The NFL has taken its battle with the cable companies over NFL Network to the people.
The question now is whether the good people of cities like Austin, Texas, and Madison, Wis., will raise enough of a ruckus to help the people in New York get America's No. 1 game.
At least the eight regular-season games that the NFL Network plans to show this season, that is.
That's the hope of the NFL, which on Thursday added a special prompt on NFL.com to explain its side of the problem between the league and some cable companies. NFL Network spokesman Seth Palansky called the information on the league's Web site an "awareness program."
"What we're trying to do is explain to people now what's going to happen later on in the season so that they understand," Palansky said. "We know that people are going to be upset, but we want them to understand it so that they know the issues involved.
"At the end of the day, we can't force a cable company to take NFL Network."
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