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Thursday Night Football: Fan or not?

SFGFNCGiantsFan : 7/16/2019 8:17 pm
I was having convo with buddy this past weekend what'd we do if we were NFL commish for a day. We both agreed that getting rid of Thursday Night Football would be high on our list of priorities. The game are often very sloppy, players are more at risk of injury, & there's something to be said for over saturation of NFL football.

We also thought the league should expand roster sizes & keep it at 16 games instead of going to 18.

I know the NFL never will get rid of it-$-but I'm not a fan.

How about you?
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I'm to blame.  
robbieballs2003 : 7/16/2019 8:19 pm : link
I agree that I hate it but I still watch. I cannot say I watch much more than a quarter or half because I wake up early but it is always on.
Hate it  
seanr : 7/16/2019 8:22 pm : link
I will not watch unless the Giants are playing. Too me it ruins the experience. I prefer when football was finished by Monday night and you have the rest of the week to get ready for the weekend games.
I watch it  
joeinpa : 7/16/2019 8:23 pm : link
Don t hate it, but do believe it hurts quality of NFL Football
Hate it  
Steve in ATL : 7/16/2019 8:25 pm : link
and don't watch unless the Giants are playing.
Hate  
AcidTest : 7/16/2019 8:28 pm : link
it. All regular season NFL games should be played on Sunday. No MNF. No games on Thanksgiving.
Dont hate it  
jtfuoco : 7/16/2019 8:29 pm : link
but I think Thanksgiving should be the only week for Thursday games and I think that day should have 4 games.
...  
Mdgiantsfan : 7/16/2019 8:29 pm : link
Don't like it. Watch it when Big Blue is on, but still don't like it. Love my Sunday football..as it should be:)

Additionally, the match ups tend to be terrible.
RE: Hate it  
rnargi : 7/16/2019 8:30 pm : link
In comment 14500183 Steve in ATL said:
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and don't watch unless the Giants are playing.


Same here
Not a fan  
Sneakers O'toole : 7/16/2019 8:35 pm : link
Except the traditional Thanksgiving games. But that's it.
Fan!  
Thinblueline : 7/16/2019 8:55 pm : link
Nice mid week game to watch....
I would absolutely be ok with it if both teams  
bradshaw44 : 7/16/2019 9:00 pm : link
Were coming off a bye week. Other than that I hate it for the health reasons and the poor play due to them being gassed from playing three days before.
Despise it. Begrudgingly watch when Giants play,  
j_rud : 7/16/2019 9:00 pm : link
Maybe Im just getting old but i really hate all of these changes. Thursday games, no late season Saturday games, the new draft format, etc etc etc. Feels lime theyre trying to broaden the appeal enough so that literally every person in America becomes a fan. And in doing so theyve significantly changed and watered down the product.
Not a Fan  
John In CO : 7/16/2019 9:01 pm : link
If both teams playing were coming off of a bye week, I would feel better about it. But having teams play a game on 3 days rest just never sat well with me. Im pretty sure the players and coaches enjoy the extended break once the game is over, but the short prep time for the game seems as if it would be a major pain for the teams.
Honestly I don't understand all the complaining...  
sxdxca : 7/16/2019 9:09 pm : link
You guys should be happy for any football, whether a game is played on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Its all good.

Just be grateful that your given any games to watch...
Like it. The more football the better.  
RDJR : 7/16/2019 9:10 pm : link
Iím both a Giants fan and a football fan.
No sir. Don't like it.  
Poktown Pete : 7/16/2019 9:20 pm : link
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big fan  
larryinnewhaven : 7/16/2019 9:42 pm : link
great way to start the weekend early in the fall
RE: I would absolutely be ok with it if both teams  
smshmth8690 : 7/16/2019 9:58 pm : link
In comment 14500220 bradshaw44 said:
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Were coming off a bye week. Other than that I hate it for the health reasons and the poor play due to them being gassed from playing three days before.


^^^ This sums it up for me, but I watch every play of every Thursday night game. If I can't watch live, I record it, and watch it later. I also don't have to get up early for work, so there's that too.
used to watch every game that was on local tv.  
madgiantscow009 : 7/16/2019 10:20 pm : link
but I really don't like the league anymore, will only watch Giants.
Hate it  
giantsFC : 7/16/2019 10:33 pm : link
Itís hard to get into football on a Thursday night.

Also can really screw up fantasy football if you play and get busy
Excuse to go out with the guys  
George from PA : 7/16/2019 10:34 pm : link
So what the footballs lousey
Yeah, I hate the idea of watching...  
Maryland Giant : 7/16/2019 10:37 pm : link
...an extra game a week.

