NBC Takes 'Giant' Step with SNF
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The NBC/Universal unit of General Electric (NYSE: GE)) is airing the Giants-Cowboys match on Sunday Night Football.
Originally a Sunday afternoon contest, the game falls under the flex-scheduling terms in the NFL TV contract. The game is to be played at Met Life stadium and will be the most-watched battle ever between two 8-7 teams. The winner gets in the post-season. The loser does not.
The fact that it is being played on New Year's night will add to fireworks that will make The Sopranos seem tame by Jersey standards. Of course, the Cowboys and Giants are not just two 8-7 teams.
One just needs to read what the NY Post says about the rivals. http://www.nypost.com/f/print/sports/giants/star_crossed_pyyZtNdRDaReW5swVLRbvJ
And the Giants are already throwing in the towel(s); in a manner of speaking. The "All In” towels have the new slogan of Big Blue.
Although the Giants are the 'tamer' of New York's two teams, (by comparison with the Rex Jets) the tweets of Giants PR maven Pat Hanlon are sure to make fans aware this is not your father's Big Blue.
And tickets are still available. According to Bloomberg, tickets are selling for $2500. The average is $481.
And in an ironic note, it was Giants owner Wellington Mara who convinced the expansion Cowboys to hire ex-Giants defensive coach Tom Landry as their first head coach.
I do not own shares in GE.