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Cowboys-Redskins game generates huge ratings

The golden goose continues to get fatter and fatter.

After the regular-season opener between the Vikings and Saints set record ratings for the kickoff game, the Cowboys and the Redskins game generated the highest-ever overnight rating for Sunday Night Football.

The game also racked up the highest ratings for any Sunday and Monday prime-time game in 13 years, and the rating represented a 24-percent increase over last year’s debut.

The message?  We love football.  And intense hatred will be directed by many at anyone who takes it away.

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21 Responses to “Cowboys-Redskins game generates huge ratings”
  1. Bubby Brister says: Sep 13, 2010 12:13 PM

    This is the best protest to a lockout imaginable. Keep it up, people.

  2. rolls around with boys says: Sep 13, 2010 12:14 PM

    LMFAO i predict my boys win 492-7! muther fers! LMFAO foreskins joke of an org LMFAO weasel owner LMFAO dallass superbowl book it LMFAO i predict dez bryant has 317 catches for 9352 yards against the foreskins LMFAO IM 7′-12″ TALL WEIGH 437 1/2 LBS LMFAO!

  3. BOYCOTTFOOTBALLcom says: Sep 13, 2010 12:14 PM

    It was an awesome game to start the season.
    Its always rough starting the season against a division rival i think. but awesome none the less.
    i hope McNabb takes the skins to the superbowl!!

  4. clintcooper says: Sep 13, 2010 12:18 PM

    That was one of the most exciting low-scoring games I’ve ever seen. And I’m not even a Redskin or Cowboy fan!

  5. Karl says: Sep 13, 2010 12:25 PM

    Hmm…..so TV ratings are up at the same time as attendance is down?

  6. My Coke Can says: Sep 13, 2010 12:26 PM

    It was because of the skins new unis. I likey. Especially when we beat the cowturds.
    HAIL!

  7. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Sep 13, 2010 12:42 PM

    It’s only the first game. But judging from the score and the playcalling (especially before the half), Phillips and Garrett do not have what it takes to take this ball club to the next level.
    Queue the apologists and fanboys that drink the Koolaid and cannot accept someone who doesn’t…

  8. presarc says: Sep 13, 2010 12:46 PM

    Lions got robbed

  9. Allliiieee says: Sep 13, 2010 12:48 PM

    rolls around with boys says:
    September 13, 2010 12:14 PM
    LMFAO i predict my boys win 492-7! muther fers! LMFAO foreskins joke of an org LMFAO weasel owner LMFAO dallass superbowl book it LMFAO i predict dez bryant has 317 catches for 9352 yards against the foreskins LMFAO IM 7′-12″ TALL WEIGH 437 1/2 LBS LMFAO!
    …. uhh… sprechen zie english?

  10. hotchick says: Sep 13, 2010 12:48 PM

    Is it a requirement that every post include a reference to the potential for no football next season?
    We did not have these large ratings based on anyone attempting to make a statement that they will be upset if there is no football next year.
    The message is simply “We love football.” And rivalry match-ups combined with opening weekend equals great ratings.
    If the Cowboys played the Vikings and the Redskins played the Saints we would not have had the same ratings.

  11. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 13, 2010 12:50 PM

    that game took 5 years off of my life easily. ive never yelled so loud then got so quiet and nervous and then yelled so loud, etc. i cant keep living like this or i will end up on a gurney by week 15.
    ps – hi boysTroll. did your mom pack an extra juice box this morning for school?

