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gob
04-06-04, 10:32 PM
Did anyone see Playmakers on FX yesterday? I caught the last 10 mins (meant to watch it all).

It's a drama based on a pro-football team that was made by ESPN. It used ficticious teams and characters but cut a little close to the bone for Mr Tagliabue and the other top bods at the NFL as they 'requested' that EPSN remove it from air. Only 11 episodes have been made so far but ESPN are currently examining their legal rights as it pulled over 3 million viewers per week which is mega on a cable channel and puts it right up with The Sopranos in terms of cable ratings.

It includes topics such as steroids, drugs and of course sex but from what I saw doesn't glamourize it like say Any Given Sunday did.

The pilot is showing again on FX (Sky Channel 289) on Sunday night at 9pm.

wintermute
05-06-04, 01:03 AM
ESPN are currently examining their legal rights as it pulled over 3 million viewers per week

Hmm, but I wonder how many viewers Sunday Night Football pulls in? I would think the threat of not getting to show live pro football would be more serious to ESPN than any legal action.

Rob