The NFL is looking to add some extra drama to its slate of games this season with the addition of one more game to be unblockable: the college football games.
In a memo sent to NFL owners on Tuesday, league officials said they are in the process of looking at adding more unblacked games to the schedule, but did not specify which games would be added to the list.
“The league will be in the marketplace looking for ways to increase the viewership of the game, and the availability of game-related entertainment to help create excitement,” the memo read.
“Unblocked contests should be the first step in that process.
Unblocked events provide an opportunity for fans to engage with NFL events, and allow them to experience a new level of excitement.
Unblocking games is a great way to ensure fans have access to events that are not only fun and entertaining, but also can help increase interest in the game.”
The NFL is currently facing criticism from fans and some pundits who believe the league should not block any games it wants, because of the increased attention it is receiving from social media.
But the league is currently trying to convince fans and advertisers that the increased exposure will boost ratings and generate more business for the league.
In response to the league’s memo, several NFL owners said they do not believe the NFL should be a platform for social media posts that might encourage violence.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.