We have arrived in Cleveland on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in advance of Sunday’s season opener. After settling into my hotel room I browsed around the internet to get the latest NFL scoop and read a report from the St. Paul Pioneer Press about the Vikings backup QB situation.
Specifically, Sean Jensen is reporting that Tarvaris Jackson will be called upon to backup starting QB Brett Favre in tomorrow’s season opener against the Browns. Jensen cites a “person with knowledge of the situation” (“person with knowledge of the situation” seems to get the scoop on every story!).
vikings.com has not spoken to anyone regarding the situation and cannot confirm the development. Ultimately, we’ll know unequivocally who the backup is going to be for tomorrow’s game 90 minutes prior to kickoff, when both the Vikings and Browns will be required to disclose their 45-man active roster and 3rd (emergency) QB.
Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said earlier this week that the team’s backup QB could change from week to week.
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The NFL has been at the forefront of technological innovation and information dissemination among sports leagues, and that initiative will continue in 2009 with the debut of NFL RedZone.
The channel, which will be available on Comcast, Dish Network and Direct TV in the Twin Cities, will debut on Sunday during Week 1 of the NFL season and will be hosted by Scott Hanson from the new state-of-the-art NFL RedZone studio at NFL Network’s headquarters in Los Angeles.
If you can’t make it to the stadium to see your favorite team, NFL RedZone will have you covered. The NFL Network-produced program whips around to every NFL game on Sunday afternoons and delivers the touchdowns and most exciting moments as they happen. The action is also broadcast in high definition, allowing fans to get an even crisper look at all the day’s exciting action. Specifically, the program will show a game whenever a team goes inside the 20-yard line (the red zone).
NFL RedZone will allow fans to see all the crucial plays live, while also keeping tabs on all the other games in real time. The program will switch from game to game with live look-ins, highlights and a chance to see every important play.
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