For only the second time in its history, the National Football League is making its complete premiere NFL Sunday Night Football game available for free online on the internet. The NFL 2008 Football season’s first NFL Sunday Night Football game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears will be streamed for free online at NFL.com and NBC owned NBCSports.com. The first time a game was streaming online for free was on last Thursday when the season opener game between defending Super Bowl champions New York Giants and Washington Redskins was streamed live.
The full length Sunday night Football game will be streamed live using Adobe Flash. The Adobe Flash player is a very popular way of playing online videos (like on YouTube) and is a very common component on PCs and laptops across the world. It is surprising that NBC sports will use Flash technology for this telecast as it had preferred to use Microsoft’s flash competitor , the Microsoft Silverlight, during the Beijing Olympics. Moreover NBC sports is hosted on Microsoft hosted and powered msnbc.com.
There are also other ways to watch NFL football games live streaming online for free. One such Peer-to-peer live video provider is SopCast. It is a piece of software that needs to be downloaded and installed. Then you find the exact channels where football games are being shown. The channels are not the same always and keep changing. To find channels playing football, you can head to MyP2P.eu, which provides a complete list of channels and games available.