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Ferm Sheller

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800 miles from KC, 900 miles from Buffalo

should be fun
It's near the busiest airport in the world, so I'm thinking that there are direct flights from both Buffalo and KC. Sure beats driving to an in-between location like Indy, Cincy, or Pittsburgh from either of those places. Good excuse to get out of the Buffalo tundra for a few days, too. It's the AFC Championship, so I'm sure the place will be packed.
 

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It's near the busiest airport in the world, so I'm thinking that there are direct flights from both Buffalo and KC. Sure beats driving to an in-between location like Indy, Cincy, or Pittsburgh from either of those places. Good excuse to get out of the Buffalo tundra for a few days, too. It's the AFC Championship, so I'm sure the place will be packed.
Only 2 direct flights per day from Buffalo to Hartsfield (today), but 3 on 1/28 Sat (or maybe 6AM was too early to be included on today's search)
(4 from KC today)

Booking 6 days out can't be cheap either
 
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Ferm Sheller

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Only 2 flights per day from Buffalo to Hartsfield
(4 from KC)

Booking 6 days out can't be cheap either
Oh. People of Buffalo should start leaving now... (or look for 1 stop options). :)

EDIT: But I have a feeling that Buffalo isn't going to make it, anyway. I'm thinking it's going to be Cincy-KC.
 

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I think there's a deadline coming up that locks in his salary. Something like that.
From OTC:

If Carr is on the roster on the 3rd day of the waiver period in 2023, his 2023 base salary ($32.9 million) and $7.5 million of his 2024 base salary will be guaranteed.
So the 3rd business day after the Super Bowl. They have a very tight window to trade him.
 

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I have Bengals@Chiefs for the AFC; sorry Hotlanta.
That's what I have. And people might think I'm crazy for saying this, but while I expect Buffalo to beat Miami, Miami's going to give them a tough game (division foe, less pressure on Miami, Buffalo due for an emotional comedown, Buffalo's defense seems a bit depleted). I say Buffalo-Miami is a one score game.
 

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Jeez, I just had a (was going to say heart attack, but not appropriate) thought regarding having the game in ATL. I am heading to ATL Friday the 20th, returning Monday the 23rd. Then I found out the game is the following weekend and now I am releived.
 

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From OTC:



So the 3rd business day after the Super Bowl. They have a very tight window to trade him.
Please remind stupid me: if the Raiders waive him, he can be picked up by anyone (in waiver order) who assume the complete contract (post-signing bonuses) or he can clear waivers and then be signed by anyone to a completely new contract?
 

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Please remind stupid me: if the Raiders waive him, he can be picked up by anyone (in waiver order) who assume the complete contract (post-signing bonuses) or he can clear waivers and then be signed by anyone to a completely new contract?
He's a vested vet, no waivers. If they cut him he's a free agent
 

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It's near the busiest airport in the world, so I'm thinking that there are direct flights from both Buffalo and KC. Sure beats driving to an in-between location like Indy, Cincy, or Pittsburgh from either of those places.
Thankfully we can rely on our aviation system to get fans there before halftime.


Only 2 direct flights per day from Buffalo to Hartsfield (today), but 3 on 1/28 Sat (or maybe 6AM was too early to be included on today's search)
(4 from KC today)

Booking 6 days out can't be cheap either
Seriously, I recall similar situations in sports where flights were added due to the demand such as a Super Bowl where fans only have two weeks notice. Hopefully someone steps up and makes this happen as this is a different time with our airlines.
 

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If the AFCG is in ATL, Delta will add direct flights to the schedule for BUF and KC without any difficulty, they run more during the holidays anyway (4-5 per day) and that's just non-stop, there are tons of 1 stop flights on other airlines.

There is basically no difficulty getting to ATL from anywhere in the US, even without them adding flights.
 

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Chicago would have been about 500 miles each and more fun. Cincinnati as well.
Nobody should play at Soldier Field, it's a dump and the field is trash, the NFL isn't moving a premier game to a shithole like that. Cinci is fine I guess, but I assume they prefer not to worry about weather if it isn't a homefield game, and also Cinci is quite a bit closer to BUF than KC. Also, either way, people are gonna fly, it's like a 9 hour drive from KC to CIN (assuming good weather). And honestly if you spring for AFCCG tickets you can spring for a $200 flight, the NFL is smart to put it in the best and biggest stadium they can that is equidistant.
 

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Thankfully we can rely on our aviation system to get fans there before halftime.



Seriously, I recall similar situations in sports where flights were added due to the demand such as a Super Bowl where fans only have two weeks notice. Hopefully someone steps up and makes this happen as this is a different time with our airlines.
I’m a pilot for a particularly large airline in Atlanta, and we routinely add extra flights based on situations like this. January and February are not particularly busy times, so there will be no issues finding the aircraft and crews to make it happen.
 

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Kinda want it to happen to get a true passionate stadium with half of each fanbase. That vibe is a bit rare outside of certain college games.
 

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Kinda want it to happen to get a true passionate stadium with half of each fanbase. That vibe is a bit rare outside of certain college games.
I’ve been thinking probably too much about the logistics of getting this many people to Atlanta… 75k/(2*150) is still 250 flights for each team (a 737 has roughly 150 seats just to use round numbers).

I guess folks could drive to the NYC airports or YYZ (from BUF) or… maybe KC folks drive to STL?

Then again, both are pretty real fanbases, so many a bunch of folks just spend a week driving?
 

