Epic Carnival | Where Sports and Pop Culture Collide: TOP 10 REAL REASONS WHY THE NFL BACKED DOWN OVER PATRIOTS-GIANTS


by DMtShooter, Five Tool Tool

(AP) After weeks of insisting they wouldn't cave in, NFL officials did just that Wednesday. Now all of America can see the Patriots' shot at history.

Saturday night's game between New England and the New York Giants on the NFL Network, which is available in fewer than 40 percent of the nation's homes with TVs, will be simulcast on CBS and NBC.
10. Needed to ensure maximum possible viewers for Jared Lorenzen and Matt Cassel

9. When Bryant Gumbel is involved with a historic event, you've got to give him a bigger stage

8. Gives them a live test of four different channels to see which ones viewers in New England and New York prefer

7. Gets Congress off their ass, because as the Iraq War has shown, when Congress is on your ass, it can be moderately inconvenient

6. The NFL secretly hates "Dateline NBC", "Law and Order: SVU", "Good Night, and Good Luck" and "48 Hours: Mysteries", which it will pre-empt with the telecast

5. Were moved to tears by the plight of Boston Fan Who Lives Elsewhere, who has had such a rough year up to now

4. Allows them to make tens of millions more from degenerate gamblers in their fantasy football playoff game

3. Roger Goodell was visited on Christmas Eve by the spirits of the USFL, the AFL and the XFL, and had an epiphany

2. It's an elaborate revenge scheme, because like almost all of the Week 17 action, the game will suck donkey balls

1. After weeks of shafting over everyone who doesn't have NFL Network, they wanted to see what it would feel like to shafting over those that did

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