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On 3/23/2021 at 3:11 PM, RuskieTitan said:

Do you have anything to support this? That college OT would provide a higher turnout than the NFL OT? Because frankly, I don't think which type of OT is going to make a difference between folks tuning in for just OT and not. If they weren't watching already, they won't watch.

Still, having college OT rules is far more enjoyable than a timed 10 minute OT in which if no one scores the game ends in a tie, and you could possibly lose without possessing the ball in OT if you allow a TD on the opening drive. In contrast, NFL games that are played under college OT rules can possibly rewrite record books, something we should be rooting for (I in particular want a game to break the most combined points record set in 1966 by the Giants and Washington).

In college, both teams a guaranteed a possession. And it isn't asking that much to guarantee that every NFL game in a given season will have a winner, as it is in college.

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They need to be smart and not redo the deal with Directv for the Sunday Ticket. While DirectTv has made it available for non customers with their streaming service the platform they use is awful and has a lot of bugs. Amazon or YouTube would be such a better option. Looking forward to the Sunday ticket having a new home for the 2022 season 

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So, the current CBA ends after the 2030 season. If it occurs that the playoffs expand to 16 teams under the CBA that begins in 2031, I expect a bridge three-year agreement where during the first round, CBS and Fox each air two playoff games simultaneously in the 1 PM slot on either Saturday or Sunday (the networks would alternate the days where they do this every year), with the games not airing on the local CBS or Fox affiliate being distributed through Paramount Movie Network for CBS games (in more homes than CBS Sports Network, though MTV, in even more homes than PMN, could be utilized too; which would potentially restore MTV's involvement in the NFL for the first time since the Super Bowl 38 halftime show scandal) and Fox Sports 1 for Fox games. This would be much better than playing playoff games on weeknights which would disrupt the rest schedule.

A bridge agreement will be in place for ESPN to air MNF in 2022.

After the bridge agreement for the first round of the playoffs is up, I would expect that the reverse mirror is finally incorporated into regular season Sunday afternoon telecasts, in addition to the first round of the playoffs.

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On 4/9/2021 at 5:24 PM, samsel23 said:

College OT is awful

I think the NFL OT needs to adopt those rules to a extent.

Each team gets 1 chance to score. If neither does, it goes to college overtime rules.

The NFL and NCAA need to start coming together on a agreement where they try to use the NCAA as a testing ground for new rules they are considering like they did with the AFL for that small time.

 

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On 3/30/2021 at 1:01 AM, agarcia34 said:

They need to be smart and not redo the deal with Directv for the Sunday Ticket. While DirectTv has made it available for non customers with their streaming service the platform they use is awful and has a lot of bugs. Amazon or YouTube would be such a better option. Looking forward to the Sunday ticket having a new home for the 2022 season 

While I'm 100% against the monopolization that DirecTV has forcing you into a 2 year contract with an ala carte menu gouging consumers, the same cycle would continue with this route as well on a streaming service. Throw in people like me who live in rural areas not having access to streaming services due to internet caps on speed, and I'm even more adamantly against it.

They should do what college does, and stagger kickoffs based upon geography, while offering a plethora of network options, including ESPN, FS1, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. Why have 75% of your games happen at the same time (1:00 PM EST Sunday) when you could have games starting at 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, MNF, and Thursday night as well? You increase your ratings, stagger your product, meaning more advertising, more marketability/visibility, and a happier consumer.

Shoot, a 2nd bye week would even mean an EXTRA week of TV game revenue.

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