NFL fans, I have great news for you. No longer will you be forced to choose between the end of the 1 p.m. game and the late game on Sundays.
John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal reports that the NFL will move the kickoff time for the late-afternoon Sunday games from 4:15 p.m. ET to 4:25 p.m. ET.
The goal is to reduce overlap with the 1:00 p.m. ET games. It’s an objective that becomes even more important, now that the postseason overtime rule has been shifted to the regular season. In theory, the early games can now last longer, encroaching more deeply into the double-header broadcast.
Ourand doesn’t address whether regionally-televised games that currently begin at 4:05 p.m. ET also will be delayed.
We’re super-happy about this in the office, but all agree that a more important step would be getting FOX and CBS to be obligated to show two games each and every Sunday.
Baby steps, people. Baby steps.
[H/T: Pro Football Talk]