flicksided - But even though Netflix is pioneering the online streaming game, which is in the early stages of truly threatening cable television, the Wall Street Journal dropped a bomb that could change the game in more than one way for online streaming services. Throwing away the now refuted report that the NFL is looking to beef up its NFL schedule and double-up on Thursday night games, WSJ buried the real story which is Netflix and Google have been part of the discussions about acquiring partial NFL rights. Per today’s issue of The Wall Street Journal: League officials have also considered selling the Thursday night package to a nontraditional media partner, including online players like Netflix Inc. or Google Play. It’s a complicated matter though as moving NFL games on Thursday to a new network would mean that the NFL would be taking games away from its league-branded flagship network. Despite the fact that the rumor of multiple Thursday night games has been disputed by the NFL, the possibility of moving Thursday night games away from NFL Network is still very real. Thursday Night Football isn’t a must-see event like ESPN Monday Night Football or more so NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Oh cool, let’s shell out more money to watch the Bills play the Cardinals! I hate this idea. Now that Breaking Bad is over, the only thing I watch on live TV anymore is sports. Everything else I either watch off the DVR or online the next day. So I can’t imagine sitting down in front of the computer to watch whatever mediocre Thursday night game they trot out for us. As it is, I have to be constantly reminded there is even a game on Thursday nights at all. I love Netflix when I have someone else’s password, but I won’t be purchasing a new account for the NFL.
PS: Makes tons of sense for Netflix though. Imagine when every bar will have to subscribe to Netflix in order to show football games? Netflix is going to take over the world.
moving barstool to dc sounded like a horrible idea…
Netflix is 8 dollars a month you cheap bastard.
Nate, gotta admit, you have not been bad the first week. You’re lucky that the Zollo hate is becoming worse than Neil. You kind of snuck in at the right time.
No one expected you to shell out money to watch more NFL Nate, it’s fine.
Nate, I just want to punch your face. Pow right in the kisser!
Not bad Nate, not bad
the football that is played on Thursday night is just an absolute abortion. making there be two thursday night games sounds like a bad bad idea.
Gotta agree with clamchowdah, you could not be luckier that someone else is ABSOLUTELY shitting the bed while you can sort of sneak under the radar.
Id just go to the bar and watch it if they put TNF on netflix
Just steal someone elses Netflix though if you’re worried about the $8, so easy
its called a smart tv you poor soul.
you can watch Netflix on your TV and have been able to for years now
This is never going to happen. If premium services could air sports (besides boxing) HBO would’ve done it a long time ago. They have way more money than Netflix. Now if they get into a bidding war with HBO over Hard Knocks, that’s not implausible.
Nates actually surviving his first week pretty easily. Pretty sure Zollo will be hanging from a rafter by Monday, though.
that sounds like a great idea, Netflix is the biggest joke anyone can use anybodies at the same time they are using it, I watch Netflix all the time all on my buddies dime
Just ask for netflix as part of your severance package.
“House of Cards” is the only good thing netflix has going for them
Netflix is available on smart tv’s
how much does el pres pay you?
They should just cancel thursday night football games.
Nate writing the handbook on how to crush your first week at the Stool
You get a salary for this shit, and can’t find a way to pay for netflix? The fuck is wrong with you man? Netflix is fucking worth it.
Not bad for the NFL either. They get to charge Netflix or another online distributor for the rights to air the game and the NFL doesn’t have to sink money into their own network.
I can’t remember the last time MNF has been must-see…Monday night games have sucked since they moved to ESPN. No effort.
Thursday night games are a stupid idea already.
They’re just bidding for the rights to NFL Sunday Ticket. Cuz fuck DirecTV
Nate i’m liking you more & more. Hated you at first but you’ve stepped up your game (if we can only get some GTAs from you instead of the obvious MFK). I have Netflix but this is fucking retarded. Aside from the fact that Thursday Night Games are no good because these guys aren’t fully rested from the week before, i don’t need more games on a Thursday Night. Give me college football on Saturday and NFL on Sunday/Monday.
firstrowsports.eu – watch game for free
Just go to firstrowsports.eu you idiots. Any sports game live for free. Grow up.
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