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We play Monday night....

Vikes to play in ESPN's first Monday night game

Judd Zulgad and Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune

The Vikings will play the first-ever regular-season Monday night game on ESPN, according to league sources.
An announcement will be made later today that the Vikings will play Washington at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at FedEx Field in the first game of a doubleheader. Oakland will visit San Diego at 9:15 p.m. in the second game.

ESPN will take over the rights to Monday night football from Disney cousin ABC. ESPN had previously had the rights to Sunday night NFL games.

The Sept. 11 game will be the first for the Vikings under new coach Brad Childress. The NFL also is expected to announce that the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers will play host to the Miami Dolphins in the Thursday night season-opener on Sept. 7. That game will be carried by NBC.

Former Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper could be the Dolphins quarterback that night, assuming he has recovered from the three torn ligaments he suffered in his right knee last season.
 
Another road Monday night game. Oakland has gone the Los Angeles route. Monday night doesn't stop there anymore.
 
Here are some other games they have scheduled already...

NFL Announces Nationally Televised Kickoff Weekend & Thanksgiving Games

Lions Will Line Up Against the Miami Dolphins at 12:30 ET on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field


March 27, 2006

The NFL announced on Monday its 2006 Kickoff Weekend nationally televised schedule – including a Monday night doubleheader -- and its Thanksgiving Day national TV tripleheader.

In a tradition instituted in 2004, the Super Bowl champion annually hosts the NFL Thursday night season kickoff the following year. This September 7 at 8:30 PM ET, the Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers will oppose the Miami Dolphins as NBC rejoins the NFL’s TV Family for the first time since 1997. The game will feature a quarterback matchup of Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER and the Dolphins’ DAUNTE CULPEPPER, acquired recently from Minnesota in a trade.

On Sunday, September 10, the FOX national doubleheader game at 4:15 PM ET will feature the Dallas Cowboys at the Jacksonville Jaguars, who finished 12-4 and earned a playoff spot last season

The Sunday night primetime game (8:15 PM ET) on NBC can be called the “Manning Bowl” and it will be a history-maker. The AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts will visit the NFC East titlist New York Giants. It will be a matchup of quarterback brothers – the Colts’ 30-year-old PEYTON MANNING against his sibling, 25-year-old ELI of the Giants. It will be the first time in NFL history that brothers will start at quarterback against each other.

Monday night, September 11, will feature the first regularly-scheduled Monday Night Football game on ESPN, and the first regularly-scheduled Monday Night Football doubleheader. The first game (7:00 PM ET) will pit the Minnesota Vikings, under new head coach BRAD CHILDRESS, at the Washington Redskins, an ’05 Divisional Playoff team. The Monday night “nightcap” (10:15 PM ET) will be an AFC West meeting of the San Diego Chargers, directed by new starting quarterback PHILIP RIVERS, at the Oakland Raiders, also led by a new coach, Pro Football Hall of Famer ART SHELL.

On Sunday, September 10, CBS, which has U.S. Open tennis in the late afternoon slot, will carry a lineup of early regional NFL games. CBS will televise the NFL national doubleheader late game in Week 2.

The NFL will kick off its new late-season primetime television package on NFL Network on Thanksgiving night, giving NFL fans three games on Thanksgiving Day for the first time.

The early game that day (CBS, 12:30 PM ET) will feature the Dolphins at the Detroit Lions, under new head coach ROD MARINELLI. The second game (FOX, 4:15 PM ET) will send the NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Dallas to face the Cowboys.

The Thanksgiving package concludes at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network when the top two teams in the AFC West last year meet. The Denver Broncos (13-3) will visit the Kansas City Chiefs (10-6).

The announcement of these national TV games was made Monday afternoon by NFL Commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The rest of the 2006 regular-season schedule will be finalized and announced in April.
 
This says it is a home game for us...

NFL announces five games featured on opening weekend, three games on Thanksgiving


Broncos-Chiefs to open NFL Network broadcasts

(March 27, 2006) -- The NFL announced its 2006 Kickoff Weekend nationally televised schedule -- including a Monday night doubleheader -- and its Thanksgiving Day national TV tripleheader.

In a tradition instituted in 2004, the Super Bowl champion annually hosts the NFL Thursday night season kickoff the following year. This Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m. ET, the Super Bowl XL champion Pittsburgh Steelers will oppose the Miami Dolphins as NBC rejoins the NFL's TV family for the first time since 1997. The game will feature a quarterback matchup of Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger and the Dolphins' Daunte Culpepper, acquired recently from Minnesota in a trade.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, the FOX national doubleheader game at 4:15 p.m. ET will feature the Dallas Cowboys at the Jacksonville Jaguars, who finished 12-4 and earned a playoff spot last season

The Sunday night primetime game (8:15 p.m. ET) on NBC can be called the "Manning Bowl" and it will be a history-maker. The AFC South champion Indianapolis Colts will visit the NFC East titlist New York Giants. It will be a matchup of quarterback brothers -- the Colts' 30-year-old Peyton Manning against his sibling, 25-year-old Eli Manning of the Giants. It will be the first time in NFL history that brothers will start at quarterback against each other.

