Notre Dame Football on, Yawn, NBC…Try To Stay Awake

Posted by Wise Guides on November-20-2009 Add Comments

Since Notre Dame signed the contract with NBC to broadcast every Irish home game to the entire nation in 1991—yes, it’s been that long—these games have become marathons, usually lasting well over three hours and sometimes approaching the four-hour mark.

There have been periodic references to this trend in the media, but I’ve never seen a great outcry from anywhere or even a close look at why this is the case (more and longer commercials, I’ve always assumed).

And really, who in the mainstream media is going to do such a critique, NBC? Or any of the other outlets, ABC, CBS,...

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