As a part of the negotiations among the NFL owners, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that the NFL will expand to a 16 game Thursday night TV package, which will add a new source of revenue.
I don’t like this idea one bit. While it’s nice to have your team featured in a prime time game, the Thursday night games always put a team on a short week. It puts the visiting team at a particular disadvantage.
If you ask me, it’s just the NFL’s way to try to get more people to subscribe to the NFL Network, which is usually offered in a special Sports package by many cable companies. That’s where they’re getting the extra revenue. They know that all of us football addicts will pick up the phones and dial up Comcast or Xfinity or whatever they’re called because we don’t want to miss the exciting Thursday night thriller between the Bills and Browns in Week 3.
What do you think of expanding the Thursday night games to the entire season? If there are games on every week, will you get the NFL Network if you already don’t?