Monday night, Sept. 11, will feature the first regularly scheduled Monday Night Football game on ESPN, and the first regularly scheduled Monday Night Football doubleheader. The first game (7 p.m. ET) will pit the Minnesota Vikings, under new head coach Brad Childress, at the Washington Redskins, an '05 Divisional Playoff team. The Monday night "nightcap" (10:15 p.m. ET) will be an AFC West meeting of the San Diego Chargers, directed by new starting quarterback Philip Rivers, at the Oakland Raiders, also led by a new coach, Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Shell.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, CBS, which has U.S. Open tennis in the late afternoon slot, will carry a lineup of early regional NFL games. CBS will televise the NFL national doubleheader late game in Week 2.

The NFL will kick off its new late-season primetime television package on NFL Network on Thanksgiving night, giving NFL fans three games on Thanksgiving Day for the first time.

The early game that day (CBS, 12:30 p.m. ET) will feature the Dolphins at the Detroit Lions, under new head coach Rod Marinelli. The second game (FOX, 4:15 p.m. ET) will send the NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Dallas to face the Cowboys.

The Thanksgiving package concludes at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network when the top two teams in the AFC West last year meet. The Denver Broncos (13-3) will visit the Kansas City Chiefs (10-6).

The announcement of these national TV games was made March 27 by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue at the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

The rest of the 2006 regular-season schedule will be finalized and announced in April.
 
Looks like it's in soft concrete then.
 
should be a fun game - I bet Philip Rivers chokes in his debut on national TV

too bad I don't have cable - fucking ESPN...
 
Art Shell gets no "gimmies" in his debut.

Gonna be a tough game right out of the box on the road! Let's try and forget about Noval's 1-11 AFC West record over the last two years! :eek:

EDIT: My bad...looks like they are playing at Oakland! :eek:
 
Bones: Nice scrolling Draft Tracker. Does it work? I guess we'll find out draft day.
 
CrossBones said:
Art Shell gets no "gimmies" in his debut.

Gonna be a tough game right out of the box on the road! Let's try and forget about Noval's 1-11 AFC West record over the last two years! :eek:

EDIT: My bad...looks like they are playing at Oakland! :eek:

I am planning on going to this game.:D
 
Plunkett16 said:
I am planning on going to this game.:D
After last year's debacle (in the luxury suite) I'm gun shy. SD kicked our butt and it wasn't much fun (except it was fun to see everybody again). Hopefiully this year wil lbe a different story. I'm holding back on which game(s) I might attend.

I assume the Raiders wil be contacting me soon to pimp their suites. They think they have a live one! :p
 
Well, just put in your monacle and break out the tea and crumpets. Let them know you need to speak with the Earl of Moncrief and the Duke of Hamberry before comitting to anything.
 
SD @ Oakland.....would be pretty funny if Brooks did great and Rivers had a nervous breakdown!! :p And the Broncos have to come to Arrowhead on Thanksgiving?? I can live with that!! ;)
 
Madden's thoughts on the perfect weekend....

Madden still pulling for Raiders

By PHIL BARBER


When John Madden coached the Raiders, the Hall of Fame Game rotated among NFL teams, ensuring that each would get a crack at the annual exhibition-season event every 13 years or so. Now the league selects two teams to play in Canton, Ohio, each year, and Madden did his best to make sure one of them would be the Raiders this August.

Would an ingoing Pro Football Hall of Fame member and famed broadcaster actually lobby the NFL to get his former team into the Fawcett Stadium? "Yes, I did," Madden said by phone Wednesday, the day the league announced that the Raiders would meet the Philadelphia Eagles in the game that kicks off NFL exhibition play.

The first weekend in August just became Madden's ultimate dream assignment. He'll hold his bronze likeness and take his place among the greats in the Hall (along with Reggie White, Troy Aikman, Warren Moon, Harry Carson and Rayfield Wright) in a Saturday enshrinement ceremony. And the next day he will call his first game for NBC, his new employer, in a game featuring the team that helped make him famous.

"It's the whole package," Madden said. "I mean, just to take part in the Hall of Fame ceremony is incredible. And then to go into the booth for NBC, when they've been out of the league for nine years, and to have the Raiders be part of the game - you couldn't ask for anything more perfect than that."

Madden also divulged that Raiders owner Al Davis will introduce him to the audience at the induction ceremony. It will be the record ninth such honor for Davis, who has also introduced Lance Alworth, Jim Otto, George Blanda, Willie Brown, Gene Upshaw, Fred Biletnikoff, Art Shell (who will be coaching his first game since 1994 when the Raiders play in Canton) and Ted Hendricks.

