So NBC and CBS will simulcast the Patriots-Giants game Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET, using the NFL Network’s production team (that means Bryant Gumbel and Cris Collinsworth in the booth on all three networks). Apparently, this rare synergy (it’s the first NFL game to air on more than one network since the first Super Bowl almost 41 years ago) is huge news for pro football fans. Had it only been broadcast on the NFL Network as originally scheduled, most football fans across the country wouldn’t have been able to see the “potentially historic game,” in which Tom Brady (pictured) and the Pats
try to become the first team to go unbeaten and untied in the regular season since the ’72 Dolphins.
Of course, now the question becomes: Which network will you choose? Luckily, I won’t have to make that call: I’ll be at sports bar in State College, PA., watching Penn State beat Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl on ESPN. But if I had to, I’d go NBC. You?
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