NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on Dish in mid-June after the two sides failed to come to terms on a new contract. The NFL said at the time that it had “offered terms consistent with those in place with other distributors,” but noted, “Dish has not agreed.” Somehow, just as the first Sunday afternoon games of the 2020 NFL season were about to start, the two sides found common ground. … [Read more...] about NFL, Dish Strike New Carriage Contract After Nearly Three Months of Haggling
Josh McCown wants to be a coach, and he'll essentially be a player-coach — virtually — for the #Eagles in 2020 while making $12,000 a week on the practice squad. A smart insurance policy for Philly, and on-the-job training for McCown while living at home in Texas. … [Read more...] about Eagles Make QB Josh McCown Oldest Practice Squad Player In NFL History
Right now, the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols are incredibly strict and, on the whole, working. Of the thousands of players in the NFL, there are only six of them on the COVID-19 list. The primary reason has been the testing: Players have been tested every single day since training camp began, a practice that will continue during the season. (Players will only not be tested on game days themselves.) But teams have also had the advantage of not traveling during training camp, which will obviously end once the season begins, since there is no bubble, and teams will playing at their home fields. The NFL had the advantage of watching other sports deal with the pandemic and seeing what worked and what didn’t, and their plan most closely resembles Major League Baseball, the other unbubbled major sport. MLB had a major outbreak with the St. Louis Cardinals, but not because the team violated the protocols, but because they obeyed them. The Cardinals, after several players tested … [Read more...] about The NFL Is Returning To a Different World. Can It Adapt?
The testing regime is long and involved. Once a player tests positive, he is isolated in quarantine until he tests negative. That means at least ten days in isolation without intermingling with his team and coaches. And to be cleared, he has to test negative on two consecutive tests that are administered at least a day apart. … [Read more...] about NFL Has Only One Player on Coronavirus List
"Audiences were enamored with the 2016 election because Clinton was the first woman running in a major party, and Trump was such an improbable candidate. It was a built-in experience that can't really be replicated in 2020," Rosenstein said. "I think outside of the two debates on Thursday night, which are opposite NFL games, I don't see the election having much of an effect on the numbers this season." … [Read more...] about The NFL’s ratings problem is a distant memory