You know what's awesome? Let me tell you what's awesome. . .this website, that's what's awesome.
And do you know what makes this site so awesome? No, no. . .I mean outside of the wit and insight of myself, Eric, Anthony, and Ted, a force so great that it makes the cast of Seinfeld text each other about how they wish they could be as amazingly funny as we are. No, what makes this site so awesome is the people who read it, and that means each and every one of you out there. Not the trolls so much. . .even though, hey, hits is hits, as they say. . .but those of you that make the Daily Norseman a part of your daily or weekly Vikings routine.
Do you know who else realizes this? The folks at Comcast realize this. They realize that if they want to get through to the most purple-blooded of Minnesota Viking fans, that this is the place they need to go through to do it. And with that in mind, Comcast has decided to take the sponsorship they started with The Daily Norseman and 17 other SBNation NFL sites in 2009 and carry it forth through ALL of 2010.
Starting. . .now!
Now, as far as this partnership is concerned, I want to simply say (in my best Simpsons "Diamond" Joe Quimby voice) that I am not a whore. As many of you that have followed the site for any length of time know, I am an owner and customer of one of the satellite providers. (Which one? I don't know. . .the one with the football package thingy. Yeah, let's go with that.) However, I have nothing against Comcast, and am not going to serve as one of their spokesmen. There WILL, however, be some form of sponsored post by Comcast once a week. As of now, I'm not entirely sure what that post will consist of, but it's not going to be a Comcast shill-fest by any means. In my opinion, and the opinion of many others in the SBNation heirarchy, sponsored posts are going to be a big part of the future of SBN, and this partnership with Comcast will allow that process to get started, along with giving the site more exposure, which can't possibly be considered a bad thing.
So there you go. That was the announcement I mentioned earlier today. To conclude, I will leave you with a list of the things that Comcast is offering to you, the discerning NFL fan, this off-season. Thank you, and we'll see you back here tomorrow!
Features Comcast is offering in time for the 2010 NFL Draft:
- Comcast's cable lineup, including NFL Network, will offer wall-to-wall draft coverage including a live broadcast of the draft. (The NFL Network's coverage of the draft slaughters ESPN's for two main reasons. . .one, as the kids might say, Mike Mayock FTW! And two, they've never once shown that stupid freaking clip of the Minnesota Vikings missing their draft pick in 2003.)
- NFL Network on Demand on Comcast will complement all the live draft coverage with profiles of the 100 top prospects available leading up to the draft.
- Comcast's NFL programming will also include extensive training camp coverage, preseason game broadcasts and full coverage of Hall of Fame weekend.
- During the regular season, NFL Network on Demand lets you re-watch every NFL game as soon as 24 hours following it's original airing.
- The wildly successful and popular Red Zone will be back on Comcast for a second season.