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Old 08-10-2006, 08:58 AM   #1
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NFL Network Preseason

NFL Network set to kick off preseason coverage


NEW YORK (Aug. 8, 2006) -- Following last week's wall-to-wall coverage of the Hall of Fame festivities, NFL Network kicks off its preseason game coverage with 12 contests this
week.



Among the highlights:

* In the network's first live preseason game (blacked out in competing team markets) -- Arizona opens the new 63,400-seat Cardinals Stadium against the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday at 4 p.m.
* Top three draft picks Mario Williams (Houston), Reggie Bush (New Orleans) and Vince Young (Tennessee) see their first NFL action in a live whip-around to six games on No Huddle on Saturday at 7 p.m. Bush and Young are on opposite ends of the field for the first time since the USC-Texas 2006 Rose Bowl (with Bush's former USC backfield mate LenDale White joining Young with the Titans). Games include: Buffalo vs. Carolina; Jacksonville vs. Miami; Kansas City vs. Houston; New Orleans vs. Tennessee; Dallas vs. Seattle; and Green Bay vs. San Diego.
* New faces and new places -- Quarterbacks Daunte Culpepper and Steve McNair debut for the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens, respectively. Philip Rivers appears as the new starting quarterback for the San Diego Chargers.




Air times for 2006 Week 1 preseason games

(All times eastern/bold indicates live; HD indicates High Definition)

Friday, Aug. 11
1. Cleveland at Philadelphia -- 4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 12
2. NY Jets at Tampa Bay (HD) -- 10 a.m.
3. NY Giants at Baltimore -- 1 p.m.
4. Pittsburgh at Arizona (LIVE-Blacked out in competing team markets) -- 4 p.m.
NO HUDDLE -- Live whip-around show featuring action from 6 games -- 7 p.m.
(" No Huddle" Games: Buffalo vs. Carolina; Jacksonville vs. Miami; Kansas City vs. Houston; New Orleans vs. Tennessee; Dallas vs. Seattle; and Green Bay vs. San Diego)

Sunday, Aug. 13
5. Kansas City at Houston -- 11 a.m.
6. New Orleans at Tennessee (HD) -- 2 p.m.
7. Dallas at Seattle -- 5 p.m.
8. Jacksonville at Miami -- 11 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 14
9. Green Bay at San Diego -- 12 p.m.
10. Buffalo at Carolina -- 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 15
11. Chicago at San Francisco (HD) -- 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 16
12. Denver at Detroit -- 3 p.m.




During the NFL's four-week preseason, NFL Network will televise 52 games -- all but the 13 televised nationally by the NFL's four network partners (CBS, ESPN, FOX and NBC).

For most games, NFL Network will use the television feeds of local broadcasters and make use of both sets of announcers. For example, if Minnesota is playing at Pittsburgh, NFL Network will use the announcers from the Steelers (home team) for the first half, and then switch to the Vikings' (away team) crew for the second half.

In 2006, NFL Network will air 170 football games, including eight regular season NFL games and 52 preseason games, 75 game re-airs of NFL regular-season games, 31 NFL Europe League contests, the Insight Bowl, the Houston bowl game, the Senior Bowl and the All-American Classic.

NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the first television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log on to www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/home.


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Old 08-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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THE SAINTS SHOULD BE TELEVISED AND NOT PART OF THE LIVE WHIP-AROUND
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Old 08-13-2006, 07:23 AM   #3
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The nfl network was out of sinc last night.
I was watching the rediculus""whip around" coverage and I knew it would be bad as the comentators are saying "this is the second possesion for the Titans" and the score on the bottom says 3-0.
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