NFL game broadcasts coming to Apple iPods

“Starting next week, football fans will have a new way to listen to games: on their iPods. The National Football League on Tuesday announced an agreement with Audible Inc., an online distributor of audiobooks and other spoken-word programming, to make recordings of this year’s remaining playoff games available for portable audio players, including Apple Computer Inc.’s iPod,” The Associated Press reports.

“The recordings will be available for purchase through Apple’s iTunes Music Store, which has an existing relationship with Audible, and other sites that sell audio over the Internet, according to the NFL and Audible. The first recordings of football games for sale under the agreement will be this Sunday’s NFL conference championships,” AP reports.

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24 Comments

  1. That is really cool. I don’t like football but I know that this is another HUGE reason people will love their iPods.

    There are A LOT of sport fans out there.

    I still want an iPod XFM

  2. We’re talking football. Football is a visual game. I can’t stand to listen to football on the radio. I would much rather have the ability to purchase old Baseball games on iTunes. I asked for this a long time ago. You can buy old baseball games on cassette. I think it would be great to hear hall of fame announcers calling a World Series game from the 50’s or something.

  3. If you are unable to watch the game and have to listen to a radio/internet broadcast, this is actually a good alternative: you can advance it whenever you want to create your own abridged version of the game. If you’ve ever Tivo’d a game, you can understand the appeal of this. Sure, you have to wait until the game is over, but if it’s available immediately after, it’s not that big of a deal.

    For certain, it’s a niche service, but that’s the beauty of downloads – vendors can accomodate niche markets because shelf space & inventory aren’t prohibitive.

  4. yeah…but if the game is over…. they for sure the NFL will charge you $$ to download the game….

    Whats the point ??

    Watch SportsCenter and SEE the highlights !!

    loki…. congrats on a great year for your Steelers !!

    My Team ??

    Well, lets just say, the best thing about our season is the fact that we’ll get the first pick in the draft next year !! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”red face” style=”border:0;” />

    And we’ll probably trade it away for 7th pick or something !!

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