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Old 01-31-2018, 11:25 AM   #1
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NFL ratings, TV deals, Jersey sales, Rule changes, Expansion, etc

Figured we could have a thread just dedicated to the business side of the league.

I guess those ratings aren't too big of a deal for FOX

NFL announces five-year deal with FOX for Thursday Night Football – ProFootballTalk

Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays – ProFootballTalk

Streaming options are what really need to be addressed next.
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:22 PM   #2
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Oh well, I doubt I'll watch much of it but good luck to them I know this will piss off the players.
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:27 PM   #3
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Unless the 'skins are playing, I really don't like Thursday Night Football. I just think it's an over-saturation of the sport and league. I liked it better when college football had the big game on Thursday nights on ESPN.
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For every player complaint about TNF there are plenty that have no problem with it, especially considering the $$ it puts in their pockets.
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Old 01-31-2018, 12:31 PM   #5
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https://sports.yahoo.com/players-lon...111626413.html
Players have long said Thursday games have more injuries, in 2017 they were right

Its disgusting the league doesn't care. Thursday night football is a flawed product and proven more dangerous to the players. boycottable imo
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Players have long said Thursday games have more injuries, in 2017 they were right

Its disgusting the league doesn't care. Thursday night football is a flawed product and proven more dangerous to the players. boycottable imo
I would love to see it!
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Dr. Christina Mack, an epidemiologist who works with the league on injury data, said an uptick in injuries on Thursdays in 2017 should not be viewed as more meaningful than the years of research the NFL has that more players are injured on other days of the week.

“This season, for the first time, we saw a one-year shift, where injury rates on Thursdays were slightly higher than games played on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday,” Mack said. “The four-year aggregate rates are the strongest metrics due to the small number of games played on Thursdays and in general when we look at these rates, so the one-year sample size of the Thursday data is more variable. The difference was not statistically significant. That said, again coming up to the Combine, we are going to continue looking at and analyzing these data to understand what the impact of intervals between games and rest is with focus on Thursday night in a broader context.”
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Body just haven’t recovered 100% from previous week. Double up Monday night games or move to Friday
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Body just haven’t recovered 100% from previous week. Double up Monday night games or move to Friday



NFL will never go to Friday games .College and High school games would kill their viewership more than anything else.
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Body just haven’t recovered 100% from previous week. Double up Monday night games or move to Friday



https://www.yahoo.com/sports/nfl-ign...192633655.html

This is a good read and covers alot of what Matty posted plus some.
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chico, the players talk a lot of crap about those thursday games. with the amount of money that they generate, would they be willing to negotiate, thru the union, doing away with them? that would also include some sort of reduction in pay? i highly doubt it
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chico, the players talk a lot of crap about those thursday games. with the amount of money that they generate, would they be willing to negotiate, thru the union, doing away with them? that would also include some sort of reduction in pay? i highly doubt it
No reduction in pay. The amount of games played would still remain the same just on a different day so "generated monies" would still come in.
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No reduction in pay. The amount of games played would still remain the same just on a different day so "generated monies" would still come in.
well, a network televised national game would have a different revenue model then a sunday afternoon 1pm game. For example, Fox is not paying 500million to broadcast 11 random matchups at 1pm Sunday.

edit: just read your followup to Matty's. A double header Monday would probably have the same draw as the Thursday night. But would Fox (for example) pay 500Million for 11 matchups on early Monday when half the nation might still be at work, or a later game for the west coast where the east coast markets have gone to bed? Maybe. I think thats what the NFL was trying to find out with the opening week double headers on Monday Night, but I don't think they have said any specific results.

As for Sunday, pretty hard to see any time slot except early am, for a broadcaster to pay 500Million for.
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Just my opinion and nothing else.If they paid that for a Thursday ,they will pay it for any "prime time slot"on a Monday or a Sunday.Any network would have to pay for "additional games.
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Just my opinion and nothing else.If they paid that for a Thursday ,they will pay it for any "prime time slot"on a Monday or a Sunday.Any network would have to pay for "additional games.
I mean I agree they would pay something but there is extra value, I think, in being the only game on that day. No option for the diehard fans except to watch that game.
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