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NFL Disputes Reports That It’s Considering Giving ‘Thursday Night Football’ The Axe

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 24: Scott Tolzien #16 of the Indianapolis Colts is sacked during the first half of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 24, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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When NBC Sports’s Pro Football Talk reported yesterday that the NFL was considering either getting rid of Thursday Night Football entirely or at least decreasing the number of Thursday games, it seemed like a sensible move. The matchups on Thursday night are typically underwhelming, the games are usually sloppy due to the team’s lack of preparation, and the lack of recovery time after the previous week’s game is a disservice to the players.

But despite all that, today the NFL’s league spokesman denied the report in an interview with

“Someone is working overtime at the rumor mill,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said. “We are fully committed to ‘Thursday Night Football’ and any reports to the contrary are unfounded.”

Oh well. How could we have been so naive to think that the NFL actually cares about its fans?

If the league is going to keep giving us these dreadful Thursday night games, can they please throw us a bone by at least getting rid of those eye-numbing Color Rush jerseys?


(h/t ProFootballTalk)

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