  12. daivos03 says: Sep 13, 2010 12:55 PM

    @ Bubby Brister, et. al.
    The best protest to a lockout would be someone unifying the fan base to forwarn both the players association and the owners that if they don’t come up with an agreement, it’s the fans who will strike for one-year.
    I mean seriously, each one of us falls into at least one of these catagories….
    1) we the fans buy their jerseys and other team memorabilia for inflated prices
    2) we the fans pay for their B.S. PSL licenses and buy their inflated season tickets with two meaningless pre-season games, then go to the games only to pay absurd concession prices and pay $20-30 parking fees.
    3) we the fans play fantasy football or gamble on their games, which in turn generates huge interest
    4) we the fans sit through over saturated commercial-break after commercial-break as the networks and NFL both bank huge proceeds on the big ratings fans generate.
    5) we the fans comb the internet media for tid-bits and opinion on every team and game.
    6) we the fans listen to Sirius NFL radio or multiple other radio outlets for tid-bits and opinion on every team and game.
    I have no sympathy for the NFL, who in a recession economy are willing to take their product away from the fan base that supports it because they can’t come up with a solution for splitting their millions of dollars of income.
    A ‘best protest imaginable’ would be a united fan base that would vow the following for one-year in the case of a lockout occurs:
    1) No fantasy football or gambling on football for a year.
    2) No going to any games, for one year, even if this means giving up your season tickets.
    3) No purchase of NFL licensed merchandise for one-year.
    4) No watching games on television for the period of one-year.
    5) As best as can be managed, the avoidance of all other aspects of the NFL for one-year.
    Hint Hint PFT. The fans have an entire season to organize themselves and stand as one. Then we’ll see if the dog wags the tail or the tail wags the dog.

  13. downwithdansnyder says: Sep 13, 2010 12:59 PM

    How come I haven’t heard more about how Laron Landry played last night? MONSTER game. He seems to have figured out how to tackle(see the #’s) and not just fly by everyone. Maybe he’s finally put the image of Jacob’s running over him out of his mind. He was the best defensive player on the field last night.

  14. imongo says: Sep 13, 2010 1:10 PM

    Both teams are crap….and it showed.

  15. Black QB White RB says: Sep 13, 2010 1:13 PM

    I wish Carlos Rogers would ask Santa for some hands to replace the bricks at the end of his wrists…..
    but he doesn’t get burned like DeAngelo Hall. See which one got thrown at all nite, and which they steered away from for the most part?

  16. gurnblanston says: Sep 13, 2010 1:32 PM

    The new uniforms made it seem like a Cowboys-Redskins game from the mid-1970s. It was awesome and we can add 13-7 to 14-7 and 9-5 as great night wins against the Cowgirls – complete with whining from Cowgirl fan!
    I do commend the few Cowgirl fans I’ve seen around today. They are the exception to the rule as the Cowgirl Cockroaches scurry from the light and the Romowagon Termites dig deep in the woodwork. Gotta love Cowgirl fan – so much thunder and lightning followed by the silence of deep space. Maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on Cowgirl fan, bad parenting is hard to overcome.
    But now we gotta put it behind us because the only good NFL team from Texas is coming up Sunday. Hail!

  17. Caldon says: Sep 13, 2010 1:52 PM

    We all know that the best way for fans to protest is to have some fans trot out onto the field before the game starts and each one of them hold up a finger…..

  18. va4favre says: Sep 13, 2010 3:17 PM

    Hotchick, you may be right but having Brett nevers seems to hurt the ratings.

  19. Honinbo says: Sep 13, 2010 3:49 PM

    I am sure there would have been more viewers if they got rid of Bob Costas. I have to turn the TV off when he comes on.
    Hey Florio, can you do something about this?

  20. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Sep 13, 2010 5:31 PM

    Black QB White RB says:
    September 13, 2010 1:13 PM
    I wish Carlos Rogers would ask Santa for some hands to replace the bricks at the end of his wrists…..
    but he doesn’t get burned like DeAngelo Hall. See which one got thrown at all nite, and which they steered away from for the most part?
    -______________________________
    D Hall blew up Dez Bryant all night and was the guy who stripped him and ran it in for a TD. Hall played like a mad man last night and you saying he was burned all night is just out of your neck and not true.

  21. rickvaldez says: Sep 13, 2010 7:41 PM

    Where’s Boysroll???? Hope he wasn’t so upset that he didnt get on the school bus this morning and his mom took his computer away.

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