While I have few doubts that the NFL is abandoning it’s plans to move programming exclusively to the NFL Network – well, this is at least a short term positive gain for viewers.
Perhaps after this season the NFL Executives, including Mr. Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys and chair of the committee that oversees the NFL Network will rethink their strategy of isolating the games.
It would seem to me that a far better use of the NFL Network would be to show me alternate games that aren’t normally available in my viewing area. Right now the mere mention of the name “NFL Network” creates visions of robber-baron’s huddled around sacks of cash, smoking Cuban cigars and conspiring to rape us of our last pennies.
This probably isn’t the image the NFL Network wants, but it is rapidly an image they are earning. When the average NFL ticket price puts watching a game at the park out of reach of most families of four it doesn’t sit well with fans that the NFL is now trying to squeeze money out of us while we sit on our own sofas.
NEW YORK – After weeks of insisting they wouldn’t cave in, NFL officials did just that Wednesday. Now all of America can see the Patriots shot at history. Saturday nights game between New England and the New York Giants on the NFL Network, which is available in fewer than 40 percent of the nations homes with TVs, will be simulcast on CBS and NBC. The Patriots could become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season.