MLB, NBA and NFL open up games free of charge
With live sports on a hiatus until further notice, getting your sports fix in may prove to be a difficult task.
To remedy this, many of the major North American sports leagues have opened up their archives to the public for free. The MLB, NBA and NFL over the past weeks have all made their archives open in various ways.
NFL Game Pass is one of these services and will be offered free of charge until May 31. This service will let users watch every NFL game commercial-free, from 2009-2019. Which means fans can relive TebowMania, Peyton Manning’s record-breaking 2013 season and Super Bowl 50 to name a few. Game Pass also has full game, commercial-free, replays of Super Bowls 1 through 54.
NBA League Pass also will be free of charge to the public until April 22, offering games with commercials for the 2019-2020 season up to March 10. They, too, have an archive. However, they only offer select games and events ranging back to 1963.
One game of note in the archive features the eight-seed Nuggets defeating the one-seed Seatle SuperSonics on May 7, 1994. Another event offered is the 1976 ABA Slam Dunk Contest that took place at McNichols arena in Denver and featured legendary players such as Julius Erving, Artis Gilmore, George Gervin and David Thompson.
The MLB archives can be found on YouTube.com under the channel name MLB Vault; games as far back as the 1952 World Series can be watched in their entirety. Fans can also watch games from the Rockies’ miraculous 2007 season or maybe relive the Rockies’ 13-inning wild card game win against the Cubs from 2018.
Major League Baseball also will be moving forward with Opening Day on Thursday by offering a full slate of games for all 30 teams throughout the day. Each team will have a memorable win broadcast on platforms ranging from MLB.com, YouTube and Twitter.
All games can be found on MLB.com and the Colorado Rockies will be featured in four games on the day the first of which is scheduled for 6:30 a.m. on MLB.com or the MLB YouTube page and is a replay of the Brewers’ walk-off win against the Rox in the 2018 NLDS opener.
The second game will take place at 1 p.m. on MLB.com and the MLB Twitter page and will give fans the chance to relive Nolan Arenado’s electric Father’s Day performance, which saw him not only hit for the cycle but do so in walk-off fashion. The third game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. on MLB.com and the MLB Twitter page and involves the Rockies being no-hit by Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw in 2014.
The last game is scheduled for 7:30 on MLB.com and the Las Mayores Twitter page and is a replay of last year’s opening day game against the Padres, which saw Colorado blow a 6-run lead in the ninth.
For more information about each service you can visit MLB.com, NFL.com and NBA.com to learn more.