Thursday Night Football what a great idea! Why because it cuts into the drudgery of the long workweek gives you something to look forward to and that’s exciting. Consider this year’s schedule of Thursday night games. The first one takes place on Week #1 – Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh – two very tough teams. Then no more Thursday night games for a couple of months until November 12th. On that night, the Bears – Jay Cutler’s Bears — take on the youthful Forty-Niners in the city by the bay.
There are lots more good games to watch after that. November 19th – Miami travels to Carolina. Thanksgiving night, November 26th – New York’s Big Blue battles the Broncos – in Denver. After that, an old AFC East rivalry will fill the flat screen as the Jets travel up to Buffalo. Then, it’s Pittsburgh again, this time at the home of arch rival, Cleveland. Football fans have never had it so good. Games on Sunday, games on Sunday night, games on Monday night and now, a batch of really great games on Thursday night, too – all season long.
For most folks, however, Thursday night comes before payday. It may be that you, like lots of other people, won’t be able to watch the game in a pub or sports bar. Empty pockets may force you to sit home in front of your own TV with a pizza and a cold one. A TNF game may also force you to watch “as a fan only.” No bets to be made on this game because when it’s a day before payday, you may not have the money to place the bet. No big deal. If you’re a fan of the NFL, a true fan, you’ll turn on the game and watch it. That’s what fans do … they watch every football game possible. And, even if you can’t bet on the game, you can get valuable information about the teams that are playing … stuff you can use in a future game – when you can bet.
The fact is that the availability of football on Thursday night makes it one of the best evenings of the week a time to sit back, relax and ponder the upcoming weekend – and Sunday’s games – as you decide who you’ll bet on and why. Can it get any better than that? For guys like you and me – the answer is no! Here’s what you need to do now. Go online to a website like NFL Network.com. Review the schedule for the upcoming season. And start planning for it. You already know what you’ll be doing on Sunday afternoons and Sunday evenings. You’ll be watching NFL Football. That’s what you’ll be doing every Monday night, too, from September through December. As for Thursday nights, that’s where the planning needs to start. Miss a game – any Thursday night game – and you may hate yourself in the morning. So start doing what comes naturally for all red-blooded football fanatics. Start planning your Thursday nights. Do it now.