Maybe the National Football League’s schedule makers weren’t consulted, but
the NFL Network won’t toss its first pass at viewers until Nov. 4.
The channel will bow with NFL Total Access, hosted by former ESPN
SportsCenter anchor Rich Eisen, at 8 p.m. (EST).
With a carriage deal for DirecTV Inc. in hand, NFL Network executives expect
to have scored distribution paydirt with cable operators by the time the 24-hour