NFL Media Notes
In DC, Dan Steinberg noted there likely will be a Wild Card berth and/or an NFC East division title "on the line when the Redskins host the Cowboys in Week 17," and "many of us have assumed that game was destined for Sunday Night Football on NBC." However, Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones "is apparently unconvinced." Jones said, "Right now, it's scheduled to be played as (scheduled), and I'm doubtful that one will be changed." Steinberg noted Fox and CBS are "not allowed to 'protect' any Week 17 games, and while the league consults with the networks, the final decision is made in the NFL offices." The league in the past has "attempted to announce the Week 17 primetime selection early enough for NBC to promote that matchup during its Week 16 broadcast" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 12/19).
SUPER STREAM: The NFL yesterday announced that coverage of CBS' Super Bowl XLVII and NBC's Pro Bowl and Wild Card playoff games will be streamed live online and on mobile phones, in part through NFL Mobile from Verizon. NFL.com and CBSSports.com will stream the Super Bowl, and NBC's three games will be streamed on NFL.com and NBCSports.com. Complementing that stream will be extra features such as camera angles and in-game highlights. Last year's first live stream of a Super Bowl in the U.S. drew 2.1 million users (NFL).
GREEN SCREEN: In Milwaukee, Bob Wolfley reported the first production of NFL films, entitled "They Call It Pro Football," was among 25 films "chosen for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry." The registry was "created in 1989," and the clip of the film "carries images of Lambeau Field and some sideline chatter from Packers' running back Paul Hornung." Other films with a sports connection among the 25 chosen were "The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight" (1897) and "A League of Their Own" (1992) (JSONLINE.com, 12/19).