Giants owner 'adamantly opposed' to NFL flexing Thursday Night Football games


The flexing of Thursday Night Football games was voted down by a slim margin at the NFL meetings, but Giants co-owner John Mara expects the league to revisit the possible big change to the league scheduling later this spring.

If it does get approved, Mara told reporters that he is “adamantly opposed” to the idea, pointing to the level of inconvenience it would bring to fans.

“Flexible scheduling, as it is, is really inconsiderate to our season-ticket holders and to people who fill our stadiums every week,” Mara said, via Dan Duggan of The Athletic.

“People make plans to go to these games weeks and months in advance.
Fifteen days ahead of time, to say, ‘Sorry folks that game you were planning to taking your kids to on Sunday at 1 o’clock, it’s now going to be Thursday night,’ I mean, what are we thinking about?”

Others bring up the issues of preparation for the teams that would have their kickoff dates switched, and safety concerns of playing on a short week, which have always been at the forefront since Thursday Night Football became a weekly occurrence. But after a season-long wave of bad matchups on the primetime slate, the league is looking for a way to make Thursday Night Football a more desired watch. Mara made it clear that he is not on board.

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