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If a neutral site AFCCG happens, and is successful, it’d be just like the NFL to start bidding out CCGs to cities as a revenue generating opportunity.
 

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I’ve been thinking probably too much about the logistics of getting this many people to Atlanta… 75k/(2*150) is still 250 flights for each team (a 737 has roughly 150 seats just to use round numbers).

I guess folks could drive to the NYC airports or YYZ (from BUF) or… maybe KC folks drive to STL?

Then again, both are pretty real fanbases, so many a bunch of folks just spend a week driving?
People will certainly drive to nearby airports. I came back from Palm Springs on Tuesday with a plane half full of bulldogs fans.
 

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Dakich's source is probably Irsay. A couple of meatheads laughing over McDs wife telling him what to do. That's much more significant to them than Irsay doing whatever he was doing in the can.
 
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Guy chose to work for Kim Jong-Davis, Irsay must be truly whackadoo
Davis is a weirdo in terms of some compulsive stuff, but.... he seems like he's one of if not the best actual person among NFL owners (a low bar I know). He's usually the one owner speaking out against the rest on basically every issue where they act like scumbags.
 

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After their kicker went 1-5 on PATs vs. the Bucs, Cowboys have signed old (new?) friend Tristan Vizcaino to their practice squad, just in time to make their kicker sweat before this weekend's game vs. the 49ers. When the Pats used Vizcaino as a kickoff specialist, he seemed to do pretty well - 10 total kickoffs over 3 games, 4 TBs, and the 6 returns were all in the manageable range (15-23 yards per return).
 

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Davis is a weirdo in terms of some compulsive stuff, but.... he seems like he's one of if not the best actual person among NFL owners (a low bar I know). He's usually the one owner speaking out against the rest on basically every issue where they act like scumbags.
Davis is sort of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." IIRC, he grew up being really close with the players and ran afoul of his dad when he sided with them on issues, so he comes from that kind of unique background where he probably has more sympathy for players than most owners. And as dopey as he seems, he outfoxed the Chargers on moving to Vegas, got a brand new stadium and quickly sold out all their season tickets.
 

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Davis is sort of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." IIRC, he grew up being really close with the players and ran afoul of his dad when he sided with them on issues, so he comes from that kind of unique background where he probably has more sympathy for players than most owners. And as dopey as he seems, he outfoxed the Chargers on moving to Vegas, got a brand new stadium and quickly sold out all their season tickets.
Ehh his profile on Real Sports suggested he wasn’t really outfoxing anyone. Andrea Kramer is an awesome reporter and definitely made an attempt to put a good foot forward for him. But my sense was that he was significantly over his head in this role and incredibly damaged by growing up as his father’s son. He has also careened from making one terrible coaching hire to the next.
 

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Deflategate sucked, but posting rumors about a former addict relapsing by a guy who can’t even spell the coach’s name properly isn’t that funny.
Dakich seems to have taken up "acting like a POS" as a hobby the last couple of years.
 

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That was a brutal injury for Pollard but three month recovery isn't horrible. How long did Dak take to recovery from his broken ankle? I thought it was well over 6 months. Or longer, I think that happened in October and he was moving slow in camp and being brought along slowly.

Kyler tore his ACL and he's probably not going to be ready for the season. If Pollard is good to go by late May, that is a good amount of time to get ready for the season. You have to figure he will get a deal from someone, he's dynamic. But from a contractual standpoint, that is a bad break for him. RBs don't get paid as it is.
 

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That was a brutal injury for Pollard but three month recovery isn't horrible. How long did Dak take to recovery from his broken ankle? I thought it was well over 6 months. Or longer, I think that happened in October and he was moving slow in camp and being brought along slowly.

Kyler tore his ACL and he's probably not going to be ready for the season. If Pollard is good to go by late May, that is a good amount of time to get ready for the season. You have to figure he will get a deal from someone, he's dynamic. But from a contractual standpoint, that is a bad break for him. RBs don't get paid as it is.
Pollard seems to fall into a different category than the usual RB. He’s a game breaker, not that different from a Marshall Faulk at this stage in his career. I think he’ll get a good contract although I would worry about durability if I was the signing team. He’s best paired with a workhorse back that will take the majority of the beating. Maybe a team like Tenn.
 

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Pollard seems to fall into a different category than the usual RB. He’s a game breaker, not that different from a Marshall Faulk at this stage in his career. I think he’ll get a good contract although I would worry about durability if I was the signing team. He’s best paired with a workhorse back that will take the majority of the beating. Maybe a team like Tenn.
He'll get an okay contract maybe, but only 6 guys have gotten recent contracts with over $15M in guarantees.... Zeke (a terrible deal nobody buy Jerrah would have signed), CMC, Cook, Chubb, Kamara(and that involved converting money already owed in an extension), Henry. All those guys were way more accomplished. If he's lucky he gets the Ekler contract from someone who thinks he can be full time.
 

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Pollard seems to fall into a different category than the usual RB. He’s a game breaker, not that different from a Marshall Faulk at this stage in his career. I think he’ll get a good contract although I would worry about durability if I was the signing team. He’s best paired with a workhorse back that will take the majority of the beating. Maybe a team like Tenn.
Why does Pollard’s durability concern you? He’s played in 15, 16, 15, 16 games, respectively. We don’t really know what his durability is because he’s always been behind Zeke. I do agree with you that you probably want a good short yardage guy who can take some of the load off of him.

Honestly, a Damien Harris/Pollard combo would be pretty good as well.