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Schnebly
04-18-2005, 06:05 PM
Wow. I don't know if it's good or bad. Have to wait and see.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=597&e=1&u=/nm/20050418/tv_nm/media_espn_nfl_dc

Schneb

ps - anyone remember before the days of Sportcenter when halftime shows were slo-mo hilights of all the Sunday games to that orchestral music? God, I used to love that.

Merkin
04-18-2005, 06:12 PM
Interesting. What about the half of the country that doesn't have cable?

JMarkJohns
04-18-2005, 06:19 PM
NBC will get the Sunday night game and ESPN will get the Monday night game...I'm not sure exactly what this accomplishes?!

budd1e_lee
04-18-2005, 06:25 PM
Interesting. What about the half of the country that doesn't have cable?
Stat Boy on PTI broke out the numbers and said 70% of the US has cable, including satellite it was more like 85%. I personally think this will be terrible.

Merkin
04-18-2005, 06:28 PM
Lee, terrible are your sigs! I may have nightmares tonight.

budd1e_lee
04-18-2005, 06:32 PM
Lee, terrible are your sigs! I may have nightmares tonight.
Everybody was complaining about the last one so I switched it up, still too bad?!? :roll:

Morgan
04-18-2005, 06:53 PM
The real question is what happens to Al Michaels. Sunday Night NFL will get killed by Desperate Housewives in the ratings.

catgrad97
04-18-2005, 06:55 PM
budd1e's sigs are just too damn NSFW.:p

So will ESPN retain the same crew (Michaels and Madden), I assume? This move doesn't do much except help me to care even less about the Monday Night Football games than I thought I could after the Dennis Miller stunt.

Sunday night football's on NBC now...big whoop. I'm with JMarkJohns--this double switch of the telecast networks for these games accomplishes bupkis. It sure is going to p*ss off the NFL purist, though, who for the first time in its 40-year history has to PAY at least $35 a month to see MNF.