You think that an all-star game wouldn’t draw that many people to watch.
However, in the National Football League that isn’t the case as the league is just a ratings monster.
According to Fox Sports, via Pro Football Talk, the Pro Bowl got a 8.6 rating Sunday night. It doesn’t matter if the the two worst teams in the NFL are playing all that matters is that a National Football League game is on.
Just imagine how much more money the NFL will be able to get from network television stations for an extra two regular season games. We’re not just talking about millions of dollars, but hundreds of millions of dollars.
The thing that surprises me though is that the NFL hasn’t taken advantage of all the different camera angles that network stations have to broadcast games. What I mean is that the NFL hasn’t come up with some sort of package that allows fans to switch the camera angle of the game that they are watching for an extra price.
In the end, sooner or later there will be all sorts of different options available for games on the television that we could never have fathomed of right now.
It is the Monday before the Superbowl and already there is an feeling of anticipation in the air.
So, let the madness begin.
As the week progresses it is just going to get crazier and crazier, especially with two historic franchises in the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers squaring off who both have rabbit fan bases. If you don’t believe me check out this article from the USA Today.
Many people know how crazy media day is, so this year’s media day should be just the same or crazier thanks to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s shenanigans this past summer. You can bet people in the media will be asking Roethlisberger about what happened that night he allegedly raped a college girl. The question is will Roethlisberger go with it and just answer the questions or will he blow up and storm out.
Also, there will be the countless questions for Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu’s hair. However, the big story that will come out on media day will be courtesy Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The reason being Rodgers has a big mouth and is not afraid to express his opinion, so you can bet that something will slip out.
In the end, this may be the first Superbowl that is remembered for the week leading up to the game rather than the game itself.