No, that's not the NFL Network that the league started earlier this year, it's the Football Network. Jerry Solomon, former sports agent, and Nancy Kerrigan's husband, launched the network to cover the world of football, and hired Pat Summerall to be the voice of the network. Unfortunately, they couldn't get picked up by cable systems, and they've shut down for now. There's a good story in the NY Times on the pitfalls and perils of trying to start a sports network that required reading for anyone wondering how the TV business is really run.

AuthorMark McClusky