Football fans rejoice: Pats vs. Giants game to be simucast by CBS and NBC!

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Capt Caveman

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Originally posted by: fallenangel99
wait.. we get to here the NFL network commentators on NBC and CBS?!?!

Yes. And in Boston, the local ABC affiliate is also broadcasting the game, though I believe it's a telecast of the NFL Network.
 

m1ldslide1

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I'm surprised they got this worked out, but it makes total sense that they'd have to give it to both networks to be equitable at this point.

So woot - I can pick whichever channel I get better HD reception on!
 

m1ldslide1

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Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
stay out of this if you think football has to do with a round ball.

What if I hate both teams and couldn't possibly care less who wins?

Then your home phone is bugged and internet traffic is now being monitored. The Patriot Act has anti-americans like you covered. :p
 

akshatp

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Figures.. The only NFL Network game I was going to get (since I am NY market) anyway and now its on nationally! Why couldnt they do this for Cowboys v Packers. Assholes
 

gingerstewart55

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Originally posted by: fallenangel99
wait.. we get to here the NFL network commentators on NBC and CBS?!?!

Yes, you get to hear the NFL Network broadcast on NBC and CBS.....that's what is meant by simulcast....DUH!
 

oiprocs

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I have no cable. I have no basic cable.

I get channel 7, 9, 11, and 13 using a $15 antenna from wallyword, which gives me ABC, KCAL, FOX, and UPN.

Woe is me.
 

videogames101

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Originally posted by: m1ldslide1
Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
stay out of this if you think football has to do with a round ball.

What if I hate both teams and couldn't possibly care less who wins?

Then your home phone is bugged and internet traffic is now being monitored. The Patriot Act has anti-americans like you covered. :p

ROFL, 9/10
 

Phokus

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Originally posted by: videogames101
Originally posted by: m1ldslide1
Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
stay out of this if you think football has to do with a round ball.

What if I hate both teams and couldn't possibly care less who wins?

Then your home phone is bugged and internet traffic is now being monitored. The Patriot Act has anti-americans like you covered. :p

ROFL, 9/10

Anyone who hates the Patriots is an anti-american nazi commie terrorist sympathizer who kills kittens for fun :p
 

Capt Caveman

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Originally posted by: Oiprocs
I have no cable. I have no basic cable.

I get channel 7, 9, 11, and 13 using a $15 antenna from wallyword, which gives me ABC, KCAL, FOX, and UPN.

Woe is me.

A bar is in your future on saturday night.
 

RapidSnail

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Originally posted by: Capt Caveman
Originally posted by: Oiprocs
I have no cable. I have no basic cable.

I get channel 7, 9, 11, and 13 using a $15 antenna from wallyword, which gives me ABC, KCAL, FOX, and UPN.

Woe is me.

A bar is in your future on saturday night.

Or Sopcast.
 

Cdubneeddeal

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The ball isn't round. :D

Yeah, great, the game will be televised for everyone to see the Patriots annihilate the Giants. Whoo!
 

SmoochyTX

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Originally posted by: Phokus
Originally posted by: videogames101
Originally posted by: m1ldslide1
Originally posted by: JulesMaximus
stay out of this if you think football has to do with a round ball.

What if I hate both teams and couldn't possibly care less who wins?

Then your home phone is bugged and internet traffic is now being monitored. The Patriot Act has anti-americans like you covered. :p

ROFL, 9/10

Anyone who hates the Patriots is an anti-american nazi commie terrorist sympathizer who kills kittens for fun :p
I guess I like killing kittens for fun then. Although I must say, watching Brady is always a good thing even though I can't stand the Patriots. ;)
 

mooglemania85

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This will be the first three-network simulcast in NFL history and the first simulcast of an NFL game since the inaugural Super Bowl in 1967, when CBS and NBC televised the meeting of the champions of the newly merged National Football League and American Football League.

"We're happy to accommodate the NFL's request for a joint national simulcast of this potentially historic game to make it available to the widest possible audience," said Dick Ebersol, NBC Universal's chairman for sports and Olympics.

NBC was scheduled to air "Dateline NBC" and a repeat of "Law & Order: SVU" during the time slot. CBS was set to broadcast the movie "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "48 Hours: Mysteries."
 

jhu

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wow. i didn't think it was possible, but our country as a whole is now so shallow that a simulcast of a silly game makes headlines. apparently 2 senators actually sent a letter to the league commissioner threatening an anti-trust exemption just so the league will allow such a thing.
 

indamixx99

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Doesn't everyone get CBS AND NBC? Either OTA, Cable, or Satellite. Why would they have it broadcast on both national channels?
 

akshatp

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Originally posted by: indamixx99
Doesn't everyone get CBS AND NBC? Either OTA, Cable, or Satellite. Why would they have it broadcast on both national channels?

Money
 

Wreckem

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Originally posted by: jhu
wow. i didn't think it was possible, but our country as a whole is now so shallow that a simulcast of a silly game makes headlines. apparently 2 senators actually sent a letter to the league commissioner threatening an anti-trust exemption just so the league will allow such a thing.

You are a wee bit confused.

The NFL has anti-trust exemptions. The Feds give the pro sports leagues a lot of slack when it comes to anti-comptetitive behavior.

The two Senators said they would look into reconsider having these exemptions.

The NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL all need their exemptions to continue to exist in the forms they do today. Without them theyd be drug under by Govt and private party lawsuits for abusing their monopolies.
 

Judgement

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The jaguars are the only team that have a chance at beating the pats.

I am looking forward to colts/pats/jags playing each other, the NFC sucks.

Cowboys have a shot at the jags but that is it.
 

akshatp

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Originally posted by: Judgement
The jaguars are the only team that have a chance at beating the pats.

I am looking forward to colts/pats/jags playing each other, the NFC sucks.

Cowboys have a shot at the jags but that is it.

Why does it sound like you are stating an opinion as if its a fact.
 

mooglemania85

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Originally posted by: akshatp
Originally posted by: Judgement
The jaguars are the only team that have a chance at beating the pats.

I am looking forward to colts/pats/jags playing each other, the NFC sucks.

Cowboys have a shot at the jags but that is it.

Why does it sound like you are stating an opinion as if its a fact.

Originally posted by: Judgement