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2022-04-25 8:21:17 PM  
How about a rematch between the Detroit Lions and the team they lost to on Thanksgiving Day?
 
2022-04-25 8:27:32 PM  
I'm not watching hockey on America's most sacred shopping day.  Gonna do just what I please. Gonna wear no socks and shoes, with nothing to do but feed all the kangaroos.
 
2022-04-25 8:51:30 PM  
So the preceding Monday, 3x Thursday, Friday and then the remaining slate of Sunday games?

No thanks. The league doesn't have *that* many good teams. Nobody needs Texans-Colts on Black Friday.
 
2022-04-25 9:04:22 PM  
That's enough NFL, I'll keep to watching the college rivalries on Black Friday
 
2022-04-25 9:06:45 PM  

Omnivorous: How about a rematch between the Detroit Lions and the team they lost to on Thanksgiving Day?


Wasn't that the game they won last year?
 
2022-04-25 9:11:03 PM  

baorao: So the preceding Monday, 3x Thursday, Friday and then the remaining slate of Sunday games?

No thanks. The league doesn't have *that* many good teams. Nobody needs Texans-Colts on Black Friday.


Everybody wants better games, not more games.

Nobody wanted a 17-game season.

Nobody wanted a 14-team postseason.

Stop selling shiat that nobody needs nor wants, and stop tweaking things that never needed tweaking.

https://www.yahoo.com/now/nfl-proposed-playoff-expansion-could-be-tipping-point-in-greed-015752890.html
 
2022-04-25 9:11:33 PM  
Whatever the NFL schedules will never beat the best Black Friday game ever.

Flutie's Miracle in Miami
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2022-04-25 9:15:54 PM  

baorao: So the preceding Monday, 3x Thursday, Friday and then the remaining slate of Sunday games?

No thanks. The league doesn't have *that* many good teams. Nobody needs Texans-Colts on Black Friday.


I wouldn't say "nobody". Fantasy football and daily betting alone will guarantee those games all have substantial audiences. It's why I laughed so much when everyone was predicting the death of football a few years back over concussion issues. Then covid showed everyone that the NFL is profitable even with empty stadiums for every single game. Even those playing the "B-b-but the ratings are down!" card got showed up once it was widely realized that was just for traditional broadcast television and, thanks to streaming, more people than ever were watching the league.

The minute the NFL embraced gambling any chance of its demise outside of global disaster ended for the foreseeable future. Our great-great-great-grandkids will be watching the Connecticut Patriots vs. the London Jaguars in the Super Bowl. Assuming the Jags can get past the Shanghai Dragons anyway.
 
2022-04-25 9:21:52 PM  

baorao: So the preceding Monday, 3x Thursday, Friday and then the remaining slate of Sunday games?

No thanks. The league doesn't have *that* many good teams. Nobody needs Texans-Colts on Black Friday.


Maybe they are trying to get more people out of the house and shopping.
 
2022-04-25 9:23:15 PM  

the1hatman: baorao: So the preceding Monday, 3x Thursday, Friday and then the remaining slate of Sunday games?

No thanks. The league doesn't have *that* many good teams. Nobody needs Texans-Colts on Black Friday.

I wouldn't say "nobody". Fantasy football and daily betting alone will guarantee those games all have substantial audiences. It's why I laughed so much when everyone was predicting the death of football a few years back over concussion issues. Then covid showed everyone that the NFL is profitable even with empty stadiums for every single game. Even those playing the "B-b-but the ratings are down!" card got showed up once it was widely realized that was just for traditional broadcast television and, thanks to streaming, more people than ever were watching the league.

The minute the NFL embraced gambling any chance of its demise outside of global disaster ended for the foreseeable future. Our great-great-great-grandkids will be watching the Connecticut Patriots vs. the London Jaguars in the Super Bowl. Assuming the Jags can get past the Shanghai Dragons anyway.


Gambling has boosted the NFL with Gen X and some Millennials, but its popularity is waning with younger generations, both to play and to watch. I'm curious to see, but guessing it goes the way of horse racing and boxing in another thirty years.
 
2022-04-25 9:30:04 PM  
Stop trying to force your way into everything, NFL. It's getting really annoying
 
2022-04-25 9:36:44 PM  

Jack Sabbath: I'm not watching hockey on America's most sacred shopping day.  Gonna do just what I please. Gonna wear no socks and shoes, with nothing to do but feed all the kangaroos.


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Hockey?
 
2022-04-25 9:39:26 PM  
Only Amazon would think this is a good idea
 
2022-04-25 9:50:38 PM  
Can't be any worse?

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2022-04-25 9:55:46 PM  
They'd be going up against USA vs England if it's earlier in the day.
 
2022-04-25 10:37:08 PM  
"NFL considering a Black Friday game"

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2022-04-25 11:27:54 PM  

JuicePats: They'd be going up against USA vs England if it's earlier in the day.


