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UFL on CBS Sports Network

Post by TitanStorm » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:20 pm

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July 26, 2012 – CBS Sports Network and the United Football League announced an agreement today that will bring the four-year-old league’s games to a national television audience.

CBS Sports Network will televise two games per week every Wednesday and Friday live throughout the UFL’s eight-week season, culminating with the Championship game in late November. Coverage kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 21. CBS Sports Network, the cable home of CBS Sports, is available to more than 99 million households across the country.

“We’re very happy to partner with CBS Sports Network in bringing the UFL’s games to football-hungry fans everywhere,” said Bill Mayer, the UFL’s acting Chairman. “CBS Sports has always been identified with excellence in its presentation of football, and the UFL promises to extend that reputation by putting a great product on the field.”

“We’re pleased to partner with the UFL and bring more live football to CBS Sports Network,” said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports Network. “Fans have an appetite for football at all levels and we’re excited to showcase the UFL.”

The UFL began in 2009. The Las Vegas Locomotives won the first two championships and the William Hambrecht Trophy, named for the UFL founder and Locomotives owner, but were denied a third title last Oct. 21, 2011, when they fell to the Virginia Destroyers. Marty Schottenheimer coaches the Destroyers; Jim Fassel, who took the New York Giants to Super Bowl XXXV, is president, general manager and coach of the Locomotives.

Well-known players who have worn the UFL uniform include quarterbacks Jeff Garcia, Josh McCown, J.P. Losman and Daunte Culpepper, running backs Ahman Green and Dominic Rhodes, kickers Matt Bryant, Steven Hauschka and Graham Gano and kick returner Clifton Smith.

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Post by TitanStorm » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:22 pm

Alot to do to get this back up in 2 months

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8 game season / 4 team league

Post by Micro67 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:31 am

Is there time to put at least one more franchise in place?
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Post by preeths » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:55 pm

One wonders how this move makes any difference. The UFL had TV deals with a basic cable channel in its first couple of years. Very few people watched. The only alteration to their business plan that I've seen is that their players are now free to go to the NFL whenever they want. Is that supposed to entice the NFL to buy in?

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Post by tops804 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:03 am

It's hard to be impressive, when this network isn't available to most cable subscribers yet.

It kind of sounds like: "We have the UFL...Now cable outlets will add us" is being heard above "We have a T.V. deal again. Now maybe people will begin to notice the UFL..."

Too little, too late as they really blew it with last seasons, early ending, implosion.

"The UFL on CBS" - Better
"The UFL on CBS Sports Network" - ????
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