I think they would want to avoid having games so spread out. Doubling up on Thursday or Monday? Ok, I can kind of see that, especially if the two games are going on at the same time. But move a game to Tuesday, what's next? A Wednesday game? So we'll only have Fridays and Saturdays without an NFL game? I think the bigger push back would be from the networks which wouldn't want NFL eating into every single night of their programming.
Thanks for the comment.
I don't think the NFL would ever add another window where more than one game is being played at the same time, like 1:00 and 4:00 Eastern on Sundays.
45 years ago, there were only 2 weekly windows. Now there are 5.
I don't think they would ever use Wednesday, as it would cause scheduling nightmares.
If Wednesday games started a new week, teams would not have prep time unless they were coming off a bye.
If Wednesday games ended a week, teams would again only have 3 days to prepare for the following Sunday - similar to the current Sunday to Thursday prep. Teams hate that now.
I agree the 4 OTA networks might pass on a Tuesday game, but there are many who would kill for an NFL game:
Fox Sports1, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, etc.
NFLN would love a second game.
Even ESPN, USA, or TNT might be interested.
Who knows? HBO, Showtime, or Epix might bid.
I'm not saying the NFL should start Tuesday games. I'm just surprised it has never been discussed as a possibility.
Edited by cmasia, 07 November 2013 - 11:06 PM.