The Hall of Fame Game is the third high-profile contest awarded to the Raiders in three days, and the NFL has yet to release the bulk of its regular-season schedule. They will also play in the first game broadcast by the new ESPN Monday-night team of Mike Tirico, Joe Theismann and Tony Kornheiser (a highly charged Randy Moss appearance at Minnesota on Aug. 14), and will host the Chargers in half of a Monday-night doubleheader the first week of the regular season.

All of this for a team that lost its final six games and finished 4-12 a year ago. It's a clear demonstration of the bulletproof power of the Raiders image, and perhaps the curiosity of seeing what Shell can do after five seasons out of coaching.

Though Madden will have had months to breathe deeply and gather his thoughts, he isn't confident about keeping his emotions in check when he takes his place among coaching legends like Vince Lombardi and George Halas in the Hall of Fame.

"I'm not very good at that," he conceded. "You can say, 'OK, stay calm and don't get emotional.' But that's like someone telling you, 'All right, this won't hurt a bit.' Sure, it won't hurt THEM. Saying it and doing it are two different things. But oh well, that's probably how people expect me to be anyway."

Tickets for the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will go on sale on Wednesday, April 5, at 8:00 a.m. (PST). They can be purchased online by visiting the Hall's web site at profootballhof.com or by calling (800) 913-9788.

A very limited number of Hall of Fame Game tickets are expected to be available for public sale. Information on ticket availability will be announced soon and posted on profootballhof.com.
 
More......

Raiders getting Hall pass

Team opens exhibition season against the Eagles in Canton, Ohio


By Steve Corkran
CONTRA COSTA TIMES

The 2006 season can't come soon enough for a Raiders team eager to distance itself from the disappointment of 2005.

As it turns out, they are one of two teams that start the upcoming season sooner than any other.

The league confirmed Wednesday that the Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles will play in an exhibition game in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. on NBC-TV.

That works out well for managing general partner Al Davis and other organization members who already planned to attend the induction ceremony of former Raiders coach John Madden into the Pro Football Hall of Fame the day before the game. Former Eagles star Reggie White, who died in 2004, also will be inducted.

It also works out well for new coach Art Shell. He now is permitted to coach an extra game and get in an extra week of practice, whereas most teams have only four exhibition games scheduled.
The Raiders also learned their second exhibition game is on the road against the Minnesota Vikings in what will be the first game for Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss against his former team. The game is Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. (ESPN).

The Raiders conclude their exhibition schedule with home games against the 49ers and Detroit Lions and a road game against the defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. The dates and times of these games won't be announced until next month, at the earliest.

The Seattle game gives Oakland a sneak peek at one of its regular-season opponents.

In other news, Lions quarterback Joey Harrington visited the Miami Dolphins as part of his coast-to-coast tour of prospective employers. He then left for a visit with the Cincinnati Bengals, with the Raiders a potential stopping point.

Shell told reporters at the NFL meetings in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday that he intends to view videotape of Harrington's four seasons with the Lions before deciding whether it's worth trading for him.

"There has to be something there for somebody to pick him third overall (in the 2002 NFL draft)," Shell said. "At the time he was coming out, a lot of people liked him. So, he's a talented guy. You've just got to figure out, can he come in and fit into what you're trying to do? ... You try to evaluate what he's done when he's been there, what he was being asked to do."

Harrington, 27, compiled an 18-37 record as a starter for Detroit from 2002-05. New Lions coach Rod Marinelli has said Jon Kitna or Josh McCown will be his starting quarterback. The Lions granted Harrington permission to speak with the Raiders and a handful of other teams.

The Lions reportedly are seeking a first-day pick -- one of the first three rounds -- in next month's draft. Harrington is slated to earn $4.45 million each of the next two seasons and pocket a $4.5 million roster bonus June 15. Therefore, he likely would have to agree to a renegotiated contract before a trade is consummated.

Notes: Oakland hired former Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Darryl Sims as an assistant defensive line coach. He was the defensive coordinator for the World Bowl XIII champion Amsterdam Admirals in NFL Europe last season. ... The contract signed by Raiders quarterback Aaron Brooks eight days ago calls for him to earn $2 million in base salary this season and only $720,000 in 2007. He received a hefty signing bonus, as well. His deal also features numerous incentives that could net him even more money. ... The Associated Press reported Moss' agent was arrested for failing to appear at a March 21 court hearing stemming from his arrest on crack cocaine charges. Dante DiTrapano was arrested Saturday in Clearwater, Fla., and released Sunday after posting bond. DiTrapano, his wife, Teri, and three others were arrested on March 14 at a St. Petersburg, Fla., hotel. Police say they recovered 73 pieces of crack cocaine and 21 grams of powder cocaine.
 
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