Alabama Football: 3 reasons ESPN deal is good for Tide

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Alabama football should be happy with the recent deal with ESPN.

The SEC has announced a new TV deal with ESPN. This means that CBS will no longer have the rights to broadcast the best SEC games of each week. While this will be the end of an era, this is actually good news for Alabama football.

There are a lot of things that fans will miss about CBS broadcasts. Obviously, the iconic theme music will always be missed. We have also seen some iconic games through the CBS broadcast. However, all things must come to an end. This is the end of an era, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that there can’t be better things on the horizon.

Obviously, these decisions come down to money. However, that is not why Alabama football and its fans should be excited about this new deal. Here are three reasons why this news is good for the Crimson Tide.

3. There might be more night games

The details of this deal still need to be shared, but there is at least potential for more night games for the Crimson Tide. ESPN and ABC have slots for primetime games, but they rarely get to choose the Alabama game because of CBS. Instead, we are stuck with afternoon games.

Afternoon games are good, but night games are better for Bryant-Denny Stadium. CBS only has one night game each year, so there is potential for improvement. If games like the Iron Bowl and Alabama-LSU can be at home and at night, that will be great for the Crimson Tide.

This is a great reason to be excited, but there are two more as well.