How do you replace income lost from cancelling the Hall of Fame game?
You schedule when free agency will open, fully. Check.
You pick a weekend. Check.
You pick an evening. Check.
You pick a time when people get home from work. Check.
You own a Network that will air live feeds as the news come in. Check.
You create a circus surrounding NFL Free Agency.....with the climax being 6pm on a Friday night? Sold!
There will be speculation, upon speculation to come over the next few days. Who goes where. Who was spotted at what airport. What agent leaks what info. Its going to be an absolute mess.
But when we see a mess (an exiciting mess at that) the NFL sees the dollar signs smiling back.
Advertising prices on the NFL Network for Friday Night just went up. Way up.
An our football-starved nation will tune in!
This isnt a knock on the NFL and how they ran this. Just an observation of one of the richest American Made products in todays market.
So enjoy it, my friends. Good things should be in-line for us as Eagles fans. And the NFL as a whole is just as excited for us to watch. It will be like a Veterans Draft. With signings likely being announce by the handful. And money to be made just the same!