Michael Rand started RandBall with hopes that he could convince the world to love jumpsuits as much as he does. So far, he's only succeeded in using the word "redacted" a lot. He welcomes suggestions, news tips, links of pure genius, and pictures of pets in Halloween costumes here, though he already knows he will regret that last part.

Follow Randball on Twitter

Friday (We don't need more NFL games) edition: Wha' Happened?

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional football Updated: 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.

  • 6
  • Comments

ADVERTISEMENT

Post By Category

Arts (1) Books (1)
Movies (3) Music (6)
Hobbies (1) Fishing (1)
Society (2) Crime (1)
Sports (523) Baseball (1)
Professional baseball (755) Basketball (8)
College basketball (6) Football (1)
College football (118) Professional football (539)
Technology (1) Food and drink (14)
Politics (1) Transportation (1)
Employment (1) Career development (1)
Cooking (2) Pets (1)
Vikings (1047) Men (3)
Games (1) Gambling (1)
Commercial (1) Animals (3)
Dogs (3) Gripes (1)
Newspapers (1) Beer (6)
Minnesota wine retailers (1) Wine retail + marketing (1)
Bad driving (1) Commuting (1)
Family activities (1) Style (2)
Pregnancy (1) Car buying (1)
Retirement (1) Shopping (1)
Chickens (2) Fruit and berries (1)
Weather (1) Internet (2)
Twitter (2) Video games (2)
Web pick (1) YouTube (1)
Birds in the backyard (1) Business trends (2)
Loopholes (1) Problems on the job (1)
The rich get richer (1) Airlines (1)
Midwest getaways (1) Road trips (1)
Skiing (1) Travel deals (1)
Wisconsin (3) Gopher road games (1)
TCF Bank Stadium (1) NCAA: football (121)
Basketball on TV (2) Gophers coaches (1)
Frozen Four (11) North Dakota (1)
College hockey (20) Fantasy football (12)
Golf (84) Minnesota state tournaments (20)
Preps (8) Soccer (90)
WNBA (16) Wild news (8)
Wolves news (363) NFC (2)
Super Bowl (1) Vikings coaches (1)
Behind the scenes (3) Celebrities (1)
Dance (1) Local TV and radio (2)
Ex-players (1) Injury report (2)
Baseball wisdom (1) Target Field (253)
Twins fans (770) Twins game coverage (17)
Twins management (3) Twins offense (1)
Twins pitching (3) NBA playoffs (1)
Wolves draft news (1) Wolves guards (1)
Wolves players (9) Values and morals (2)
Miscreants (1) Wild coaching (44)
Wild game coverage (3) Wild off-season news (1)
Wild player moves (3) Wild pregame skate (1)
Wild trade news (1) Movies (1)
Ortonville (2) Brad Childress (1)
Stillwater (1) Television (2)
NHL news (94) Outdoors Women (1)
Olympics (2) Olympic hockey (1)
Glen Perkins (1) Health + Beauty (1)
Beer (2) Wine (1)
Public safety (1) Gophers (200)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT