Plus: a makeup assignment!
The one big difference between streaming a football game and watching it on cable - is the ability to change channels during commercials or halftime and watching something else - that is something that streaming doesn't easily allow - I wonder how consumers will feel about that?
Two unrelated things:
1. RED ZONE makes perfect sense if you understand where it fits in the NFL’s ecosystem. It’s a(n expensive) subscription that attracts hardcore NFL fans and degenerate gamblers (mostly fantasy footballers). It’s basically the crack cocaine of NFL watching.
2. Quick Change is Bill Murray’s most under appreciated movie, especially by Bill Murray. Setting aside his feelings about the movie, it’s legit his best “too-cool-for-school” performance ever. Geena Davis and Randy Quaid are note-perfect in their roles, too. Honestly, if we were doing a Bill Murray movie draft Quick Change would probably be my first pick.
"In a very real way, the NFL is best understood not as a sports league but as a method for the networks to hammer home what the new shows each season are. It’s why when you’re watching the Bengals play on CBS you get a dozen ads per game for Young Sheldon or whatever. The football being played is incidental to the ad-delivery device of the ref’s whistle, hence all the constant whistling.**"
Spot on!!! I would also add that the closer it gets to Christmas, the more they're a vehicle (pun intended) for selling luxury cars to give as a gift to yourself or significant other.
Quiet on the Red Zone lack of ads. I've been a subscriber since it started and the lack of ads makes it bliss!
I admit I had the iPad out and the mute button handy -