We have some promising news to pass along about the best X’s and O’s football show on television.
Peter King of SI.com, who reported two weeks ago that NFL Matchup could be no more, writes today that it looks like NFL Matchup will return to TV in some form, “with the same enlightenment as it’s always given us.”
It’s not clear whether the show would return on ESPN or another channel. NFL Network also offers good programming for the hard-core football fans who like to see breakdowns from the “all 22″ camera angle, but it would be disappointing if the league’s own channel (which isn’t available in nearly as many households as ESPN) became the only TV home for that kind of NFL analysis.
Here’s hoping ESPN makes the wise decision to not only bring NFL Matchup back, but to give it a better time slot and better promotion. And here’s hoping that if ESPN does make that wise decision, football fans reward the Worldwide Leader by giving the show good enough ratings that its future is no longer in doubt.