Thursday Night Football on has had biggest gains due to CBS and NBC deals.
Awful Ajax fans were attacked by up to fifty masked football hooligans on Wednesday night in a Warsaw bar ahead of their Europa League clash. The Dutch giants are set to play Legia Warsaw in Thursday’s Europa League knockout stage but crowd disturbances have taken the headlines. According to reports, the hooligans stormed the bar with […]
A Pogba affair The whole Pogba family will be at Old Trafford on Thursday night. On the pitch, the world’s most expensive footballer Paul Pogba will come up against his brother Florentin Pogba as Man United face off against St Etienne in the last 32 of the Europa League. Off the pitch, mama Pogba will […]
CBS appears to have come through its Q4 period in relatively unscathed, despite a Thursday Night Football deal that left it with three fewer games than it had in 2015, and anemic ratings as some football fans turned to news channels to keep up with the unusual election. Adjusted earnings came in at $1.11, a penny ahead of analyst expectations. Show More Summary
With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s noShow More Summary
NFL stars tackled mean tweets about themselves on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday night. And they weren’t afraid to fire back when it was required. The lesson? Think before you tweet abuse at a football player, or risk them calling youShow More Summary
Both players and fans have issued their complaints about 'Thursday Night Football'
One of the big sports media stories last year was Mike Tirico moving from ESPN to NBC, but initially not calling Thursday Night Football thanks to the NFL’s insistence on TNF having “number-one broadcast teams.” Tirico made a joke about...Show More Summary
The NFL tried to spice up the increasingly ignored Pro Bowl with a skills competition Thursday night, and — lo and behold — people actually seemed to enjoy watching NFL players playing dodgeball and catching footballs dropped from drones. But ask an NFL player to actually play in the annual all-star game, and he’s all […]
Jose Mourinho lies Has the world of alternative facts landed in English football? Man United sneaked past Hull in the semifinal of the EFL Cup on Thursday night, after the Tigers won 2-1 on the night at the KCOM Stadium. The result meant that Man United’s 17 unbeaten record, started back in November at Crystal […]
Stripping away any and all facts, alternative facts, rhetoric, and rationalizations about Thursday night football, the series will continue for one reason and one reason only: It generates a ton of extra money for the league. The mere act of removing one game from the cluster of Sunday contests and broadcasting it on a stand…
Thursday night football has worked its way back into the news this week thanks to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s assertion that games played on that night are of a higher quality than those played on Sundays and Mondays. He wasn’t the only one talking about Thursday night games this week. In an interview with the…
Much has been said over the past day regarding the contention from Commissioner Roger Goodell that Thursday night football is actually better than football played on other days of the week. Not as good as football played on other days of the week (which I’ve tried to argue from time to time — my gold…
The goofy notion that Thursday night football is somehow better than football played on other days sprung from a single premise, as articulated by Colin Cowherd during his interview of Commissioner Roger Goodell: Thursday night games have fewer penalties and higher completion percentages. Show More Summary
Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday that football on Thursday nights has better quality than football on other days of the week. For this specific Thursday, the PFT Live question of the day is based directly and specifically on Goodell’s contention. Is Thursday football better? Answer the special Twitter-based question of the day (our on-site poll…
Interesting perspective, albeit not a surprising one from the commissioner of the National Football League. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd on FOX Sports Radio Wednesday that “almost by every barometer,”...Show More Summary
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is responsible for being the voice of the National Football League, so when he gets the chance to open up about any number of subjects, the sports world takes notice. And let’s be honest, Goodell always seems to have a full plate of issues to sort through when those opportunities come. Show More Summary
“Almost by every barometer the quality of the games is better on Thursday night,” says Goodell with a straight face.
In addition to moving the Pro Bowl to Orlando this year, the league has instituted a Thursday night skills event in hopes of creating more interest in the annual event. There will be a relay race in addition to passing and catching competitions, although the announcement of a dodgeball game caught the most interest when…
Thursday night at Oracle started out as a basketball game and midway through turned into a football game as Warriors center ZaZa Pachulia put OKC Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook down on the court with a form tackle. (Not really) Zaza given a flagrant 1 after knocking down Russell Westbrook pic.twitter.com/I11yceOqk5 — The Cauldron (ICYMI) […]