RandBall: We don't need any more NFL games
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- October 18, 2013 - 10:30 AM
The NFL is at a saturation point when it comes to how its games are spread out over TV these days. There are Thursday night games, Sunday night games and Monday night games in addition to the regular Sunday afternoon menu. There is the opening week MNF doubleheader. Playoff games dip into Saturdays. On occasion, when a roof collapses, games are played on Tuesdays (OK, that's more an exception than a rule).
And now the NFL is floating the idea of a Thursday night doubleheader. They are officially denying it, but Jerry Jones opened his big mouth:
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said the league is discussing playing two games on Thursday nights, though nothing is imminent. ... He said, “We could easily have a doubleheader on Thursday. I don’t think that is out of the realm of thought, we haven’t set up how we will do it.”
Stop. Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing -- like a dish of ice cream vs. a bathtub full of ice cream. (Bad example, that would be fantastic). Like imagine if new episodes of Breaking Bad were on 4 nights a week. You have other things to do with your lives (hopefully).
The balance is good right now. It's almost too much, but it's fine. You can pick up the Thursday night game at your leisure. The Sunday night game is usually a good matchup, and Monday Night Football gives you something to do. Two games on Thursday night? You're just dividing up the mediocrity and making me care less (not to mention making people panic that they've forgotten four teams instead of two when it comes to setting a fantasy lineup).
Just say no.
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