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Mike Shanahan has lost his damn mind. That's really the only logical explanation. Either that, or like rams80 said, McNabb has passed away & the Redskins are going to try to keep it a secret "Weekend at Bernie's" style.

Shanahan & Snyder deserve each other.

Hiring an even worse coach to replace him doesn't change how I feel about the Broncos having fired Shanahan. I don't think he's a good coach and his ability to make personnel moves is laughable -- though with Denver, he faired decently in the draft. I always point to how his solution to fixing the Broncos defensive line was to basically import the Cleveland Browns starting defensive line damn near in it's entirety, which was actually worse. Gerard. His playcalling, particularly in the red zone, was laughably predictable, and he had at least two Les Miles-like clock management gaffes that cost his team points before the half his final season in Denver. People can point to his two Super Bowl wins, I'll point to two pretty stacked teams with John Elway playing as good as he had at any other point in his career and the best RB in the league with a pretty stacked defense.

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As soon as people no longer have a reason to bitch about Favre, they have a reason to bitch about the stadium situation. I cannot win while reading this thread.

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As soon as people no longer have a reason to bitch about Favre, they have a reason to bitch about the stadium situation. I cannot win while reading this thread.

Well, the Vikings haven't won anything worth a damn in nearly 40 years. So there.

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Mike Shanahan has lost his damn mind. That's really the only logical explanation. Either that, or like rams80 said, McNabb has passed away & the Redskins are going to try to keep it a secret "Weekend at Bernie's" style.

Shanahan & Snyder deserve each other.

The redskins remind me of the mets under omar completly rutterless just signing big names most of whom are bad characters or washed up

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A note, it is not the taxpayers' responsibility to fund a stadium. If the Vikings want a new stadium so badly, they can foot the bill themselves. Hey, the Giants did it.

Responsibility, alas, has nothing to do with it. It's all about fear of losing the team to some other city who does foot the bill, and (in the case of Gov.-elect Dayton and other state politicians) of being blamed for losing the team and then paying for it at the ballot box two or four years hence.

Remember, we're talking about the same market that lost the North Stars to Dallas, nearly lost the T'Wolves to New Orleans (back when Minnesotans still actually gave a rat's @$$ about the T'Wolves) and saw the Twins briefly flirt with Greensboro, NC of all places, not to mention with oblivion in the form of contraction, all in the space of the last 20 years. Minnesotans know it can happen to them, as do their elected officials, because it recently has happened to them. That's the only reason why the Vikings' stadium demands in the face of the weak economy haven't been laughed right out of town long ago.

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Lost this week under the files of "Horrible Ideas from Fox"

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/video-of-day-fox-adds-music-to.html

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/sound-of-music-fox-to-play-music-during.html

For the second straight week, FOX plans to play music during live NFL game action.

According to USA Today, FOX will "formally announce" Friday that it will add music to Cardinals/Panthers on Sunday afternoon. This comes just one week after the network tested the concept on a 49ers/Seahawks game.

While music is ubiquitous in sports programming, it is usually only used at the beginning and end of games, before and after commercial breaks, or during highlight packages.

The idea of using music during game action is likely unprecedented.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks is even open to the idea of playing music during Super Bowl XLV, calling it a "possibility."

Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

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Lost this week under the files of "Horrible Ideas from Fox"

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/video-of-day-fox-adds-music-to.html

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/sound-of-music-fox-to-play-music-during.html

For the second straight week, FOX plans to play music during live NFL game action.

According to USA Today, FOX will "formally announce" Friday that it will add music to Cardinals/Panthers on Sunday afternoon. This comes just one week after the network tested the concept on a 49ers/Seahawks game.

While music is ubiquitous in sports programming, it is usually only used at the beginning and end of games, before and after commercial breaks, or during highlight packages.

The idea of using music during game action is likely unprecedented.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks is even open to the idea of playing music during Super Bowl XLV, calling it a "possibility."

Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

Oh God. Really? Didn't these guys learn anything from the blue puck?

Also, I watched a little of the Niners - Seahawks. I honestly thought the music was coming from the stadium.

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Lost this week under the files of "Horrible Ideas from Fox"

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/video-of-day-fox-adds-music-to.html

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/sound-of-music-fox-to-play-music-during.html

For the second straight week, FOX plans to play music during live NFL game action.

According to USA Today, FOX will "formally announce" Friday that it will add music to Cardinals/Panthers on Sunday afternoon. This comes just one week after the network tested the concept on a 49ers/Seahawks game.

While music is ubiquitous in sports programming, it is usually only used at the beginning and end of games, before and after commercial breaks, or during highlight packages.

The idea of using music during game action is likely unprecedented.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks is even open to the idea of playing music during Super Bowl XLV, calling it a "possibility."

Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

That is an absolute joke, I might have to watch the Super Bowl without sound if they do this.

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I already hate Fox's coverage. The Broncos could be losing by 31 (and likely would be) and I'd still choose to watch that game on CBS over whatever they're airing on Fox.

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Lost this week under the files of "Horrible Ideas from Fox"

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/video-of-day-fox-adds-music-to.html

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/sound-of-music-fox-to-play-music-during.html

For the second straight week, FOX plans to play music during live NFL game action.

