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#1 Simon

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

A disproportionate number of well-rested teams

It's a fair point but as long as they choose to be the only team in the NFL that only plays 7 home games every year, their complaint is all but moot, imo.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:19 PM

View PostSimon, on 13 November 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

A disproportionate number of well-rested teams

It's a fair point but as long as they choose to be the only team in the NFL that only plays 7 home games every year, their complaint is all but moot, imo.
Not sure what one thing has to do with the other but you're entitled to your opinion.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:23 PM

View PostSteve O, on 13 November 2013 - 06:19 PM, said:

Not sure what one thing has to do with the other but you're entitled to your opinion.
When you willingly create a self-inflicted scheduling disadvantage every year, you don't have a lot of room to complain about somebody else doing it to you unwillingly.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM

View PostSimon, on 13 November 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:


When you willingly create a self-inflicted scheduling disadvantage every year, you don't have a lot of room to complain about somebody else doing it to you unwillingly.

That makes total sense.  It is like if you smoked a joint, you can not complain if somebody gives you an overdose of heroin.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM

From the article: The subject of the Bills scheduling disadvantage came up over the summer, but the team didn't formally contact the league about it until this week. Bills president Russ Brandon called the schedule 'disappointing.'

So why did the Bills wait to bring this up until now?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:27 PM

I think the scheduling sucked, but formally complaining about it now, instead of earlier (or even after the season) seems like whining. Marrone's demeanor the past few weeks has been a little annoying. He is showing a few cracks in his persona.

Edited by Marauder'sMicro, 13 November 2013 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

View Postoffyourocker, on 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

That makes total sense.  It is like if you smoked a joint, you can not complain if somebody gives you an overdose of heroin.
Yeah, just like that; because relaxing with a j is exactly like dying from smack.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

View Postoffyourocker, on 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

That makes total sense.  It is like if you smoked a joint, you can not complain if somebody gives you an overdose of heroin.
Exactly.  You brought in on yourself!

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

View PostMark Vader, on 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

From the article: The subject of the Bills scheduling disadvantage came up over the summer, but the team didn't formally contact the league about it until this week. Bills president Russ Brandon called the schedule 'disappointing.'

So why did the Bills wait to bring this up until now?

yep.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

View PostSimon, on 13 November 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:



It's a fair point but as long as they choose to be the only team in the NFL that only plays 7 home games every year, their complaint is all but moot, imo.
I don't get your point at all.  So because we play a game in Toronto, we have no right to complain that we have 6 games against teams coming off extended rest vs. only one other team has more than 3?  Please explain your logic.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:36 PM

It is laughable that they are complaining now. They should have said something in March.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:36 PM

View Postoffyourocker, on 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

That makes total sense.  It is like if you smoked a joint, you can not complain if somebody gives you an overdose of heroin.
Got to agree with you.
The fact the Bills are willing to help grow the NFL to Canada should mean the Bills get at least a fair schedule.
That is another way to look at it Simon.
I know it also helps the Bills but let us not forget the NFL gets more exposure too

Edited by atlbillsfan1975, 13 November 2013 - 06:38 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:59 PM

View PostMark Vader, on 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

From the article: The subject of the Bills scheduling disadvantage came up over the summer, but the team didn't formally contact the league about it until this week. Bills president Russ Brandon called the schedule 'disappointing.'

So why did the Bills wait to bring this up until now?

Just a guess, maybe their new analytics guy did some analysis and came up with an ironclad way to show it's unfair?

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:03 PM

View Postmetzelaars_lives, on 13 November 2013 - 06:34 PM, said:

I don't get your point at all.  So because we play a game in Toronto, we have no right to complain that we have 6 games against teams coming off extended rest vs. only one other team has more than 3?  Please explain your logic.
Agree with you completely.  The central issue is rest, not location.  In addition, Toronto is located within the Buffalo market area so for most US observers of this issue, I'm fairly certain that the perception is that Toronto is a "football suburb" of Buffalo.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:17 PM

View PostMark Vader, on 13 November 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

From the article: The subject of the Bills scheduling disadvantage came up over the summer, but the team didn't formally contact the league about it until this week. Bills president Russ Brandon called the schedule 'disappointing.'

So why did the Bills wait to bring this up until now?

Unless they brought it up before the release, it really makes no difference. It wasn't getting changed once public.  By doing it now, it gets to be a marketing ploy/excuse.

View PostHopeful, on 13 November 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:



Just a guess, maybe their new analytics guy did some analysis and came up with an ironclad way to show it's unfair?

I'd think most would be surprised how close to .500 teams off bye weeks have been. Rest and game planning is counteracted by broken routines and extra time for extracurriculars

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:20 PM

View PostHopeful, on 13 November 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

Just a guess, maybe their new analytics guy did some analysis and came up with an ironclad way to show it's unfair?

LOL this board is so obsessed with our analytics guy.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

View PostSameOldBills, on 13 November 2013 - 07:20 PM, said:



LOL this board is so obsessed with our analytics guy.

A month ago no one at OBD had ever taken a college stats class

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:11 PM

View PostSimon, on 13 November 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

[url="http://www.cbssports...ith-schedule"]A disproportionate number of well-rested teams[/url

It's a fair point but as long as they choose to be the only team in the NFL that only plays 7 home games every year, their complaint is all but moot, imo.

They aren't...Jacksonville plays a game in London every year and so does one other team on a rotating basis

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:30 PM

View PostHopeful, on 13 November 2013 - 06:59 PM, said:

Just a guess, maybe their new analytics guy did some analysis and came up with an ironclad way to show it's unfair?
Lol.  Well that would be some crack work there.  Kind of like developing an analysis that demonstrated conclusively that water is wet.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:35 PM

View PostSimon, on 13 November 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:

When you willingly create a self-inflicted scheduling disadvantage every year, you don't have a lot of room to complain about somebody else doing it to you unwillingly.

I get what your saying, but don't agree at all.  They are two complete separate issues.   The existence of the Toronto series doesn't alleviate the league's obligation to create a fair schedule.