NFL seeking to sell some Thursday games to another network

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Posted by Mike Wilkening on January 13, 2014, 1:37 AM EST

    According to Richard Sandomir of The New York Times, the Thursday night games potentially sold would be early in the season, and the league was seeking to sell between six and eight of 13 games it airs on NFL Network.

    NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told The Associated Press that the league was in talks “to air a part of the package with existing and potentially new broadcast and cable partners.”

    McCarthy told the AP that NFL Network would continue to air games.

  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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  3. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Hopefully this is a sign of the future and they sell them all to Fox and CBS.
  4. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing gets wasted by the NFL. They'll squeeze every penny out of the shield. They should take the money and pay for better officials.
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  5. ftghb

    ftghb Active Member

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    same old nfl. wanted 18 games, why? More $. expanded playoffs, why? More $$ Keep negotiating exclusive licensing agreements, why? more $$$. Goodell wants football on every night, why? $$$$
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  6. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Staff Member

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  7. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    which is why the owners love goodell. the guy is a company man through n through.
  8. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    More and more revenue and the cap will keep going up. I like the idea of more football on regular TV, not just the NFL Network. Instead of adding 2 more games to the season, they should just add a second bye week and try to schedule teams that play on Thurs night a bye week prior to that game so its not the short week everyone is complaining about.
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I would LOVE an additional Thursday night game if for no other reason to have a choice of games to watch or flip between. Then again, I'd like to see 2 Sunday night games and doubleheader Sundays on CBS and Fox each Sunday. You give me more chances/choices to watch and I will. Bring it!
  10. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    It's called professional football for a reason...I'll add the fifth: $$$$$
  11. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Doesn't that mean they're looking to move those games, rather than add new ones?

    The only reason I can think that they would do this is because, for one, lots of people still don't get NFLN and, for two, some of the games were so crappy this year that nobody watched them. They'd rather get money from another network than worry about not making any money on those games/
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  12. Offsides

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    I think I'd rather watch the big Bang Theory and 2-1/2 Men so let's hope CBS does not ruin their Thursday night lineup for quality of games that have been produced on Thursday nights.
  13. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Honestly I would rather see Sunday Ticket distributed to all television providers before this, by the way. Wishful thinking, though, I imagine.
  14. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

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    football EVEEEEERY NIGHT NOW. woo hoo.

    the next idea of the NFL
  15. jwitten82

    jwitten82 Well-Known Member

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    Good, the Nfl network has some horrible broadcasters.
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  16. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I don't get the NFL Network, so I'd love for the NFL to bid out that Thursday night package completely. That experiment needs to die.
  17. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I got Time Warner Cable and they dont even offer NFL Network in my service area, so I either have to go to a sports bar or just catch the highlights on sportscenter.
  18. PA Cowboy Fan

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    I don't even watch that many of the Thursday night games. They just aren't that great.
  19. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    Well, NFL is a business and the entity is trying to maximize the profit, so I see nothing wrong with it.
  20. Venger

    Venger Well-Known Member

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    Because maximizing the profit is going to come at the expense of diluting the product's value. There is too much of a good thing. Whatever your favorite food is, you will get sick of it if you eat it at every meal. Familiarity breeds contempt. At some point, what's on television will go from "it's a football game" to "it's just a football game". This lot seems to want to find that point...

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