This is going to be so cool — and it's going to make Twitter go wild!
The NFL has decided to partner with Twitter to live stream their Thursday Night Football games for the coming fall — ten contests in total that are going to be available to watch, totally free, on the social network!
That means roughly 800 million (!) registered and non-registered users of the short-form message service will be able to see ten different Thursday night games throughout the fall — no catch, no cost, no subscription, just totally FREE!
This isn't the first time that the NFL has done this — last year, they took to Yahoo! to set up a free livestream for a game in London between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars — but it is the first time they are going to do so many games and give fans so much access with no broadcast rights up for grabs!
Football's commissioner, Roger Goodell, said of the decision to go to Twitter for Thursday night games: