A Thursday Night Party!
There are a lot of decisions that various commissioners of our Major Sports leagues legislate that I disagree with. However, Roger Goodell and the NFL’s decision to play a game every week of the season on Thursday night is one I am fully onboard with. Tonight’s matchup of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will kick off the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football schedule, and I couldn’t be more excited to watch these historic rivals square off!
I love the NFL. I love everything about the NFL. It is the only sport that I could watch two teams that I couldn’t care a thing about and enjoy every second of the game. You will not catch me watching the Astros and Rockies playing a baseball game in July. I will never watch the Timberwolves and Pistons square off in early January. But give me two NFL teams beating the hell out of each other any month of the year, and now any day of the week!
I don’t understand how anybody in the world could think that it is possible that a full Thursday Night schedule is “too much football”, which I’ve heard some people say. What a Thursday game does is ensure that football junkies like myself never have to wait more than two nights before watching another NFL game. Now I can watch football all day Sunday, catch the Monday night game, let the lady watch whatever she wants on Tuesday and Wednesday (building up serious brownie points), and then I work in the Thursday game before taking her out Friday and Saturday night, earning the ability the follow the same schedule the next week. Thursday is a beautiful night for some pigskin.
Other people say that the players in the game are at a disadvantage, not having as much time to prepare on such a short week. However, if you think about it, don’t both teams have the same exact time to prepare. Also, the teams that play on Thursday will then be rewarded with an extra long week to get ready for their next Sunday game. Almost seems like an advantage to play Thursday night. I’ve also heard some fans complain that if they go to the Thursday night game in person, they won’t get home at a decent enough time to wake up early for work. To that I say boo f”ing hoo! The next work day is Friday, drive your ass to work, go through the motions and then enjoy the weekend. It’s much easier going to a Thursday night game then it is attending a Monday night game. Suck it up or trade in your fan card.
The NFL picked a great game for the opener as the oldest rivalry in the NFL will be showcased tonight. It’s time to set the fantasy rosters, get together with the guys and have a quick preview of Sunday’s festivities. Eating wings, drinking beer and watching football has been a Sunday and Monday staple in America for as long as ABC started the Monday night spot. Let’s welcome this beautiful activity to the Thursday night spot permanently starting tonight! Hell, there are a lot worse things I could imagine doing with my time tonight, like, well, just about anything!