Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Game of the Year, and No One Gets to See It

Unless of course you happen to be one of the priviledged few who already have the NFL Network. If you haven't heard of it, you're not alone. It's an obscure high-number cable-channel operated by the NFL that is available on a few select cable and satellite providers.

Supposedly, 30 million people already have access to the network. I'm sure three times that will petition their cable providers to get access before next year. Roger Goodell is probably peeing himself with glee. Most of these obscure cable networks remain obscure because the don't draw much an audience compared to what their owners charge cable providers. Looks like the NFL Network is getting a little bit of a boost.

Who knew when they set the schedule to play a few select games on the NFL Network, that one of them would turn out to be the hottest game of the year? Rumor has it that the NFL is making the game available on a live feed via their website.

Frankly, I'm disappointed in the whole affair. I understand that they schedule these things months in advance, but to have a game of this magnitude unavailable to the vast majority of the American population is a tragedy of epic proportions.

The Packers and Cowboys belong on my 62" Mitsubishi DLP in all its 720p/1080i high definition glory. It does not belong in a 4 inch window on my laptop, or even a crappy 480i scaled pic on my HDTV (don't think for a minute that when the NFL Network arrives that it will be in HD for many, many years).

If the Game of the Year happens and no one watches, was it really the Game of the Year???


Chris said...

i don't mind that i'm missing the game, then i don't have to listen to the brett favre love-in all night.

aladdin11 said...

most anyone with comcast digital cable should have the nfl network, and everyone I know has it, but I am at college and I didnt bring my comcast with me, so now im pissed, this really is stupid... check out

Best Bettor said...

I read all about this today and just assumed I didn't get the game. I got home from work and realized that Cox Cable carries the channel. Score one for me