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PFT: Eliminating TNF Package would cost teams $7M in cap

EddieNYG : 11/10/2017 12:47 pm
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Disappearance of the current CBS/NBC TNF package would reduce each team's cap by roughly $7 million. That's an average of $132,000 per player.

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money talks  
Joey from GlenCove : 11/10/2017 12:49 pm : link
lets see if the players are for real
So in essence  
viggie : 11/10/2017 12:50 pm : link
Owners refuse to loose a dime, but will keep this idiotic schedule that gets its start players hurt a rapidly increasing paces. NFL is in a bad spot.
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Danny Kanell : 11/10/2017 12:53 pm : link
Couldn't they offer a Saturday night package to networks to offset some of this? Start it from Mid-November once College ends to the end of the season. I know Saturday ratings are lower than Thursday but this could offset some of that $7M
RE: So in essence  
giants#1 : 11/10/2017 12:53 pm : link
In comment 13684974 viggie said:
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Owners refuse to loose a dime, but will keep this idiotic schedule that gets its start players hurt a rapidly increasing paces. NFL is in a bad spot.


I doubt the players want to lose $130k each either.
I understand that some players hate the TNF game  
Banks : 11/10/2017 1:02 pm : link
so I won't cry if it goes away one day, but I personally look forward to it.
Someone came on Boomer this morning and suggested  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 11/10/2017 1:03 pm : link
extending the season by 1 week, so Thursday night games would be on after a bye week, thus giving the players a bye week and extended rest for the next game. This would also put Super Bowl Sunday on Presidents day weekend.

I'm all for it. Give me the Presidents Day weekend Super Bowl.
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Mad Mike : 11/10/2017 1:05 pm : link
In comment 13684976 Danny Kanell said:
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Couldn't they offer a Saturday night package to networks to offset some of this? Start it from Mid-November once College ends to the end of the season. I know Saturday ratings are lower than Thursday but this could offset some of that $7M

With conference championships, the college schedule runs through the first weekend of December. And the NFL has saturday games beginning 2 weeks after that, so there's basically only one open saturday.
Work it ou with NCAA  
jvm52106 : 11/10/2017 1:13 pm : link
and give them Monday night's for Saturday/ Saturday night broadcasts..

I would think that would work much better.
Right, 7M in cap space,  
smshmth8690 : 11/10/2017 1:15 pm : link
not 7M in owner's profit. Spin that record one more time.
If teams have to play on a thursday,  
Doomster : 11/10/2017 2:04 pm : link
they should only play on Thursday after a bye.....
RE: Right, 7M in cap space,  
ron mexico : 11/10/2017 2:06 pm : link
In comment 13685012 smshmth8690 said:
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not 7M in owner's profit. Spin that record one more time.


Since the cap is set as 47% of total revenue, the owners would be loosing about 7m as well. Actually less since that is revenue, not profit.
RE: Someone came on Boomer this morning and suggested  
lawguy9801 : 11/10/2017 2:09 pm : link
In comment 13684994 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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extending the season by 1 week, so Thursday night games would be on after a bye week, thus giving the players a bye week and extended rest for the next game. This would also put Super Bowl Sunday on Presidents day weekend.

I'm all for it. Give me the Presidents Day weekend Super Bowl.


Putting the SB on Presidents Day Sunday has long been an NFL goal. The worst part about SB parties is having to go to work the next day; this will make it more of an event than it already is.
RE: If teams have to play on a thursday,  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 11/10/2017 2:11 pm : link
In comment 13685074 Doomster said:
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they should only play on Thursday after a bye.....


Thus why you would add an extra week of play so that you can do exactly that.
Adding an additional bye week  
GiantsRage2007 : 11/10/2017 2:15 pm : link
And that Thursday game is the week after one of your byes, and thus adding a week to the season, and then playing the SB on Presidents weekend makes so much sense it is surprising it hasn't happened.
RE: So in essence  
djstat : 11/10/2017 2:57 pm : link
In comment 13684974 viggie said:
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Owners refuse to loose a dime, but will keep this idiotic schedule that gets its start players hurt a rapidly increasing paces. NFL is in a bad spot.
Why should the owners take the hit and not players? Players get 50% of revenues as do owners. But owners then pay coaches, front office, operations, medical, training, travel etc. Your ridiculous if you think the owners pocket 50% of revenues after paying players.
RE: If teams have to play on a thursday,  
81_Great_Dane : 11/10/2017 2:57 pm : link
In comment 13685074 Doomster said:
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they should only play on Thursday after a bye.....
This seems so obvious that it's hard to understand why it hasn't been done yet.
RE: Someone came on Boomer this morning and suggested  
McLovin28 : 11/10/2017 3:14 pm : link
In comment 13684994 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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extending the season by 1 week, so Thursday night games would be on after a bye week, thus giving the players a bye week and extended rest for the next game. This would also put Super Bowl Sunday on Presidents day weekend.

I'm all for it. Give me the Presidents Day weekend Super Bowl.


Unfortunately President's Day falls on the 3rd Monday in February. It will only fall on President's Day weekend if it's played on February 14th.
RE: Adding an additional bye week  
ron mexico : 11/10/2017 3:21 pm : link
In comment 13685090 GiantsRage2007 said:
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And that Thursday game is the week after one of your byes, and thus adding a week to the season, and then playing the SB on Presidents weekend makes so much sense it is surprising it hasn't happened.


Agreed.

Only reason I can think that might prevent this is that the players want to get to the off season faster.
Like other people have said  
arniefez : 11/10/2017 3:31 pm : link
There must be something we're missing. This seems so easy to solve. Cut to 3 pre season games and add a bye week. Or add a bye week and move the Super Bowl to presidents weekend which would be great for most fans. The NFL has issues that probably can't ever be solved but Thursday night games seem like such an easy fix.
Thursday night  
Giantslifer : 11/10/2017 3:31 pm : link
I'm pretty sure the NFL & networks can work out a deal that eliminates almost all of Thursday night, and keeps cap money.
Have opening night on Thursday. Keep thanksgiving. After T-day add Saturday night game.maybe add Friday(One shot) after T-day.
I'm guessing the Saturday night game would have better ratings.
RE: Someone came on Boomer this morning and suggested  
old man : 11/10/2017 3:39 pm : link
In comment 13684994 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
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extending the season by 1 week, so Thursday night games would be on after a bye week, thus giving the players a bye week and extended rest for the next game. This would also put Super Bowl Sunday on Presidents day weekend.

I'm all for it. Give me the Presidents Day weekend Super Bowl.


I can envision owners walking the schedule back a week also and pushing for the 18 game schedule....and the NFLPA for a roster bump to 54-55 for added risk. Reduce the TNF by 1 game but let the network flex in a game from the last 4 of 18 RS games as long as there's a 3-4 week lead time for players/fans. At week 10/11 you should have a good idea of who the playoff candidates likely are...go from there.
Personally l'd like TNF once/month as something special to look forward to...or less MNF and push games back to Sunday afternoon.
The 18 game schedule is bananas.  
FStubbs : 11/11/2017 7:15 am : link
These players get hurt enough as is. Only the healthy teams (like the Eagles seem to be year in and year out) would be competitive.

Walking the schedule back a week is greed as well. Football needs to be over by the beginning of February. I don't want guys reporting to spring training while waiting for the big game :D
Having a bye week before TNF makes sense  
eclipz928 : 11/11/2017 8:29 am : link
but players would not be on board with having their time off during the season cut short by 4 days.

I'd say just start the season a week earlier. Teams can get 2 bye weeks, including one before TNF. Everyone is happy.
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