Should the NFL get rid of Thursday Night Football? | The Tylt
Should the NFL get rid of Thursday Night Football?
NFL's Thursday Night Football is great in theory, but in practice, it's a nightmare. Players get less time to recover between games, forcing them to play at 50 percent. It means a product that is barely watchable. It means a lot of dropped balls and more risk for injuries. Just ask Richard Sherman, who knew of the horrors of Thursday Night Football before he tore his Achilles tendon:
The NFL preaches player safety. The league says it wants to do everything in its power to protect its players. But when it comes down to it, it’s not the players that the NFL protects.
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Thursday Night Football is just another example of the NFL’s hypocrisy: The league will continue a practice that diminishes the on-field product and endangers its players, but as long as the dollars keep rolling in, it couldn’t care less.
More football is good football. The NFL is in possession of the best professional league for the country's most popular sport. Having Thursday night games rewards the fans for their loyalty, and now they don't have to wait six days for more NFL football. Sure, you're going to have some bad games, but that's the case on Sundays and Mondays, too. You also get the barn burners like San Francisco-Los Angeles matchup where the teams put up 80 points combined.
Thursday Night Football is awesome, and everyone needs to realize that.