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View Poll Results: Should the Thursday night games be stopped
No, keep it 15 31.25%
Yes, get rid of it. 33 68.75%
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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I'm not too bright on my math either but it makes sense for a team to get 10 days off when they play on Thursday nights.
Exactly. This could actually work out well and IMO teams should only play on Thursday nights if they have a bye week cranked into their schedule.

With this set-up, we could even have mid-week games on both Wednesday and Thursday nights with this 10-day separation.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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Exactly. This could actually work out well and IMO teams should only play on Thursday nights if they have a bye week cranked into their schedule.

With this set-up, we could even have mid-week games on both Wednesday and Thursday nights with this 10-day separation.
Why in God's name do we need Wednesday night games?

There are only so many marquee matchups, especially taking into account that team's that look like they're going to be good in April when the schedule is drawn up often don't end up being very good.

The last thing the NFL needs is to further dilute the quality of the games put on national television, and that's exactly what will happen if more prime time games are scheduled.
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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get rid of TNF as well as all those Euro games.....and even eliminate half of the SNF......that'll make Sunday afternoon and MNF games higher viewers....right now the sport is oversaturated with televised games and there's no "must see" games....explains why Nielsens are down, imo and has little to do w/ the Orange Cheetos' slamming and recommending boycotting the NFL for kneeling.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:19 PM
 
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Keep the Thanksgiving games and only do TNF 6 weeks a season. That way the games have a special feel (only 6 weeks a year) and the teams playing in the game are coming off of their bye week.
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Old 11-11-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Keep the Thanksgiving games and only do TNF 6 weeks a season. That way the games have a special feel (only 6 weeks a year) and the teams playing in the game are coming off of their bye week.
+1 Rep. I would also keep the NFL Kickoff Games where the winner of the Super Bowl usually hosts those games.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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Drew Brees rips Thursday night games after several saints injured. Good for Brees.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...ies/933811001/

Last edited by Jonathan Ashbeck; 12-08-2017 at 01:51 PM..
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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There was a very good game last night, Atlanta v New Orleans,

But don't care really if Thur night goes...the players who play on Sunday then again Thurs must be exhausted.


QUOTE=Jonathan Ashbeck;47832813]To me, I do not like Thursday night games. (Thursday night college games are different story though.) I know it's about business and money but it's for the players safety and if the NFL insists on it, each team should get a bye. I'm personally fine with Thanksgiving Games; however IMO only Detroit and Dallas should be the host team for Thanksgiving games. I don't think I'd be in the mood for the third game. I'm also fine with the NFL Kickoff Game where the winner (but not always the case, Ravens in 2012 when to Denver in the Kickoff Game after they won Super Bowl 47) hosts the kickoff game. A lot of Thursday night matchups are terrible. It's unwatchable for me. Keep MNF and SNF but get rid of Thursday night games. I won't miss it if the NFL ends it.[/quote]
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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I think they can keep them, but they should make sure that the two teams playing each other are coming off bye weeks.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:25 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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I think they can keep them, but they should make sure that the two teams playing each other are coming off bye weeks.
That's more my thought.

If the NFL must keep Thursday Night games, then a provision should be made to allow for teams to have enough rest in between. Four days is inadequate rest for professional football players. If that means byes, then so be it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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That's more my thought.

If the NFL must keep Thursday Night games, then a provision should be made to allow for teams to have enough rest in between. Four days is inadequate rest for professional football players. If that means byes, then so be it.
10-14 days off makes sense to me so each team can recover from injuries.
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