NFL, USO Bring Live Football Broadcasts to Troops in Afghanistan

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The USO has partnered with the NFL to bring regular season games to troops stationed outside the U.S. who can’t subscribe to a wall-to-wall football cable packages like their counterparts in the states.

The NFL Game Pass program is already up and running at centers like USO Kandahar in Afghanistan, where games are live streamed on Sunday nights. Since USO Kandahar can play one additional game not available on American Forces Network, they hold a vote throughout the week to see which extra contest (beyond the games shown on AFN) troops will get to watch. USO Kandahar duty manager Daniel Wood said the center had more than 60 people stop in to vote on what game they wanted to see last week, with the winner being the bonus game streamed that night. Kandahar will hold a vote again this week, and expects to continue having big turnouts on Sunday nights.

–Story by USO Story Development