April 16, 2024

Roger Goodell: Wednesday football will not be a “regular thing”

The NFL beforehand stated it will not play on Christmas when December 25 lands on a Tuesday or a Wednesday. As of at this time, that modified.

In confirming that the NFL will stage a doubleheader on Wednesday, December 25, 2024, Commissioner Roger Goodell provided one other “will not.” He stated that the league will not play on Wednesdays on a common foundation.

“It will not be a regular thing,” Goodell stated. “It will be when Christmas falls on a Wednesday.”

That’s all the time topic to alter. Because cash modifications every part. If/once they could make a lot of cash on one other Wednesday night time, they will.

What concerning the night time earlier than Thanksgiving? Money! What if a streaming firm provides a couple billion {dollars} per yr for a weekly standalone recreation on Wednesday? Money!

It’s all the time concerning the cash, particularly because the league retains grabbing for increasingly of it. Which is ok. But it reveals that no absolutes ought to be believed. The NFL has confirmed that it could actually work out the right way to play video games any day of the week.

When critics rightfully raises issues about Thursday night time video games on a weekly foundation because of the potential damage threat, the NFL introduced one very particular reality to support the transfer — the damage charge when taking part in from Sunday to Thursday isn’t any totally different than when taking part in from Sunday to Sunday.

Last yr, the NFL deserted its prior coverage of every crew getting just one Sunday-Thursday turnaround per yr. Once they embrace the concept that it’s positive and/or dandy to play with solely three full days between video games, the league can get very inventive in relation to scheduling.

And nothing spurs creativity like money.