Your week is almost over. Tomorrow is Friday. The weekend is almost here which means Sunday and football. But wait! It’s Thursday! There’s football! I could watch football every night and I don’t think I’d get tired of it. From a fan’s perspective whose team is playing, is Thursday night football a good thing? Is it any different from a Monday night game? If you’re watching from the comfort of your home, probably not. If you are going to the game, maybe. Your answer might depend on how many Monday and Thursday games your team has scheduled. I love night games but unless it’s a Sunday night game, it does mean for home fans leaving work early to get there on time and if you tailgate, it’s even a shorter work day. Or do you use a vacation day?
For the visiting team’s fans it’s a different story. Thursday games ARE different from Monday games. You have to more than likely take at least two vacation days and maybe three depending where you’re traveling from and where you’re traveling to for the game.
Or are Thursday games great for planning a long weekend get away?
As someone who travels to away games. I don’t mind Thursday games depending on how many away night games my team has and location. But in all realty, no matter what the answers to those points are, I will just work around things regarding vacation days and make it work.
I know the NFL isn’t going to change anything for the “small” number in reality of fans it affects, but what are your thoughts?