We Might Soon Live In A World Where NFL Games Are Shown On Versus Or TNT
While it looks like a certainty that the NFL players will walk away from these labor negotiations with a smaller percentage of the league's revenue, the league is looking for a way to increase said revenue. And that might just mean putting its product on lesser-known channels.
According to SportsBusiness Daily, the league is currently shopping its 8-game Thursday night package of games, which airs on the NFL Network. This contradicts last week's reports that the league will expand its 8-game Thursday night slate to 16 games.
Of the channels vying for the suddenly-available NFL games, Comcast and TNT have emerged as the favorites to land the weekly primetime match-ups in the second half of the season.
Should they land the deal, Comcast would put the games on Versus, while Turner would put their slate of games on TNT (Craig Sager manning the sidelines in a salmon-colored suit, talking to panting wideouts? Nooooo!).
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