Just five or so years ago, NFL coverage on TV was somewhat different. While the NFL was certainly popular and there was always seemingly something going on, coverage of the sport didn't necessarily reflect that. "NFL Live" on ESPN was only a half-hour-long show during the season, for example, and on NFL Network the main live coverage was only "NFL Total Access."
Nowadays, there is no lack of coverage. In fact, there might even be too much coverage. "NFL Live" is an hour-long show all year, and ESPN added "NFL32" last season. NFL Network has "NFL Total Access," as well as "Around the League." It will also soon have "NFL AM," a new live show that will air on weekday mornings. Here is more information:
Debuting Monday, July 30 just as training camps open, the new four-hour "NFL AM" kicks off at 6:00 AM ET each Monday through Friday. NFL AM will blanket the world of the NFL with seasoned and opinionated talent who will report and debate news and examine the personalities that play the game. The show’s discussion will cover a wide-range of NFL-related topics including the cultural convergence of sports, entertainment and music. Each morning, NFL AM will collaborate with NFL.com to take a look at the latest in fantasy football news and information.
I'm surprised it's taken this long to add more live content to NFL Network. As much as I enjoy constant repeats of rankings shows and classic games, it's good to see more live content is being added.