Fans react to today’s Thursday Night Football news

Thursday Night Football trucks are seen with Amazon Prime signage before a game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers at First Energy Stadium on September 22, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The NFL has made some changes to its rules regarding scheduling games for this season in order to give itself more flexibility in terms of boosting ratings and having big matchups that garner big ratings.

One of those tweaks came Monday when league owners approved a rule that would allow the league to flex Thursday night games.

Flexing is something the NFL rarely does in practice, but when it does, it can have bad consequences for fans.

One issue is what happens to fans who have purchased tickets for games that have been rescheduled because of this rule.

This is a big reason why a lot of fans are unhappy with this rule change.

Some fans feel that with this rule, the NFL is favoring fans who watch games on television rather than those who attend games.

The ratings for NFL games have reportedly increased somewhat over the years.

But in 2023, there’s no doubt that football is still America’s most popular sport, and if baseball is our national pastime, then soccer is clearly still our national obsession.

Flexing is a good option for sports leagues, as things can occasionally happen that look a lot less appealing like a marquee matchup, but please television viewers and fans who attend the game in person at the same time. Yes, it is not easy to talk.

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