Despite the NFL’s best efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the league finally experienced its first outbreak as teams began to prepare for Week 4 of the 2020 season.
What if the rumored deal to send NBC’s Al Michaels to ESPN had gone through? What if there was a “trade deadline” of sorts for networks to shake things up and rework their broadcast teams?
Based on the current timelines and banking on a positive mindset, here’s an idea for a potential calendar for the next year to get things back on track across the sports world.
In a world full of digital options for streaming sports or simulating games, there are a few different means for fans to consider to fill the void over the next few months.
Breaking down barriers: How some of sports media’s biggest names are coming together despite network competition
Sure, the ratings war continues, and the competition rages on. But, those “soldiers” battling it out on the microphone have switched gears, embracing each other in different ways over the last seven months.
Touchdowns and turkeys: Former NFL players explain how it feels to play in league’s Thanksgiving Day games
While many have experienced Thanksgiving Day games from the comfort of their couches on their big-screen TVs, others have watched those games land on their team’s schedule as a player in the league, spending their holiday on the field with the country’s eyes focused on them.
Every sports fan has their preferences when it comes to how they watch their favorite teams. Who do you want on the call for the game? What network are you … Continue Reading A different kind of NFL countdown: Ranking every network’s NFL broadcasts
The Sports Equinox: The history of the rare event and why it’s occurred more frequently in recent years
It’s rare for the stars to perfectly align when it comes to the Big Four sports leagues, and the occasion is so infrequent that it has its own name: the … Continue Reading The Sports Equinox: The history of the rare event and why it’s occurred more frequently in recent years
‘He’s been pretty good at everything he’s done’: The possibilities are endless for Rob Gronkowski with FOX Sports
Looking for some hard-hitting analysis on FOX when it comes to the NFL? Have no fear, Gronk is here. In the past few years, NFL fans have seen Tony Romo … Continue Reading ‘He’s been pretty good at everything he’s done’: The possibilities are endless for Rob Gronkowski with FOX Sports
New England Patriots All-Time Draft: Team reporters, NFL writers take their pick of historic Pats players
With the NFL inching celebrating its 100th season, football fans are feeling all sorts of nostalgia as the league celebrates a century’s worth of historic games, legendary players and numerous … Continue Reading New England Patriots All-Time Draft: Team reporters, NFL writers take their pick of historic Pats players
Sure, many sports fans would argue that the game being played on the field, court or ice is what really glues them to their seats while they’re watching the NFL, … Continue Reading Pick-Six: Best active sports announcers
With Selection Sunday finally over and brackets officially filled, it’s time for March Madness to begin. David Austin Bumpus, Eric Coburn and Ryan Hathaway of The Swing Of Things’ staff … Continue Reading The Swing Of Things Staff’s March Madness Picks