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NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV? It’s now possible, with a catch…

It appears DirecTV’s stranglehold on NFL Sunday Ticket has begun to loosen, which is great news for those who don’t subscribe to the satellite service provider but also want to possess the ability to watch out-of-market games of their choice throughout the football season. Introducing NFLSundayTicket.tv, which will provide customers access to Sunday Ticket on […]

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Mike Shanahan almost became a Fox color commentator

In May, it was announced that former New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl would be joining the broadcast booth at FOX. But, presumably before that move was made, another big name out of the NFC East was apparently on the network’s radar. See, Grant Paulsen from 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C., ran into […]

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CBS finally hires a rules expert, pulling Mike Carey off the field

In 2010, when Fox Sports hired former NFL officiating czar Mike Pereira to analyze calls both in real time and as somewhat of Monday morning quarterback of the officiating world, few realized how trendy officiating experts would become on television. Since then, ESPN has added former referee Gerry Austin to its Monday Night Football broadcasts and […]

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Helmet cams could soon enhance NFL broadcasts

Earlier this month, we looked at the potential impact drones could make on the production of NFL broadcasts. But that’s not the only technological advancement football viewers could benefit from in the years to come. It might only be a matter of time before live NFL broadcasts feature footage from helmet cams. But as has […]

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Richard Sherman has a legitimate reason to boycott the Seattle media

You see stories all the time about professional athletes buying million-dollar homes. And oftentimes, those stories include details about the new property that could allow readers to draw conclusions in regard to its location. Rarely, though, do media outlets go ahead and publish the address of the home in question. The Seattle Times did exactly […]

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The NFL’s shady attempt to defend its blackout policy is laughable

It’s been an ugly offseason for the NFL and its teams when it comes to public relations. The Washington Redskins have bungled their attempt to defend their racist name, the Baltimore Ravens have completely botched their handling of the Ray Rice debacle, and now the league itself has launched a graceless effort to defend its […]

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Six Atlanta Falcons storylines for Hard Knocks

The Atlanta Falcons aren’t exactly a franchise that evokes razzle and/or dazzle, but the Falcons will nonetheless be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer. Here are six storylines to keep an eye on. 1) Veteran stars try to hang on: Steven Jackson, Osi Umenyiora and Devin Hester have been to a combined seven Pro […]

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Atlanta Falcons will be featured on Hard Knocks

The NFL has confirmed that the Atlanta Falcons will be the subject of this year’s edition of Hard Knocks on HBO. The behind-the-scenes look at training camp, which is co-produced by NFL Films, kicks off a five-episode ninth season on Aug. 5. This year, for the first time, the league approved a policy that would […]

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Drones may be coming to an NFL training camp near you

Amazon isn’t the only major corporation flirting with the idea of using drones in order to enhance its product. From Pro Football Talk: Per a source with knowledge of the plans, the NFL’s in-house media conglomerate plans to use drones during production of this year’s Inside Training Camp series on NFL Network.  While not a […]

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The arm wrestling punter story is a fake – what can we believe now?

It’s been established that nothing is sacred anymore, but is anything real? That’s the question on our mind after reviewing the story of Charlie Whitehurst vs. Brett Kern. See, a week ago, Whitehurst, who signed with the Titans this offseason, wrote on Twitter and Instagram that he had lost an arm-wrestling match with punter Brett […]

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Dan Marino is suing the NFL over concussions

Not only is Dan Marino a Pro Football Hall of Famer and indisputably one of the top five quarterbacks in NFL history, but he also continues to be a prominent face of the National Football League. That’s the case whenever one is employed as on-air talent by one of the four networks that own NFL […]

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David Diehl could surprise as FOX’s newest game analyst

While CBS continues to stick with grizzled veterans like Dan Fouts, Solomon Wilcots and Steve Tasker in their NFL broadcast booths, FOX continues to show that it is willing to give fresh blood a shot in analyst roles. Relative newbies Brian Billick, Heath Evans, Ronde Barber and John Lynch are already on the roster, but now they’re […]

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Sunday Night Football dominates the prime-time TV season for the third straight year

In human history (we’re being deliberately hyperbolic), a sports series has been the highest-rated and most-watched show of the primetime TV season on only three occasions. Here’s the list: 1. NBC’s Sunday Night Football, 2012 2. NBC’s Sunday Night Football, 2013 3. NBC’s Sunday Night Football, 2014 From the Peacock: NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished the […]

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For the next nine weeks, the NFL won’t be the center of attention

No guarantees here, because the National Football League has a way of keeping itself on front pages of newspapers and in A blocks of sports television news programs regardless of the circumstances, but we’re now finally entering a two month-long stretch in which the NFL at least isn’t supposed to dominate the world of sports […]

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