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(Almost) a full season of Thursday Night Football

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/03/nfl-network-plans-13-thursday-night-games-in-2012/#content

    Thursday night football for Weeks 3-15.

    I think this is great. I know I'm in the minority, but I would rather watch football on Thursday night than I am on Monday night.
     
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Go for Friday nights too.
     
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    There is no reason not to use the bye weeks for those early games, at least -- the teams playing them are off the previous week, leading to 10 days off before and 10 days off after. I am sure they won't do this.
     
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    And there's already Week 1 with the season opener at the home of the defending champ.
     
  5. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Too much.
     
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Here's why I think this is great.

    The Thursday night game (with the exception of the opener) is usually going to be a pretty mediocre game. I am much more willing to watch the Rams and Jaguars on Thursday than I would on Monday. With ESPN getting the fifth choice of games in most weeks for MNF, I find myself a little starved for football by Thursday night, but by the time Monday night rolls around, I'm usually burned out, especially if it's a mediocre game, which the majority seemed to be last season...
     
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    If he wanted to plow through with this, they should have enacted the second bye week as they did for that one season back in the '90s.

    Another transparent money grab, as is most things with Goodell.

    The Jaguars had at least two primetime dates last season, btw.
     
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Maybe the SEC and Fat 10 can start playing on Sundays and Mondays now.
     
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The big question is when they go from 12 to 16 playoff teams -- a game Thursday night, one Friday, three Saturday and three Sunday. Playoff ratings being what they are, it's tens of millions of dollars per year just by adding those two games. And by going to 16, they will keep 80 percent (or more) of the teams in the league alive for a playoff spot until the final day of the regular season.
     
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I watched Goodell's presser, there was a question early about the shitty Sunday night and Monday night games this season and he said he didn't agree with that, he thought all the games were great. Guess they pay you the big bucks to say that shit with a straight face.
     
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Yeah, that 62-7 game was great for televised football.
     
  12. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    They had every team guaranteed a prime-time game back in the late '90s, too. I don't recall that being a resounding success.
     
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