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Old 02-05-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I'd like for them to do away with Thursday Night Football, except at Thanksgivin'.

There I said it. I may be well in a minority by saying this, but I wish they'd do away with THursday Night games.
Mostly personal reasons, but I am suprised it did not aggrevate injuries more (maybe it did) I thought Thursday night games were of poorer quality, and this is selfish, but if they did have a Thursday night game, there is no way I could go and take the kids unless I skip work the next day and let them skip school.
Fact is, I watched maybe two thursday night games outside of Thanksgivin anyway.

Just my two cents worth, which, adjusted for infation is not worth 1 dollar and 27 cents.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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We don't get the NFL Network because we aren't paying for a high tier cable package just for that. So the only Thursday Night Game I saw last year was the first game of the season and Thanksgiving since both were on NBC, and also the one the Colts played in November because that was also aired on one of the local stations. So I wouldn't have any problem doing away with those games. Since they air on the NFL's own network, though, I don't see it happening.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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Also, Regarding the Bye weeks. Why don't they schedule all the teams in the same division to have the bye weeks at the same time, and then schedule division games the following week? This would take away any advantage a team would have by having the week off and facing a team within the same division that didn't have the week off.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I don't mind the Thursday night games, though I generally watch the college games on Thursday unless the Colts or Lions are playing.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I don't watch Thurs. games, no NFL Network for me. Packers played on Thurs. early in the season, home game and local TV carried the game.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 PM
 
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I'd like for them to do away with Thursday Night Football, except at Thanksgivin'.

There I said it. I may be well in a minority by saying this, but I wish they'd do away with THursday Night games.
Mostly personal reasons, but I am suprised it did not aggrevate injuries more (maybe it did) I thought Thursday night games were of poorer quality, and this is selfish, but if they did have a Thursday night game, there is no way I could go and take the kids unless I skip work the next day and let them skip school.
Fact is, I watched maybe two thursday night games outside of Thanksgivin anyway.

Just my two cents worth, which, adjusted for infation is not worth 1 dollar and 27 cents.
You are absolutely right. Goodell is a big hypocrite advocating for player safety and yet there's Thursday night names every week, plus he wants an 18 game season and extended playoffs. There have been teams on very short weeks (playing on Monday, then Thursday, and then on Sunday).

Plus, most of the Thursday night matchups (exlcuding Thankgiving) sucked so much this year.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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I wish there were less Thursday night games, but the NFL would need a financial reason to give that up anytime soon.

I would really like to see flex scheduling make its way to late-season games on Thu and Mon nights. A few of the games on NFL Network and ESPN were unwatchable.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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And why isn't the Super Bowl on a Saturday evening? That would give fans a day to recuperate, rather than having to get home and right to bed (if they don't want to burn a vacation day on Monday).
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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Plus, most of the Thursday night matchups (exlcuding Thankgiving) sucked so much this year.
You mean you didn't like Miami traveling to Buffalo? Or the Jags playing some team in Jacksonville?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I would really like to see flex scheduling make its way to late-season games on Thu and Mon nights. A few of the games on NFL Network and ESPN were unwatchable.
The logistics of moving a game to a different day, when you have people making travel plans months in advance, make this impossible.

The NFL considered this option during one of the TV contract negotiations, and the logistics just don't work. Hence the birth of NBC Sunday Night Football.
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