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BTSC Welcomes Its New 2009 Season Sponsor

Behind The Steel Curtain will have Comcast as its new sponsor for the rest of the football season. Rest easy, you won't be bombarded with an inordinate number of marketing messages from Comcast in the weeks to come. But because they are promoting their new Comcast Redzone channel, I thought it made sense to have a post per week that highlights how the Steelers did the previous week in the redzone, as well as how they're stacking up against the rest of the league when they have the ball inside their opponents' 20 yard line.

Some notables about Comcast, sent directly to us:

- Recently moved all of the major sports networks to their most popular tier of service giving it to millions more people at no additional charge, and launched ESPNU.  Also offering ESPN360  to their internet customers for free.

- Comcast also has the new NFL Redzone on its Sports Entertainment Package (about $5-7)  this channel is getting a ton of buzz, and fans love it.  This weekend Comcast will offer the NFL Redzone for free to all of its 17 million digital customers.  The ³free-view² will be available this Sunday, October 4 from 1 PM to 4:15 PM EST.

- This weekend,  NFL RedZone joins Comcast¹s current offering of live sports programming, as well as NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, ESPNU, MLB Network, ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Golf Channel, Speed and Versus among others on its Digital Preferred package, and will also be available to its Digital Starter customers. Comcast¹s SEP, the usual home for NFL¹s RedZone, also includes the major professional sports networks, as well as CBS College Sports, Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer, Gol TV, the Tennis Channel and other networks.

- We also have On Demand content from the NFL network whose game recaps of every game every week, draft profiles, player profiles, etc.  We also have this type of content for specific teams including the Eagles, Steelers, Bears, Broncos, Seahawks.

Many thanks to Comcast for sponsoring the site so that we can continue to provide you with information and entertainment as regularly as possible year round.

Now, on to the Steelers redzone performance this past weekend.

Week 3 Red Zone Efficiency:

3 Trips; 1 TD; 2 FG

2009 Cumulative Red Zone Efficiency:

8 Trips; 3 TDs; 4 FGs; 1 missed FG - 37.5% TD efficiency; 87.5 % scoring efficiency.