Seahawks will play 5 games at 10 AM East Coast
What do you think about it?
Meh? That's sucks? Bulls#it? Really Nice? Haha
San Francisco 49ers will play only 2 games 10 AM
Basis4day wrote:Real teams win. It's like the Madden Curse. Easy thing to blame when things go wrong.
DavidSeven wrote:It's a disadvantage, plain and simple. You can give all the "man up" talk you want, but at the end of the day, these are human beings who respond to time zone shifts the same way other humans do. The numbers back it up. The eyeball test backs it up. They very well may end up winning all five of these games, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a disadvantage e.g. a 14-12 game might have been a 27-6 game with a later start time.
The team didn't get off to a great start in any of their 10am games last year. They go to Toronto for a 1:00pm start and blow out Buffalo in the first half. We've been seeing this happen for YEARS now.
Remembering that the schedulers always try to screw us, certain things can be ruled in and out: We won't play an east coast team away on SNF, only at 10am. We'll play division opponents in such a situation as to give them the best chance to beat us.
rjdriver wrote:It is statistically proven that the odds of winning are reduced when a west coast team plays at 10am PT. There is a pretty large sample of control that validates this. This is no excuse, it is math. I understand the anecdotes and the rhetoric, but it doesn't change the fact the odds of winning decrease with 10am games.
"Soft" and non contender west coast teams will, on average, have a reduced likelyhood of winning 10AM games.
"Tough" and champion caliber west coast teams will, on average, have a reduced likelyhood of winning 10AM games.
Should we win these games? Yes. Does our chances of winning these games go down by playing at 10am? Yes
I'm not being a crybaby, but face the facts, this is a disadvantage. One I hope we overcome. If something is proven to create an unfair advantage then it should be addressed. Perhaps a rule stating no west coast team can have more than 3 regular season 10AM starts. Perhaps a rule stating the visiting team playing a Thursday game has to stay in the same time zone, things of this nature. They created a de facto rule stating east teams didn't have to travel west more than twice or something, I guess that only applies to big market teams. And yes, I would feel exactly the same way if the Niners had 5 10am starts.