Hard to watch pro football??

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    I can't say I coined the phrase but I've been using the no-fun-league phrase for the last 15 years. the nfl is hard to watch not only because of "parity" but because their coaches are all cut from the same cloth, use the same defenses, same offense's. Since free agency the no-fun-league doesn't allow any player attachment for fans. Fans have a favorite player ...he leaves. Coaches change teams and they bring their philosophy with them. Therefore everyone kows what the other guy is going to do and boredom sets in. Lose a few games early in the season and fans can't expect any fun thereafter.( i.e. Atlanta Falcons) . Last year a team with six losses wins the Super Bowl...they never should have been even considered for the game. the no-fun-league just plain sucks!
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    I can 100% guarantee that nobody on this site first coined "No Fun League."
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    And 15 years later you are still complaining. Something about it still has your attention. You would think after so many years you would not even care enough to comment....
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    I watch the NFL to see execution at it's best. Some of the throws Aaron Rodgers made last night, and how unbelievably quick he gets it out is just amazing to watch. Guys like Manning, Calvin Johnson, Peterson, etc are fun to watch because they are so damn good.

    But I enjoy college more because of the variety, unpredictability, atmosphere and passion.
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    Pretty silly saying that the fans are more into it in college too. NFL fans are certifiably insane. I really don't understand the animosity here towards the NFL, as if you can only be a fan of either the NFL or NCAA, but not both. :huh:
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    Reread your own post. You just described college football.

    -Favorite players leave all the time
    -Coaches change teams all the time
    -lose a few games early and you're toast

    Thats college football.

    The NFL has a million different coaching styles.
    Star players....especially QBs....generally stay in one place for a decade.
    Inovative offense and defenses popmup.(west coast, tampa two, read option, wildcat, spreads....)

    Look I love Gator football more than Dolphins football, but at times when the phins are good, its pretty close for me....and a lot of people.

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    I watch some pro ball on sunday and monday but I rarely watch a whole game from beginning to end. I'm also a Buc's fan which may be part of the problem. The scary thing is my college team and my pro team are starting to look alot alike, from the offense to the deer in the headlights look from the HC.
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    Schiano - Yes
    Muschamp - no

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    I was referring more to the offense, but I hope Muschamp doesn't end up like that mess in tampa. I hope he turns that determination that we see in him towards fixing the problems on the offense.
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    Yeah....but Schiano....literally.....looks like a dear in headlights.

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    my main beef is that it is too slow...between reviews, penalties, and injuries...so many penalties
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    You can't beat CFB's availability of games each Saturday, even if it means a dozen games televised at noon with no one in the stands.

    Living in Orlando I get stuck with the Dolphins and Jaguars, so unless they're playing someone compelling the games are usually background noise while I'm doing stuff around the house.
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    Pro Fball is terrible. It's so boring. I tune every Sunday.
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    Fantasy FOotball plus NFL Redzone ($11/month on Dish and includes other sports channels) makes football the best sport IMO.

    I can't wait to sit down on Sundays for the 1 o clock games. 7 hours of commercial free NFL while I've got my computer booted up tracking fantasy numbers.
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    I like watching my Eagles (and usually, I'll put the Jags game on for a different kind of entertainment), but not as much as the Gators. Fantasy Football definitely helps.
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    It's a mixed bag. Too much homogeneity in some ways - pulled up socks and other mandated silliness. Teams are very similar. But at least you can celebrate after a TD without some ref having a tantrum about it. The greatest thing about the NFL though is playoffs. It totally eliminates the possibility of agenda-driven voters installing the team they want in the championship. Teams can't hide in a cocoon-like conference (as their fans stupidly chant "AFC West!!!") and depend on biased voters to keep them ranked high after in-conference losses while avoiding meaningful outside competition. It's a better system because you are required to play teams that are as good as you are - and you don't get a single game shot at a championship with 6 weeks to prepare for it - one reason Saban could never survive there.
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    Sounds like me...exactly what i do..

    I keep track with phone and tablet....watch redzone...and flip between the many games.

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