Mar 13, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback speaks with hall of fame quarterback Len Dawson (right) after the press conference at The University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Morning Fix: Sunday Ticket, Dee Ford, Great White Shark

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Welcome to The Morning Fix.

Good morning, Addicts. I’m back from vacationing in Colorado. I did my best to boo every Papa John’s pizza store I passed by. Hopefully that made Peyton Manning cry or something. It was the best I could do. Anyway, on to the links.

The merger between AT&T and DirecTV is pending on the NFL re-upping Sunday Ticket with DirecTV. The NFL is about to get paid.

The NFL and DirecTV agreed on a four-year, $4 billion renewal for the Sunday Ticket package in 2009. That deal upped what the satellite company paid from $700 million to $1 billion per year, foreshadowing the increases in the league’s more recent deals with broadcast networks.

There is no confidence shortage for Dee Ford, according to Adam Teicher.

“Obviously, I thought I was better,” Ford said. “It was nothing personal toward him. We have a great relationship. But I do think I am the best in this draft, the best pass rusher in this draft. That just comes aalong with the game itself. I like to play confident. That’s where it starts. Every athlete has a right to think that about himself, especially when you put in a lot of work with what you do.”

Aaron Charles argues it would be foolish to cut Chase Daniel.

The possibilities of young quarterbacks are always exciting to think about, but if Smith goes down, Kansas City will pay for it big-time if Daniel isn’t there. This goes for the 2015 season as well. The Chiefs would save $3.3 million against the 2015 cap if Daniel were cut, and it would still be foolish for them to do so.

A switch to defensive back seems unlikely for De’Anthony Thomas but I supposed it is always a possibility on some extreme level.

This all goes back to Thomas’s days at Crenshaw High in Los Angeles, California. He was recruited as a hard hitting safety, who had the ability to play corner back as well. Could you imagine his 5-foot-7 frame coming up to smack an NFL running back? Yeah, me neither.

Two non-football stories:

- Johnny Football has been very good to Texas A&M. Wow.

- This seems like a problem.


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  • berttheclock

    Five seven frame?????????????????????

    As to the Sunday Ticket, what has not been mentioned is the effect the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner will have on the new contract with the NFL. Prior to this, Comcast was not in every state which hurt them trying to oust Direct TV. There was a problem with how that would affect local TV networks. If the merger with TW goes through, they will be in enough states to have a very legitimate bid against Direct TV.

    • Deadmeat

      Directtv has treated my bar and grill decently. The buyout on the commercial side is $20 dollars a month for the remaining contract, not bad at all. I pay $250 a month for 8 receivers, which seems high, really isn’t. You get so many more sports channels than cable. I just looked into switching to cable, half the price, with lost less channels. You lose speed channel, several of the ESPN channels and several others. What I do hate, Directtv is the only option for my business. NFL package costs me about $1200 bucks. Pay per view costs me $6 a seat, so $600 an event. They do give you alot of POS, so that is nice. Cable companies contract is 3 years, Directtv is only 2 years. My biggest hate of Directtv, they made the NFL experience so good at home, people don’t go out as much to watch football. Now with this Sunday Ticket deal, bet the price takes a jump.

      • Ben Nielsen

        How do you handle the “stay at home” aspect? What have you found works to get people out of their homes and into your bar on game days? Or are you just trying to appeal of NFL fans in general?

        • Deadmeat

          Nothing really works honestly. People are moving more towards staying at home on game day. I personally would if I didn’t own my own place. NFL package has become to good. Plus, beer prices are going up faster than the cost of living. Only thing in my favor is I am cheaper in price, because I don’t have all the overhead. I own my own stripmall, so rent never goes up. Plus, homemade food, is what everyone is looking for.

          We are just trying to appeal to all sports fans in general. Whatever they want to watch, we will put it in.

          • Ben Nielsen

            Where is your place?

          • Deadmeat

            Oronogo Missouri, north of Joplin.

          • Ben Nielsen

            I’ll have to drop by your bar next time I’m around Joplin.

          • Deadmeat

            Look forward to it.

          • mnelson52

            What is the name of your bar?

          • Deadmeat


          • mnelson52

            Thanks. Good name. If I get to that side of Mo. I will stop in.

          • Deadmeat

            Look forward to meeting you.