Jerry Jones: NFL "Could Easily Have Doubleheader On Thursday"

Two days ago, the NFL denied a Wall Street Journal story that reported that the league was considering adding an additional Thursday night football game. According to the Journal, the NFL hasn't been happy with TNF ratings on the NFL Network, and one solution under discussion was to air another game that night, which… » 10/18/13 10:50am 10/18/13 10:50am

Michael Irvin Brought Out The PDA For Bills Running Back C.J. Spiller

The noisefest that is the Thursday Night Football post-game show on NFL Network usually proceeds like an unfunny version of TNT's Inside The NBA: full of wackiness, but lacking the charm or anything memorable. You can usually rely on Michael Irvin to do something out of the ordinary, though, and he certainly brought… » 11/16/12 9:00am 11/16/12 9:00am

A Thursday Blowout Offered The Quintessential Jaguars Gif

Another underwhelming Thursday Night Football matchup on paper, Indianapolis-Jacksonville had its saving grace: it was, somehow, the first and only national game this year for Andrew Luck and the frisky Colts. They didn't disappoint, having their way with the Jaguars. Which is all well and good for anyone who isn't a… » 11/09/12 2:00pm 11/09/12 2:00pm

Rich Eisen's So Excited For Thursday Night Football, He Might Need New…

So we have a full season of Thursday Night Football on NFL Network (for those of us fortunate enough to receive that channel, at least) and that means plenty of action our favorite ego wrangler Rich Eisen. It can be hard to manage a set featuring personalities like Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin, much less to make… » 9/14/12 9:00am 9/14/12 9:00am

Thursday Night Preview: #23 Miami at Georgia Tech

These Thursday night ACC Football previews are starting to have a Groundhog Day » 11/20/08 4:00pm 11/20/08 4:00pm quality about them. (Insert team here) controls their own destiny unless they lose in which case the same scenerio repeats itself again, and again, and again. Shoot me now. This is why we need a college football tsar (of course he'd have…

Thursday Night Preview: #23 South Florida at Cincinnati

In keeping with the theme of the day, once the ESPN Thursday night programmer took a shit and put it into his ESPN issued lunchbox (the graphic on the lunchbox was Stuart Scott's lazy eye and the eye followed you when it moved.)Anyway, then the ESPN programmer collected Lou Holtz's spit and mixed it with Doris Burke's… » 10/30/08 4:15pm 10/30/08 4:15pm

Thursday Night Preview: Florida State at North Carolina State and #8…

I suppose even the genius who schedules Thursday night games at ESPN is entitled to a mulligan. That's the only explanation for how Florida State at N.C. State ended up tonight's featured game. N.C. State is 2-4 and Florida State is 4-1. N.C. State has taken down William and Mary and East Carolina, Florida State has… » 10/16/08 4:15pm 10/16/08 4:15pm

Thursday Night Football Primer: USC Prepares To Crush Oregon State

Give ESPN credit for Thursday night college football. In the beginning the Thursday night slate was awful. Rarely, if ever, would good teams play against other decent teams. It was the bottom of the college football barrel. Then teams started to recognize the value in monopolizing the nation's attention by playing on… » 9/25/08 12:30pm 9/25/08 12:30pm

Well, It's Not That Big A Deal If You Miss This One

This, it's safe to say, is not one of those night when we're banging our head against the wall for not having the NFL Network. (We're far more concerned about missing the Rutgers bowl game.) The Steelers and the Browns, two teams long since removed from the playoff picture, go head to head tonight, and it's up to… » 12/07/06 5:15pm 12/07/06 5:15pm