Games on Christmas day '05?

Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by donbmt, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. donbmt

    donbmt Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fannett, Texas
    Next year Christmas falls on a Sunday, I wonder how the NFL will schedule games? :hmmm:
     
  2. WWJD

    WWJD Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Messages:
    5,260
    Likes Received:
    139
    I've seen games on Xmas before I think. It's just the way it happens sometimes.
     
  3. TheOgre

    TheOgre Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Back in the cellar again
    They schedule the bulk of the games on Saturday. I don't remember if they have a day game or the Sunday night game on Sunday. It seems like the ESPN game was moved to Christmas eve that year. Here is what happened in 1994 (the last time Christmas fell on a Sunday):

    Week 17:
    Saturday, Dec. 24
    Arizona(8-8) @ ATLANTA(7-9) 6-10
    Buffalo(7-9) @ INDIANAPOLIS(8-8) 9-10
    Dallas(12-4) @ NY GIANTS(9-7) 10-15
    GREEN BAY(9-7) @ Tampa Bay(6-10) 34-19
    NEW ENGLAND(10-6) @ Chicago(9-7) 13-3
    Philadelphia(7-9) @ CINCINNATI(3-13) 30-33
    Seattle(6-10) @ CLEVELAND(11-5) 9-35
    KANSAS CITY(9-7) @ LA Raiders(9-7) 19-9
    NEW ORLEANS(7-9) @ Denver(7-9) 30-28
    NY Jets(6-10) @ HOUSTON(2-13) 10-24
    Pittsburgh(12-4) @ SAN DIEGO(11-5) 34-37
    WASHINGTON(3-13) @ LA Rams(4-12) 24-21
    Sunday, Dec. 25
    Detroit(9-7) @ MIAMI(10-6) 20-27
    Monday, Dec. 26
    San Francisco(13-3) @ MINNESOTA(10-6) 14-21

    http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/vernon/www/nfl-schedule1994.html
     
  4. texansfan88

    texansfan88 All Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    0
    my first game ever was that oiler/jet game...
     
  5. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,839
    Likes Received:
    706
    Hmmmm, it would be hard for me to attend a game on Christmas. Being with my family is more important. If the Texans do have a home game at Christmas I will donate my tickets to a charity.
     
  6. TheOgre

    TheOgre Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Back in the cellar again
    Ogre = charity
     
  7. donbmt

    donbmt Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Fannett, Texas
    I'm with you on that Greg, of course the charity would be my neighbor who's been bugging me for tickets. The best thing for me would be that our beloved team is on the road that weekend, or hey, even better yet, it could be our first Monday night game
     
  8. TheOgre

    TheOgre Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Back in the cellar again
    Would you go to a home Texan's game on Christmas Eve at 12pm? How about 3pm?
     
  9. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,839
    Likes Received:
    706
    Yes on the 12:00 start, no on the 3:00 start. I live 90 minutes from the stadium so that would get me back to the house probably around 8:00.
     
  10. shinerbock_texas

    shinerbock_texas Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2004
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    What day was the Oilers/ 49ers game? I remember it being really close to Christmas. The Oilers put on one of their best games in the history of the franchise to that moment.
     
  11. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    7,839
    Likes Received:
    706
    The Oiler-49er game was indeed on Christmas. The Oilers were in the mist of a 12 game win streak. It was all big waste of time however as the Bud cursed Oilers choked against the Chiefs in the Astrodome in the Divisional Playoffs.
     
  12. TheOgre

    TheOgre Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Back in the cellar again
    Hehe all of those are "ogre", lower case. I am "Ogre", "The Ogre" (or "TheOgre" here), which are all derivatives of a college nickname.
     
  13. Fiddy

    Fiddy Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    4,314
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Houston/Austin
    How can you be a person if you are not a human??? :um:

    I just noticed, that came from Princeton. :rofl:
     
  14. JustBonee

    JustBonee Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    1,762
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Houston
    Ogre = [​IMG] ... know anyone by the name of Fiona?


    (what this all has to do with being given tickets to a football game .. I don't know. lol)
     
  15. TheOgre

    TheOgre Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Back in the cellar again
    I did in elementary school. She was the younger sister of one of my good friends.
     
  16. JustBonee

    JustBonee Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    1,762
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Houston
    Think I heard that she may be waiting for you in a faraway castle somewhere... :shocked
     
  17. swisher

    swisher Old School

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,615
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Atascocita
    Did they do the same thing for new years day? I'm sure they don't want to compete with the bowl games.
     
  18. Speedy

    Speedy Yeller Dweller

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Messages:
    3,403
    Likes Received:
    413
    Location:
    The Livable Forest
    Wow!! I was just thinking about this today after looking at the schedule next week and seeing games scheduled on Christmas day and thinking what happens next year when Christmas falls on a Sunday? For as long as I've been watching football I couldn't for the life of me remember if the NFL played games Christmas day or not.

    All I know is that if we have a home game Christmas day, Christmas morning for me will be in the yellow lot.
     
  19. profan

    profan Veteran

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    10
    If we don't have a game on Christmas day/eve, we will surely have one on New Years day/eve. Imagine, Dec. 31, 2005, parking lot opens at 8:00 am, don't have to hide the alcohol on Saturday, game from 12 - 3, 1 hour aftergame tailgate, then it's time for the New Years party. That's going to be one long and fun day!
     
  20. TheOgre

    TheOgre Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,739
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    Back in the cellar again
    In 1994, the 1st round of the playoffs feel on that weekend. They played 2 games on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. I vaguely remember them playing all of the "January 1" games on the 2nd instead. My memory might be failing me though.
     

Share This Page