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NFL RedZone is awesome

Time Warner Cable subscribers, like myself, went 3,243 days without NFL Network. The two sides finally came to an agreement on Friday.

One of the channels TWC customers are getting is NFL RedZone, which is part of TWC’s Sports Plus package that costs $5.95.

If you don’t have the Sports Plus package, I would highly recommend it just so you can watch NFL RedZone.

NFL RedZone jumps around from game to game in rapid-fire fashion. My head is spinning, and I am loving it.

NFL RedZone showed two quick touchdowns (Saints against Chiefs and Bengals against Redskins), and there were seven red-zone plays in the first 10 minutes. It was great.

Another nice thing about NFL RedZone: If there are announcers you don’t like, you only get them in short doses.

I am being distracted by NFL RedZone. I am trying to work on some college hockey materials. This is addictive.

One tweet I received said it best: “It’s the dealer to a fantasy football junkie.”

Scott Hanson is host, and does a fine job of taking viewers from game to game. And there isn’t a plethora of analysts trying to break down the plays.

Another nice thing: No commercials!

I have not been tempted to turn to the Buccaneers-Cowboys game on FOX23 (WXXA) or the Jets-Dolphins matchup on CBS6 (WRGB) to watch the games. I am getting my fix with NFL RedZone.

I think NFL RedZone might just beat having Sunday NFL Ticket. I'll be watching NFL RedZone every week.

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September 23, 2012
3:51 p.m.

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Ken - you are so right. I have Sports Pass because I wanted Fox Soccer Plus. It comes with Big Ten so I can see Nebraska occasionally. (I am a Husker fan). But when the games are terrible as they are today - Red Zone is great.

September 23, 2012
6:27 p.m.

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Thanks for the comment safny!

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