Prepare to either rise early or set the DVR for that 2007 Seahawks-Patriots exhibition game in China. The NFL announced today that NBC will carry the Aug. 8 game live at 8:30 a.m. EDT. That means 5:30 here on the West Coast.
From the release: "The China Bowl will be televised live in China in primetime by China Central Television (CCTV) at 8:30 PM. CCTV is China's largest national TV network. NBC will carry the game live in the United States at 8:30 AM ET. With a capacity of 60,000, Beijing's Workers Stadium -- site of the soccer competition at the 2008 Summer Olympics -- will play host to the matchup between the Patriots and Seahawks, two of the NFL's most exciting teams. The game in China will mark the 42nd international contest for the NFL in the American Bowl era."
Ah, yes, the American Bowl era. Good times.