Watch the IndyCar Series on NBC
- Nov 28, 2008
- Reaction score
Anyone else watching?
Had the vibe of an FBS game sans the fanatical big time fanbases.I watched the second half of the San Antonio vs San Diego game. It wasn't bad. Defenses are alot better than the offenses.
You could see immediately the quality was better than the early games of the XFL (which caused a lot of people to shut off the XFL immediately... even as the quality of that league improved by the end). It also helps that they're projecting a football image rather than a kitchy entertainment image (XFL)I got the Orlando/Atlanta game locally and they repeatedly stressed how the ultimate goal is to be complimentary to the NFL.
They seemed to be positioning themselves as a straight up feeder league with the ultimate goal being an official partnership with the NFL.
There were several things about the broadcast I enjoyed.
:30 TV timeouts are tremendous. Both games ended in about 2 hours and 35 minutes. The 35 second playclock led to some snappier drives as well.
I certainly didn’t miss kickoffs or extra points.
The quality of football isn’t outrageously good, but it’s good enough to justify a 2:30 time commitment, especially when college football games sometimes take 4 friggin hours.
I don't think this is going to be on small networks like CBS sports or NFL Network for long. A broadcast station or two will get the rights next year to show this in non-primetime.View: https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/1094630335437066246
Also the NBA most be insanely weak at the moment.
Memphis-Birmingam on at 4 PM EST/3 PM CST on CBS Sports Network
Salt Lake City-Arizona on at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST on NFL Network.
One thing about AAF is all the players get paid 75k then get incentives by how well the team and their side of the ball plays.Saw a thing that the AAF approached Tebow and Kaepernick about playing in tge league.......
Tebow declined so he can focus on baseball......while Kaep wants 20M or more.
Tebow has at least come to terms that he sucks as a QB. Kaep doesn't even have the self-awareness that he should take any opportunity to show if he has taken his time off, in improving his QB play.