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Drew Magary: We need Friday night NFL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    "Fuck high school football," he explains. People who care about it are "weird and creepy."

    Why the NFL Should Make Friday Night Football a Thing

    I have a 6-year-old. I take him to every home game at the local high school. He loves it and can't wait to play on the team some day.
     
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    We don't need Thursday NFL. Sure as hell don't need Friday.
     
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Drew Magary is weird and creepy.
     
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  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Oh, yeah, and he sure as hell ain't from Texas.
     
  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That column was more than half-shitty.

    That said, one semi-common sense solution, is allow 53 players from the roster to be active for Thursday games only, instead of having the teams declare 8 guys inactive.

    As it currently is, teams can only have 45 (46 for the 3rd string QB) players active for a game. Instead, allow them 53. If one of the 53 is hurt and can't play, the team can call up a practice squad guy for that game only, and pay him a regular salary instead of the practice squad salary.

    It'll help with deeper rosters, and maybe prevent some injuries. Although it's doubtful the owners would want to pay the practice squad guys the extra money that week to be on the main roster. But it may help players' health, and improve the quality of the game a little bit.
     
  6. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    The best part is how seriously people will take that piece.
     
  7. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Active Member

    Nowhere does he mention that the NFL is barred from broadcasting on Friday night during high school football season by federal law. I guess it may be implicit in his second reason (protect high school football), but he should make it clear.
     
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    GQ should've printed this in blue font to make its point clear.
     
  9. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    NFL owners are billionaires, and federal laws do not apply to billionaires.
     
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  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    That's such a hot take, even @PFTCommenter was impressed.
    Hash tag Hot take
    Hash tag Hotter take
    Hash tag Hottest take

    Wait, as anyone seen Magary and @PFTCommenter in the same room at the same time?

    Hash tag when two are actually one
    Hash tag Taco Bell get your breakfast shit on
     
  11. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I think my wife would leave me if the NFL played on Fridays, too.
     
  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
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