I honestly wonder if that's the reason. They're loading up Christmas Sunday w/ games, even though in past years, if Christmas was a Sunday, they played on Christmas Eve. We'll see if they have a game on Memorial Day just to kill off the Indy 500 once and for all.
 
2022-04-26 12:31:35 AM  
The NFL does way too much, leave us wanting more maybe.
 
2022-04-26 5:13:13 AM  

JuicePats: They'd be going up against USA vs England if it's earlier in the day.


They would have to since they can't schedule it on Friday night.   I'll be watch the World Cup hame thank you very much.  The NFL can go pound sand.
 
2022-04-26 6:33:56 AM  
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2022-04-26 8:53:09 AM  
"...Our great-great-great-grandkids will be watching the Connecticut Patriots..."
/They tried that back in '98. It didn't take/
 
2022-04-26 9:05:42 AM  
there are consultants somewhere making a lot of money convincing the league that spreading their product as thin as possible is a super idea. i find it very hard to believe this is helping maintain or improve interest in the game.

the reason the first two days of the NCAA tournament used to be great was having all those games going at the same time and the way they staggered the finishes.  but even that's gone now.
 
2022-04-26 9:13:17 AM  

ZMugg: Jack Sabbath: I'm not watching hockey on America's most sacred shopping day.  Gonna do just what I please. Gonna wear no socks and shoes, with nothing to do but feed all the kangaroos.

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If you're a Bruins fan, absolutely.
 
2022-04-26 10:55:31 AM  
:laughs audibly in baseball:
 
2022-04-26 11:15:05 AM  
The law in question states that the NFL can apply an antitrust exemption provided that they do not "permit[s] the telecasting of all or a substantial part of any professional football game on any Friday after six o'clock postmeridian or on any Saturday during the period beginning on the second Friday in September and ending on the second Saturday in December in any year from any telecasting station located within seventy-five miles of the game site of any intercollegiate or interscholastic football contest scheduled to be played on such a date".

So given that college and high school football loves those Friday night lights, any game would have to be scheduled to end by 6pm ET or it could not be televised anywhere.
That said, I don't know whether the NFL is feeling frisky enough to test the waters on streaming-only games, and a claim that "if it's only available on hulu / Amazon prime / whatever, then it's not being telecast from a telecasting station and that makes it legal"
 
2022-04-26 2:31:08 PM  

RminusQ: The law in question states that the NFL can apply an antitrust exemption provided that they do not "permit[s] the telecasting of all or a substantial part of any professional football game on any Friday after six o'clock postmeridian or on any Saturday during the period beginning on the second Friday in September and ending on the second Saturday in December in any year from any telecasting station located within seventy-five miles of the game site of any intercollegiate or interscholastic football contest scheduled to be played on such a date".

So given that college and high school football loves those Friday night lights, any game would have to be scheduled to end by 6pm ET or it could not be televised anywhere.
That said, I don't know whether the NFL is feeling frisky enough to test the waters on streaming-only games, and a claim that "if it's only available on hulu / Amazon prime / whatever, then it's not being telecast from a telecasting station and that makes it legal"


That or a 1pm Eastern time start. Might as well test everything at this point...

Let's do a Tuesday morning game that is actually being played Tuesday night in Guam next!
 
2022-04-27 2:57:17 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: the1hatman: baorao: So the preceding Monday, 3x Thursday, Friday and then the remaining slate of Sunday games?

No thanks. The league doesn't have *that* many good teams. Nobody needs Texans-Colts on Black Friday.

I wouldn't say "nobody". Fantasy football and daily betting alone will guarantee those games all have substantial audiences. It's why I laughed so much when everyone was predicting the death of football a few years back over concussion issues. Then covid showed everyone that the NFL is profitable even with empty stadiums for every single game. Even those playing the "B-b-but the ratings are down!" card got showed up once it was widely realized that was just for traditional broadcast television and, thanks to streaming, more people than ever were watching the league.

The minute the NFL embraced gambling any chance of its demise outside of global disaster ended for the foreseeable future. Our great-great-great-grandkids will be watching the Connecticut Patriots vs. the London Jaguars in the Super Bowl. Assuming the Jags can get past the Shanghai Dragons anyway.

Gambling has boosted the NFL with Gen X and some Millennials, but its popularity is waning with younger generations, both to play and to watch. I'm curious to see, but guessing it goes the way of horse racing and boxing in another thirty years.


Boxing is in the midst of another boom period where even MMA fighters are lining up for a piece despite not having a chance under those rules. Tyson Fury just sold out a soccer arena for a fight everyone knew he would win. Horse racing still draws major views/bets with it's crown jewel events. Yes things can wax and wane but the pendulum eventually swings back around.

The NFL doesn't even have as much movement in such swings. It's popularity steadily grows over time. It's doesn't matter if the number of kids in younger generations playing football goes down from 500K to the 250-300K range. Still more than enough to fill the rosters of ever college and pro team in existence. And the number of them playing fantasy continues to rise, including among female players.

If anything, 30 years from now the league will be international with franchise numbers in the 40-50 range.
 
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