[quote]Scott M wrote:
The biggest game in the NFC and its on NFL network.
I might be totally wrong and if I am then I’ll change my opinion, but isn’t this sort of thing decided before the season? I don’t think many people would have predicted a Thursday Packers v Cowboys game to be the biggest NFC game this year. Yeah it sucks it worked out this way, but it’s just unlucky it seems. [/quote]
Yeah, it is worked out before the season, but it’s just what the NFL hoped for. A huge, in-demand game shown on their network, They hope this will raise the demand for the Network.
Also, imagine this scenario: New England is 15-0 going into the final game of the season. They face a hungry Giants team fighting for their wild card lives. Exciting game, right? Too bad that’s also on the NFL Network.
To be honest, I don’t know who I dislike more in this – the NFL or the cable companies. Yeah, the NFL is trying to force it into a basic tier as one of the most expensive channels, but are they wrong for it? Can’t a company decide the price of its product? If I had to choose, I guess I’d side with the cable companies in this one. The NFL needs to be told “No” once in a while. But, really, it’s tough to root for either side to win. Then again, I pray the government doesn’t get involved in this.