Will You Be Able to Watch the Eagles on Thanksgiving?


Senator Arlen Specter tried to make himself useful for once and sent a letter to the NFL to get the game shown on more than just the NFL Network. Initially, it appeared to have worked.

This Thursday's Eagles-Cardinals
game on NFL Network will be simulcast on WPVI in Philadelphia; viewers
in Harrisburg, York, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre who get the station on
cable now will be able to watch, as well. But the Phoenix station
airing the game isn't carried on any cable systems outside the local
market, so no additional fans will have access.

But then, this article says that deal fell through:

From the Evening Sun:

Contrary to news
reported by The Associated Press in Monday's edition of The Evening
Sun, the Thanksgiving Day NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and
Arizona Cardinals will be not shown locally.

Comcast spokesman Fred DeAndrea said Monday that the NFL
Network and WPVI-TV, Philadelphia, which will televise the game, and
Comcast could not work out an agreement by which the game would be
shown on any station other than the NFL Network.

Who to believe? Say you're over your Aunt Marie's house for Thanksgiving and you just woke up from your post turkey nap and want to watch the Iggles as you put your feedbag back on to down some apple pie. Will you really get to see the game if she doesn't have NFL Network?

Good thing my parents have the NFL Network and a 60 inch HD TV taboot.

>>NFL Network available to more viewers [MCall]

>>Thanksgiving day game only on NFL Network [Evening Sun]

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