The NFL has released a few games to tantalize us with the revamped schedule:
Remember 1) to see MNF you now have to have cable; 2) NBC is now in the NFL mix with Sunday Night games, first time since 1997.
Steelers versus Dolphins
Sunday Double Header [September 10th]
TO and the Cowboys versus the Jags of JAX.
Sunday Night Primetime
Eli vs. Peyton
MNF Double Header(?) [September 11th]
Vikings versus the Skins (7:00)
Chargers versus Raiders (10:15)
First you take MNF off of ABC and put it on ESPN. Then you add Kornhauser to Theisman.
Next you let NBC come onboard so that Gregg Gumble or Bob Costas or whoever has been doing the weekly Figure Skating commentaries can host with John Madden?
Third you feature the Dolphins against the Super Bowl Champs? How about a team with some relevance. Then squeezed into a hectic Opening Sunday is America’s team versus another irrelevant team.
Sunday Night has an intruiging matchup-Brother vs. Brother-but it is almost too cheesy for NBC’s first real sporting event (minus NASCAR of course). I picture them using the fireplace set from Torino to have Katie Couric interview Archie Manning, “So Arch, you are you pulling for?”
And then in an attempt to recuscitate MNF on ESPN they feature the Vikings…Uh, ESPN-Daunte and Moss no longer play there.
Finally near MIDNIGHT, they get something right and feature two rivals with interesting QB situations, too bad 93% of America will be asleep because we don’t care about the PST.
What happened Teaglibue? Decide that your predecessor should have it just as difficult as you did?