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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; He seems to be talking specifically about Thursday night games....which no one I know who loves the game, who really appreciates the sport, NO ONE seems to like Thursday night games. It's just a simple fact of life, you are ...

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Old 03-25-2014, 02:43 PM   #11
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Re: M.Cuban says NFL too greedy, will implode

He seems to be talking specifically about Thursday night games....which no one I know who loves the game, who really appreciates the sport, NO ONE seems to like Thursday night games.

It's just a simple fact of life, you are giving the fans a garbage product when professional football athletes are forced to play on Thursdays. The quick turnaround, the lack of recovery and healing time, the lack of coaching preparation and game planning time....I bet not a single person on this forum can name a single Thursday night game, since the NFL started them in 2006, that was MEMORABLE or a "game for the ages" or the sort of memorable game that you will relive and remember forever. Can you name a single one?

They are garbage games, plain and simple. Saints/Falcons, one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, and they turned it into a 17-13 SNOOZE FEST! Other than the bent crossbar on the Jimmy Graham dunk, can you even remember ANYTHING about that game at all? I sure can't. I remember being concerned about injuries to key players, many of whom were sitting out.

2009 NFC Championship rematch, Saints Vikings -- a rematch of one of the most exciting football games EVER in many people's opinions. Rematch them on Thursday night? 14-9 SNOOZEFEST with virtually NO memorable plays or exciting memories of the game at all. Other than the bringing out the trophy and dropping the banner and all that jazz. But the GAME? BORING AS ______

I could go on and on. Mark Cuban is right, Thursday night games are an inferior product, and the fans are starting to figure it out!
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Old 03-25-2014, 03:43 PM   #12
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Thursday night games are just sucky match ups. I wouldn't mind them right now though. :/
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What's funny is that the NFL has tried for the marquee matchups for Thursday, and they rarely panned out.

I'll be honest; here on the east coast, I don't even turn on Thursday or Monday night games if we aren't playing. Commercial-laden, 2nd half starting at 10:45, prolonged timeouts...Pass.

Cuban said the NFL is making a mistake by valuing television money over the convenience of fans who are used to planning for their NFL teams to play on Sundays with occasional Monday night games. He compared it to the decline in popularity of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" after the game show expanded to air five days a week.

"They put it on every night," Cuban said. "Not 100 percent analogous, but they handled it the same. I'm just telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.

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Old 03-25-2014, 08:00 PM   #14
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I like him on Shark Tank and he makes some good points here.
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Thursday games are dumb. It's an obvious advantage for the home team. Winning percentages for the visiting team are stupid low.

That's where the obvious greed come in.
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I disagree with the premiss that taking a game that is already played and moving 1/2 of them to a network where non cable subscribers/NFLNetwork can watch them is overreaching, greedy, or will lead to the implosion of the NFL.

I have seen many comments here in these forums where people that do not get the NFLN can not watch the Saints Thursday night games. This is not the addition of games, it does not add another night of football, and whether you find the Thursday Night games on par with Monday Night games... You still watch everyone of them.

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'If NFL viewing consumes the majority of Primetime viewing hours of TV spectrum,taxpayers will question subsidizing the NFL w free spectrum"

'If we wake up 1 morning to find 1 program dominating 5 nights of Primetime TV,non NFL fans will question why they pay for TV if its all NFL"


The NBA is what.. 7 Nights a week? Has he predicted its demise?
MLB .. same.. No implosion.

Cuban's tweets are illogical when applied to the model of the NBA or MLB. His speculation has no basis for validity. There are plenty of models that prove just the opposite.

No... He is not that bright. His motivation is that the NBA is not as popular as the NFL and his season starts in October which means that NFL Thursday Night games on a major network will eat into his revenues.

Come on gents... Read between the lines. Cuban is only calling it greed because it conflicts with his very own 7 night a week greed.


As far as the train of thought that NFL payroll will surpass revenues, it will not happen. The model is built that Salary Cap numbers are based on revenue, not the other way around. When revenue drops, so will the Salary Cap Allowance.

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Does anybody know why they don't just have Saturday games? If it's about making more money for more games make them
Sat: 12:00 3:30 7:30
Sun: 12:00 3:30 7:30
I mean that would give them more rest and more planning than a thursday night game?
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Originally Posted by Schmohams View Post
Does anybody know why they don't just have Saturday games? If it's about making more money for more games make them
Sat: 12:00 3:30 7:30
Sun: 12:00 3:30 7:30
I mean that would give them more rest and more planning than a thursday night game?
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Thursday games are dumb. It's an obvious advantage for the home team. Winning percentages for the visiting team are stupid low.

That's where the obvious greed come in.
IMO Its not just Thursday Night games that are the problem which gives such a huge advantage for Home teams, but this advantage is on such a ridiculous scale through out the season to the point it has burdened the NFL IMO. Their is no other sport out there that has seen such a huge advantage with Home teams in the last 10-15 years than in the NFL.

This could be because the almighty dollar is making the NFL fix games for home teams, perhaps Cuban is right and it is being over exposed. One has to ask how many teams in the last 10 years have gone through a number of black outs compared to 15-20 years ago?

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Re: M.Cuban says NFL too greedy, will implode

So basically what he's saying is the Lions have a ten-year window to win a SuperBowl? ... rule changes, high ticket prices, escalating salaries, Thursday Nite games, arrogant/narcissistic players ... I've been losing interest for a while now ... heck, I think the only thing keeping me hanging on is MudBugs! .
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