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Mariucci Welcome at NFL Network

February 1, 2008 4:48 PM

If NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci doesn't take the Washington Redskins head coaching position, he will be welcomed back to the NFL-backed channel with open arms, according to executives at the outlet.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is expected to meet with Mr. Mariucci, whose contract is set to expire with the cable channel (not that one would really influence the other),about the opening for the team this weekend.

However, Eric Weinberger, executive producer of the NFL Network, was quick to say that after two years with the outlet, Mariucci's personality and ability to break down game plans had made the ex-coach a vital part of the network family.

"We'd love to have him back and we know he loves it here to," said Mr. Weinberger.

Planted in the midst of "Radio Row" in at the Phoenix Convention Center, the NFL Network has set up facilities where Mr. Mariucci and his NFL Network co-horts have been a factory of interviews, breaking news and analysis on everything to do with Super Bowl Sunday.

Mr. Weinberger noted that with the channel carrying 213 hours of Super Bowl-themed programming this week, as well as running 11 hours of live television on both Wednesday and Thursday, his goal of bringing the flavor of the festivities in Phoenix to the viewers at home was so far successful.

"If it moves, we're showing it," he said. "And for the viewer who can't come down here, we are showing them all the buzz and action and energy of this event. It's truly amazing how after all these years, the atmosphere surrounding the game has only gotten bigger."

The channel has planted locations in five areas around Phoenix to cover the festivities with 350 people flowing through the "Radio Row" hub alone.

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Mark:

The NFL Network is a dark society of nebulas television flunkies supported by one of the nastiest bully boss’s in the history of television.

Insiders refer to the Culver City operation as “The Wild West” due to the environment of drugs, sex and nepotism that is the mainstay of this operation.

Members of the management team have a collection of DUI’s and long stints at rehab facilities. Sexual favors and drinking binges are the norm for this operation. The New York NFL HR department turns a blind eye to the numerous violations,
a move that shows the level of desperation the NFL will go to for good PR that lacks basic objective journalistic practices.

Their motto is “You don’t have to be good, just loyal”

The following quote from Hunter S Thompson fits the NFL Network like a glove!

“The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.”

If you want your NFL Network…. You can have it.

Why did Godell destroy the evidence collected by the NFL security personnel investigating the New England Patriots for spying??
The only reason that anyone would ever destroy evidence is to cover up what the evidence revealed.

Could it be the relationship Godell has with Bob Kraft forced him to destroy the evidence?

This type of spying was common practice for New England patriots over the years and many people with in the organization were well aware of it...

Do you think anyone involved in professional gaming was aware of these practices???

It's just another example of Game rigging in professional sports.

You won't ever catch Weinberger covering this story with any journalistic depth..

The NFL Network is just a public relation tool for the NFL.

Mark

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