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December 19, 2005

Monday Night Football Moves to ESPN; Game-of-The Week Sunday Night Football To Air On NBC

Remember way back when, when we were young, and there was some consistency in teams' performances year-to-year? Yeah, it was predictable. But it allowed the folks at Monday Night Football to schedule next year's games knowing that most of them would feature good teams.

In the age of parity and quick trips from worst to first (and vice versa), the Monday Night Game has become as bad as ESPN's old Sunday Night game used to be.

The lame Monday Night Game will move to ESPN. NBC, however, will get a Sunday night game which, for the last seven weeks of the season, they can choose as just weeks ahead of the actual game-- they'll get to take a look at all the Sunday afternoon matchups, choose which is most interesting and features playoff-bound, and select that as their game of the week.

The games would just be moved back a few hours. Fox and CBS would get a number of vetoes, to protect some of the value of their respective NFC/AFC packages.

I don't know if I have the time or interest to bother watching a game of the week any more, but it would be nice to have such a thing offered to me once in a while. Especially when it gets interesting in November.


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posted by Ace at 01:01 AM

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