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TampaSteelGirl
12-21-2006, 11:05 AM
Did anyone hear about changing the time of our Chrismas Eve game? I heard a few people at my Steeler bar in Tampa talking about the flexible time schedule andhow they heard someone talking about changing it to possibly 4:15? Anyone? :helmet:

SteelerDan43
12-21-2006, 11:06 AM
That would suck big time, then I definatley wouldnt be home in time for church

TampaSteelGirl
12-21-2006, 11:11 AM
I know..I'm not totally sure but just heard people talking..so I could be completely wrong. Hate to start a rumor, just wanted to see if anyone else heard that..I hope you get to church..I love candle light service!!

BlitzburghRockCity
12-21-2006, 11:59 AM
I haven't heard anything about this yet. Ive been watching Steelers.com for any udpates; and NFL network too. You gotta keep a close eye on this, but I don't think they'll change it this late now that it's thursday...and besides it's Christmas eve so they don't want it to run too late for the players either.

I'll be there one way or the other !

TampaSteelGirl
12-21-2006, 02:14 PM
I didnt' think they would change a Christmas eve game but you never know..I think when they changed games before I was in the middle of the week so i'm sure it will still be the same...Oh yea, i'll be at my local Steeler bar just around the corner from my house!! :tt02:

SteelersGirlTN7
12-21-2006, 02:24 PM
Got this from NFL.com's flex scheduling 101 link

This is week 16 - there won't be any time changes.




NFL to implement "Flexible Scheduling" during seven of final eight Sundays of 2006 season

Allows teams to play their way onto NBC Sunday night schedule

The NFL this season will implement for the first time in its history a primetime "flexible scheduling" element on Sundays in Weeks 10-15 and in Week 17.

Flexible scheduling will ensure quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and give surprise teams a chance to play their way onto primetime.

The 2006 NFL schedule will list start times for all Sunday games during the "flex" weeks as 1:00 p.m. ET, except for games played in the Mountain or Pacific Time zones, which will be listed at 4:05 p.m. ET or 4:15 p.m. ET.

The NBC Sunday night time slot for "flex" weeks will list teams as "TBD."

Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights.

Just as the six major college football conferences have done for many years, the NFL now will have additional flexibility to move the start times of games on Sundays, using a 12-day notice format.

For example, a game scheduled for Sunday, November 26 could move from a 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff to an 8:15 p.m. start, but the change would be made and announced no later than Tuesday, November 14.

The NFL has commonly moved games between 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:15 p.m. ET (eight times last season) on Sunday afternoons. The new practice allows the NFL to employ flexible scheduling to include one of its primetime package of games on Sunday evenings.

Sunday afternoon games, as in the past, can still be moved between 1:00 and 4:05 or 4:15 p.m. ET.

In Week 17, in order to ensure a Sunday night game with playoff implications, the decision to move the start time may be made on six days notice.

CBS and FOX will each be able to protect a total of five games in the seven weeks of flexible scheduling, but not more than one game in any week.

During the 2005 regular season, the NFL conducted a study with mock flexible scheduling. An eight-person task force consisting of team executives, one from each division, was consulted on a weekly basis. In addition, television network partners and the NFL's broadcasting department participated weekly in the process.


NFL Flexible Scheduling 101
Begins Sunday, November 12, 2006 (Week 10)
In effect Weeks 10-15 and Week 17.
Not in effect Week 16 due to holiday weekend.
Only Sunday afternoon games in Weeks 10-15 and 17 are subject to being moved into the Sunday night window.
The majority of games on Sundays will be listed at 1:00 p.m. ET during flex weeks except for games played in Pacific or Mountain Time zones which will be listed at 4:05 or 4:15 p.m. ET.
No impact on Thursday, Saturday or Monday night games.
The NFL will decide (after consultation with CBS, FOX, NBC) and announce on 12 days notice the game being moved to 8:15 p.m. ET and may also announce games moving to 4:15 p.m. ET.
Week 17 start time changes could be decided on 6 days notice to ensure a game with playoff implications.
The NBC Sunday night time slot in "flex" weeks will list teams as "TBD."
Fans and ticket holders must be aware that NFL games in flex weeks are subject to change 12 days in advance (6 days in Week 17) and should plan accordingly.
NFL schedules all games.
CBS and FOX each get to protect a total of 5 games in the 7 weeks of flexible scheduling, but not more than one game in any week.
Teams will be informed as soon as they are no longer under consideration or eligible for a move to Sunday night.

SteelerDan43
12-21-2006, 02:28 PM
So basically they are not going to move it due to the holiday weekend im assuming??

Steelersfan
12-21-2006, 02:39 PM
Yup, week 16 is not part of it. Also they have to give a 12 day notice.

SteelerDan43
12-21-2006, 02:40 PM
Good, I really didnt want to miss church lol

TampaSteelGirl
12-21-2006, 02:40 PM
Thank you SteelersGirl for the info...That's good! :cabbagepatch:

AZ_Steeler
12-21-2006, 03:54 PM
I haven't heard anything about this yet. Ive been watching Steelers.com for any updates; and NFL network too. You gotta keep a close eye on this, but I don't think they'll change it this late now that it's thursday...and besides it's Christmas eve so they don't want it to run too late for the players either.

I'll be there one way or the other !

You trader!! We have all the news possible here at SA and you go out and check those "other" sites :smh2: http://www.steeleraddicts.com/news.html

I am speechless, hurt, disappointed... :smh: :( :crying:

:lol: I'm just kidding... just a shameful plug on my part to advertise other cool things here at SA :D plus I put a lot of work into that! :bigthumb:

As far as a time change though... I haven't heard anything and to be honest it's a little to late in the week to have a time change for a game to be played this Sunday... Plus didn't they already decide that they wouldn't be changing any of the games around Christams because it is a Holiday weekend... :dunno:

BlitzburghRockCity
12-21-2006, 03:59 PM
Whew !! getting home at midnight on Christmas eve would have sucked..but I'd have still gone !

TampaSteelGirl
12-21-2006, 04:00 PM
You trader!! We have all the news possible here at SA and you go out and check those "other" sites :smh2: http://www.steeleraddicts.com/news.html

I am speechless, hurt, disappointed... :smh: :( :crying:

:lol: I'm just kidding... just a shameful plug on my part to advertise other cool things here at SA :D plus I put a lot of work into that! :bigthumb:

As far as a time change though... I haven't heard anything and to be honest it's a little to late in the week to have a time change for a game to be played this Sunday... Plus didn't they already decide that they wouldn't be changing any of the games around Christams because it is a Holiday weekend... :dunno:


Oh boy!! he's really bad!!! He needs this :whip1: I'll never go to that other crappy site again!!