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    According to the link below the NFL-N will still be available on Comcast as the sides have had a "breakthrough" in negotiations.

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    It's amazing how dollar signs can break through just about anything.
     
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    It'd be nice if they could have a "breakthrough" with Time Warner.
     
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    This seems to be standard operating procedure in negotiations for Comcast and Time Warner, waiting till the 11th hour to work out a deal - whether it be with the NFL Network or local over-the-air stations.

    I say if the could break up the old AT&T twenty five years ago, then why not break up the new AT&T, aka Comcast.
     
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    Hopefully, NFLN took a long look at insolvency and smartened up enough to accept being put on a pay tier.
     
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    I'm thinking that could very well be what happened.

    IMO, NFLN needs Comcast a lot more than Comcast needs NFLN.
     
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    You're right.

    Funny thing, I was so prepared to lose NFLN, I may just drop it now anyway.

    I can get it back if the Pats play a game on NFLN next fall, but I've had about all of Jamie Dukes I can stand for a while.

    Whatever happened to Adam Shefter? He and Eisen were the guy I liked best. And TD and Woodson and long-gone Lincoln Kennedy.
     
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    Shefter apparently is done at NFLN and is going to ESPN, but I guess the latter isn't official.

    There ought to be a class-action suit against comcast & NFLN for wasting everyone's time on this matter for the past two months. And another against NFLN for Jamie Dukes.
     
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    So, this worked out great. Comcast sent out a letter offering me (I assume everyone else as well) 6 free on demand movies or a free pay-per-view event for any inconvenience the NFLN scuffle might cause. I took the free movies, and now I don't lose NFLN... win-win :D
     
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    I was sooooo prepared to lose it, and thank God that I've still got it. I'm not ready to live in a world where ESPN is my only option for televised football coverage--the idea they consider people like Cris Carter and Emmitt Smith an expert is abhorrent to me.
     
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    Jamie Dukes, "Prime Time" Sanders and Marshall Faulk aren't exactly a dream come true, either. ESPN is the worst sports channel in the world, except for all the other ones.
     
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    Ack. I forgot about Marshall. And Sterling Sharpe ain't winnin' any Emmy's soon, either.
     
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    It's the down side of these stations wanting ex-players.
     
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    Baldinger is good. They need to hang onto him.
     
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    Oh, there are some good ones, don't get me wrong. Collinsworth, despite what some here may claim, is very good at the job. However, for every Collinsworth, there's an Emmit Smith.
     
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    thanks. I just spit out my drink on the "dukes" comment .lmao.
     
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    Collinsworth does a great job, It took me a while to get used to him - But I enjoy watching when he's doing a game now. He'll do a nice job on SNF tis year.
     
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