2006 NFL Sunday Ticket Schedule Spreadsheet

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  1. Joe Siegler

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    Since I live in Dallas, and have the hell of living in Cowboy land, one majorly huge lifeline for me is the NFL Sunday Ticket package on DirecTV. It allows me to watch pretty much whatever game I want, so I get to see all the Eagles games (I'm from Philly), and Steeler games (wife's from Pittsburgh) without having to sit through the agony of all the Dallas Cowboy games every week.

    Anyway, for the last several seasons (06 is my fifth doing this I believe), I've put together a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet containing the entire NFL Season Schedule for all the NFL Sunday Ticket channels. You can download it, print it, and have the entire schedule on one page. This originally started out as a project for some people on the TiVo community forums, but I've moved to my own blog as my primary distribution point. Still, I wanted to say hi to the folks over there. :)

    The first year I did this I did just the NFLST games. But since then I include everything else. Which in 2006 is a lot more confusing. I also have the ESPN MNF games, the Sunday night NBC games, various Thurdsay NFL Network games, and the other oddities like Thanksgiving day, things like that. They're all here. Here's a few notes about the spreadsheet and the NFL schedule this season:

    • For the last two years, DirecTV did not publish the HD schedule until generally the week of, so that makes it impossible to schedule. If DirecTV ever would publish their full season HD schedule ahead of time, I'd add that, but it's been this way for the last couple of seasons. If it changes for 2006, I'll update, but I'm not holding my breath.
    • Monday Night Football moved from ABC to ESPN this season.
    • The Sunday night games that were on ESPN now have moved to NBC. ABC is out, they have no games at all now.
    • Weeks 10-15 & 17 are now part of the new "Flex Scheduling". Being tired of getting stuck with dud games on TV at the end of the season, the NFL now has a rather large number of games listed as early games these weeks. The NFL will move one game from the schedule to the Sunday night slot no closer than 12 days from gameday. Lots of details on the new flex scheduling are available on the NFL.com website here. I suggest reading it.
    • I've been doing this spreadsheet for about 5 seasons now, and the more stuff they add like flex scheduling, Thursday games, etc, the more cluttered my spreadsheet goes. If it gets worse next season, I may have to revisit how I lay this out.
    • Last year someone had a great idea - to color code the boxes for an individual team's games with their team colors. I think it's a great idea, but that's 32 extra spreadsheets for me to do. Great idea, but I don't have the time to make that many spreadsheets. :)
    • I also have this available as a spreadsheet in Google Spreadsheets. If you would like to have access to my online version, send me an email to joe@siegler.net with your Google account name, and I'll get you hooked up. Google Spreadsheets doesn't have a "let everyone see" option, otherwise THAT would be my primary distribution method.

    http://www.siegler.net/2006nflsundayticket.zip

    If you use this, send me an email and let me know. I don't want anything, I just like to know that people actually use the thing. Feel free to pass this to whomever you want, just please don't change the credits; distribute it as I sent it. That's all I ask.

    Thank you, and enjoy!
     
  2. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    Isn't it easier to set a wishlist for the teams you like?
     
  3. Joe Siegler

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    It's difficult - try it.

    It will also pick up ancillary programs that aren't games, it will also pick up the same game if it shows up on both local & NFLST. It's not quite as clear cut as that.
     
  4. shacky

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    I could definitely use this, especially with FF. Thanks Joe.
    DirecTV usually sends out a NFL TV schedule but this is the one I'll use instead since it includes the SNF and MNF games.
    Thanks again.
     
  5. Joe Siegler

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    Yeah, I get DirecTV's thing too - but it's only DirecTV. If they would publish everything, I'd probably stop doing this. :D
     
  6. stiffi

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    Your first mistake was to move to Dallas! And are you wearing a frickin Rangers hat in that picture? The only red you should be wearing is a Phils hat!

    Having said that, thanks for doing all the work. I'm a Philly trasplant too (not to frickin Dallas, though) and I have the NFL ST just to watch the Eagles.
     
  7. BrianT

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    Just to let you know, in week 3 you have STL@CAR, but it should be STL@ARI.
     
  8. NatasNJ

    NatasNJ Bone marrow lover!

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    Hey. Just moved to Fort Worth area from Philly. Going to be tough being in Dallas country while I cheer on my birds. Glad to see another fan in the area. I think I recall there is an Eagles bar somewhere down here like in Miami but not sure where. Go EAGLES!
     
  9. cowboys2002

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    Well I'm a Cowboys Fan (duh the username) who just migrated to Houston. I "hear" the Cowboys and Texans games are normally on in my area.

    I used to subscribe to NFLST for the Dallas cames. Then the blackouts (thanks to the Chargers claimimg LA as a market made me reconsider my options.

    I miss watching other key match-ups , but will wait to see what happens after 2-3 weeks this season.
     
  10. Rkkeller

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    That all I do too. Once a week, Friday night or Sat usually, I search the WL's and manually select what I want to record for that week. I dont have it auto record.
     
  11. bonscott87

    bonscott87 Done.

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    Thanks for the spreadsheet!

    FYI this is because the networks (Fox and CBS) don't pick which games will be in HD until a week or two before they air. Thus DirecTV can't provide the info the networks don't know yet. ;)

    It should change for 07 when all games are supposed to be in HD according to the new NFL contracts. We'll see if CBS steps up and gets their act together and does more then 3 HD games a week by then.
     
  12. MattDing

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    Thanks Joe!

    This is great. I really appreciate your hard work. :up:
     
  13. Joe Siegler

    Joe Siegler Member

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    D'oh! Fixed and reuploaded. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  14. SteelersFan

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    I have a Keyword ARWL with "Pittsburgh AT" and Show Type: Live. That should get you only live games for your team. Just make sure you have your "Channels You Receive" set up properly or it may record the game on a channel you don't sub to.
     
  15. ethanjacejacob

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    Thanks Joe this spreadsheet will be very helpful. This is my first season having the Sunday Ticket. By the way I am a Cowboy fan living near Seattle.
     
  16. rigs49

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    Great job Joe, Thanks.
     
  17. bdlou21

    bdlou21 New Member

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    Question: Are all the games on the Sunday Ticket delivered in HD?
     
  18. MattDing

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    Not every game because not all of them are filmed in HD but I believe it's every one that the networks have HD available for.

    That said, you need the $99 SuperFan add on to get any of the Sunday Ticket games in HD. That is in addition to the normal Sunday Ticket subscription price.
     
  19. bdlou21

    bdlou21 New Member

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    Thanks for the answer. I did purchase the SuperFan this year and assumed every game would be broadcast in HD but I guess some of the worse games wouldn't be filmed in it. Anyone know about what percentage are in HD each week?
     
  20. MattDing

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    I found this post that says it's typically been 9 per week the past couple of seasons.
     

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