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The NFL has found a way to make more money during the playoffs this season. In other news, water is wet.
In all seriousness, this has been a strenuous season for many, including the league. The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on everyone, but you can rest assured knowing the NFL will figure out a way to get its revenue.
“Due to strong demand from the marketplace, we worked with our broadcast partners to make additional ad units available for postseason games leading up to the Super Bowl,” NFL spokesman Alex Riethmiller said, according to USA TODAY.
The additional units will include four more 30-second spots that networks can go out and sell. The average sits at 70 per game, so that’s a relatively small number in comparison. With that being said, fans don’t want more commercials — and they certainly don’t want it dragging out the game longer.
There is some good news, however. Sure, there will be a few more commercials, but it will not add to the length of the games, according to the article.
If those commercials could somehow be Super Bowl quality, the masses probably wouldn’t mind the additions as much. One can only dream, though.
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