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NFL Working To Reduce Number Of TV Breaks; Goodell Says "TNF" Was Too Commercialized

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 23 / 17

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter to fans yesterday said the league was going to work to reduce commercial time during games, and this morning noted the moves will "make the game much more compelling." Appearing on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike," Goodell said the league currently has patter...

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