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BenMaller.com is reporting that the second-half cable deal in place next year for the NFL — similar to the way TNT and ESPN used to share Sunday night games — will put eight regular-season games on ... the NFL Network.

We haven't seen this reported (or confirmed) anywhere else, but if it's true, well, we're hoping someone reminds them that the NFL Network is still not available through Time Warner Cable in New York City, which just blows our minds. Do you realize we have a station called the New York Legislation Channel? Just in case you thought C-SPAN affected your life too much.

NFL Network Gets New P-B-P Deal [BenMaller.com]