The NFL Is Disputing Reports That It Could End Thursday Night Football

11.28.16 1 year ago

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The NFL has a Thursday Night Football problem. In theory, everyone would love the opportunity to watch football on a night where there isn’t much else on television. But in practice, these games are usually ugly and unappealing, as watching people play football with three days of rest and preparation can make the game hard to watch. In fact, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman ripped the league last year, saying that playing on Thursday is “Another one of those simple contradictions of the league, because they care about us.”

A report indicated the league agrees that the Thursday Night Football experiment hasn’t been great. According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL is “considering the possibility of ending, or at least limiting” games on Thursday nights. This could mean – among other solutions – that the league scraps the games entirely, or it could mean that Thursday games would start on Thanksgiving and go for the remainder of the season.

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