It’s Official: Thursday Night Football Blows
You would think more of a good thing would be an awesome thing, but that's not the case with Thursday Night Football, an abomination that should only be reserved for that holy day in late November when we commemorate... well, let's not go into specifics of what happened all those years ago.
Thursday Night Football: Because You'll Choke Down Whatever Slop We Serve You And Like It
— Mark Lisanti (@marklisanti) November 20, 2015
The game requires teams to play on short rest and preparation, something that should help defenses. Or maybe offenses. Or hell, who knows. I just know that I have to wait to watch "The Blacklist" over the weekend, when I have time.
Jaguars! Titans! Phil Simms! Color Rush unis! Thursday Night Football!!! pic.twitter.com/2trQb8aLha
— Doug Farrar (@SI_DougFarrar) November 19, 2015
Tonight sees the 2-7 Titans playing the 3-6 Jaguars for last in the AFC South. Yeesh. And if that weren't bad enough, they're wearing uniforms that clash more than Donald Trump's hair and his face. In fact, I haven't seen such horrible uniform colors since, well, last week, when Buffalo wore their reds and the Jets brought out their greens in a salute to Christmas in Hell.
— For The Win (@ForTheWin) November 20, 2015
Cleveland at Cincinnati, Miami at New England, Seattle at San Francisco... we haven't had a Thursday matchup of 2 teams with winning records since Week 2, when the 1-0 Broncos faced the 1-0 Chiefs (and yes, that actually was an exciting game). Keeping that tradition going, we have a good chance of all three Thanksgiving games including at least one losing-record team, and honestly, the only good Thursday game left is the Week 14 Vikes at Cards matchup (unless Carson Palmer gets hurt before then, of course).
Sure, Thursday Night Football has loser teams in hideous uniforms, but at least you can count on only the most scintillating field goals.
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) November 20, 2015
The games have been a cornucopia of field goals and offensive miscues, injuries and penalties, with each game worse than the week before. Please NFL, stop the hurt. Next year, do away with Thursday Night Snoozeball.
— The Blacklist (@NBCBlacklist) November 20, 2015
If not for me, then for James Spader.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid, and he'd really like a frigging Thursday Night game he could write something interesting about. Is that too much to ask?
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