have everything.

texan279
04-13-2005, 04:25 PM
Wayne answer his own question...

I am extremely disappointed in our schedule. As a small-market team struggling to fill our stadium, and as a team on the rise, we felt we deserved consideration for a Monday night game, Weaver said in a statement released by the team on Wednesday afternoon.

TheOgre
04-13-2005, 04:28 PM
I would bet they would sell out a MNF game. They did get robbed.

texan279
04-13-2005, 04:34 PM
I would bet they would sell out a MNF game. They did get robbed.

I doubt it, with all of those seats they covered last year I still don't think they got a sellout game.

gwallaia
04-13-2005, 04:50 PM
I don't know if I will be able to enjoy any Texan games this season knowing the Jaguar fans and the owner are unhappy.

OzzO
04-13-2005, 05:12 PM
I don't know if I will be able to enjoy any Texan games this season knowing the Jaguar fans and the owner are unhappy.

I've got the beer to cry in if you need it.

If you fill the stadium, the prime time games will come.... or something like that.

Lucky
04-13-2005, 05:20 PM
...I don't consider getting an ESPN Sunday night game to be anywhere close to the same thing. I'd trade both of our Sundays for the Jags MNF game.
The Jags didn't get a MNF game. They got 1 Sunday ESPN game, on Oct. 9 vs. Cincinnati Bengals. I'm not missing Law & Order: Criminal Intent for that. :)

jags98
04-13-2005, 05:25 PM
As a Jags fan I am disappointed that we did not get a Monday Night game, but its done and over with and all the Jags can do now is just win. I am surprised that Jags dont have a primetime game at Heinz field against the Steelers because last season ithad the highest rated Sunday Night game.

9 more days until the real fun begins....

canadiantexan
04-13-2005, 05:39 PM
As a Jags fan I am disappointed that we did not get a Monday Night game, but its done and over with and all the Jags can do now is just win. I am surprised that Jags dont have a primetime game at Heinz field against the Steelers because last season ithad the highest rated Sunday Night game.

9 more days until the real fun begins....

Do you think getting swept and shut out by the Texans was the major reason you did not get a MNF game. We did keep you out of the playoffs with that win.
P.S. not trying to bring up old wounds just wondering what you thought.

TEXANS84
04-13-2005, 05:49 PM
But by not filling the stands (Texans game Dec. 26th as they are pushing for a playoff spot) is what probably was the ultimate killer.

That is what was the main reason IMO.

jags98
04-13-2005, 05:52 PM
Do you think getting swept and shut out by the Texans was the major reason you did not get a MNF game. We did keep you out of the playoffs with that win.
P.S. not trying to bring up old wounds just wondering what you thought.
I believe that and the Jags having to cover the seats because of our small market. That point that gets me is some other teams getting primetime spots before the Jags despite their bad record.

and what 84 said...

Double Barrel
04-13-2005, 06:03 PM
I thought the general rule was MNF were for playoff teams from the previous season (Cowpokes not withstanding)?

If that's the case, it makes sense.

The ESPN games, though...kinda' strange the Texans got two and the Jags only one. I'd like to think it's about respect, but it's probably more to do with market size and ability to fill seats.

FILO_girl
04-13-2005, 06:15 PM
I had a post, complete with Santa Texans robbing the Jags of a second season win and sending them home to lumps of coal under their tree on Xmas eve...and teasing them over having one ESPN game and us getting 2. But I deleted it. I started feeling kinda sorry for them.
See, I can be feline sensitive too. :) Mighty hard to not hit POST. It was quite a great post IMO. :woot

I blame Joe Texan for this aggression. :hmmm:

canadiantexan
04-13-2005, 10:20 PM
I believe that and the Jags having to cover the seats because of our small market. That point that gets me is some other teams getting primetime spots before the Jags despite their bad record.

and what 84 said...
I feel the same way about the bad teams in the monday nighters.

JacksonvilleJaguar4
04-13-2005, 11:40 PM
I don't care how many National games we get. What really matters is that you win the games!

outofhnd
04-14-2005, 01:44 AM
It wasn't because we swept them. Houston and Dallas have a lot of pull with the owners.

