- 11/07/2011, 07:34PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 11/07, 07:35 PM
There should be NFL games on saturday and monday night games should be earlier!
For many of us hard working gents, we basically only get one NFL day a week:(
That simply will not do!
I know if they played NFL games on saturday, college football would go out of business.
But who cares?
I mean does the NFL care about NBA, MLB or NHL scheduling?
Lets face it, especially after saturday nights debacle LSU ALbama game, college football is not for everyone:(
How awesome would it be, if they had 43.75% of the NFL games on saturday, then 43.75% of the NFL games on sunday. I know I would never leave the house all week-end.
AND just to appease you west coasters out there, we have 2 monday night games. One monday night game starts earlier, say 6pm at the latest, and then the other starts at the regular 8.30pm.
It is simply unrealistic for dudes like me, who have to wake up at 6am east coast time, to be able to watch a match that finishes at 11.30pm. Sorry mate, but I need a full 8hrs sleep..
And lets face it, east coast is die hard about NFL, with Boston, New York and the South. Not to mention thats a huge population.
Lets give the people what they want:)
HOOTZ said 11/07, 08:43 PM
I doubt that your plan would appease the masses or it would have already happened. NFL on Saturday would never fly.
First off, every sport deserves to have its day so to speak. That's the reason why it's the way it is. Even if you personally don't enjoy watching college ball. There are many people who only watch college football or would prefer to if given a choice. The NFL isn't everyones cup of tea.
Modern technology is already trying to get everything out there for you now. If there's a game you desperately want to see, the chances are good you'll find a way to see it. Even if that means staying up a little later at night. Actually, that's the easiest solution you'll ever come up with.
Also, you're going to come up with a conflict if you square the two off against each other. NFL was traditionally meant to be played on Sundays and they've altered that to an extreme degree already.
There were no Sunday night games when I was growing up and Monday night football is now playing earlier than it was just a few years ago. Now you can watch Thursday night football too on the NFL Network.
You can only watch one game at a time. For everything else, there's a DVR.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 11/07, 08:58 PM
Lets face it..
This country is too big, and has too many sports..
NFL is by far the most popular sport in the States..
Later in the season, they start to play games on thursday and saturday..
And guess what?
Everyone loves it! And people simply can not get enough of the NFL..
Now that the Lions are meaningful, we actually get to look forward to a decent match on thanksgiving..
There is no such thing as too much of a good thing..
Some people say quality is better than quantity, but that is BS, (ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO NFL AND SE-X!)..
The scheduling format is constantly changing..
we didnt have thursday or saturday night games a couple of years ago, but we do now..
It would not surprise me, in the future if they keep showing more and more games on days other than sunday..
what is so bad about that idea?
All i know, is thank god I have fox soccer channel and another station that shows rugby, cause otherwise I would have nothing to look forward to on saturdays..
The college football is horrible this year..
I dont like either Alabama OR LSU..
If I dont watch them play, guess what I feel like Im not missing ANYTHING!
HOOTZ said 11/07, 09:54 PM
You've changed the topic since I talked with you last. Are you arguing that you want more NFL football to watch or are you now arguing that there is already an abundance of it?
Doesn't matter because we're both heading in the latter direction. You've done a nice job pointing out the Thanksgiving's day games as well as the Saturday games that are set to take place regardless? There was no need for you to argue both sides.
I'm not a huge college football fan, but I do feel I'm missing out when I don't see it. Andrew Luck and Stanford have lit my fire this season. I remember experiencing this feeling when Jim Plunkett played there. Things like that are a big deal to me as they are to others.
How do you plan to balance out your passion for Fox Soccer Channel while begging the NFL to obliterate the time you're currently spending watching it? You want to have your salmon and eat it too. Some people don't like salmon.
Since you already admit that the NFL is expanding faster than the universe, what is the premise of this TD? Your rebuttle to my argument was to tell me that you already have what you're asking for.
Please present an argument that displays an NFL shortage.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 11/07, 10:09 PM
First off, the soccer and rugby is being played saturday morning, (due to the time change in europe), so Im not missing out if they did decide to play afternoon games on saturday..
Im not sure why you are confused by my 2nd argument, its not like we are talking about rocket science!
What I was saying, is that the NFL has an increasingly beautiful trend of showing more and more games on other days other than sundays..
Me? Im trying to be a pioneer..
I dont want a piece of the pie.. I want the whole.. ENCHILADA!!
It's like a guy who makes a million dollars a year, but isnt going to be happy till he makes 10 million dollars a year..
My plan is perfect for;
1. people that dont work on the week-ends, (and there are alot of us)
2. People who dont like college football, (and again, there are a significant number of us here too)..
Im happy with the baseball format, same with basketball, soccer and rugby..
But the NFL format could be sooo much better..
Yeah, my argument is extreme, thats the best way to get a point across..
But if they could have just one measly NFL game on saturday AND a 6pm monday night game..
That would be a step in the right direction!
HOOTZ said 11/08, 01:28 PM
You're not going to get the whole enchilada Frog. Players need time to rest and time to heal. The NFL owners have already tried to push through an 18 game schedule and the players rejected it.
As I've said already, the Monday night game is being played earlier. In order for you to get what you want you would be putting the players health at greater risk than it is already.
You argue that you want a Saturday game, but you overlook the fact that the NFL provides Saturday games for us every season. Not every week but certainly enough to satisfy the masses.
The human body wasn't designed to play foootball more than once every 7 days, yet the NFL has been bending that golden rule for a long time now. Whenever the playing schedule expands the risk for catostophic injury increases.
Did you ever stop to think that the NFL players are feeling like they've been spread to thin as it is? Where is the upside to spreading them thinner?
The scheduling of sports teams coming from the same city has always been tough. What the fans want and what is possible to offer them are two entirely different animals.
If you want more NFL football then I suggest you start watching NFL Replay.
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