As the 47th NFL season opens on the 5th of September, Super Bowl champ New York Giants gets to face their ever immortal rival Dallas Cowboys. It’s been months but the intensity of their last match for the division title can still be felt.
A Giants-Cowboys match is one of those ‘rating-grabber episodes’ of NBC and surely this opening game would be aired nationwide. In fact their 2011 finale match which happened to be a 31-14 win by the Giants was the most watched “Sunday Night Football” game ever with 27.6 million viewers and the most-watched prime-time game on any network. Surely this time the betting among friends or colleagues are on its peak as well.
Since 2002, the traditional kick off day of NFL opening matches was always Thursday but this year it would happen a day earlier because of President Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention.
The opening would be held at the Meadowlands and surely this stand-alone opener will be drawing millions of viewers.
Having the Cowboys as their first rival is just one of the choices as the Giants could also face the Green Bay Packers. Both are former Super Bowl champs and they could draw as much viewers as well.
NFL Drafting season is yet another phenomenon that everyone has been looking for. Who’s out and who’s in? no one could really tell. As Peyton Manning becomes a free agent when Indianapolis Colts released him March 7, everyone’s looking forward who’s going to have the four-time MVP. Being “The Peyton Manning” he has the luxury of picking whoever’s offering him the best deal.
Then Monday came and Manning informed the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans that he is choosing Denver Broncos among them. This just means that the Broncos needed to trade another much-talked about quarter back Tim Tebow.
Known for being the man of faith and a man having compassion to his fellowmen, having someone like Tim Tebow in the team is much more than an advantage. Since Tebow was given a $6.2 million salary advance before the 2011 seasons, the Jets needs to pay back the Broncos for this trade to get even for the for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons. According to the contract, it amounted to $5 million. There has been a serious talk about and eventually they agreed that the Jets will pay a total of $2.53 million to Broncos for Tebow’s advance salary. The payments will be made in 1/17th weekly installments. Broncos accepted their offer over Jacksonville’s.
“I’m thankful they stuck with me through this whole crazy process,” Tebow said through a phone call.
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