Second i think they go by points scored, They want games to be somewhat of an offensive outing and I think the jags despite their record was one of the lowest scoring teams.

It was political though more than it was about records

BornOrange
04-14-2005, 09:38 AM
The main reason teams get Monday night assignments is because they will attract viewers. The reason Dallas will nearly always get Monday night assignments is because there are a lot of people who will tune it to watch them, half to cheer for them and half to cheer against them. There are other teams that have a large national audience that the league will bend over backwards to schedule as long as they are projected to be a competitive team like the Packers, Raiders, Steelers, 49ers, Dolphins, etc. Other teams have marquee players like TO in Philly or Ray Lewis in Baltimore. The Jaguars are nowhere near that level, so they have to be a really good team to get a Monday night slot.

cadahnic
04-14-2005, 09:44 AM
I am an advocate that in the next CBA they determine that Monday Night games will be scheduled two weeks in advance. It will throw some things off, but at least as a fan of football we dont have to watch the damn 49ers vs. Dolphins. I mean what the hell. Who cares, I want to see good teams in meaningful games playing on monday night. I understand fan base and the Falcons, 49ers, CowGirls, Pack, and teams of the like attract, but most of those teams are terrible now and it sucks to watch a crappy game during my monday poker night!!! Just my opinion...

OzzO
04-15-2005, 08:37 AM
... and now the Bengals have 'em in a wad as well...
Bengals | Miffed by MNF Snub - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 14 Apr 2005 19:23:51 -0700

Several Cincinnati Bengals' players were upset that the team will not be featured on "Monday Night Football" this season, especially after the Bengals whipped the Denver Broncos, 23-10, last year in their first Monday night game in 12 years, reports Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. "Man, that's surprising," OT Willie Anderson said. "It just goes to show you that we still have a lot of things to accomplish. We still don't have respect out there. If guys think we've made it just because we're not going 2-14 and have gone 8-8 two years in a row, this shows them that we still have a lot of things to prove to people. We've got a long way to go." The Bengals will play one prime time Sunday night game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Oct. 9.

Should be an interesting Sunday night to see who's more pissed.

jags98
04-15-2005, 03:28 PM
The main reason teams get Monday night assignments is because they will attract viewers. The reason Dallas will nearly always get Monday night assignments is because there are a lot of people who will tune it to watch them, half to cheer for them and half to cheer against them. There are other teams that have a large national audience that the league will bend over backwards to schedule as long as they are projected to be a competitive team like the Packers, Raiders, Steelers, 49ers, Dolphins, etc. Other teams have marquee players like TO in Philly or Ray Lewis in Baltimore. The Jaguars are nowhere near that level, so they have to be a really good team to get a Monday night slot.
Yes the point I was going to make. Jacksonville should be playing Pittsburg for a MNF game because it was the most watched Sunday Night Game!(Not sure of year or ever)

canadiantexan
04-15-2005, 03:41 PM
Yes the point I was going to make. Jacksonville should be playing Pittsburg for a MNF game because it was the most watched Sunday Night Game!(Not sure of year or ever)

No offence to the Jags fans but who wants to watch a game on T.V when there is olny a couple thousand people in the stadium( if it is not in Pittsburg). When you guys start to get more support from your own fans then you will get some from the league.

D-ReK
04-15-2005, 03:57 PM
If I'm not mistaken, MNF games are usually given to teams that were in the playoffs the year before, unless you're the Cowboys or Redskins, who could both go 0-16 and still get two MNF games the following year...

rittenhouserobz
04-16-2005, 01:23 PM
The advertisers will pay well for a Cowboys or Redskins game.

nunusguy
04-16-2005, 03:31 PM
I do not know if the Texans have anymore appeal beyond their local market
than the Jags do, my guess is both teams would register pretty low on that meter. But I think what we have in terms of attracting the interest of a national audience that the Jags don't have is a couple of young, steller individual performers. One is DC who is of course a California guy(one of the biggest markets) and there's some interest in him beyond Houston. Anybody who follows the NFL half seriously knows that AJ is now a pro bowler and may be on his way to something really big - like HOF big. Together this passing twosome is an attractive pair to watch for any serious NFL fan whether or not they are in Houston, especially if we start winning more and contend for the playoffs.