Live-streaming NFL games on YouTube? It could happen.

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Most NFL watchers have moved beyond being tired of shelling out cold hard cash for a pair of nose-bleeds and a case of frost-bite. Now, they’re merely weary from forking over money to Direct TV for the satellite provider’s “Sunday Ticket” package, which lets football fanatics watch every game, every Sunday.

And Google is taking notice.

The tech-giant wants to stream NFL games on YouTube and is reportedly in talks with the NFL to buy the rights to its “Sunday Ticket” package, according to the industry blog, “All Things D.” The report says Google CEO Larry Page met with an NFL delegation, including commissioner Roger Goodell and the league’s broadcast rights – Direct TV’s exclusive deal with the league expires at the end of the 2014 NFL season – were among the topics discussed.

But even if the NFL’s front office thinks Google can revolutionize how fans watch the game…

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