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When the Browns play the Broncos, there will be a moment of silence to remember the life of NBA star Kobe Bryant.
But the game is about to start, and it will be televised on Fox Sports 1, the network’s primary sports channel.
The game will be the first of its kind in the NFL.
A game changer.
There is no question that the game will change how the NFL sees itself, and its fans.
And that is precisely what Fox Sports wants to do, says Fox Sports president John Skipper.
“The way you play the game, it will change the way you perceive the game.
That’s what we wanted to do.”
Fox’s goal is to change the perception of the NFL to one that’s much more accepting of the LGBT community, he says.
That is why the NFL has worked so hard to create the NFL LGBT Pride Day.
It has been the league’s top priority since the league began allowing players to play openly.
But this year, with Bryant’s passing, the league has made some significant changes.
It is now a “no-huddle” offense, which means the ball is locked down.
That has created a new way for teams to move the ball.
Teams are now allowed to go back to their normal, un-huddled style of play.
This change has also made it harder for teams with big personalities to play.
“When you are in a position where the NFL can’t even say the word ‘gay’ without it being perceived as offensive, it has an effect on the way the NFL views people,” says Bill Simmons, who has been covering the NFL for nearly 40 years.
“You can’t just do this to people.
You have to change your game.”
It’s a tough business to do.
But it has been worth it for the league, says Skipper, who says the NFL’s goal of creating a safer, more accepting world for all is “a bigger thing than you think.”
This is Fox Sports’ second attempt to take over the NFL, following Fox Sports 2’s decision to become the NFL Network in 2007.
The channel was also founded in 1996.
For a while, Fox was a major player in sports broadcasting.
In the 1980s, the channel was the network of ESPN.
Then, in 1999, Fox Sports dropped ESPN.
But in 2003, Fox returned to its roots with a new, more focused sports channel called Fox Sports Live.
The new channel’s goal was to create a network that would be able to offer more diverse sports programming.
But Fox was unable to bring in the network that it wanted.
“It was the perfect storm of factors that led to the demise of ESPN,” says Skippers son, Sean, who is the company’s president and chief content officer.
The network was not a huge deal until it started showing more sports programming in the mid-2000s, says ESPN co-founder and CEO John Skippen.
It was also the channel that was closest to the NFL that was seen as the home for the NFL in the late 1990s.
But ESPN was not able to make inroads with the NFL because of its relationship with the players union.
“ESPN had a very hard time in the early part of the ’90s,” Skipper says.
“They were really the gatekeeper of the league.
They had a huge presence in the country.”
ESPN had no presence in Canada, so the NFL decided to build a brand in that market.
So the NFL was able to get a foothold there.
And in Canada the NFL is a major partner.
The NFL was also able to do this because the NFL had to make some major decisions.
It had to hire its first female head coach, and a female general manager.
Skipper believes that, because of those decisions, the NFL today is much more welcoming to LGBT athletes.
“For the last 15 years, the NHL and the NBA have been very aggressive about not allowing gay players to be active players,” he says, referring to the NHL, the NBA and Major League Baseball.
“But they have done some amazing things with this issue.”
In Canada, Skipper thinks the NHL has done a lot to be open.
The league is open to allowing players who are gay to be involved in the game in the most intimate ways.
The commissioner’s office has also changed the way it deals with homophobia.
The NHL now has a policy that no player can be suspended or fined for homophobic remarks made during a game.
And the league is now hiring a commissioner that will openly acknowledge and discuss homophobia in sports.
The result is that the NFL now has more visibility and acceptance in Canada.
“I think the biggest thing that the NHL is doing is embracing the LGBT movement, and I think it’s really been the biggest positive for the game,” says Simmons.
And it’s something that the NBA has been doing since the late 1980s.