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The NFL announced that the league has reached a new television deal with three television networks, removing any sliver of doubt that the NFL is America’s most popular sport. FOX, CBS and NBC signed nine-year extensions with the NFL for broadcasting rights through the year 2022. The new contracts are worth approximately $1 billion dollars per network, per year.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a written statement after the agreement was reached stating, “These agreements underscore the NFL’s unique commitment to broadcast television that no other sport has. The agreements would not have been possible without out new 10-year labor agreement and players deserve great credit. Long-term labor peace is allowing the NFL to continue to grow and the biggest beneficiaries are the players and fans.”
Terms of these new broadcast agreement will allow each of the three networks to broadcast a Super Bowl three times in the nine year period.
NBC will be allowed to broadcast the N...
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Roger Goodell is downright giddy as the NFL gears up for its stretch drive. On a Thursday afternoon entry on his Twitter account, the commissioner trumpeted the Jacksonville-Atlanta game that kicked off Week 15: "22 teams in contention for a trip to #SB46. Going to be an exciting finish."
Roger Goodell praises new CBA as foundation for TV contracts
The NFL has renewed its television deals with CBS, Fox and NBC for nine years through the 2022 season.
The current contracts expire after the 2013 season.
The league said Wednesday it would expand the number of Thursday night games on NFL Network but had not determined how many additional contests would be aired.
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I know this is going to sound wildly inappropriate given the circumstances, but you have to have a certain amount of admiration for Chicago Bears wideout and alleged drug kingpin Sam Hurd.
Here's a gentleman who was moving, according to law enforcement officials, upwards of $700,000 in hard drugs every week. And he was doing it while playing full time for an NFL team!