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El Tejano
03-28-2007, 02:52 PM
I saw on nfl.com that the draft is going to be on NFL network. Does this mean there will be no coverage of it on ESPN?

April 28th for those who didn't already know.

texans83
03-28-2007, 02:54 PM
im not sure.

real
03-28-2007, 02:54 PM
I think that it will still be on ESPN.

rollinstone18
03-28-2007, 02:56 PM
Mel Kiper would have to start flipping burgers.

freedoggy77
03-28-2007, 03:00 PM
if its not on ESPN i would seriously break down into tears. i've been waiting since the end of the texans season for the draft and if its on the NFL network (i don't have it, thanks time warner) i would be muy upseto

rollinstone18
03-28-2007, 03:02 PM
if its not on ESPN i would seriously break down into tears. i've been waiting since the end of the texans season for the draft and if its on the NFL network (i don't have it, thanks time warner) i would be muy upseto

I don't know why people blame Time Warner. Time Warner wants to carry the NFL Network for free, the NFL Network wants you to pay an additional monthly fee. The NFL Network are the bastards in all this.

Trap_Star
03-28-2007, 03:04 PM
Its still gonna be on ESPN....but it would'nt surprise me if in another couple of years NFL network decides to make it exclusive....Way to stick it to the cable companies....:wild:

threetoedpete
03-28-2007, 03:08 PM
if its not on ESPN i would seriously break down into tears. i've been waiting since the end of the texans season for the draft and if its on the NFL network (i don't have it, thanks time warner) i would be muy upseto

I don't know...but I highly doubt the NFL is going to keep the most popular draft event in all of sports under wraps. You guys need to get the dish and the ticket though. Nice this time of year when they rerun the games from last season. I'll bounce around between the two. Katy ISD recruiting day my wife has to scout out the teacher tallent....she's pissed. LOL. So I'll have to record day one for her. Kinda of funny they're just like the NFL clubs everybody tring to figgure out who has the best "tallent" as a new or young teacher. Schools hiding the best prospect from the other schools. Tring to steal girls from the other schools.
The stories she comes home with, they're funny. Cut throat recruiting.

Paragon Blue
03-28-2007, 03:16 PM
last year it was on both networks

Trap_Star
03-28-2007, 03:16 PM
last year it was on both networks

I did'nt know that....who had the better coverege?...

NitroGSXR
03-28-2007, 03:17 PM
I don't know why people blame Time Warner. Time Warner wants to carry the NFL Network for free, the NFL Network wants you to pay an additional monthly fee. The NFL Network are the bastards in all this.

Fine. I'll pay 'em. No problem. Just give me my Texans coverage.

Specnatz
03-28-2007, 03:19 PM
I don't know why people blame Time Warner. Time Warner wants to carry the NFL Network for free, the NFL Network wants you to pay an additional monthly fee. The NFL Network are the bastards in all this.

Actually you wrong on this.

NFL Network wants timewarner to have it part of the basic cable package and show it for free and yet pay NFL Network a set amount per tv subscription.

The reason timewarner has not been showing it, is because they would be getting seriously screwed on it and making nothing for it.

gjmac2
03-28-2007, 03:22 PM
I did'nt know that....who had the better coverege?...

NFL Network, IMO, does a far better job of covering the draft.

Having said that, I do wish both networks, but especially ESPN, would concintrate on analysis of the picks, and of the needs of the teams both before the draft begins, and during the draft. I really don't need interviews with Head Coaches while the draft is going on.

Just my :twocents:

Trap_Star
03-28-2007, 03:24 PM
NFL Network, IMO, does a far better job of covering the draft.

Having said that, I do wish both networks, but especially ESPN, would concintrate on analysis of the picks, and of the needs of the teams both before the draft begins, and during the draft. I really don't need interviews with Head Coaches while the draft is going on.

