Flex scheduling for dummies
Apparently, I need to pick up a copy.
Made a little error in that previous posting. Thanks to "HockeyBob", whoever you are. I incorrectly interpreted the rules regarding the flex scheduling for weeks 11 through 17.
I initially said the Bucs' Dec. 23 game at San Francisco could only be replaced by any of the three games scheduled for 4 p.m. that day -- none of which are attractive matchups. As it turns out, the early games are fair game, too. I believe I misread the policy when I skimmed it earlier.
So, knowing this, I agree with HockeyBob that there's very little chance the game stays in prime time. I can't see NBC going for it. For one, the Bucs are not a huge draw nationally. Secondly, the 49ers are -- how can we put this succinctly? -- horrible. I don't think they need any additional reasons.