What happens when the best athletes in the world come together for a single sports competition? You get the Super Bowl, of course! But that’s only the beginning. Each year, the National Football League (NFL) puts on a fabulous show that continues well beyond the big game.
The 2019 NFL season was no exception. Between outstanding regular-season performances and dramatic post-season play, the league delivered a phenomenal show.
Here’s how you can keep up with all the action:
The NFL Network is the best television network for NFL fans. The channel broadcasts regular-season and post-season games, as well as various NFL shows and specials. Furthermore, the NFL Network is also the exclusive broadcaster of the NCAA Football Championship, which is why you’ll often see it referred to as the “Champagne Trophy” channel.
To get the best possible experience from The NFL Network, you can download the app and set up notifications so you’re alerted when there’s good programming. Or, you can just sit back and enjoy the action on TV.
The NFL RedZone channel is ideal for those who love to follow the big games but don’t have the time to watch them all. The channel focuses on the so-called “red zone” during games — that is, the area directly in front of the opposing team’s goal line. When the ball is there, the offense has the chance to score a touchdown, and the defense has the chance to stop the opponent.
With so much happening during the game, it’s easy to understand why the NFL RedZone is such a popular channel among fans. The channel breaks down all the action in quick, snappy packages that are easy to follow. Furthermore, because the channel re-airs games frequently, it provides an opportunity for fans to get content they might have missed the first time around.
NFL Game Pass
While The NFL Network covers most of the games, certain games are not available on the network. On those occasions, you can turn to Game Pass — the service the NFL offers for individual game access. The Game Pass portal gives you access to over 200 live games per year, along with hundreds of on-demand videos. While the games are available for free, you have to pay a small fee per month to view the videos.
If you’re looking to catch up on the action from previous games, or you want to see highlights from the game you’re currently following, then Game Pass is the ideal solution. Moreover, you can also use the service to keep track of ongoing games, or join other users to create your own watch-lists for certain teams or players.
Other Online Resources
Apart from the abovementioned platforms, you can also keep track of the latest news and stats via social media. The NFL has dedicated accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, where you can get all the information you need about the 2019 season.
If you’re a business owner or brand manager, you can also get in touch with the NFL directly to discuss potential advertising opportunities. The NFL has created a whole department solely for advertising, called the Brand Marketing & Strategy division. This division’s sole purpose is to identify and manage all branding and marketing activity across the entire organization, from the grassroots through the NFL Network and other media channels.
Through this division, the NFL is able to tap into a huge pool of talent to get the word out about their brand. The division’s director of brand marketing & strategy, Cara Crouch, has said that there are currently more than 400 million smartphone users globally. Given the size of this audience, it’s a great opportunity to connect with prospective customers via branded content.
Local Newspaper Websites
Certain big cities have thriving sports newspapers, whose online versions provide fans with an excellent source of information. When it comes to the NFL, the Boston Globe, the New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune all offer excellent coverage. Moreover, many local papers have their own online publications, where you can get all the news you need about your favorite teams and players. Don’t forget about the coaches, either – most of them have websites, which are always a good place to learn more about their personality and strategies.
So, There You Have It
The above information should give you enough to follow the NFL season closely and enjoy the experience. Of course, this is only the tip of the iceberg, as there’s a lot more to following a football team than simply watching games. You can get all the information you need about your favorite team or player via the internet, social media, or even sports newspapers. The sky is the limit on the entertainment you can get from the NFL this season and beyond!