According to USA Today, FOX will "formally announce" Friday that it will add music to Cardinals/Panthers on Sunday afternoon. This comes just one week after the network tested the concept on a 49ers/Seahawks game.

While music is ubiquitous in sports programming, it is usually only used at the beginning and end of games, before and after commercial breaks, or during highlight packages.

The idea of using music during game action is likely unprecedented.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks is even open to the idea of playing music during Super Bowl XLV, calling it a "possibility."

Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

Oh God. Really? Didn't these guys learn anything from the blue puck?

Also, I watched a little of the Niners - Seahawks. I honestly thought the music was coming from the stadium.

I don't know what was more irritating, the Seahawks performance, or the action sounds that Fox used after EVERY play. I was getting ready to tie a noose by the 4th quarter.

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Fox does nothing to disprove my belief that football is less a sport than it is a TV show.

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Lost this week under the files of "Horrible Ideas from Fox"

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/video-of-day-fox-adds-music-to.html

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/sound-of-music-fox-to-play-music-during.html

For the second straight week, FOX plans to play music during live NFL game action.

According to USA Today, FOX will "formally announce" Friday that it will add music to Cardinals/Panthers on Sunday afternoon. This comes just one week after the network tested the concept on a 49ers/Seahawks game.

While music is ubiquitous in sports programming, it is usually only used at the beginning and end of games, before and after commercial breaks, or during highlight packages.

The idea of using music during game action is likely unprecedented.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks is even open to the idea of playing music during Super Bowl XLV, calling it a "possibility."

Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

Oh God. Really? Didn't these guys learn anything from the blue puck?

Also, I watched a little of the Niners - Seahawks. I honestly thought the music was coming from the stadium.

I wonder if that music for the Cardinals-Panthers game will be the theme music to "Benny Hill"?

I don't think it'll be that big a deal. I can remember when the highlights on SportsCenter didn't have music playing in the background. Can you imagine no music for today's SportsCenter? It'll be loud enough to be noticed, but not loud enough to where you can't hear the announcers.

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Isn't the more important item that the NFL never placed a "no music/non-announcer" clause in their contract? I have DirecTV and did not even watch that game last week. I record RedZone and still skipped past the SF/SEA game.

I remember watching the 1980 "silent game".

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Isn't the more important item that the NFL never placed a "no music/non-announcer" clause in their contract? I have DirecTV and did not even watch that game last week. I record RedZone and still skipped past the SF/SEA game.

I remember watching the 1980 "silent game".

They were just talking about that on ESPN Radio. Really a shame that the sound wasn't up to par back then. It would've been something to watch a game like that.

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Lost this week under the files of "Horrible Ideas from Fox"

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/video-of-day-fox-adds-music-to.html

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/sound-of-music-fox-to-play-music-during.html

For the second straight week, FOX plans to play music during live NFL game action.

According to USA Today, FOX will "formally announce" Friday that it will add music to Cardinals/Panthers on Sunday afternoon. This comes just one week after the network tested the concept on a 49ers/Seahawks game.

While music is ubiquitous in sports programming, it is usually only used at the beginning and end of games, before and after commercial breaks, or during highlight packages.

The idea of using music during game action is likely unprecedented.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks is even open to the idea of playing music during Super Bowl XLV, calling it a "possibility."

Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

I will be sorely disappointed if "Yakety Sax" is not a regular component of the playlist.

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Isn't the more important item that the NFL never placed a "no music/non-announcer" clause in their contract? I have DirecTV and did not even watch that game last week. I record RedZone and still skipped past the SF/SEA game.

I remember watching the 1980 "silent game".

They were just talking about that on ESPN Radio. Really a shame that the sound wasn't up to par back then. It would've been something to watch a game like that.

It was not that bad.

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Lost this week under the files of "Horrible Ideas from Fox"

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/video-of-day-fox-adds-music-to.html

http://www.sportsmediawatch.net/2010/12/sound-of-music-fox-to-play-music-during.html

For the second straight week, FOX plans to play music during live NFL game action.

According to USA Today, FOX will "formally announce" Friday that it will add music to Cardinals/Panthers on Sunday afternoon. This comes just one week after the network tested the concept on a 49ers/Seahawks game.

While music is ubiquitous in sports programming, it is usually only used at the beginning and end of games, before and after commercial breaks, or during highlight packages.

The idea of using music during game action is likely unprecedented.

FOX Sports President Eric Shanks is even open to the idea of playing music during Super Bowl XLV, calling it a "possibility."

Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

As far as I can tell from the video, they only played music during replays, not during live game action.

If they played music in the live feed, that would be one (really bad) thing. But replays... meh. In fact, I vaguely recall other networks having done this before. Fox isn't blazing any new trails here.

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Shanks also did not rule out using music from "famous artists" or even picking songs for crosspromotion purposes.

YEAH BITCHES, GLEE COVER OF RAM IT

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LOL @ McNabb. LO f'n L.

This is what happens when you don't have a coach covering up for your flaws and taking the blame for your ineptitude.

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Rodgers out for the biggest game of the year for the Packers. If they had any sort of running game I'd say alright we have an okay chance, But the way Brady and that whole team is playing. It won't be a good time.

Matt Flynn no Packer fan will blame you if you lose this game.

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