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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by Rus » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:46 pm

I wish the NFL Game pass would use the same type of tech I developed (well, was part of a team of 3, I did all the .NET code) 5 years ago for MLB. We did this thing that streamed 6 games simultaneously, and you could get stats for each (and sound if you selected a stream), plus set up custom favorite player tickers that would give you updates about your guys. I thought it was awesome for fantasy football, but MLB messed it up by being ultra-restrictive about blackouts. Still, I'd totally sign up for something like that for NFL.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by Rus » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:48 pm

From sampling this game alone, it seems the Vikings have their own Sanchez/Tebow combo!

Just kidding. But also, not totally kidding. At least ours have far less irritating personalities.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by John_Viveiros » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:49 pm

Demi wrote: Is that the one that's going to give access to the all 22 as well, or was that something else?
Just like NFL Sunday ticket. But half (?) the cost. And access to all the preseason. And access to any game that has already been played this year. I haven't checked back, but I may be able to watch the packers get humiliated in the playoffs last year.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by John_Viveiros » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:52 pm

Rus wrote:I wish the NFL Game pass would use the same type of tech I developed (well, was part of a team of 3, I did all the .NET code/xml serialization/connection stuff) 5 years ago for MLB. We did this thing that streamed 6 games simultaneously, and you could get stats for each (and sound if you selected a stream), plus set up custom favorite player tickers that would give you updates about your guys. I thought it was awesome for fantasy football, but MLB messed it up by being ultra-restrictive about blackouts. Still, I'd totally sign up for something like that for NFL.
I haven't tried, but they advertise a 2x 2 screen with four games. Done the 2x1. And stats and scores are available, which I turned off. I didn't see anything about following fantasy players though.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by VikingPaul73 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:01 pm

Demi wrote:Better keep Cole. Especially with the guys we've got in the middle now...
Colin Cole at NT? :)
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by Demi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:05 pm

Ok, enough Webb. Let's see some MBT or Sage already.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by Juice » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:06 pm

Wow McKenzie just dropped that dude.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by S197 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:15 pm

Rus wrote:All I can say is, I'm glad the days that the Vikings have to keep a kickoff specialist because their regular kicker is only good from 45 or less and can't get the ball into the end zone is a good thing. They needed that extra roster spot this year, and they probably needed it the past several years. However, I didn't have a problem with it at the time because they just needed decent field position. But getting both combined into one? Such a novelty!
The Vikings never really utilized a kickoff specialist. They brought in Rhys Lloyd as a potential specialist but he never panned out and was cut.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by John_Viveiros » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:23 pm

First string, second string... I don't know about you, but this Vikings team needs to prove to me that they can score td's, not just fg's.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by HornedMessiah » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:27 pm

John_Viveiros wrote:this Vikings team needs to prove to me that they can score td's, not just fg's.
True, but this has been great experience for our rookie kicker. The more preseason FG attempts he gets, the better.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by Juice » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:34 pm

^^^^ Nice :thumbsup:


Tough break for Devin Aromashodu tonight. Had a PI penalty that wasn't called, couple balls that were thrown to far out of bounds, and a ball thrown way behind him.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by Demi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:40 pm

Tough break for Devin Aromashodu
Yeah, being in the same group as Webb. :lol:
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by John_Viveiros » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:42 pm

If the Vikes lose this one, I'll be disappointed in the result, but not in their performance.
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Re: Bills vs Vikings game - the official thread

Post by Juice » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:46 pm

Demi wrote: Yeah, being in the same group as Webb. :lol:
:lol: Yeah, that too.
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