Just my :twocents:

Really? let me guess...its Rich Eisen, Mike mayok, adam shefter, and a former player...

real
03-28-2007, 03:25 PM
I'll be watching it on NFL Network, just because I've never seen them cover it.

threetoedpete
03-28-2007, 03:25 PM
Ah...nope.


http://www.antitrustlawyerblog.com/2006/08/fcc_reiterates_ruling_in_adelp.html


On August 7, the FCC reaffirmed its ruling that Time Warner Cable (“Time Warner”) had to carry the NFL Network for 30 days on systems just acquired from Comcast and Adelphia Communications. On August 4, Time Warner threatened to take the FCC to court if the agency did not back down and allow it to drop NFL Network. Following the release of the FCC’s second decision, Time Warner did not commit to a court fight over the need to provide consumers a 30-day notice before deleting a channel. “Time Warner Cable continues to believe that the FCC has misconstrued the notice rules and has ordered a remedy that is in clear violation of the First Amendment. The FCC's action has resulted in exacerbating, not avoiding, consumer confusion,” Time Warner spokesman Mark Harrad said.


Time Warner and NFL Network have never had a carriage agreement, but the network had deals with Comcast and Adelphia systems that Time Warner obtained July 31 when the $16.9 billion Adelphia transaction closed. Time Warner dropped NFL Network on those systems on August 1. Claiming that it gave Time Warner the necessary 30 days to issue the proper consumer notices, NFL Network complained to the FCC within hours that it had been illegally removed by Time Warner. The second FCC ruling was again issued by Media Bureau chief Donna Gregg, an appointee of FCC chairman Kevin Martin. Time Warner may ask the five FCC commissioners to overturn Gregg’s rulings as an alternative to an immediate court challenge, which Time Warner said would involve important First Amendment issues.

Time Warner and the NFL have been haggling over terms of carriage, with the network seeking an expanded-basic position but Time Warner hoping to start a sports tier with NFL Network as a key driver of mini-tier penetration. In her 15-page order, Gregg said Time Warner’s treatment of NFL Network was “disappointing” because FCC members and outside parties “had expressed serious concern about the impact that the Adelphia transactions would have on unaffiliated programmers.”

http://sportsbiznews.blogspot.com/2006/11/nfl-network-lets-all-take-deep-breath.html
While the ratings for Thursday night’s game are not yet available, the NFL’s dreams of being in 65 million homes by last night’s broadcast (the goal the NFL set during the summer) became a nightmare, with Time Warner, Comcast and Charter continuing their position of not offering the NFL Network refusing to meet the NFL’s demands for 70 cents from customer cable operators service. At one point Gumbel attempted to give out the NFL Network’s website that offers cable subscribers information as to how they can contact their cable provider that aren’t offering the NFL Network

hadaad
03-28-2007, 03:28 PM
ESPN Radio and the internet are all a guy really needs.

Errant Hothy
03-28-2007, 03:30 PM
The ticket, 1310 am, here in Dallas is almost as good as ESPN radio's coverage both of which are better then the TV coverage. So I'll repeat hadaad, radio and laptop all teh way.

hadaad
03-28-2007, 03:38 PM
The ticket, 1310 am, here in Dallas is almost as good as ESPN radio's coverage both of which are better then the TV coverage. So I'll repeat hadaad, radio and laptop all teh way.

Yeah, I remember listening to them after I lost the ESPN feed. They were a little too hyped up about the Notre Dame tight end pick (Fasano?) but overall they were pretty solid.

kastofsna
03-28-2007, 03:41 PM
both networks will air it, with NFL Network having the better coverage.

threetoedpete
03-28-2007, 03:41 PM
so basically time warner is at issue with the NFL over fair market value of the use of its games. Time Warner/Comcast wants it for near nothing to roll into a sports package deal and the NFL is saying we want 70 cents per viewer. I.E. a "stand alone" service. I dunno about you...but if I was a season ticket holder and the time Warner deal was done the way they want...I'd be kinda poed over the PSL price I shelled out. Wouldn't you ?

bigbrewster2000
03-28-2007, 03:45 PM
I don't know why people blame Time Warner. Time Warner wants to carry the NFL Network for free, the NFL Network wants you to pay an additional monthly fee. The NFL Network are the bastards in all this.

You have that backwards. NFL wants it to be free and Time Warner wants to charge.

threetoedpete
03-28-2007, 03:50 PM
You have that backwards. NFL wants it to be free and Time Warner wants to charge.
seventy cents per customer is not free. either the basic service rate would have to jump...considerably...or It's offered as a stand alone service. either way the cable company is not going to eat that cost...you are.


with Time Warner, Comcast and Charter continuing their position of not offering the NFL Network refusing to meet the NFL’s demands for 70 cents from customer cable operators service