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Ban Thursday night NFL games?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Nov 10, 2017.


Should the NFL nix Thursday night games

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  3. The NFL was stupid for thinking NFL players are built to play on 2+ days rest

    7 vote(s)
  4. I don't know

    2 vote(s)
  5. I don't care

    4 vote(s)
  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    NFL teams should play games two weeks apart.
  2. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Here’s your link
    Common sense - Wikipedia
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  3. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    They should play daily. Why the fuck not?
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Overuse injuries are common in every sport except the most violent sport on the planet. It's exempt.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    How about playing once a month? Everyone will be well rested.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    This story from September doesn't offer hard data but cites the NFL as saying Thursday night injury rates are no more prevalent than Sunday games.

    This graf was interesting though, and pretty much goes to the heart of my post: it seems an NFL body is getting back to normal on Wednesday at the earliest and now you only have a few hours to be in peak form for Thursday night.

    If not addressed, the accumulation of physical and mental fatigue, without the proper recovery, can negatively influence later performance. According to Fergus Connolly, past director of elite performance for the San Francisco 49ers and author of Game Changer, that process of physical recovery generally takes three days, barely enough for the Thursday game.

    Thursday night football: the science behind the NFL's toughest turnaround
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    That makes a lot of sense.

    Of course, the only reason football games are played weekly and the seven days is the standard on which to base recovery time is because football games were always played weekly. There's never been any research done to show what amount of time is best for recovering from playing football.
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  8. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I watch them all if I can.
  9. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Dallas has back to back Thursday games this season -- Thanksgiving and Nov. 30.
  10. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    So just make shit up that seems right when the data doesn't exist. Got it.
  11. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Or have common sense
    JC likes this.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    What the fuck do the players know about their bodies.
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