Six More Years of Terry Bradshaw

Eight billion dollars. That's how much it cost the CBS and Fox television networks to re-up for another six years of NFL broadcast rights. Without checking my facts too closely, $8 billion sounds like the GNP of several small third world nations but apparently it's not too much to prevent the...

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Eight billion dollars. That's how much it cost the CBS and Fox television networks to re-up for another six years of NFL broadcast rights. Without checking my facts too closely, $8 billion sounds like the GNP of several small third world nations but apparently it's not too much to prevent the Manning Brothers, Culpepper, Harrison, and Ray Lewis from beaming into your living room on Sunday mornings.

An interesting provision in this contract extension gives the NFL more scheduling power with regard to its late-season prime-time scheduling, namely the Sunday night ESPN game and Monday Night Football. In other words, no more Buffalo/Cincinnati matchups in late December on Monday night.

DirecTV Sunday Ticket viewers will be pleased to know the satellite company renewed their NFL broadcast contract as well. The rest, like those of us living in areas where local teams are blacked out (*cough* RAIDERS! *cough* ), well at least we can play the games out on ESPN or Madden, and catch the highlights on SportsCenter.

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