ESPN’s NFL team was a little less than two weeks away from its first televised game in 2017.
But what if you were watching the first NFL game in its entirety on TV?
That’s what we decided to do.
And we decided not to show the game on SportsCenter.
We wanted to show our story in its purest form.
We were just looking at the world and saying, ‘Let’s get the ball rolling,'” said Jim Tomsula, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who was the NFL’s vice president of football operations when the game aired on NBC in late August.
Tomsula said it was the first time he had seen the game live on TV.
He said he was in the midst of interviewing a number of NFL executives for the upcoming season and knew he wanted to make the most of the opportunity.
He was also curious about what was on the minds of NFL players, coaches and owners.
What was going on with the national anthem protests?
And how the league was doing?
We wanted a way to go in and not be caught up in the drama, Tomsaba said.
But we also knew we had to be careful not to overwhelm the players and the owners and that they would be a little upset.
And then, we wanted to be very upfront about it and show the fans what the players were thinking.”
What they sawWhen the game was scheduled to begin, Tamsula said the players came out and cheered and everyone got a sense of what was going to happen.””
It was a perfect opportunity for us to show that they are part of the conversation.”
What they sawWhen the game was scheduled to begin, Tamsula said the players came out and cheered and everyone got a sense of what was going to happen.
“It was really amazing.
I remember going back and forth with the coaches, with the players, with each other,” Tamsaba said, referring to his time with the Buccaneers in the 1970s.
“There was a moment where we had the coaches in the stands applauding, and then the players stood up and walked over to the coaches.
I think the fans were really impressed by it.”
When the NFL first began using digital video advertising, the players got their first glimpse of it in August, when the NFL announced it would begin using the service to show games on NFL Network.
The NFL had previously said it would not use the video-on-demand platform to broadcast games until it had a “comprehensive” plan for its advertising platform.
Tamsaba was one of the executives who met with the NFL and the league’s VP of video-delivery to see how it would go about using the new technology.
Tests on the NFL Network showed that it was working well.
In fact, Tests showed the league had created more video than it had in the past, Tumsula said.
That’s when Tomsulasse thought, “I don’t know if we can do this on our own.”
The first game of the season, in the first game without the national-anarchism protests, was scheduled for Sept. 13.
But the game never aired.
It was a disappointment to Tomsas.
The team had a chance to have a great season with the anthem protests and to be part of a very special season.
The players wanted to know why the NFL had decided not do the game, but Tomsabs was skeptical.”
I mean, we just didn’t have that experience in the NFL.”
The players wanted to know why the NFL had decided not do the game, but Tomsabs was skeptical.
Tatsabes thought that, in its current state, the NFL needed to make a lot of changes.
“And then I started thinking about what would the NFL do if it decided to just do it again,” Temsaba said of a potential replay-protection system, which the NFL instituted last season, which requires teams to show replays of all of their Sunday games.
The NFL announced on Thursday that it would use its video-over-the-air service to broadcast all games from Sept. 18 to Oct. 1.
It will be the first video-only broadcast of the NFL season.
“This was a very, very difficult decision for us,” Tommasula said, “because we knew we wanted it to be on our show.
It would have been a very good story to tell.”
The NFL said in a statement that it planned to broadcast “all of the regular season and playoff games from Oct. 7 to the end of the 2017 regular season” to make up for the absence of the anthem-protests season.