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tigerpimpbot
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games

Goodell is running an entertainment monopoly. He's going to go in dry on the fans, and they will take it.

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emmanuellewis
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
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I believe the NFL has an agreement that they won't play on Friday nights so as not to interfere with high school football games. It wouldn't be bad late in the year however, when the high school season is over.


Yeah, I think one of the only stipulations that the NFL was held to in order to claim tax exempt status was that they had to agree to not hold games on Friday or the any Saturdays until December. That may not still hold true, but the fact that they haven't tried this makes me think it is. I feel like the NFL always presents this as how they like "to keep Fridays for high school football" when it is actually about the only thing they have to do to remain tax exempt.

The NFL can do whatever it wants right now because of its status but the decisions they are making are going to devalue their product down the road. The concussion issue is going to stick with people and it is going to harder for some to watch the games as the data continues to come out. On the other side, just as many are likely to lose some interest because the of the rule changes to reduce concussions. The NFL is different now than even five years ago (there is a reason why passing records will continue to get shattered and RBs are becoming more and more devalued).

Yet, even with this major issue, the league is floating ideas like increasing to 18 games, more Thursday night games, expanding the playoffs (does anyone want this by the way? It gets turned down every five fricking years; six teams and two byes per conference works well). Again, not going to hurt in the short term but these are bad decisions.


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ZTiger87
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
I'm down for more 10 pm est kick offs. There was something awesome about that Raiders-Chargers game a week ago.


LSUSoulja08
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
can the ratings really be decent enough for them to seriously consider this?

I can't remember the last time I watched a Thursday night game. And like some said before, when is the last time a thursday night game was worth a shit??


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Weagle25
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
This would = me seeing more NFL games. So I'm for it.


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lsutigersFTW
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
Stupid.

However I think maybe doubling up Monday nighters would be a great idea.


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tduecen
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
Just wait till Tuesday night games after a team plays Sunday, those will be epic battles


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MFn GIMP
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
Hurray for the new emphasis on player safety.


JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
and when does the new London team start?


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bwallcubfan
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
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I don't know why they don't just play games on Friday.


You think the LHSAA will allow this?


chalmetteowl
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
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I'm down for more 10 pm est kick offs. There was something awesome about that Raiders-Chargers game a week ago.


bc a game that late is a once in a decade thing...

you wouldn't watch a game at that hour every week


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chalmetteowl
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
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You think the LHSAA will allow this?


NFL and CFB do what they want... has your biggest rivalry gone up against the Saints?


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ballscaster
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
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doesn't the home team win the overwhelming majority of these games as well?
No. The home team is 3-2 this year (8-5 last year), and the road team is 4-1 vs the spread this year. The anti-Thursday argument, while it may be truthful, is vastly overblown.

Also, I've never seen anything indicating that Friday's injury reports are any different from Monday's.


geauxtigers87
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
ah. well no debating the quality of play is way down however


ballscaster
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
I don't see it that way. Thursday games often feature average and below average teams. Obviously the quality of play isn't going to be great no matter when they play.

If Buffalo and Cleveland had played on Sunday, I wouldn't have watched because I would have been watching another game. It was on Thursday, so I watched. NFL wins.


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Sentrius
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re: Report: League considers adding more Thursday games
And the NFL keeps telling me tht they're focused on safety.

Goodell is a piece of shite.


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