Handwriting on the wall?
- ***** Is this "Good news - Bad news", due to the picture of
the future it creates?
24/7, year-round NFL Channel! Woo Hoo!
Clipped from: Philadelphia Daily News article by Paul
"...In 1962, a frustrated Philadelphia overcoat salesman by
the name of Ed Sabol and his son Steve paid the NFL $3,000
to film the league's championship game between the Green
Bay Packers and New York Giants. Held the premiere of the
highlight film of the Packers' 16-7 victory at Toots Shor's
restaurant in Manhattan...
Technology has come a long way since then. So has the
popularity of the NFL. Back then, baseball was McDonald's
and pro football was Bob's Big Burger. Forty-plus years
later, thanks in no small part to the inspired filmmaking
of the Sabols and their venture, NFL Films, the NFL is, far
and away, the most popular professional sports league in
This fall, the league will take another significant step in
its evolution when it launches its own television channel,
the NFL Network. The channel, like the NFL Sunday Ticket
package, will air on DirecTV, but is expected to be on most
cable systems within a year or two..."
***** ... and then? Can PPV be far behind?
** N E Patriots ....
Last AFC World Champions! **