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    The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

    I'm not quite sure how true that is. It's been a while since I've watched American football on a regular basis, but I nor anyone I knew every had issues with the camera work, theres really not much happening outside the line of scrimmage, and theres enough time between plays to go over replays...
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    The Game Future NRL Stadiums part II

    Dont worry, as someone who lives in LA, I can assure you theyll be a waste of tax payers funds while abusing the homeless among other things to make LA the model Olympic city while an elite few once again line their pockets.
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    2023-2028 next tv deal discussion

    I don't disagree with you but does Fox and/or the NRL see it that way as well? It would have made sense from the start of the 6 pm kick off for 11 of those time slots to be NZ home games, yet in the 3 seasons (ignore the 2020 season for obvious reasons) of the 6 pm kick off NZ has had only 5...
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    Super League News

    Not sure how making one of the oldest cup competitions in any sport into an 8 team competition will go down in England, when it doesn't really accomplish anything other than cut off all clubs outside of the super league, and in the current year its still a midtable fixture. Also, if they were to...
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    2023-2028 next tv deal discussion

    That would make the most sense, but as you say its what the broadcasters want, and I believe the 6 pm slot was brought in for Fox right? So I'd imagine they'd want to maximize the amount of Australian teams on, and not have it be NZ Warriors permanent time slot.
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    2023-2028 next tv deal discussion

    And thats goes back to what I was saying how strange it is that the commentating teams, which are supposed to be neutral, have members who are actively involved in the game to the point you can reasonably question their neutrality. I could never see here in the US an active GM being able to also...
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    Super League News

    If I'm understanding correctly, I think you're talking about the top 8 getting a bye to the round of 16 in the following year's challenge cup? If so, I'm not sure that's compelling enough (its essentially a midtable fixture) to replace the race for a playoff spot to compete in the current...
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    2023-2028 next tv deal discussion

    To be fair that try did make it 26-0 in what was a let down of a game, and the NSW coach was one of the commentators*, and game I was only 8 or so day away. *on a side note, I have always found it interesting how there are many commentators that have other roles within the game blurring the...
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    Super League News

    Without playoffs, I imagine the value of the TV deal will go down, not too many viewers will be watching a match on Thursday night between club A in 2nd and club B in 3rd, when Club C is 10 points ahead of everyone with 4 rounds to go
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    Two Tier Super League?

    Then why not just have a 16 team league with a top 8 playoff
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    Two Tier Super League?

    One of the complaints I heard about the middle 8s was that the championship clubs were at a disadvantage competing against super league clubs since they didnt have the same level of funding, so wouldn't we see the same with this? I just don't understand these fascinations with creating a two...
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    Yelling at Clouds: Fox NRL is Overrated

    I wonder, with any sports studio show, how much freedom the analyst actually have in saying what they want vs planned 'scripts' discussed in production meetings. I remember about 10 years ago when there was a log jam of national tidal contenders in college football, ESPN had about 5 analyst...
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    Yelling at Clouds: Fox NRL is Overrated

    Early this year he compared Roosters v Rabbitohs to Celtic-Rangers. I can't take anyone seriously who tries to compare any rivalry in the NRL to one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports thats been marred by sectarian violence and the matches are heavily policed and quick off midday to...
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    TORONTO pull the plug on 2020

    I've always felt this family guy episodes sums up expansion in the UK/Northern Hemisphere:
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    News Coronavirus and NRL

    Its a psychological. People tend to rally around a leader, regardless of their competency, during major crisis. Bush enjoyed ridiculous approval post-9/11 across the political board, and seemed a lock for a second term, and it was only typical Democratic incompetency that allowed him to to get a...
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    ESPN's guide to NRL for NFL fans

    Its shown on a channel called Fox Soccer Plus... which most people don't know much about. While Fox has both the rights to the NRL and AFL, it looks like they are only moving AFL games to their main sports channel (2 games last night, 1 game tonight) and ESPN.com is following suit by showing AFL...
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    NRL investigating international broadcast deals as competition continues

    Really going for that clever deception with the opening paragraph: " So you're an NFL fan and want to follow Rugby League? Here's your handy guide to which NRL team you need to support! The world of sport has shutdown. Well almost. Over in Australia local football goes on behind closed doors...
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    NRL investigating international broadcast deals as competition continues

    Unfortunately, on the US site this is as far as I can tell is only on the NRL page which I didn't even know existed, and is not an option on the main page's menu tab. This article isn't on the main page nor the NFL page. Plus to add in the fact NRL (and the Super League and AFL as well) are more...
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    2018 Crowd Watch

    I would say in every TV network in every country they have a team of analyst whose entire job is to comply data to figure out what the audience wants to watch. Hence why certain teams are favored on CH9 over other teams, and why Fox in Australia doesnt have the 6pm slot reserved for Warriors...
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    2018 Crowd Watch

    But if the point of the 6 pm game is keeping people on Fox for the next game instead of watching Ch9 then it makes sense to have both teams being from Australia, so two sets of fan bases are staying put on Fox.
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