Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Jan 2006

Seeking SNF/MNF Game Tapes

We're filling the holes on the schedule from this year's game charting. While we taped the DirectTV "Short Cuts" as backup for the Sunday afternoon games, we're also missing some of the Sunday and Monday night national games. If you have a tape of any of these games, please e-mail gamecharting-at-yahoo.com and let us know:

Week 3 SNF: NYG/SD
Week 8 MNF: BAL/PIT 2H
Week 10 SNF: CLE/PIT 1H
Week 12 SNF: NO/NYJ 1H
Week 13 SNF: OAK/SD 1H
Week 14 MNF: NO/ATL
Week 16 SNF: MIN/BAL 2H

Posted by: admin on 30 Jan 2006

13 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2006, 12:14am by Fnor


by Omroth (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 1:17pm

How come the games you're missing are Night games, ie the easiest to get hold of anywhere in the country?

by John (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 1:43pm

Could somebody please explain to me what gamecharting actually is?

by zip (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 1:51pm


Who's crazy enough to tape something announced by the three stooges? I mean, I tape all the SNF games, but I only so I can burn them later.

by Omroth (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 2:21pm

#3: I agree in principle, however this *is* a football analysis site. Are you suggesting a new form of metric for performance in games not commentated by Thiesman? DVOAISCG ??

by admin :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 2:27pm

We are missing national games because the people assigned to tape them either had VCR or DVR problems, or flaked.

The details of the game charting are a little too much to get into here, but basically we're tracking lots of new stats trying to get more information than the standard play by play.

by Towwb (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 2:44pm

Torrent of NO/ATL linked

by Mark Shcherban (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 4:28pm

I have a tape of the Min @ Bal
game. Send me an eMail.


by B (not verified) :: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:45pm

I have Week 13 SNF: OAK/SD 1H but I don't know when I will have time to chart anything.

by Fnor (not verified) :: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 12:22am

Not only do I have OAK/SD in its entirety, I'm scheduled for it!

Come on, Bill... I know I'm being slow because I'm busy, but that really hurts :(.

by Fnor (not verified) :: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 12:23am

I'm also downloading NO/ATL just in case/for when I have time.

by admin :: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 1:33am

OK, let me change comment 5.

"We are missing national games because the people assigned to tape them either had VCR or DVR problems, or flaked, or have told us they are still planning to chart the games but Aaron was too much of an idiot to notice the color-coding on the game charters tracking spreadsheet which indicated this."

Sorry, Fnor. No offense meant. And thanks for downloading the NO-ATL since I have no clue how to use Bit Torrent at all.

by Fnor (not verified) :: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 2:18am

No worries. I have been slow. That torrent currently has no seed at the moment. I'll sniff around and see if I can find good torrents for the games tomorrow if I have time.

by Fnor (not verified) :: Wed, 02/01/2006 - 12:14am

Well, that torrent no longer has a seed, and I can't find any of the others on the list. So I guess we're a bit SOL on that account. Did anyone mail you about that tape yet, Mark?