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AOL Delivers Extensive Features For Football Fans

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Published: 2004-09-16

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Labor Day has come and gone, and that can only mean one thing. Football is here and AOL Sports is back in action this year with NFL on AOL.

This features the new GameBreakers national play of the week voting, as well as all the content available for AOL for Broadband members including access to game-by-game highlights, preview shows and other NFL video content at no additional charge.

AOL Sports by virtue of its longstanding relationship with the NFL remains the only online service to offer members who access the AOL service over a high-speed connection authentic video content from the NFL and NFL Films, other than at the league's own websites.

The GameBreakers initiative gives AOL members access to NFL video highlights of the top plays of the week, at no additional charge, and lets members vote on which they think are the best. Voting is available though AOL Keyword: GameBreakers and will be open on Monday mornings until early evening. The results will be available on NFL on AOL Monday afternoon.

"Football fans are as passionate about their sport as anyone, and NFL on AOL has a wealth of the content for fans, from the die-hard fanatic to the casual viewer," said Carlos Silva, Senior Vice President of News and Sports. "What we want to do with NFL on AOL is give fans an opportunity to enjoy football in a unique and engaging way and access the information they need from one easy place."

NFL on AOL features a wealth of content that includes:

-- Weekly game-by-game highlights within hours after the day's final game.

-- Access to the "NFL Films Vaults," which includes titles such as Distant Replay, Lost Treasures, Football Follies and NFL's Greatest Ever.

-- Super Bowl highlight reels, recapping each of the 38 Super Bowls.

-- Breaking NFL news and event programming.

-- Get inside the game with today's top NFL stars and see the game through their eyes in NFL Soundtracks.

NFL Talk

Got something to say about your favorite team, their arch rival, or a certain player? Fans can go to AOL Keyword: NFL Talk and sound off on the football topics they want. Fans can also create a blog about their favorite team, and AOL Sports will feature the a variety Pigskin blogs on the AOL service. Members can also comment on other blogs, join chats on their favorite topics and access message boards on any football topic.

Get to the Big Game Through AOL Fantasy Sports

Think you really know the game? Put your knowledge to the test in a fun and engaging way with AOL's fantasy sports games and play for a chance to win a variety of prizes including plasma TVs, home entertainment systems and iPod devices. AOL features a variety of fantasy football games from Draft-to-Play Fantasy Football where fans can participate in a real-time, online draft to select their players before the start of the season to Fantasy Football League Manager (Additional registration and fees apply), a fully customizable league management software for hardcore fans.

If you have not signed up for a football game yet, don't fret, AOL offers games that fans can play for free now at AOL Keyword: Fantasy Sports.

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