Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Here it comes. You just knew that the Favre madness wouldn't be slowing down just yet, but rather just beginning. There are various reports, including one out of Boston, that the main CBS game for Week One is going to be the Jets at Dolphins. CBS plans to send the top team of Nantz and Simms to Miami with the ammo of Brett's first snaps as a Jet and Pennington's revenge....
“It’s great for the NFL, it’s great for the AFC East, and it’s great for CBS — I know they’re ecstatic,” [Patriots' Owner] Kraft said of the network that carries most AFC games. “I like the last time we played the Packers; if it can be like that it would be good [New England won, 35-0, in Green Bay in 2006]. But he beat us in the Super Bowl in ’96 and I remember that long pass he threw (to Antonio Freeman) — that was not a great way to start. I think he still has more wins against us; he’s one of the few active players who has more wins against us than losses. I hope we can straighten that record out.”I guess the decision is a smart one giving the situation, and the fact that there are not really any other good AFC games that weekend. I'd personally rather watch the Jaguars and Titans, but we all know the Jets and Patriots are going to be the story all year long for CBS. Start preparing yourselves now.
Favre's addition has already had an impact on the way the Jets are perceived by the league's television partners. Kraft, who is chairman of the NFL's Broadcasting Committee, said that CBS is planning to send its top announcing tandem to Miami to broadcast the Jets season-opener against Pennington and the Dolphins on Sept. 7
Kraft talks about Favre and Brady (Boston.com)
Favre improves AFC, says Kraft (Providence Journal)