Anyone who knows me knows that I love football. I bleed Orange & Blue, and whether in person or on TV – I love watching football games. But I loathe Thursday Night Football.
Here’s why I hate it:
- Another Night for Football - I give the NFL a lot of my time and money. When the Broncos play at home, I spent all day going to the game and then come home and watch Sunday Night Football. Even though I have a Monday commitment, I still find a way to catch part of Monday Night football. Yet now the NFL is wanting me to give up another evening to watch their game. I have busy things during the week so that my weekends can be free to watch football. Look NFL, believe it or not, I have a life outside of your game.
- It ruins all of the games surrounding football – Whether it’s fantasy football, pick’ems, survival football – most of these games require you to solidify your picks/lineups before the first game. Last week the Broncos played the Browns and you bet I had that game on my mind, yet I forgot to go in and change the lineups for one of my fantasy teams and missed the pick’em. After 9 weeks of conditioning myself to prepare for the weekend, you throw a wrench in and take away 3 days on many of these games. It’s asinine!
- The NFL Network – The idea of the NFL Network is great, but it is the State-Run-Television of the NFL. The quality of the broadcast & commentary isn’t up par with the major networks, and yet the NFL keeps ramming these games down our throat on these networks. After watching the Broncos/Browns last week, watching the same 5 commercials over and over again got old pretty quickly. On top of it all, 40% of the US doesn’t get the NFL Network. I’ve heard rumors that the NFL may sell the games next year to another sub-par cable network like TNT. Just make the games go away, admit this idea failed miserably and go back to airing classic games.
Come on NFL, give Thursday night back to College football.