Fox will reportedly be a new home for Thursday Night Football next year, taking over from two seasons of split custody by NBC and CBS. Bloomberg initially reported that the network was close to a deal, and John Ourand of Sports Business Journal followed up:
Thursday night football continues to be largely trash, as the Seahawks lost cornerback Richard Sherman for the season with a ruptured Achilles during tonight’s 22-16 win over the Cardinals. Several Seattle players used their postgame comments to be candid about the current schedule format—including wide receiver Doug…
Did you watch last night’s 34-21 Jets win over the Bills? Even if you’re a football fan, there’s a good chance you didn’t. The NFL’s expanded Thursday slate rubs players the wrong way, and with general viewership declines, many media executives are blaming the Thursday games for the public’s general football fatigue.
Thursday Night Football, which features tired NFL teams playing in ugly jerseys, tried out an experiment last season and streamed 10 of its games on Twitter. I tried watching once and promptly saw Twitter’s wonderful “social” integration alert me that someone had scored a touchdown before I saw anything had happened…
Thursday Night Football is the NFL at its worst. Between the half-rested players and the blindingly ugly uniforms, it’s no wonder that Richard Sherman characterized it as a “poopfest.” Two years ago, the NFL made teams play in monochromatic Nike “Color Rush” jerseys for the express purpose of selling more shit, even…
Roger Goodell had a chat with repugnant putz Colin Cowherd today on his show, and, among other topics, the NFL commissioner defended the quality of Thursday games.
The NFL has been dealing with low television ratings all season, and people have all sorts of theories about why that is. One theory that the NFL itself seems to buy into is that the league isn’t doing enough to appeal to meme enthusiasts, because I can’t imagine why else this commercial was created:
Mike Tirico served as the voice of Monday Night Football for a decade, and when he announced his departure from ESPN to join NBC, it was widely reported that he’d be serving in the play-by-play role for that network’s new Thursday night NFL package. But that’s not going to happen, because the NFL said no.
Giving you one fewer reason to stop staring at the internet, the NFL announced this morning that Twitter had won the rights to stream 10 Thursday Night Football games next season. Those 10 games will still be broadcast on CBS or NBC as normal, for those that somehow prefer football on a big screen.
Facebook has retracted its bid to host live streams of NFL games this upcoming season, according to a Bloomberg report. That’s less than a month after the company confirmed it was attempting to partner with the league on a deal to stream the Thursday Night Football package.
Here’s some good news for people who hate Jim Nantz and Phil Simms but love watching Thursday Night Football: You only have to deal with them for five games next year.
The NFL is hoping to sign a deal with a major tech company to stream every game of next year’s Thursday Night Football online, according to a report from SportsBusiness Daily. It is undoubtedly the future of football broadcasting, and it’s getting here very, very quickly.
Arian Foster says everyone hates Thursday football and it's dangerous for players. It also pulls in hundreds of millions a year, so neither the owners nor the PA will be pushing to get rid of it anytime soon. [Chronicle]
So, that was gross. Vikings-Packers finished with a score of a million to a little, or somewhere in that range. (I have to look it up. I didn't watch, because I don't hate myself.) And yet, it wasn't close to the biggest blowout nor the worst game on the Thursday night slate so far.
For those who don't have NFL Network and therefore miss out on Thursday Night Football, you may soon get to watch two teams on short rest try not to exacerbate minor injuries.
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…