FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (August 31, 1998) - Football season is upon us, and CBS SportsLine (http://cbs.sportsline.com) has everything the die-hard pro pigskin fan needs to be ready, including insider news, thorough previews, statistics, chats, exclusive audio and video, and more.
Highlights of CBS SportsLine's pro football coverage include:
-- Comprehensive News Coverage -- In-depth analysis of every game each week, including advance features, game-day, and post-game coverage. CBS SportsLine's award-winning writers will provide late-breaking news, in-depth weather/field conditions, and halftime reports.
-- Team Pages -- Rosters, depth charts, results, game previews, and weekly news of every team.
-- Audio and Video -- Exclusive on-demand audio content, including highlights, post-game press conferences, coaches' teleconferences, pre-game contributions from CBS SportsLine writers and CBS-TV features.
-- Weekly Features -- Analysis by NFL legend and Hall of Fame quarterback, Joe Namath, "Coaches Corner" staff features on coaches, team power ratings, heroes and goats, "Winners and Sinners," and other exclusive features.
-- Football LIVE -- Animated, graphical representations of each pro game, with down-and-distance, field position, time, and score. A live chat area lets fans converse with others watching the same game, and an easy interface allows for quick switching between contests.
-- History -- A detailed history of pro football, event timeline, weekly audio interviews with football legends, and a "This Week in History" feature chronicling historic performances and memorable games.
-- Pro Forum -- Fans can post comments about their favorite teams and players or argue about trends, blown calls, the playoff picture, and any number of other topics.
-- Chat -- Every week, CBS SportsLine will bring various NFL personalities to the chat room. Football fans can chat live with current and former players and coaches in the NFL Profiles chat every Monday. On Tuesday, September 1, former Dallas Cowboy Tony Dorsett will chat at 8:00 p.m. ET and former Cleveland Brown turned actor/NFL commentator Bob Golic will chat at 8:30 p.m. ET. This season marks the debut of Ray Buck's NFL Chat show featuring this CBS SportsLine award-winning national columnist every Tuesday. On Thursdays, fans can chat live with some of the NFL's hottest players in the Players Chat in conjunction with the NFL Players Association. The first guest will be Mike Alstott, fullback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
-- Pro Football Merchandise - Officially licensed NFL gear for all 30 teams, with photographs of each available item, including the latest hats, shirts, game jerseys and more.
-- CBS SportsLine All-Pro Voting -- An interactive, fan-based poll that will determine the league's best/most popular players and its best teams. At the season's end, CBS SportsLine will present its first All-Pro team.
-- CBS SportsLine Power Rankings -- A weekly ranking of all 30 NFL teams.
-- College Alumni Tracker -- This unique feature lets users track the progress of every current pro player, listed by their alma maters. One click of the school's name displays a list of all current players from that college, with direct links to detailed player information.
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