Jesus some of you people are pussies.
Screw up Fantasy Football???  
Maryland Giant : 7/16/2019 10:39 pm : link
Man I miss the 80ís.
Boo Thursday Night Football  
NBGblue : 7/16/2019 10:41 pm : link
Hooray Beer !!!
RE: Yeah, I hate the idea of watching...  
Hsilwek92 : 7/16/2019 10:41 pm : link
In comment 14500318 Maryland Giant said:
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...an extra game a week.

Jesus some of you people are pussies.


How, exactly, does someoneís preference to not have games on Thursday nights make them a Ďpussyí?
The quality of the games is shit  
Sneakers O'toole : 7/16/2019 10:50 pm : link
Which sort of defeats the point of pro football, to see the game at it's highest level.

Something their leadership would be wise to re-learn. Because eventually people will decide that there is no point in a watered down pro game.
RE: Hate  
Tuckrule : 7/16/2019 11:01 pm : link
In comment 14500191 AcidTest said:
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it. All regular season NFL games should be played on Sunday. No MNF. No games on Thanksgiving.


I love thanksgiving football. Whole family watches as you feast. Whatís better!!!
Not a fan at all.  
Red Dog : 7/16/2019 11:01 pm : link
Games should be weekends and Monday nights. Dump Thursday except for Thanksgiving.
I hate it almost as much as I hate  
CT Charlie : 7/16/2019 11:05 pm : link
fantasy football.
I really think..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 7/16/2019 11:06 pm : link
if you took a pool of all football fans, there would be very few who absolutely love Thursday games. Some will probably say they will watch, but the majority will say they don't like it or that they hate it.

But I really don't think the NFL cares.
I don't watch many PM football games  
Torrag : 7/16/2019 11:21 pm : link
There's much more interesting stuff on tap at that time of the evening /cough
The more football, the better  
Vanzetti : 7/17/2019 5:50 am : link
The stuff about the bad games is completely overblown

And if that were the case, just have teams coming off the bye play on Thurs
I loathe it.  
truebluelarry : 7/17/2019 6:15 am : link
I only watch when the Giants are playing.

Hate it when the Giants play  
aimrocky : 7/17/2019 6:39 am : link
But Iím fine with it. I wonít complain about having viewing options. If the matchup stinks, I find something else to watch.
I hate irregularity, even in football.  
Ivan15 : 7/17/2019 6:39 am : link
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Goddell is a total dumfuq  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 7/17/2019 7:19 am : link
Less is more. Especially in this day and age of disparate media and entertainment options, football being centered around Sunday is powerful and necessary branding.
It's fine with me  
ron mexico : 7/17/2019 7:34 am : link
Gives me the option to watch a game I most likely would not watch if it were on Sunday.
Teams should be coming off a bye  
gmenatlarge : 7/17/2019 8:04 am : link
to play on Thursday, there is not enough time to recover from a Sunday game.
Hate it  
cjac : 7/17/2019 8:05 am : link
Football is for Sundays
Like it  
Jim in Forest Hills : 7/17/2019 8:12 am : link
but would like better matchups.
Hate it...  
vonritz : 7/17/2019 8:18 am : link
and won't watch even if the Giants play.
Hate it  
pjcas18 : 7/17/2019 8:23 am : link
in fact I'm so curmudgeonly at this point in my life, I only like 1pm on Sunday or game of the week at 4:25.

I don't like Sunday night, Monday night, or Thursday night football.

I do like the Thanksgiving games, just don't like the Giants playing in one. And get rid of the 3rd Thanksgiving game.

Thanksgiving yes  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 7/17/2019 8:25 am : link
Every Thursday? no.

I'm fine with MNF.
Thursday games suck!  
Tark10 : 7/17/2019 8:53 am : link
Too much of anything is a bad thing. Goodell seems to disagree.
I watch one  
Harvest Blend : 7/17/2019 9:30 am : link
Thursday night game a year. Maybe.

Player safety my ass.
I can't stand Thursday night games  
PatersonPlank : 7/17/2019 9:41 am : link
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I used to be a  
Mike in Long Beach : 7/17/2019 10:08 am : link
"the more football, the better" guy.

Now I'm not a fan. If I have nothing going on I'll put it on (and obviously I'll watch all Giants gams on Thursdays) but for the most point I think it's bad for the game. Not to mention fantasy football people have to worry about their line-ups way earlier. Poor bastards.
RE: I really think..  
dep026 : 7/17/2019 10:11 am : link
In comment 14500338 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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But I really don't think the NFL cares.


This is all that needs to be said on this and many other topics.
Don't hate it  
Gman11 : 7/17/2019 10:22 am : link
but don't watch it either.
Words never before put together in the same sentence  
Greg from LI : 7/17/2019 10:26 am : link
Man, I really missed Maryland Giant and am thrilled he's posting again!
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