One of the great things about America is the National Football League. Â I don’t know exactly when it happened, probably in 1994 when the baseball players went on strike and the World Series was cancelled, but football seems to be our most popular sport these days. Â In days gone by, you probably got one game on Sunday, and then another on Monday Night. Â Then, networks began to offer doubleheaders on Sunday, and another game was moved to Sunday night. Â When satellite TV came on the scene in the early 1990’s, the game changed once again.
Direct TV then began offering the NFL Sunday Ticket package, which makes it an absolute nightmare for women trying to pull their man away from the TV on Sunday. Â This out of market football package can bring each and every game into your living room, leaving you no reason not to watch football all day long. Â In addition, there are additional features that appeal to the hardcore NFL fan.
The player tracker allows you to keep an eye on your fantasy lineup. Â Up to the minute stats on your fantasy team, or just your favorite players are there at the touch of a button.
The Short Cuts feature lets you watch the games you missed in a 30 minute format. Â All of the commercial stoppage time is edited out, so you can see what happened in every game. Â These games are available on Monday and Tuesday after each weekends action.
The NFL Red Zone channel has become a real fan favorite. Â Instead of manually switching around from game to game, the producers of this channel switch the channel for you, bringing you the action when a team is threatening to score.
Finally, Direct TV has finally relented to the high definition demands brought on by fans and will broadcast all games in HD for the 2010 season. Â At $300 for the package, this should have been included long ago, but is finally here.