You’ve seen the video before each NFL game and it’s on every network whether it be CBS, ESPN, Fox, NBC or NFL Network. For a time, they were even shown before NFL Films presentations on ESPN.
Ever since 1998, NFL TV partners are required to air the video, “XXX Sports welcomes you to this presentation of the National Football League” or “XXX Sports thanks you for watching this presentation of the National Football League.”
Other leagues have tried to copy it, but it’s the NFL that seems to have this market cornered. So today, I will present all five of the last season’s NFL Copyright ID’s. This will get you into the mood for the NFL which begins next week.
We’ll go alphabetically. We’ll start with CBS Sports.
This was ESPN’s version which celebrated the 40th year of Monday Night Football.
To Fox Sports and it’s copyright introduction.
Here’s NBC’s version that airs just before the start of Sunday Night Football.
Finally, this is NFL Network’s which seems to be quite extended.
Lastly, here’s the NFL copyright disclaimer complete with a Barney Stinson sighting. From Super Bowl XLIV.
That’s it for the Videos of the Week. Short and sweet, but it gets you in the mood for NFL season.