January 18, 2005 10:17 AM PST

NFL games heading to your iPod

Audio content provider Audible on Tuesday struck a deal with the National Football League to offer recordings of games on portable music players.

Under terms of the agreement, Audible.com will offer MP3-compatible audio broadcasts of the Super Bowl and conference championship games. Listeners can download the entire broadcast, or selected highlights, the morning after the game.

Consumers can download the games, from NFL.com, Audible.com and other online retailers, onto their MP3 players, including Apple Computer's iPod, Audible said.

"We're excited to offer our fans a new way to experience NFL programming," Chris Russo, NFL's senior vice president of new media and publishing, said in a statement. He added that the growth of digital downloads and MP3 devices should help the NFL reach a significantly greater audience.

The NFL recently entered into a similar agreement with Sirius Satellite Radio to broadcast football matches over its satellite network.

Major League Baseball recently linked up with Microsoft's MSN and America Online to offer live audio and video of baseball games on PCs.

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Just stupid
This is so stupid. Who is going to pay to listen to a game after the game is over and they can find out the score immediately. Maybe if the game was a classic, but in that case you want to see it, not hear it. Well, another dotcom money losing deal.
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Just stupid
This is so stupid. Who is going to pay to listen to a game after the game is over and they can find out the score immediately. Maybe if the game was a classic, but in that case you want to see it, not hear it. Well, another dotcom money losing deal.
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Wow. I Can't Wait
This is fantastic. You mean I can listen to the game before it happens!!! OK. I am being sarcastic. How many people are going to download the audio of a football game the day after?
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Wow. I Can't Wait
This is fantastic. You mean I can listen to the game before it happens!!! OK. I am being sarcastic. How many people are going to download the audio of a football game the day after?
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Satellite-ready Ipod
Anyone know of any upcoming satellite solutions for the ipod?

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Satellite-ready Ipod
Anyone know of any upcoming satellite solutions for the ipod?

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