CBS and NBC to share Thursday Night Football TV Rights

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The Thursday Night game is wrong. It hurts the teams playing on a short week, and it has continuously produced duds.

But the NFL wants more money so there we go.
 

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At this point Al and Chris are better than Nantz/Simms, so this is fine
Agreed, less Simms and Nantz and more Al and Chris is a good thing. Especially Simms, who is not good now. Nantz is brutal when ball washing Peyton.
 

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In 2015 there were 2 OT games and 7 others decided by one possession out of 14 games.
Games are consistently bad, played at half speed and aren't representative of a real NFL game. It's a glorified practice.
Unless they give the teams a bye week before, it'll continue to be a bad game, no matter how close the scores indicate.
 

Rusty13

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Overall, this is a good thing for TV viewers, because I think Simms and Nantz got burnt out from having to call all these extra games, many of which were terrible.

I don't think it's a coincidence that the quality of all their broadcasts dropped significantly over the past couple of years. (Not that they were that great to begin with.)
 

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It's been said a million times, but why not just give each team two bye weeks, extend the season one more week, and have every team get a bye before their Thursday game? It's more weeks, which means more money. The players get more rest, which conceivably means less injuries, which means better quality of play. Maybe skip week 2 (you'd still have all 32 teams playing a game thanks to Thursday night), so that a team doesn't have a bye week 1.

It's a win for the league, a win for TV, and a win for players.

Is this stupid?
 

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It's been said a million times, but why not just give each team two bye weeks, extend the season one more week, and have every team get a bye before their Thursday game? It's more weeks, which means more money. The players get more rest, which conceivably means less injuries, which means better quality of play. Maybe skip week 2 (you'd still have all 32 teams playing a game thanks to Thursday night), so that a team doesn't have a bye week 1.

It's a win for the league, a win for TV, and a win for players.

Is this stupid?
This is an idea I've been preaching for years. Plus the benefit of Super Bowl Sunday being on President's day weekend so most people have the day after off. It makes too much sense to me but I could be missing something
 

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This will be a great case study for business students. NFL moves games to Thursday night on their own network to force more cable systems to offer the network. They then negotiate the 4th highest per subscriber fees of any cable network based primarily on the demand for the slate of games. Once they have that revenue stream locked in, they auction off the games to get another half billion.
 

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This is an idea I've been preaching for years. Plus the benefit of Super Bowl Sunday being on President's day weekend so most people have the day after off. It makes too much sense to me but I could be missing something
I've mentioned before, but at a luncheon where Jonathan Kraft spoke to us 5 years ago, he said that within the decade 1.) There would be two teams in LA, 2.) There would be 18 games played, and 3.) Superbowl weekend would be President's Day weekend where it would be even more of an "event".

I have also wondered why they play all of their games at the same times on Sunday. Why not do an NCAA tournament type of thing where some games start at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 8pm or something. Even having them start 15 minutes apart would make the watching at home so much better--draw out watching/advertising time, and increase revenues. I mean, I can't imagine the 10am/1pm slots on Sunday are much different from the 8am/11am or 3pm/6pm etc.
 

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I think the 18 games thing is tabled, at least for a while. There's too much going on with concussions and player safety to sell it to the public without a backlash.

Then again, it's the NFL.
 

soxfan121

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Games are consistently bad, played at half speed and aren't representative of a real NFL game. It's a glorified practice.
Unless they give the teams a bye week before, it'll continue to be a bad game, no matter how close the scores indicate.
Wicked hot take, bro. Too bad it ain't true.

Nice job on the talking points, though. I especially like the part about the scores not being indicative of the game quality. That's an outstanding hedge statement.
 

ifmanis5

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Wicked hot take, bro. Too bad it ain't true.

Nice job on the talking points, though. I especially like the part about the scores not being indicative of the game quality. That's an outstanding hedge statement.
Hot take troll post is hot take worthy.
 

soxfan121

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Your post was nothing but hot, supportable garbage statements.

Games are consistently bad, played at half speed and aren't representative of a real NFL game. It's a glorified practice.
The games are not "consistently" bad by any unbiased reckoning. They are absoultely not played at "half speed". The are, in fact, "representative" of NFL games when you watch teams other than the NEP on a regular basis. And they are not "glorified practice" and no one with any kind of background in watching/evaluating the game would ever say such a ludicrous thing - let alone these four completely unsupportable, bullshit statements in a row.

To then reply with accusations of "trolling" when called out for your bullshit is really rich.
 

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Remember that thread where you talked about being a bully growing up, and how you've changed? Yea, that was great fiction.

Read any gamethread from almost any Thursday night game. They've been universally panned as sloppy, bad football.

And it's not just one or two posters - it's part of the national zeitgeist:

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl-news/4656244-redskins-giants-thursday-night-football-eli-manning-odell-beckham-jr-kirk-cousins-bad

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/09/thursday-night-football-games-are-terrible

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/video/why-have-thursday-night-football-games-been-so-bad-100514?/nfl/video/why-have-thursday-night-football-games-been-so-bad

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/03/whats-wrong-with-thursday-night-football/

Seriously. Knock if off with your asshole attitude all the time. You, and your posting are part of what make BBtL so uninhabitable some times.

Fuck off.
 

DanoooME

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It's been said a million times, but why not just give each team two bye weeks, extend the season one more week, and have every team get a bye before their Thursday game? It's more weeks, which means more money. The players get more rest, which conceivably means less injuries, which means better quality of play. Maybe skip week 2 (you'd still have all 32 teams playing a game thanks to Thursday night), so that a team doesn't have a bye week 1.

It's a win for the league, a win for TV, and a win for players.

Is this stupid?
No, and you could make the argument that you don't even need the extra bye week because there are 3 games on Thanksgiving, so that would take 6 teams out on 1 day, leaving 13 more games for the rest of the season. You could skip weeks 2, 3, and 17 and still have a decent solution. If you add a week 18, that week would also have no Thursday games since the last week they want all of the games on Sunday.
 

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To then reply with accusations of "trolling" when called out for your bullshit is really rich.
You've yet to show your work yet and resorted to name calling. But no need, most people on this board watched the games and saw what we saw. Just check the game threads, the
Your post was nothing but hot, supportable garbage statements.



The games are not "consistently" bad by any unbiased reckoning. They are absoultely not played at "half speed". The are, in fact, "representative" of NFL games when you watch teams other than the NEP on a regular basis. And they are not "glorified practice" and no one with any kind of background in watching/evaluating the game would ever say such a ludicrous thing - let alone these four completely unsupportable, bullshit statements in a row.

To then reply with accusations of "trolling" when called out for your bullshit is really rich.
You've yet to show your work yet and resorted to name calling. But no need, most people on this board watched all the Thursday games and saw what we saw. Just check the game threads, the negative comments speak for themselves. It's a bad product. Period.