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Wednesday Round-Up: NFL, FOX Sports Reach Agreement To Broadcast 'Thursday Night Football'
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FOX Sports To Broadcast "Thursday Night Football" Starting In 2018
On Wednesday the NFL announced an agreement with FOX Sports to broadcast the next five seasons of Thursday Night Football starting with the 2018 season. The announcement came courtesy of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and 21st Century Fox President Peter Rice.
"This agreement is the culmination of over 10 years of strategic growth around Thursday Night Football, a period during which this property has grown from a handful of late-season games on NFL Network to a full season of games and one of the most popular shows on broadcast television with additional distribution via cable and digital channels," Goodell said in a statement. "As one of the leaders in sports television and a recognized innovator of NFL game broadcasts for many years, we're excited to be extending our partnership with FOX Sports, one of our most trusted and valued partners, to include Thursday Night Football."
FOX Sports' five-year contract includes 11 games between Weeks 4-15 (minus Thanksgiving) that will be broadcast on FOX, simulcast on NFL Network and sent out in spanish through FOX Deportes. All 11 games will also be simultaneously broadcast on NFL Network, which will exclusively televise seven games in 2018.
Social Post Of The Day
Today's "Social Post Of The Day" comes from us, the Seahawks, who shared this video of Michael Bennett surprising NFL fans with a pair of Super Bowl tickets:
More From Around The Web
The Seahawks' drumline, Blue Thunder, will be holding auditions soon.
Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times looked at how the Seahawks can improve their run game next season.
ESPN put together a cool feature on how every current head coach in the NFL is connected to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and former NFL head coach Bill Parcells.
Finally, NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal ranked all 60 NFL Super Bowl quarterbacks.