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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    "hx38596" wrote:
    The first among many casualties to come of the monopolizing NFLN.
    They are quietly and deliberately using a soviet/stalin type business model in taking over everything NFL.
    Look in the not so far future to watching all superbowls on NFLN.
    So tell me, do you watch the NFLN?
    I do and find thier programming very enjoyable with a hell of alot more content on actual football discussions that the crap Marino served up every time.

    If I want to watch humor, I will go to the comedy channel, if I want to watch a movie I will go to a movie channel, if I want to watch football I will go to the football channel.

    Simplifies my life.

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    Of an average production cost of upwards of 28 million a year to produce... it was a no brainer for the network. The NFL was soaking them for the rights to show the higlights.

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    Thats ok I didn't really watch that show. I like NFL Live thats a pretty good one

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    It is starting right now.
    The last episode.
    I caught the last ten minutes of it on HBO this morning, it ended well.
    They also talked with Peter King and Cris Carter about his snub on the HOF ballot.

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    The Inside the NFL team returns for the season's final new edition--an in-depth wrap-up of Super Bowl XLII. Hosts Bob Costas, Cris Collinsworth, Cris Carter and Dan Marino present their unique take on the big game, along with hard-hitting features, interviews, profiles and exclusive NFL Films highlights. "This may be the best pro football show on television" (The Los Angeles Times). (TVPG)
    The one thing that I noticed them pointing out was the fact that the NFL Film highlights were used each week.
    It was a collaboration between HBO and NFL Films that made this show what it was. Just wondering if that NFLN wants that footage or the collaboration efforts of NFL Films.
    Back to Inside the NFL, the footage was so cool.
    They used the footage that you don't see until NFL Films put specials together.
    They put it on the screen 3 days after it was shot.
    That is/was awesome.
    All the slow-mo shots were also awesome.

    I also didn't realize that Collinsworth was with this show since 1990.
    Wow that is a long time!

    Right now is actually the last episode.
    There are no other airings listed on the website.

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    "pack93z" wrote:
    Of an average production cost of upwards of 28 million a year to produce... it was a no brainer for the network. The NFL was soaking them for the rights to show the higlights.
    I am thinking that the NFLN has some plans for the NFL Films highlights.
    They will probably put this footage to use on their own channel.


    "Inside the NFL has been a hallmark program for three decades on HBO," Greenburg said in a statement. "It has been a terrific franchise. But the television landscape has changed quite a bit over the last 30 years and we have to recognize the realities of the business. I'm not sure we had more than one competitor when the show launched in 1977."
    The slogan
    of the show was it is "the show the pros watch."
    Carter said that he use to watch the show every sunday before he went to the stadium.


    I can see how the NFLN has probably changed this slogan in the last few years.
    I am sure most of the pros watch the NFLN now instead.
    That is where their friends appear on the TV screen.

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "hx38596" wrote:
    The first among many casualties to come of the monopolizing NFLN.
    They are quietly and deliberately using a soviet/stalin type business model in taking over everything NFL.
    Look in the not so far future to watching all superbowls on NFLN.
    So tell me, do you watch the NFLN?
    I do and find thier programming very enjoyable with a hell of alot more content on actual football discussions that the crap Marino served up every time.

    If I want to watch humor, I will go to the comedy channel, if I want to watch a movie I will go to a movie channel, if I want to watch football I will go to the football channel.

    Simplifies my life.
    HBO isn't just a movie channel.
    They need alternative programming.
    I think that Pack93z hit it on the head.
    It has just turned into a very expensive show.
    The ratings were probably declining also.
    With that said.....

    Inside the NFL was a different kind of programming.
    It was a slower paced commentary platform.
    Yes, Marino isn't the smartest of commentators, but group as a whole had a lot to offer.
    Sad part is, that Marino and Carter probably won't get picked up.... who knows.

    The show was honest and entertaining.

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    This sucks yo I kind of like the show. Chris Carter has to find another gig.

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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    "PurplePowerPunch" wrote:
    This sucks yo I kind of like the show. Chris Carter has to find another gig.
    It'll end up on NFLN most likely....

    On a side note.. Cris, not Chris.
    People are touchy on that....


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    Re: HBO pulls the plug on 'Inside the NFL'

    One last thing, when they were all sitting around talking about CC's HOF incident, you should have seen CC's face.
    He looked like he was going to cry.
    Maybe he wasn't near crying, but it was definitely a look of
    somber disappointment.
    You know he really thought he was getting in this year.
    It also meant something to him that he was going to make it as a first time HOFer.

    The poor guy is out of a job and also didn't make it into the HOF all in the matter of 5 days.

    All the guys reassured him he was a shoe in, but he wasn't really satisfied with it.
    He thought he was a first timer.
    Oh well, next year is your year Cris.

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