This Saturday’s Pats game, with all its historic implications, was slated to be shown on the NFL Network. Only. In an incredible move, the NFL has decided to simulcast this game on three networks, adding CBS and NBC to the mix. In an even more incredible move, that new commissioner guy said this:
What we have seen for the past year is a very strong consumer demand for NFL Network. We appreciate CBS and NBC delivering the NFL Network telecast on Saturday night to the broad audience that deserves to see this potentially historic game. Our commitment to the NFL Network is stronger than ever.
Let me decode that for you: “Nobody is watching NFL Network, and we happen to have an important game scheduled there, so we have given up trying to get people to watch it.” A classic press conference that says one thing and means the complete opposite.