Mike Tirico served as the voice of Monday Night Football for a decade, and when he announced his departure from ESPN to join NBC, it was widely reported that he’d be serving in the play-by-play role for that network’s new Thursday night NFL package. But that’s not going to happen, because the NFL said no.
Giving you one fewer reason to stop staring at the internet, the NFL announced this morning that Twitter had won the rights to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games next season. Those 10 games will still be broadcast on CBS or NBC as normal, for those that somehow prefer football on a big screen.
Facebook has retracted its bid to host live streams of NFL games this upcoming season, according to a Bloomberg report. That’s less than a month after the company confirmed it was attempting to partner with the league on a deal to stream the Thursday Night Football package.
Here’s some good news for people who hate Jim Nantz and Phil Simms but love watching Thursday Night Football: You only have to deal with them for five games next year.
The NFL is hoping to sign a deal with a major tech company to stream every game of next year’s Thursday Night Football online, according to a report from SportsBusiness Daily. It is undoubtedly the future of football broadcasting, and it’s getting here very, very quickly.
Arian Foster says everyone hates Thursday football and it's dangerous for players. It also pulls in hundreds of millions a year, so neither the owners nor the PA will be pushing to get rid of it anytime soon. [Chronicle]
So, that was gross. Vikings-Packers finished with a score of a million to a little, or somewhere in that range. (I have to look it up. I didn't watch, because I don't hate myself.) And yet, it wasn't close to the biggest blowout nor the worst game on the Thursday night slate so far.
For those who don't have NFL Network and therefore miss out on Thursday Night Football, you may soon get to watch two teams on short rest try not to exacerbate minor injuries.
Two days ago, the NFL denied a Wall Street Journal story that reported that the league was considering adding an additional Thursday night football game. According to the Journal, the NFL hasn't been happy with TNF ratings on the NFL Network, and one solution under discussion was to air another game that night, which…
A report in today's Wall Street Journal claims that the NFL is exploring the idea of selling a new slate of Thursday games, possibly creating a Thursday night doubleheader every week. For fans of sloppy, forgettable football, a golden age could be dawning.
It's conventional wisdom that the Thursday night NFL games, whether because of the short break or the quality of the teams involved, are crap. The conventional wisdom's not always right. Over at Sports on Earth, Aaron Gordon dove into 13 years' worth of games to puzzle out the truth.
The noisefest that is the Thursday Night Football post-game show on NFL Network usually proceeds like an unfunny version of TNT's Inside The NBA: full of wackiness, but lacking the charm or anything memorable. You can usually rely on Michael Irvin to do something out of the ordinary, though, and he certainly brought…
Another underwhelming Thursday Night Football matchup on paper, Indianapolis-Jacksonville had its saving grace: it was, somehow, the first and only national game this year for Andrew Luck and the frisky Colts. They didn't disappoint, having their way with the Jaguars. Which is all well and good for anyone who isn't a…
This-the first year in which the NFL (and its subsidiary network, the NFL Network) has "graciously" "offered" us a full year of Thursday Night Football-has been a strange year for Thursday Night Football. Namely: the games were good matchups. Let's recall them quickly:
So we have a full season of Thursday Night Football on NFL Network (for those of us fortunate enough to receive that channel, at least) and that means plenty of action our favorite ego wrangler Rich Eisen. It can be hard to manage a set featuring personalities like Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin, much less to make…
"It's a great opportunity to get a field goal to win the game, but at the same time it's a total team effort," Gould said. "The offense battled back. And the coin toss went our way. The offense played well just to get the ball down in range." [Chicago Tribune]