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Facebook among companies bidding for streaming NFL rights

<> on February 24, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

<> on February 24, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Sean Gallup

The NFL could be coming to Facebook, such that you weren’t wasting enough time there already.

According to Peter Kafka of, Facebook is among the companies bidding for the NFL’s online streaming package, which they hope to sell prior to the owners meetings in late March.

Last year, Yahoo paid $20 million to stream a Bills-Jaguars game, so it’s hard to imagine how the bidding will go for something that includes a game people want to watch.

Other bidders include Amazon, Verizon and Apple, as the league continues to cook up new ways to extract money from the game at record rates.