Thank You, NFL Network

Thanks to Roger Goodell and the NFL Network for making tonight’s Pats/Giants game available for us simpletons. It’s the right move.

It’s the right move because it’s right for the fan. The NFL could very well be sacrificing revenue, DISH network subscriptions, the likelihood of cable networks picking it up and mere validity in the future. But they’ve done right by me, even though I had this to say about them a couple weeks ago. Tonight could be historic, and its right for all of us to celebrate together.

Thanks, NFL.


4 responses to “Thank You, NFL Network

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  2. Thanks to all for a job well done! One disappointment though, who in their right mind asked bryant gumble to narrate? He’s obviously not learned to shut his mouth yet!!
    Yes, I’m a Patriot fan for sure, but it’s obvious Mr. Gumble isn’t and it’s very evident….try to get him to keep his outrages views to himself. Bad judgement in hiring him!!!


    By Sam Evans, Associated Press Writer

    The numbers are in and the preliminary ratings indicate the 29 December 2007 game between the Patriots and Giants was the most watched broadcast in U.S. television history.

    Up to this point, the most watched program in U.S. television history was the M*A*S*H series finale: “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” which aired in 50.15 million households on 28 February, 1983 with a 77% share of the entire viewing audience. The M*A*S*H broadcast had 105.9 million total viewers. Since 2000, the most watched program was Super Bowl XLI Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears), which had 93.1 million million viewers on 4 February, 2007 .

    Overnight ratings of the Patriots-Giants game show 53.2 million households watched the game. In addition, Nielsen Media Research is reporting overnight viewers totaled more than 107.3 million on the three networks broadcasting the game (NFL Network, NBC, CBS) and an 83% share of the total television viewing audience.

    After weeks of insisting they wouldn’t cave in, NFL officials did just that Wednesday. As a result, all of America saw the Patriots’ make history. Saturday night’s game between New England and the New York Giants on the NFL Network, was also simulcast nationwide on CBS and NBC. It was the first time in NFL history the same game was broadcast on three separate networks at the same time.

  4. Bob – first, tell Kramer hello. Second, this blows me away. I guess I didn’t think the game was that big a deal, but I was obviously wrong. I can’t wait to dig into the consequences (good and bad) of the NFL Network releasing this game. So far, it looks like the right move.

    B McGregor – I’m with you on Gumble. He’s an airhead. I actually like Collinsworth, but I think it’d be more obvious how good he is if he had Al Michaels or another more talented play by play man.

    From a non-Pats fan point of view, I didn’t catch that he was anti-Pat. Of course, most of us can’t help but root against the Pats, just cuz we all love the underdog.

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