September 24, 2020
If you are not a football fan, the Thursday night games have a way of ruining your normal TV watching. This is the least of the problems created by these games. An article in Sports Illustrated magnified the real problem of this.Because of the nature of pro football and the violent hits that players take, the games on Thursday night ramp up the number of injuries. When you play a Sunday game (especially Sunday night), the body does not have time to recover. With the added pressure of wanting to win your division, most players want to take the field and go back into action before their body is ready. We know how many of these players are now living with the results of those lasting injuries. Some cannot even walk.So, why do we have Thursday night games? It is all due to the greed of the owners. Being on television means big bucks. None of the owners are in the game to lose money. You can bet that not only will Thursday night games continue, but some owner will get the bright idea to play on Tuesday!